NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:05:26 GMT <![CDATA[Queens Parks Trails Club - Trail Maintenance 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/queens-parks-trails-club-trail-maintenance-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/queens-parks-trails-club-trail-maintenance-101 Date: April 30, 2016

Be a part of the first Queens Parks Trails Club. We are looking for a group of volunteers to help with maintenance and restoration projects on select hiking trails in Queens Parks. This first meeting will be an introduction to the club and a workshop led by the New York New Jersey Trail Conference.

This workshop will provide participants with the skills necessary to properly clear, maintain and improve a hiking trail. Through field work, you will learn assessment of trail conditions, clearing, trail marking, proper use of tools and how to report any trail problems. Be prepared to spend a few hours on the trails around the area as part of the field training.

Make sure to wear your hiking boots; dress appropriately for the outdoor conditions and trail work; pack lunch and plenty of water; and bring work gloves.

Space is limited and registration is required for this event.

Sponsored by the NYC Parks and the New York New Jersey Trail Conference

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-235-4462

Location: Alley Pond Park Environmental Center

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2016-04-30 2016-04-30 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76200103759765600, -73.75360107421875000 Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Greenhouse Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/queens-greenhouse-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/queens-greenhouse-open-house Date: April 30, 2016

More than 150,000 plants are grown in the Queens Greenhouse each year, and April 30 is the only day this year where you can see where these plants, seed, and flowers come from. Tour the Queens Greenhouse and learn about the diverse array of plants used in City parks.

Gardeners will provide visitors with information on the different species, how to care for them, and where to go to see them throughout the borough. They will also talk about the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies the greenhouse employs to minimize and treat pest problems.

No reservations are needed; however, our staff may limit the number of visitors allowed in each house at one time.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5341

Location: Queens Greenhouse & Nursery (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-04-30 2016-04-30 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.70136642456055000, -73.85708618164062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fd67635b030.jpg Thu, 31 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Soil Health]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/spring-soil-health http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/spring-soil-health Date: April 30, 2016

Spring is here and it’s time to prep for the upcoming growing season! Join Queens Botanical Garden's farm staff to learn how to grow healthy plants and care for your soil. We’ll discuss soil testing, cover crops, compost application, and growing season planning tips.

Register online at springsoilhealth.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-04-30 2016-04-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a29cfac2e6b.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Buds, Buds, Buds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/family-art-project-buds-buds-buds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/family-art-project-buds-buds-buds Date: April 30, 2016

Explore some of Wave Hill’s many budding trees and observe the myriad shapes and sizes of these flowery beginnings. Visit and sketch trees nearby. Then, using a wooden base, paper and a variety of natural materials, make your own free-standing, fully budding sculptural tree. Arbor Week event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-30 2016-04-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d4a50ad356.jpg Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sakura Matsuri 2016 - Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cherry Blossom Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/sakura-matsuri-2016-brooklyn-botanic-gardens-cherry-blossom-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/sakura-matsuri-2016-brooklyn-botanic-gardens-cherry-blossom-festival Date: April 30, 2016

This year marks the 35th anniversary of Sakura Matsuri, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual cherry blossom festival. Known as New York City’s rite of spring, the weekend offers over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture, including taiko drumming, tea ceremonies, fashion shows, martial arts demonstrations, dance parties, and more.

For a full schedule of activities and to purchase tickets, please visit Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Sakura Matsuri event page.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 623-7200

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2016-04-30 2016-04-30 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.66759872436523400, -73.96179962158203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570e75145b025.jpg Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Greene Park Tree Trail Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/fort-greene-park-tree-trail-launch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/fort-greene-park-tree-trail-launch Date: April 30, 2016

Join a half-hour guided tour of the newly updated Fort Greene Park Tree Trail, or grab a self-guided tour brochure from the Visitor Center and walk along the trail independently.

Celebrate Arbor Day by learning how to identify up to 19 different species of trees and pick up facts about each one along the way!

Tours will start at the entrance on Dekalb and South Portland Avenue.

