NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:45:09 GMT <![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/gallery-tour Date: September 26, 2015

The act of exploring, recording and recounting is central to the artistic practice of many artists. The fall exhibition, Field Notes, brings together three artists—Matthew Friday, David McQueen and Michelle Stuart—whose projects in Glyndor Gallery and on the grounds will encourage visitors to discover connections of their own. The Sunroom Project Space hosts two site-specific installations, both by this year’s Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows: Julian Chams has created tactile, photo-based assemblages of memories, feelings and experiences, seeking to soften our information-laden world; Beatrice Glow’s installation converts the Sun Porch into a retelling of trans-Pacific histories, using sights and scents that reference the spice trade.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d72f4445943.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: September 26, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 26, 2015

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43ff0b067.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pugsley Creek/Clason Point Historic Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/pugsley-creekclason-point-historic-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/pugsley-creekclason-point-historic-walking-tour Date: September 27, 2015

Historically known as Cornell’s Neck, this tour will explore a southeastern Bronx community that has a local history dating back to Native Americans and their encounters with our borough’s earliest European settlers.

The tour will include history on ancient estates, amusement parks, views of the Long Island Sound, and the beautiful Pugsley Creek Park.

Please contact The Society at (718) 881-8900 to reserve your ticket. Tour generally runs about 2 hours. This walking tour will be led by Bronx Co. Historical Society tour guide Mr. Nestor Danyluk.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: End of Castle Hill Avenue

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2015-09-27 2015-09-27 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.8116, -73.8464 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f87fcc6801.jpg Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: September 27, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/waterfront-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/waterfront-walks Date: September 27, 2015

Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park's sustainable design, and how it came to life during these park tours led by docents.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: September 27, 2015

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer.

Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b41dcb574a.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: September 28, 2015

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-28 2015-09-28 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: September 29, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-29 2015-09-29 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.79430007934570000, -73.95120239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d867771c8.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 29, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-29 2015-09-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d732af3799f.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/gallery-tour Date: September 29, 2015

The act of exploring, recording and recounting is central to the artistic practice of many artists. The fall exhibition, Field Notes, brings together three artists—Matthew Friday, David McQueen and Michelle Stuart—whose projects in Glyndor Gallery and on the grounds will encourage visitors to discover connections of their own. The Sunroom Project Space hosts two site-specific installations, both by this year’s Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows: Julian Chams has created tactile, photo-based assemblages of memories, feelings and experiences, seeking to soften our information-laden world; Beatrice Glow’s installation converts the Sun Porch into a retelling of trans-Pacific histories, using sights and scents that reference the spice trade.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-29 2015-09-29 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d733a0b0566.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wetlands Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/wetlands-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/wetlands-tour Date: September 29, 2015

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

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

Location: Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-29 2015-09-29 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79159522763100000, -73.92558956146200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55de24ef590fb.JPG Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 30, 2015

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-30 2015-09-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43ff0b067.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wednesday Night Tours: Fall Birds of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/30/wednesday-night-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/30/wednesday-night-tours Date: September 30, 2015

Join birder and naturalist Heather Wolf on a migration tour to look for colorful warblers, swallows, terns and more. Learn about the birds of the park and tips for how to spot them.

Tour Guide: Heather Wolf, Naturalist

Bring binoculars if you have them!

Please purchase tickets here. Tickets are nonrefundable.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-30 2015-09-30 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.70270156860400000, -73.99530029296900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55943c89b3aa2.jpg Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildflower Meadow Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/01/wildflower-meadow-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/01/wildflower-meadow-tour Date: October 1, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-10-01 2015-10-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55de278176cbf.JPG Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/01/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/01/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: October 1, 2015

Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on a tour through Central Park’s historic west side.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-01 2015-10-01 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 2, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-02 2015-10-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b40985853e.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/02/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/02/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: October 2, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-02 2015-10-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/upper-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/upper-river-paddle Date: October 3, 2015

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

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

$30, registration is required. Registration for this event will become available about two weeks prior to the event. Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

