NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 03 Jun 2015 16:24:59 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 11, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-11 2015-06-11 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: June 11, 2015

Bilingual Birdies celebrates language and culture with fun-filled live music, dance, and puppetry! Concerts may be held in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hebrew, or English.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550091b0bb35f.JPG Thu, 02 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: June 11, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d867771c8.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 11, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Northside Innovation Expo 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/northside-innovation-expo-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/northside-innovation-expo-2015 Date: June 11, 2015

Meet New York’s leading entrepreneurs, technologists, hackers, thinkers, and creators in Brooklyn’s McCarren Park at the Northside Trade Show. Join over 150 exhibitors that include tech gurus, startup superstars, industry heavyweights and top VC firms.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7215, -73.9527 Thu, 21 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/learn-to-draw Date: June 11, 2015

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Double Raised Bed Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/greenthumb-workshop-double-raised-bed-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/greenthumb-workshop-double-raised-bed-building Date: June 11, 2015

We will be learning how to raise beds higher to make them more accessible, especially for seniors and those with limited mobility.

This workshop will be hands-on and gardeners are welcome to join in.

This workshop is in partnership with Just Food.

Please RSVP here.


Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: PS 53 Garden

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2015-06-11 2015-06-11 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.666, -73.8908 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Basics of Chicken Keeping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/city-chicken-institute-basics-of-chickenkeeping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/city-chicken-institute-basics-of-chickenkeeping Date: June 11, 2015

During this workshop, we will cover general topics of chicken keeping including ideal coop dimensions and set up, anatomy, diet, and mental well-being. Come and learn new information or let this workshop serve as a refresher course.

Schedule

5:30 p.m. - Garden gates are open

6:00 p.m. - Workshop begins

6:45 - 7:15 - Q&A with instructor(s)

There are monthly workshops in Brooklyn through October on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Each workshop will focus on a topic while also allowing time for general chicken keeping information.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Imani Garden

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2015-06-11 2015-06-11 5:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.6762, -73.933 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 12, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-12 2015-06-12 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 12, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Northside Innovation Expo 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/northside-innovation-expo-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/northside-innovation-expo-2015 Date: June 12, 2015

Meet New York’s leading entrepreneurs, technologists, hackers, thinkers, and creators in Brooklyn’s McCarren Park at the Northside Trade Show. Join over 150 exhibitors that include tech gurus, startup superstars, industry heavyweights and top VC firms.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7215, -73.9527 Thu, 21 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: June 12, 2015

Take this introduction to short story writing. Learn about plot, conflict, resolution with a published writer.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/esl-class Date: June 13, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from an ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bird-walks Date: June 13, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 13, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: June 13, 2015

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

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

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/esl-advanced Date: June 13, 2015

The focus of this class will be on sharpening English language speaking, reading comprehension, and writing for Spanish-speaking adults with good conversational writing and reading skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: June 13, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Active Hiking II]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/get-active-hiking-ii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/get-active-hiking-ii Date: June 13, 2015

Meet at the last stop of the 1 train for our longest hike at three to four hours long to see all seven wonders of Van Cortlandt Park. This is a great opportunity to learn about the ecology and the history of the park.

Please wear appropriate shoes and bring plenty of water and a snack for the hike.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

Location: Van Cortlandt Park Station: Last Stop on the #1 Train (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8892, -73.8986 Thu, 28 May 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: June 13, 2015

Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome at these free events! An urban farm expert will be on site to answer questions. You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 13, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.

  • 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: Join Alliance naturalists to discover the diverse array of aquatic life by examining the specimens of Prospect Park Lake.
  • 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: Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6549, -73.9729 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/esl-intermediate Date: June 13, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: June 13, 2015

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Gardening Workshop for Families: Tour & Vegetable Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/gardening-workshop-for-families-tour-vegetable-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/gardening-workshop-for-families-tour-vegetable-planting Date: June 13, 2015

Tour vegetable gardens and learn techniques about urban gardening and farming.