Tours will take place at:

  • 11:00 a.m.
  • noon
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3218

Location: Dekalb Avenue and South Portland Avenue (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-04-30 2016-04-30 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68959801506900000, -73.97518014907800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717b0a17eace.jpg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 20:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Leaf Litter Critters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters Date: April 30, 2016

A healthy forest has helpers to ensure the circle of life goes on. Using fun games and experiments, join the Prospect Park Alliance to uncover the secrets of soil creatures, fungus and decomposition.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm: Prospect Park Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and its hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 years and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists on a search under the soil to learn about the secret lives of Leaf Litter Critters. Participants can even take home their very own compost bin.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-30 2016-04-30 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Fri, 26 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: April 30, 2016

Join Alliance educators to learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-30 2016-04-30 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[College Expo 2016]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/college-expo-2016 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/college-expo-2016 Date: April 30, 2016

Join NYC Parks for a free College Expo!

Meet representatives from CUNY, SUNY, private universities, and more at this exciting event. Get information on financial aid, flexible class schedules, and graduate and undergraduate programs. Enjoy guest speakers and plan your education goals with recruitment staff.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787 ext. 0

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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2016-04-30 2016-04-30 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103500000, -73.93479919433600000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Playwriting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/playwriting-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/playwriting-for-adults Date: April 30, 2016

Join Juan Ramirez in a playwriting series of workshops at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Saturdays. This class is for adults. The class will workshop:

  • Creating characters, monologues and outlines
  • Proper play format
  • How to make character dialogue natural
  • Emphasizing character development
  • How to find inspiration with the world around you
  • Discovering genres

Fun exercises: Characters writing letters to each other, characters talking to other fictional characters, writing like other playwrights

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-30 2016-04-30 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/nature-exploration Date: April 30, 2016

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

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-30 2016-04-30 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/spring-break-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/spring-break-in-prospect-park Date: April 30, 2016

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

  • Nature Exploration, 12–4 pm
    Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free
    Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
    Blooming Naturalist, 1–2 pm: So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learn how to use binoculars and field guides.
    Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
    Animal Encounter, 3–3:30 pm: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.
  • Spring Recess, 2–4 pm
    Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation
    It's time for spring planting! Join the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.
  • Carousel Rides, 12–5 pm
    Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership
    Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-30 2016-04-30 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000; 40.66370010375976600, -73.96419525146484000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walk: Trees in the Designed Landscape]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/garden-walk-trees-in-the-designed-landscape http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/garden-walk-trees-in-the-designed-landscape Date: April 30, 2016

Trees play an integral role in landscape design, from defining garden spaces to softening architecture and acting as focal points. Take a spring stroll with Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer to see how trees enhance the design of the gardens at Wave Hill.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-30 2016-04-30 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d49b1a84b5.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/ed-center-open-hours Date: April 30, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-30 2016-04-30 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Special Interactive Tour for Families: A Child's View of Life in 19th-Century New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/special-interactive-tour-for-families-a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/30/special-interactive-tour-for-families-a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york Date: April 30, 2016

Twenty-nine East Fourth Street was home not only to the eight Tredwell children, but also to two young granddaughters. Come tour the house and learn what life was like for children (and adults) in the 1850s, from schoolwork and chores to games and play.

Could you carry a bucket of coal up steep stairs? Do you have a calling card? A top hat? What, no hoop skirt? How did you take a bath? And penmanship really, really mattered.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-04-30 2016-04-30 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birdwatching at the Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/bird-watching-at-the-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/bird-watching-at-the-ridgewood-reservoir Date: May 1, 2016

Start your day off with an early morning bird-watching walk around the Ridgewood Reservoir.

Led by the Queens County Bird Club. Binoculars recommened.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2016-05-01 2016-05-01 8:00 am 10:30 am 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Buds, Buds, Buds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/family-art-project-buds-buds-buds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/family-art-project-buds-buds-buds Date: May 1, 2016

Explore some of Wave Hill’s many budding trees and observe the myriad shapes and sizes of these flowery beginnings. Visit and sketch trees nearby. Then, using a wooden base, paper, and a variety of natural materials, make your own free-standing, fully budding sculptural tree.

This event is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d4a50ad356.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sakura Matsuri 2016 - Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cherry Blossom Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/sakura-matsuri-2016-brooklyn-botanic-gardens-cherry-blossom-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/sakura-matsuri-2016-brooklyn-botanic-gardens-cherry-blossom-festival Date: May 1, 2016

This year marks the 35th anniversary of Sakura Matsuri, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual cherry blossom festival. Known as New York City’s rite of spring, the weekend offers over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture, including taiko drumming, tea ceremonies, fashion shows, martial arts demonstrations, dance parties, and more.