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

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X002 Bronx Park 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.88420104980469000, -73.86689758300781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a13e7c98f.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: October 3, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: October 3, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: October 3, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 3, 2015

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Bird Walk: Hawks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/04/early-morning-birdwalk-hawks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/04/early-morning-birdwalk-hawks Date: October 4, 2015

October is Hawk Month! Look for them in a tour led by the Brooklyn Bird Club. This tour leaves promptly at 8 a.m.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-04 2015-10-04 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/04/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/04/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: October 4, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-10-04 2015-10-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/04/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/04/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: October 4, 2015

Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons." Take a walking tour of the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park. Discover which plants are in bloom in each of the seasons, even in the dead of winter. Learn about the gardens' history, future, and secrets from a member of Fort Tryon's expert horticulture staff.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-10-04 2015-10-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/04/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/04/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: October 4, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-04 2015-10-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 5, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-05 2015-10-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43ff0b067.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/06/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/06/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: October 6, 2015

History buffs will love this exploration of the fort landscape in the northern part of Central Park. Visit a string of military fortifications built atop the steep bluffs of the Harlem Meer.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides to see sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer. Highlights of this tour include: McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. Tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-06 2015-10-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b4a382f950.JPG Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Wetlands Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/06/wetlands-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/06/wetlands-tour Date: October 6, 2015

Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island!

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

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

Location: Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-10-06 2015-10-06 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.79159522763100000, -73.92558956146200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55de25747260d.JPG Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/07/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/07/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: October 7, 2015

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to the park's northernmost highlights: Conservatory Garden, the Harlem Meer, and the North Woods.

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-07 2015-10-07 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.79430007934570000, -73.95120239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d867771c8.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Wednesday Night Tours: Composition & Lighting in Brooklyn Bridge Park: Fall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/07/wednesday-night-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/07/wednesday-night-tours Date: October 7, 2015

Learn about the extraordinary history, ecology, and design of the park with New York's finest scholars. The tour will be led by Brooklyn Bridge Park photographer Alexa Hoyer.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-10-07 2015-10-07 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.70270156860400000, -73.99530029296900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55943c5d16e21.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/08/waterfront-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/08/waterfront-garden-tour Date: October 8, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-10-08 2015-10-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55de28abd9afe.JPG Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/08/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/08/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 8, 2015

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer.

Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-08 2015-10-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b41dcb574a.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 9, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-09 2015-10-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b40985853e.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/09/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/09/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: October 9, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-09 2015-10-09 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/community-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/community-paddle Date: October 10, 2015

Calling all novice paddlers: come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River and experience the beauty of estuary!

Waterproof gear and footwear are recommended. Registration is not required for this event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2015-10-10 2015-10-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559184e0a99ad.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx River Ramble: Starlight Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/bronx-river-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/bronx-river-ramble Date: October 10, 2015

Gone for over 75 years, Starlight Park was one of the legendary amusement parks of the Bronx. Take a ramble down the new greenway link through the historic Starlight Park and discover its curious pre-history that includes hot times on the left bank of the river, a replica of Henry Hudson's Half Moon, a failed attempt to launch a "temperance amusement park", and no less than three unsuccessful attempts to hold a world's fair by the Bronx River.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: West Farms #2 Train Station

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2015-10-10 2015-10-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83998779753900000, -73.87966131586900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591900b24f58.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: October 10, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-10 2015-10-10 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: October 10, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-10-10 2015-10-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: October 10, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-10 2015-10-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: October 11, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: October 11, 2015

Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on a tour through Central Park’s historic west side.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Walking Tour: 19th Century Landmark Treasures of Noho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/special-walking-tour-19th-century-landmark-treasures-of-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/special-walking-tour-19th-century-landmark-treasures-of-noho Date: October 11, 2015

On this one-hour walking tour of the Noho Historic District, promenaders will see 11 buildings designated as individual New York City landmarks. The tour begins at the 1832 Merchant’s House and within a few blocks traces 100 years of social, economic, and technological changes in New York during the 19th century, from a residential enclave for the wealthy merchant families of Old New York to a center of manufacturing and busy cultural center. The tour will feature stories of famous as well as infamous residents and builders of these landmarks and the renowned architects who designed them. Stops will include Colonnade Row, the DeVinne Press Building, Astor Library, The Cooper Union, and the Bayard-Condict Building.