Participants will take home a seasonal planting. Advance registration is required here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: June 13, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/flax-to-linen Date: June 13, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to check on the flax cropthey planted in the spring and try out the tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth. Touch different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Fri, 08 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Powell Street Garden Workshop: Introduction to Beekeeping & Honey Tasting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/powell-street-garden-workshop-introduction-to-beekeeping-honey-tasting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/powell-street-garden-workshop-introduction-to-beekeeping-honey-tasting Date: June 13, 2015

Join us for a brief introduction to beekeeping and enjoy tasting local and international honey.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Powell Street Livonia Garden

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6634, -73.9018 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 14, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-14 2015-06-14 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Watching at the Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/bird-watching-at-the-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/bird-watching-at-the-ridgewood-reservoir Date: June 14, 2015

Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by Jean Loscalzo of the Queens County Bird Club.

Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2015-06-14 2015-06-14 8:00 am 10:30 am 40.6864, -73.8892 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552304137baba.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: June 14, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 14, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.

  • 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: Join Alliance naturalists to discover the diverse array of aquatic life by examining the specimens of Prospect Park Lake.
  • 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: Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6549, -73.9729 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Drums Along the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/drums-along-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/drums-along-the-hudson Date: June 14, 2015

Join NYC Parks and Lotus Music and Dance for this annual Native American festival and multicultural celebration, featuring drumming and dancing from around the world. Drums Along the Hudson is hosted by ABC's Sandra Bookman, and this year will be honoring NAACP Image Award Winning Actress, Tichina Arnold and his holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. Activities include a Tree of Peace planting, international cuisine, Native American storytelling, a Pow Wow, crafts and visits from Captain Planet.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8729, -73.9186 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553e7898a7110.png Fri, 01 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: June 14, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/flax-to-linen Date: June 14, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to check on the flax cropthey planted in the spring and try out the tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth. Touch different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Fri, 08 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance Date: June 14, 2015

Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha, and bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55008b0b0b1d0.JPG Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 15, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-15 2015-06-15 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart Smart: A 6-Session Heart Health Education Series!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series Date: June 15, 2015

The 6-session course includes cholesterol and blood pressure screenings. The curriculum will be presented by cardiologists, dietitians, exercise professionals, and yoga instructors. Participants will receive tote bags recipes, exercise bands, and other wellness tools. Both women and men are welcome to enroll!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center

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2015-06-15 2015-06-15 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.805, -73.945 Thu, 07 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: June 15, 2015

History buffs will love this exploration of the fort landscape in the northern part of Central Park. Join Central Park Conservancy guides to visit sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812.

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

Space is limited; Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-15 2015-06-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d53ad96f0.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/bryant-park-language-classes Date: June 15, 2015

Ciao! Ola! Konnichiwa! Hola!

Bryant Park speaks Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, and Spanish this summer with free classes from inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season.

If you find that registration for the class you'd like to take is full, take a chance and drop by! We have been able to accommodate walk-ins at some of our summer classes.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-15 2015-06-15 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5dcbae1f1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/15/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 15, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-15 2015-06-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 16, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-16 2015-06-16 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: June 16, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 16, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/bryant-park-knits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/16/bryant-park-knits Date: June 16, 2015

Free beginner classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided.

Call Knitty City at (212) 787-5896 to register, or take a chance and drop by.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-16 2015-06-16 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5514648a600c5.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 17, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-17 2015-06-17 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 17, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-17 2015-06-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Garden Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/greenthumb-workshop-garden-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/17/greenthumb-workshop-garden-design Date: June 17, 2015

Have you ever wanted to do something different than the same old 4-by-8-foot wooden raised bed to create a new planting space?