For a full schedule of activities and to purchase tickets, please visit Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Sakura Matsuri event page.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 623-7200

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.66759872436523400, -73.96179962158203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570e75145b025.jpg Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seeds under the Spotlight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/seeds-under-the-spotlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/seeds-under-the-spotlight Date: May 1, 2016

Hike to find seeds in their many forms, then use high-powered microscopes to discover how they move and grow. This program is suitable for ages 8 and older accompanied by an adult.

Sponsored by Council Member Debi Rose.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/nature-exploration Date: May 1, 2016

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

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/spring-break-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/spring-break-in-prospect-park Date: May 1, 2016

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

  • Nature Exploration, 12–4 pm
    Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free
    Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
    Blooming Naturalist, 1–2 pm: So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learn how to use binoculars and field guides.
    Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
    Animal Encounter, 3–3:30 pm: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.
  • Spring Recess, 2–4 pm
    Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation
    It's time for spring planting! Join the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.
  • Carousel Rides, 12–5 pm
    Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership
    Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000; 40.66370010375976600, -73.96419525146484000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird's Eye Tour of the Heather Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/birds-eye-tour-of-the-heather-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/birds-eye-tour-of-the-heather-garden Date: May 1, 2016

Take a tour with Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City, and learn about the abundant and beautiful birds that make Fort Tryon Park their home.

Find out what seeds, berries, leaves, and plants migratory birds feed on, and discover the ecological relationship between plants and animals.

Bring binoculars if you have them.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570c152dbfee7.jpg Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Gardening Demo: Growing Trees and Shrubs in Containers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/gardening-demo-growing-trees-and-shrubs-in-containers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/gardening-demo-growing-trees-and-shrubs-in-containers Date: May 1, 2016

Having only a small city terrace or balcony doesn’t mean you can’t create a patch of urban forest! Many shrubs and smaller trees will do just fine in a container—you just need the right size pot and the correct soil. Join Wave Hill Gardener Harnek Singh as he shares tips on planting and caring for a variety of ornamental woody plants.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d4b832c6a7.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 1, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Inside/Outside: Behind the Scenes at the Oldest Building in Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/inside-outside-behind-the-scenes-at-the-oldest-building-in-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/inside-outside-behind-the-scenes-at-the-oldest-building-in-queens Date: May 1, 2016

Come discuss plans for the future of one of New York's oldest houses, the John Bowne House in Flushing, Queens, built in 1661. Volunteering on behalf of the Bowne House Historical Society, students from St. John's University will lead two tours at 1:30 p.m. and again at 3:30 p.m. One tour will focus on how the house changed over time with the addition of utilities and other modern conveniences. Visitors can view the contents of a "forgotten" cistern revealed during archaeological excavation. A second tour will focus on the landscape, and discuss the once sprawling boundaries of the Bowne property. Special attention will be given to the surrounding neighborhood and Flushing's history as a center for nursery plants and trees.

This program is being held in recognition of the beginning of National Historic Preservation Month in May, and in support of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's “This Place Matters” initiative. The St. John's students are enrolled in graduate programs in Public History, Museum Administration, and Library and Information Science.

Registration is recommended. Please email bownehouseeducation@gmail.com with your name and contact information (telephone or email).

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

Location: Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.76290130615234400, -73.82520294189453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717d3f459b2d.jpg Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/fleece-fun Date: May 1, 2016

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Inside/Outside: Behind the Scenes at the Oldest Building in Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/inside-outside-behind-the-scenes-at-the-oldest-building-in-queens1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/inside-outside-behind-the-scenes-at-the-oldest-building-in-queens1 Date: May 1, 2016

Come discuss plans for the future of one of New York's oldest houses, the John Bowne House in Flushing, Queens, built in 1661. Volunteering on behalf of the Bowne House Historical Society, students from St. John's University will lead two tours at 1:30pm and again at 3:30pm. One tour will focus on how the house changed over time with the addition of utilities and other modern conveniences. Visitors can view the contents of a "forgotten" cistern revealed during archaeological excavation. A second tour will focus on the landscape, and discuss the once sprawling boundaries of the Bowne property. Special attention will be given to the surrounding neighborhood and Flushing's history as a center for nursery plants and trees.

