NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:01:53 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Natural Areas Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/natural-areas-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/natural-areas-open-house Date: September 20, 2014

Join us for our free Natural Areas Open House event, which will include a guided nature exploration, exciting exhibits detailing the in-depth human and natural history of Randall’s Island and nature themed crafts and games. Be sure to visit our birding scopes to get a front row seat to see egrets, harbor herons, and more in their natural environment!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7919, -73.927 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/25/bryant-park-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/25/bryant-park-birding-tours Date: September 25, 2014

Discover the surprising diversity of the birds that call Bryant Park home during the migratory season with guided tours.

Presented in partnership with the New York City Audubon Society.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-25 2014-09-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7547, -73.9841 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/bird-walk Date: September 27, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Brooklyn Road Trip]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/birding-brooklyn-road-trip http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/birding-brooklyn-road-trip Date: September 27, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Take a trip in search of early fall migrants with our Rangers.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, September 17.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 10:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/birding-at-bartow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/birding-at-bartow Date: September 27, 2014

Join naturalist and photographer Debbie Becker on a trail walk as the great fall migration gets under way with hawks, eagles, warblers, and hummingbirds returning to their winter residences.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 3:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Sneak 'Peak' at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/sneak-peak-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/sneak-peak-at-freshkills-park Date: September 28, 2014

The signature annual event at Freshkills Park, Sneak 'Peak' is a festival unlike any other. The site is normally closed throughout the year as we continue park development and construction, but once a year we throw open the gates and hold a celebration! Join us to celebrate the potential of the future of Freshkills Park with a day of fun with activities like kayaking, biking, birding, public art, puppetry workshop, walking tours, climbing walls, an informational fair, and kite flying, all of which offer a glimpse of what the park will have to offer. Last year 3,500 people joined us for the celebration of Staten Island's newest jewel of parkland - this year promises to be bigger and better than ever!

Visit the Freshkills Park Alliance's Sneak Peak page to find out more! Parking for the festival will be available at 250 Wild Avenue, behind the Showplace Bowling Alley off of Victory Blvd. Free shuttles will run to the festival from the Staten Island Ferry, just hop off the ferry and on to a direct shuttle right to the celebration without any hassle! Alternatively, the S62 bus runs down Victory Blvd. to the park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Freshkills Park Parking Lot

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2014-09-28 2014-09-28 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5318ab2c7d8c3.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/02/bryant-park-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/02/bryant-park-birding-tours Date: October 2, 2014

Discover the surprising diversity of the birds that call Bryant Park home during the migratory season with guided tours.

Presented in partnership with the New York City Audubon Society.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-02 2014-10-02 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7547, -73.9841 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/bird-walk Date: October 4, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-10-04 2014-10-04 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Highbridge Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/highbridge-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/04/highbridge-hawk-watch Date: October 4, 2014

Bring the whole family and roam the winter woods in search of hawks with expert naturalist Mike Feller.

Learn about the hawks in your community and observe some of their interesting behaviors. Mike will demonstrate how to attract hawks using calls.

Mike Feller's Nature Walks in Northern Manhattan Parks are generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-10-04 2014-10-04 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.8423, -73.935 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/bryant-park-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/bryant-park-birding-tours Date: October 9, 2014

Discover the surprising diversity of the birds that call Bryant Park home during the migratory season with guided tours.

Presented in partnership with the New York City Audubon Society.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-09 2014-10-09 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7547, -73.9841 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/bird-walk Date: October 11, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-10-11 2014-10-11 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/16/bryant-park-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/16/bryant-park-birding-tours Date: October 16, 2014

Discover the surprising diversity of the birds that call Bryant Park home during the migratory season with guided tours.

Presented in partnership with the New York City Audubon Society.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-16 2014-10-16 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7547, -73.9841 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/bird-walk Date: October 18, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/birding-at-bartow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/birding-at-bartow Date: October 18, 2014

The fall migration continues with warblers, sparrows, scarlet tanagers, rose-breasted grosbeaks, red-headed woodpeckers, and more visiting Pelham Bay Park. Naturalist and photographer Debbie Becker points them out on a trail walk.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 3:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/23/bryant-park-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/23/bryant-park-birding-tours Date: October 23, 2014

Discover the surprising diversity of the birds that call Bryant Park home during the migratory season with guided tours.

Presented in partnership with the New York City Audubon Society.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-23 2014-10-23 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7547, -73.9841 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/bird-walk Date: October 25, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/bird-walk Date: November 1, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/bird-walk Date: November 8, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/bird-walk Date: November 15, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/bird-walk Date: November 22, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/bird-walk Date: November 29, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Owl Prowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/inwood-owl-prowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/inwood-owl-prowl Date: December 13, 2014

Whoooo goes there?

Bring the whole family and find out as you roam the winter woods in search of owls with expert naturalist Mike Feller. It's the beginning of their mating season so you may observe some interesting behaviors. Mike will demonstrate how to attract owls using calls.

Mike Feller's Nature Walks in Northern Manhattan Parks are generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.87, -73.9211 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:01:55 EDT