Promenaders will return to the Merchant's House Museum in time to take the 2 p.m. guided tour if they wish. Tours are one hour and begin promptly. Limited to 20 people (first-come, first-served basis). Tours are canceled in the case of heavy rain, snow, or extreme heat and cold advisories.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 11, 2015

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer.

Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b41dcb574a.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: October 12, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-12 2015-10-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: October 13, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-13 2015-10-13 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Wetlands Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/wetlands-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/wetlands-tour Date: October 13, 2015

Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island!

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

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

Location: Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-10-13 2015-10-13 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.79159522763100000, -73.92558956146200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55de25747260d.JPG Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 14, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-14 2015-10-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43ff0b067.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Wednesday Night Tours: Bringing the Park to Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/14/wednesday-night-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/14/wednesday-night-tours Date: October 14, 2015

Hear the story of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s creation and innovative approach to revitalizing urban spaces with Regina Myer, BBP.

Don’t be late—these tours travel throughout the park!

Purchase tickets here. Tickets are nonrefundable.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-10-14 2015-10-14 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.70270156860400000, -73.99530029296900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55943c31af82f.jpg Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Flow.15 - Outdoor Art Exhibit Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/15/flow15-outdoor-art-exhibit-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/15/flow15-outdoor-art-exhibit-tour Date: October 15, 2015

Join the Randall's Island Alliance for a tour of the annual summer outdoor art exhibition, FLOW.15!

Come enjoy public art along Randall's Island's scenic waterfront and learn about the artwork directly from some of the incredibly talented FLOW.15 artists:

  • Nicholas Fraser, All Consuming
  • Sharon Ma, hello
  • Rob Swainston, Who Owns the Sky?
  • Rica Takashima, El Barrio Comes in All Colors, Shapes and Sizes
  • David Wilson, Etherwave Architecture #1

Individuals and families are welcome; no fee is required.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-10-15 2015-10-15 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d372835b06a.jpg Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 16, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-16 2015-10-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b40985853e.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/16/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/16/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: October 16, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-16 2015-10-16 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.79430007934570000, -73.95120239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d867771c8.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/upper-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/upper-river-paddle Date: October 17, 2015

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

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

$30, registration is required. Registration for this event will become available about two weeks prior to the event. Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

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

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X002 Bronx Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.88420104980469000, -73.86689758300781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a13e7c98f.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 17, 2015

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: October 17, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage & The Heather Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden Date: October 17, 2015

Here's your chance to see inside of the Fort Tryon Park Cottage! The 1908 cottage flanking the Heather Garden was originally the gatehouse of the G.K. Billings Estate and has retained its charm over its many uses in the last 104 years.

The Heather Garden is part of the larger Fort Tryon Park, which was donated to NYC in 1935 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and designed by the renowned Olmsted Brothers. It boasts over 500 varieties of plants, trees and shrubs, and breathtaking views of the undisturbed Palisades.

Come on a tour to learn more! Garden and Cottage tours start every 30 minutes (max 20 guests).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d1f18365b8e.JPG Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: October 17, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: October 17, 2015

Built as a folly and completed in 1872, Belvedere Castle offers grand views of the landscape it dominates just west of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved highlights, including Belvedere Castle, Shakespeare Garden, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk, commonly known as Cleopatra's Needle.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: October 18, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-10-18 2015-10-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho Date: October 18, 2015

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area’, home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos — and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House. You’ll walk the footsteps of these wealthy mercantile families whose elegant Federal mansions once lined the tranquil cobblestone streets. Our tour passes by iconic landmarks such as the imposing Colonnade Row, the Public Theater, and The Cooper Union, where Lincoln gave his ‘right makes might’ speech. On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the scandalous 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes.