This program is being held in recognition of the beginning of National Historic Preservation Month in May, and in support of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's “This Place Matters” initiative. The St. John's students are enrolled in graduate programs in Public History, Museum Administration, and Library and Information Science.

Registration is recommended. Please email bownehouseeducation@gmail.com with your name and contact information (telephone or email).

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

Location: Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.76290130615234400, -73.82520294189453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717d3f459b2d.jpg Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Foreign Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/beginner-foreign-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/beginner-foreign-language-class Date: May 2, 2016

Bryant Park speaks Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, and Japanese with instruction by inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.

Registration is required, and opens one week before each class date. Please email inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to reserve a spot.

There is a 20 student capacity per class. Attendance limited to one class for each language offered.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-02 2016-05-02 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101988d29ab.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: May 2, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-02 2016-05-02 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/teen-pass Date: May 2, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-02 2016-05-02 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: May 3, 2016

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. The 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, ticket and other 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: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-03 2016-05-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/teen-pass Date: May 3, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-03 2016-05-03 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 3, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-03 2016-05-03 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Greeley Square Improv]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/greeley-square-improv http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/greeley-square-improv Date: May 3, 2016

Learn improv with some of NYC's best instructors from The Peoples Improv Theater.

Explore scene work and improvisation techniques in a free, two-hour long beginner-level improv workshop in Greeley Square Park.

Each class is a fresh start and covers beginner-level material through games and group exercises.

Register online and join us for a class! Registration is required for each class but we encourage you to stop by a class to see if there is space available.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 719-3434

Location: Greeley Square (in Greeley Square Park)

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M032 Greeley Square Park 2016-05-03 2016-05-03 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.74860000610351600, -73.98829650878906000 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/walking-meditation Date: May 4, 2016

This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society. The Walking Meditation classes will begin at the Upper Terrace gravel (across from the Bryant Park Cafe) with opening remarks and instruction; then, the class will conduct a slow and mindful turn about the park.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-04 2016-05-04 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: May 4, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-04 2016-05-04 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/teen-pass Date: May 4, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-04 2016-05-04 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Vertical Gardening III - Converted Verticals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/greenthumb-workshop-vertical-gardening-iii-converted-verticals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/greenthumb-workshop-vertical-gardening-iii-converted-verticals Date: May 4, 2016

In this vertical gardening series, you will learn how to create planters from recycled containers. Reused tin cans and water bottles provide a fantastic way to add green to walls and small spaces.

Please RSVP here.

In partnership with Grow to Learn.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Brooklyn Gardens Elementary School

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2016-05-04 2016-05-04 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.66555670000000000, -73.89764060000000000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (3-4 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/tree-tots-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/tree-tots-early-childhood-series Date: May 5, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited and registration is requsted. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Peepers (2 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/peepers-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/peepers-early-childhood-series Date: May 5, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoor and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited. Registeration requested. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 10:45 am 11:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: May 5, 2016

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).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other 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: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.79430007934570000, -73.95120239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708024fda209.JPG Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/nature-exploration Date: May 5, 2016

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

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 5, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/teen-pass Date: May 5, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Chess Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games Date: May 5, 2016

Welcome beginners! Learn to setup a chess board and map out your next move with assistance from our Chess host.

Kids are welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101ba286703.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/nature-exploration Date: May 6, 2016

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

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: May 6, 2016

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. The 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 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: May 6, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/teen-pass Date: May 6, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/learn-to-ride-kids1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/learn-to-ride-kids1 Date: May 7, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn't matter how old you are, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1847

Location: Pelham Bay Park (South of Orchard Beach Parking Lot) (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86159896850586000, -73.79450225830078000 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Marble Hill Whose is it Anyways? - A Bronx Week Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/marble-hill-whose-is-it-anyways-a-bronx-week-historic-neighborhood-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/marble-hill-whose-is-it-anyways-a-bronx-week-historic-neighborhood-walking-tour Date: May 7, 2016

Once the northernmost tip of Manhattan Island, the Marble Hill neighborhood is today claimed (in different ways) by both Manhattan and The Bronx. Visit the sites of old toll bridges, riverbeds, and train tracks, learn about a once-famous bicycle racing track, and a never-completed ballpark which might have hosted a World Series if it had been finished, and troll down quiet, tree-lined streets with private homes and slate sidewalks.