We will learn strategies for gathering design ideas to make gardens that fit the community’s unique need and character. We will also explore the basic elements and best practices of designing spaces for your garden and field your garden-specific design questions.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Red Gate Garden

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2015-06-17 2015-06-17 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.6937, -73.9492 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 18, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-18 2015-06-18 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: June 18, 2015

Bilingual Birdies celebrates language and culture with fun-filled live music, dance, and puppetry! Concerts may be held in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hebrew, or English.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550091b0bb35f.JPG Thu, 02 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 18, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 18, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/18/learn-to-draw Date: June 18, 2015

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-18 2015-06-18 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 19, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-19 2015-06-19 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 19, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: June 19, 2015

Take this introduction to short story writing. Learn about plot, conflict, resolution with a published writer.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/esl-class Date: June 20, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from an ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bird-walks Date: June 20, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 20, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: June 20, 2015

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

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

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Cooking Without Electricity!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/cooking-without-electricity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/cooking-without-electricity Date: June 20, 2015

Use bike blenders, hand choppers, and good old elbow grease to make delicious snacks without using electricity. On the menu? Smoothies, ice cream, and pesto!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 409-3720

Location: Castle Clinton (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7037, -74.0168 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: June 20, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Areas Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/natural-areas-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/natural-areas-exploration-day Date: June 20, 2015

Come explore Randall’s Island’s wetlands and other natural areas. Learn from natural areas experts and explore the island’s diverse plant and animal communities.

All ages are welcome at this free event!

Each exploration day will be a new adventure! Check randallsisland.org for details.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7919, -73.927 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551311c235285.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/esl-advanced Date: June 20, 2015

The focus of this class will be on sharpening English language speaking, reading comprehension, and writing for Spanish-speaking adults with good conversational writing and reading skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Birdhouse Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/greenthumb-workshop-birdhouse-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/greenthumb-workshop-birdhouse-building Date: June 20, 2015

Interested in building a birdhouse? Come to the Clayton Williams Community Garden and learn how to build a beautiful home for our feathered friends. This workshop is in collaboration with Just Food.

The first 30 attendees will receive materials for building a birdhouse.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Clayton Williams Memorial Garden

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.811, -73.951 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez Date: June 20, 2015

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers.

This casual writers' meeting will come together every third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Composting 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/greenthumb-workshop-composting-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/greenthumb-workshop-composting-101 Date: June 20, 2015

This is the first in a series of compost workshops in Staten Island. These three monthly workshops will teach you everything you need to know to successfully use compost in your garden: learn the basics of composting at Composting 101, how to supercharge your garden with compost tea at Tea for 2 Billion… Organisms, and how to use compost to improve your plants and soil at Feed the Soil, Not the Plants.

This workshop is given in partnership with NYC Compost Project.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Westervelt Community Garden

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6442, -74.0847 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: June 20, 2015

Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome at these free events! An urban farm expert will be on site to answer questions. You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 20, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.

  • 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: Join Alliance naturalists to discover the diverse array of aquatic life by examining the specimens of Prospect Park Lake.
  • 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: Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6549, -73.9729 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/esl-intermediate Date: June 20, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: June 20, 2015

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[What's the Buzz About Bees?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/whats-the-buzz-about-bees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/whats-the-buzz-about-bees Date: June 20, 2015

Celebrate our winged aviators at this family-friendly workshop!

Take a tour of Queens Botanical Garden's Bee Garden. Learn about these amazing insects, sample local honey, and make a beeswax candle to take home.

Advance registration is required here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556dfdf444fc6.jpg Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: June 20, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/flax-to-linen Date: June 20, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to check on the flax cropthey planted in the spring and try out the tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth. Touch different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Fri, 08 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Interactive Tour for Families: A Child’s View of Life in 19th Century New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/special-interactive-tour-for-families-a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/special-interactive-tour-for-families-a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york Date: June 20, 2015

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

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

Best for children ages 8 to 12 years old.