Tours are one hour and begin promptly. Limited to 20 people (on a first-come, first-served basis). Tours are canceled in the case of heavy rain, snow, or extreme heat and cold advisories.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-10-18 2015-10-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: October 18, 2015

History buffs will love this exploration of the fort landscape in the northern part of Central Park. Visit a string of military fortifications built atop the steep bluffs of the Harlem Meer.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides to see sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer. Highlights of this tour include: McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. Tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-18 2015-10-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b4a382f950.JPG Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage & The Heather Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden Date: October 18, 2015

Here's your chance to see inside of the Fort Tryon Park Cottage! The 1908 cottage flanking the Heather Garden was originally the gatehouse of the G.K. Billings Estate and has retained its charm over its many uses in the last 104 years.

The Heather Garden is part of the larger Fort Tryon Park, which was donated to NYC in 1935 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and designed by the renowned Olmsted Brothers. It boasts over 500 varieties of plants, trees and shrubs, and breathtaking views of the undisturbed Palisades.

Come on a tour to learn more! Garden and Cottage tours start every 30 minutes (max 20 guests).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-10-18 2015-10-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d1f18365b8e.JPG Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: October 18, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-18 2015-10-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/19/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/19/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: October 19, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-19 2015-10-19 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/21/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/21/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 21, 2015

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer.

Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-21 2015-10-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b41dcb574a.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wednesday Night Tours: Haunted Brooklyn Heights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/21/wednesday-night-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/21/wednesday-night-tours Date: October 21, 2015

Nestled within the sedate charms of one of Brooklyn’s oldest neighborhoods is a wealth of gory, ghastly, haunted, and horrific tales.

Let Boroughs of the Dead owner and founder Andrea Janes guide you to the frightening sites of dreadful stories that inspire terror in those who pass them after dark.

Purchase tickets here. Tickets are nonrefundable.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-10-21 2015-10-21 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.70270156860400000, -73.99530029296900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55943bde8b108.jpg Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 23, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-23 2015-10-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b40985853e.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: October 23, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-23 2015-10-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tours of Manhattan’s Most Haunted House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house-the-new-york-times http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house-the-new-york-times Date: October 23, 2015

Eight family members died in the house; their funerals were held in the front parlor hung with black crepe. We invite you to venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and otherworldly occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

Reservations required. Click here to purchase tickets.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-10-23 2015-10-23 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Haunted Lantern Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/haunted-lantern-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/haunted-lantern-tour Date: October 23, 2015

Join the Urban Park Rangers as they mix history with Halloween fun on a lantern tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten.

You must be on line at the Battery by 8:15 p.m. to be guaranteed admittance.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

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

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-10-23 2015-10-23 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7924, -73.777 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/community-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/community-paddle Date: October 24, 2015

Calling all novice paddlers: come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River and experience the beauty of estuary!

Waterproof gear and footwear are recommended. Registration is not required for this event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559184e0a99ad.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: October 24, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 24, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43ff0b067.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: October 24, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: October 24, 2015

History buffs will love this exploration of the fort landscape in the northern part of Central Park. Visit a string of military fortifications built atop the steep bluffs of the Harlem Meer.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides to see sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer. Highlights of this tour include: McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. Tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b4a382f950.JPG Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Haunted Lantern Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/haunted-lantern-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/haunted-lantern-tour Date: October 24, 2015

Join the Urban Park Rangers as they mix history with Halloween fun on a lantern tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten.

You must be on line at the Battery by 8:15 p.m. to be guaranteed admittance.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

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

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7924, -73.777 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tours of Manhattan’s Most Haunted House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house-the-new-york-times http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house-the-new-york-times Date: October 24, 2015

Eight family members died in the house; their funerals were held in the front parlor hung with black crepe. We invite you to venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and otherworldly occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

Reservations required. Click here to purchase tickets.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: October 25, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-10-25 2015-10-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: October 25, 2015

Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour to learn about the lives of Seneca Village’s residents in the 1800s and the community’s place in pre-Central Park New York City. Highlights of this tour include: Summit Rock, Tanner's Spring, Winterdale Arch, and sites where important residences and churches existed before the development of the Park.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends inside the park at 85th Street and Central Park West

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-25 2015-10-25 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d708b703c02.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 25, 2015

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer.

Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-25 2015-10-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b41dcb574a.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/26/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/26/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: October 26, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-26 2015-10-26 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/27/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/27/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 27, 2015

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-27 2015-10-27 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 28, 2015

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-28 2015-10-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43ff0b067.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/28/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/28/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: October 28, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-28 2015-10-28 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tours of Manhattan’s Most Haunted House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/28/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house-the-new-york-times http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/28/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house-the-new-york-times Date: October 28, 2015

Eight family members died in the house; their funerals were held in the front parlor hung with black crepe. We invite you to venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and otherworldly occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

50-minute tours begin every half hour from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Reservations required. Click here to purchase tickets.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-10-28 2015-10-28 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: October 29, 2015

Built as a folly and completed in 1872, Belvedere Castle offers grand views of the landscape it dominates just west of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved highlights, including Belvedere Castle, Shakespeare Garden, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk, commonly known as Cleopatra's Needle.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tours of Manhattan’s Most Haunted House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house-the-new-york-times http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house-the-new-york-times Date: October 29, 2015

Eight family members died in the house; their funerals were held in the front parlor hung with black crepe. We invite you to venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and otherworldly occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

50-minute tours begin every half hour from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Reservations required. Click here to purchase tickets.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 30, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b40985853e.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tours of Manhattan’s Most Haunted House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house-the-new-york-times http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house-the-new-york-times Date: October 30, 2015

Eight family members died in the house; their funerals were held in the front parlor hung with black crepe. We invite you to venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and otherworldly occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

50-minute tours begin every half hour from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Reservations required. Click here to purchase tickets.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: October 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: October 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: October 31, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Birdwalk: Feather Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/early-morning-birdwalk-feather-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/early-morning-birdwalk-feather-friends Date: November 1, 2015

Observe park regulars like chickadees, early winter residents like Northern Shovelers, and the returning ducks that spend the winter in the Lake. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club, this tour leaves promptly at 10 am.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: November 1, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: November 1, 2015

Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons." Take a walking tour of the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park. Discover which plants are in bloom in each of the seasons, even in the dead of winter. Learn about the gardens' history, future, and secrets from a member of Fort Tryon's expert horticulture staff.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Flow.15 - Outdoor Art Exhibit Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/06/flow15-outdoor-art-exhibit-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/06/flow15-outdoor-art-exhibit-tour Date: November 6, 2015

Join the Randall's Island Alliance for a tour of the annual summer outdoor art exhibition, FLOW.15!

Come enjoy public art along Randall's Island's scenic waterfront and learn about the artwork directly from some of the incredibly talented FLOW.15 artists:

  • Nicholas Fraser, All Consuming
  • Sharon Ma, hello
  • Rob Swainston, Who Owns the Sky?
  • Rica Takashima, El Barrio Comes in All Colors, Shapes and Sizes
  • David Wilson, Etherwave Architecture #1


Individuals and families are welcome.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-11-06 2015-11-06 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d372f1c29df.jpg Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Site Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/07/freshkills-park-site-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/07/freshkills-park-site-tour Date: November 7, 2015

Site tours are approximately an hour and a half long, and tell the story of the past, present, and future of Freshkills Park development via a guided bus ride through the site. Stops at the top of the park’s hills offer beautiful panoramic views of Staten Island. All ages are welcome.

Space is limited; please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. George Ferry Terminal

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2015-11-07 2015-11-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64360046386719000, -74.07340240478516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55cdf3b8ac2d6.jpg Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/07/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/07/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: November 7, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-11-07 2015-11-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/08/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/08/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: November 8, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-11-08 2015-11-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:07 EDT