This tour will start on the southeast corner of Broadway and West 225th Street, outside Chase Bank.

Please contact The Society at (718) 881-8900 to reserve your spot. The tour generally runs about 2 hours.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Outside Chase Bank

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2016-05-07 2016-05-07 10:30 am 1:30 pm 40.87433860061800000, -73.90952219496800000 Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NatureFest 2016]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/naturefest-2016 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/naturefest-2016 Date: May 7, 2016

The Museum’s annual environmental fair will include free activities for children and adults, nature walks, information tables, and arts and crafts.

This festival will occur in tandem with the Harbor in Bloom festival.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 483-7107

Location: Snug Harbor Culture Center (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 4:00 am 40.64130020141601600, -74.10289764404297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f1c0679a0b2.JPG Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: May 7, 2016

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the Park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

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. The 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 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080296a04a7.jpg Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Plant Starts Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/greenthumb-workshop-plant-starts-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/greenthumb-workshop-plant-starts-giveaway Date: May 7, 2016

Get your veggie transplants at our annual giveaway, and learn some tips on square-foot gardening.

All supplies are for registered GreenThumb community gardens only and are available by RSVP while supplies last. One site pick-up only.

Please RSVP by calling (212) 602-5300 or signing up at the online form here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Melrose New Generation Community Garden

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2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82389831542969000, -73.91500091552734000 Thu, 17 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/learn-to-rideadults1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/learn-to-rideadults1 Date: May 7, 2016

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Boxcar Playground (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89270019531250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc431226297.jpg Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 7, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: May 7, 2016

Join Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Playwriting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/playwriting-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/playwriting-for-adults Date: May 7, 2016

Join Juan Ramirez in a playwriting series of workshops at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Saturdays. This class is for adults. The class will workshop:

  • Creating characters, monologues and outlines
  • Proper play format
  • How to make character dialogue natural
  • Emphasizing character development
  • How to find inspiration with the world around you
  • Discovering genres

Fun exercises: Characters writing letters to each other, characters talking to other fictional characters, writing like other playwrights

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day Date: May 7, 2016

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91860198974610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9a8bad9845.jpg Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy On A Wing Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/central-park-conservancys-on-a-wing-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/central-park-conservancys-on-a-wing-festival Date: May 7, 2016

Celebrate the bird migration season with Central Park Conservancy's annual On A Wing Festival.

Meet live bats, butterflies, and birds of prey, some of which call Central Park their home. Look for migrating warblers and other songbirds on a Birding Basics for Families walk and learn how essential these winged beings are to the ecosystem.

Borrow a Discovery Kit and create your own Central Park adventure, exploring how the Conservancy's work has made the park a sanctuary for birds, bats, and butterflies. This festival features interactive presentations from the Organization for Bat Conservation, Talons!, NYC Audubon Society, Long Island Aquarium, Artist, Jessica Daryl Winer, and more.

This event is free. Tickets are not required but let us know you're coming. Open to all ages. Member Perk: Show your family membership card to receive a free Shakespeare Garden Discovery Journal.

Schedule of Events:

12:00 p.m.

  • Shakespeare Garden: Secret World of Insects and Butterflies presented by Long Island Aquarium
  • Birding Basics for Families Walk: Ramble
  • Flight Patterns: Drawing the Shakespeare Garden with Artist Jessica Daryl Winer

1:00 p.m.

  • Live Bat Encounter presented by Organization for Bat Conservation
  • Birding Basics for Families Walk: Ramble
  • Flight Patterns: Drawing the Shakespeare Garden with Artist, Jessica Daryl Winer

2:00 p.m.

  • Talons! Live Bird of Prey Experience presented by Master Falconer, Lorrie Schumacher
  • Birding Basics for Families Walk: Ramble
  • Flight Patterns: Drawing the Shakespeare Garden with Artist, Jessica Daryl Winer

Ongoing Activities:

  • Discovery Kit exploration in the Ramble
  • The Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Colors of Flight activity
  • Wild Bird Fund: Rescued City "Ambassadors" of Flight
  • Photo Opportunity with Talons! Bird of Prey Experience
  • Meet and greet live insects, bugs, and butterflies that call Shakespeare Garden home

This event takes place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or heat index above 95 degrees). For more information, please call (646) 208-4111.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fae196cb574.jpg Wed, 30 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/learn-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/learn-to-ride-kids Date: May 7, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn't matter how old you are, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Red Hook Park (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.67169952392578000, -74.00630187988281000 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/nature-exploration Date: May 7, 2016

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

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Learn to Ride a Bike with Bike NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/kids-learn-to-ride-a-bike-with-bike-ny http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/kids-learn-to-ride-a-bike-with-bike-ny Date: May 7, 2016

Bike New York will cohost a Kids Learn to Ride event with HY/HK Alliance!

Are you struggling to teach your child to ride a bike the old-fashioned way? Are you about ready to throw in the towel? Are you and your child interested in a positive community experience where dozens of kids learn to ride a bike together? If so, Learn to Ride—Kids is the class for you. This class is open to children ages 5 -13. Each participant must attend with a legal guardian.

There will be two class sessions, 12:00 - 2:00pm and 3:00 - 5:00pm.
We will close off a boulevard on the side of Hudson Park to create a car free learning environment.

Registration is strongly encouraged! Vist Bike NYC to register.

Kids must bring their own bike and helmet.
Enoch's Bike Shop has created a promotional offer to those who need to purchase a bike before the event. Orders must be placed by April 28.

Classes are canceled in the event of rain; please check the Bike NY weather hotline (212) 870-2080 ext. 2 if in doubt. Students registered for a class that is canceled because of rain will be invited to register for a later class date within the established season schedule.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: 35th Street Playground (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.75603679324600000, -74.00011681216400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571e7ceed73a5.jpg Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 7, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[The Grand Concourse Historic District Art Deco Delights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/the-grand-concourse-historic-district-art-deco-delights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/the-grand-concourse-historic-district-art-deco-delights Date: May 7, 2016

Join Bronx Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan on a stroll through one of The Bronx’s noted designated historic districts – the Grand Concourse. This tour will start on the southwest corner of the Grand Concourse and East 167th Street and will terminate at East 149th Street. Take the D train to East 167th and the Grand Concourse, or take the #4 to East 167th Street and walk two blocks east to the Grand Concourse. Bronx buses #1, #2, and #35 stop at the meeting location.

Tour cost $10 for BCHS members, $20 for non-members. Contact The Society at (718) 881-8900 to reserve your spot. The tours generally run about 2 hours.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-881-8900

Location: E.167th Street and the Grand Concourse

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2016-05-07 2016-05-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.83448041665500000, -73.91805733379900000 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/fleece-fun Date: May 7, 2016

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/learn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/learn-to-rideadults Date: May 7, 2016

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Linden Playground (in Linden Park)

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B214 Linden Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65900039672851600, -73.88690185546875000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc41dfe736e.jpg Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Urban Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/storefront-science-urban-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/storefront-science-urban-naturalist Date: May 7, 2016

Grab your magnifying glasses! Join Storefront Science's Dr. A. to explore the park’s trees and wildlife through enriching games that highlight plant identification and animal behaviors.

This program is made possible through the generous funding of Coucilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571f8608f379e.jpg Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/learn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/learn-to-rideadults Date: May 8, 2016

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75159835815430000, -73.83719635009766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc41cd74099.jpg Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 8, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: May 8, 2016

Join Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nature-exploration Date: May 8, 2016

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

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 8, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/fleece-fun Date: May 8, 2016

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 9, 2016

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. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other 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.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Foreign Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/beginner-foreign-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/beginner-foreign-language-class Date: May 9, 2016

Bryant Park speaks Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, and Japanese with instruction by inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.

Registration is required, and opens one week before each class date. Please email inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to reserve a spot.

There is a 20 student capacity per class. Attendance limited to one class for each language offered.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101988d29ab.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: May 9, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/teen-pass Date: May 9, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 10, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/teen-pass Date: May 10, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Open Auditions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/arts-culture-fun-open-auditions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/arts-culture-fun-open-auditions Date: May 10, 2016

Brownsville Recreation Center & The Public Theater are collaborating on a musical production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night to be produced at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park! The performances will take place September 2-5, 2016 8:00pm every evening. Rehearsals start In July.

AUDITION INFORMATION: Anyone interested in the arts can Audition! No experience required. Please prepare ONE MINUTE OF PERFORMANCE: A monologue, song, dance, poem, or just tell a story or joke!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57115798d9d49.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy Workshop: Partnering for Success (Bronx)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/partnerships-academy-workshop-partnering-for-success-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/partnerships-academy-workshop-partnering-for-success-bronx Date: May 10, 2016

Would you like to have more support for your community group? At this workshop, participants will gain the skills to build strong relationships with businesses, government, and other organizations. You will leave knowing what type of organization you are going to approach next, and how to get them on board.

The workshop will include:

  • A guide to how to identify the best potential new partners for your group
  • A pitch activity to craft and practice what you will say to sign on a new partner
  • Expert speakers from business and government will explain what makes them want to partner with a group

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5349

Location: The Bronx Museum of the Arts

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2016-05-10 2016-05-10 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.83115020000000000, -73.91976250000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5714ec6fb4d2a.png Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Greeley Square Improv]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/greeley-square-improv http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/greeley-square-improv Date: May 10, 2016

Learn improv with some of NYC's best instructors from The Peoples Improv Theater.

Explore scene work and improvisation techniques in a free, two-hour long beginner-level improv workshop in Greeley Square Park.

Each class is a fresh start and covers beginner-level material through games and group exercises.

Register online and join us for a class! Registration is required for each class but we encourage you to stop by a class to see if there is space available.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 719-3434

Location: Greeley Square (in Greeley Square Park)

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M032 Greeley Square Park 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.74860000610351600, -73.98829650878906000 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/walking-meditation Date: May 11, 2016

This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society. The Walking Meditation classes will begin at the Upper Terrace gravel (across from the Bryant Park Cafe) with opening remarks and instruction; then, the class will conduct a slow and mindful turn about the park.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: May 11, 2016

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

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. The 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 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080296a04a7.jpg Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: May 11, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/teen-pass Date: May 11, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: The Power of Herbs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/greenthumb-workshop-the-power-of-herbs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/greenthumb-workshop-the-power-of-herbs Date: May 11, 2016

Companion planting is growing garden plants together that have complementary requirements and so do not compete for light, water, or other resources. Good companion planting results in better growth of each plant. Many herbs are good companions: they are beneficial to pollinators, give off essential oils that repel pests and don’t require too much water. Come to the workshop to learn more!

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Franklin Memorial Garden

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2016-05-11 2016-05-11 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.82630157470703000, -73.90529632568360000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Good Bugs in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/good-bugs-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/good-bugs-in-the-garden Date: May 11, 2016

Join Morris-Jumel Gardener Karen for a free evening of insect fun.

She will discuss beneficial insects in the garden, and you and your little ones are invited to help her release ladybugs into the park!

Because we close our park at 5:00 p.m., please meet at the entrance gates promptly at 6:00 p.m. to be allowed in to join the fun.

All ages are welcome and no pre-registration required. For more information about this program, please email jardinera.karen@gmail.com.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 6:00 pm 6:45 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bd4c278b5b.JPG Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (3-4 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/tree-tots-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/tree-tots-early-childhood-series Date: May 12, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited and registration is requsted. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Peepers (2 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/peepers-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/peepers-early-childhood-series Date: May 12, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoor and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited. Registeration requested. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 10:45 am 11:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 12, 2016

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. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other 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.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/nature-exploration Date: May 12, 2016

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

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 12, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/teen-pass Date: May 12, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Chess Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games Date: May 12, 2016

Welcome beginners! Learn to setup a chess board and map out your next move with assistance from our Chess host.

Kids are welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101ba286703.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Spring Chicks Special - Hatching and Rearing Chicks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/city-chicken-institute-spring-chicks-special-hatching-and-rearing-chicks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/city-chicken-institute-spring-chicks-special-hatching-and-rearing-chicks Date: May 12, 2016

Visit a live chicken coop and learn how to raise your own flock. This workshop will go over the joys and risks of hatching your own eggs and how to care for the cute fuzzy little things that follow.

Workshops are suitable for all levels of experience. Workshops may include hands-on components, so please come in appropriate attire. You will be provided with all necessary tools and gloves.

The garden's gates open at 5:30 p.m.; the workshop begins at 6 p.m.

For more informaiton and updates, please visit our Meetup.com page.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Imani Community Garden

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2016-05-12 2016-05-12 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67620086669922000, -73.93289947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fea1fbbd0c7.JPG Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/nature-exploration Date: May 13, 2016

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

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: May 13, 2016

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. The 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 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: May 13, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:03 EDT