Reservations are required. Please make your reservation here.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout Date: June 20, 2015

Come for an active class session and learn elements of voice production, acting, and stage combat. Open to all, ages 13 and up. Register online at hudsonwarehouse.net to atten.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by the past and relevant to the present day. Through the dedication, passion and intelligence of Hudson Warehouse's theater artists, they bring classic and moden works to life.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/21/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/21/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 21, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-21 2015-06-21 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/21/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/21/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: June 21, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-06-21 2015-06-21 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/21/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/21/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: June 21, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-21 2015-06-21 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century NoHo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/21/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/21/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho Date: June 21, 2015

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite "Bond Street area", home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos, and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House. You’ll walk the footsteps of these wealthy mercantile families whose elegant Federal mansions once lined the tranquil cobblestone streets.

The tour passes by iconic landmarks such as the imposing Colonnade Row, the Public Theater, and The Cooper Union, where Lincoln gave his "right makes might" speech. On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And, visit the site of the scandalous 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes.

This tour is limited to 20 people. Reservations are not required. Tours are canceled in case of heavy rain, snow, or extreme heat and cold advisories.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-06-21 2015-06-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/21/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/21/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 21, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.

  • 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: Join Alliance naturalists to discover the diverse array of aquatic life by examining the specimens of Prospect Park Lake.
  • 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: Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-21 2015-06-21 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6549, -73.9729 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/21/rangers-choice-archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/21/rangers-choice-archery Date: June 21, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

Archery is a wonderful way to improve focus, develop patience, and build upper body strength. Our trained Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow.

This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. Space is limited. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 10th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-06-21 2015-06-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6036, -74.1584 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55074df946032.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/21/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/21/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: June 21, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-06-21 2015-06-21 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/21/flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/21/flax-to-linen Date: June 21, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to check on the flax cropthey planted in the spring and try out the tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth. Touch different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-21 2015-06-21 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Fri, 08 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/21/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/21/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance Date: June 21, 2015

Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha, and bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-06-21 2015-06-21 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55008b0b0b1d0.JPG Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/22/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/22/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 22, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-22 2015-06-22 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart Smart: A 6-Session Heart Health Education Series!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/22/heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/22/heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series Date: June 22, 2015

The 6-session course includes cholesterol and blood pressure screenings. The curriculum will be presented by cardiologists, dietitians, exercise professionals, and yoga instructors. Participants will receive tote bags recipes, exercise bands, and other wellness tools. Both women and men are welcome to enroll!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center

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2015-06-22 2015-06-22 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.805, -73.945 Thu, 07 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/22/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/22/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: June 22, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-22 2015-06-22 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d867771c8.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/22/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/22/bryant-park-language-classes Date: June 22, 2015

Ciao! Ola! Konnichiwa! Hola!

Bryant Park speaks Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, and Spanish this summer with free classes from inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season.

If you find that registration for the class you'd like to take is full, take a chance and drop by! We have been able to accommodate walk-ins at some of our summer classes.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-22 2015-06-22 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5dcbae1f1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/22/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/22/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 22, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-22 2015-06-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/23/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/23/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 23, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-23 2015-06-23 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/23/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/23/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 23, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-23 2015-06-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Food Glorious Food]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/23/bryant-park-reading-room-food-glorious-food http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/23/bryant-park-reading-room-food-glorious-food Date: June 23, 2015

Ali Berlow, food writer and activist, discusses her book The Food Activist Handbook: Big & Small Things You Can Do to Help Provide Fresh, Healthy Food for Your Community. Hosted by Kate Adamick, author of Lunch Money.

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-23 2015-06-23 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 29 May 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/23/bryant-park-knits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/23/bryant-park-knits Date: June 23, 2015

Free beginner classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided.

Call Knitty City at (212) 787-5896 to register, or take a chance and drop by.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-23 2015-06-23 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5514648a600c5.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/24/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/24/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 24, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-24 2015-06-24 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/24/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/24/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 24, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-24 2015-06-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: How to Build a Chicken Tractor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/24/city-chicken-institute-how-to-build-a-chicken-tractor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/24/city-chicken-institute-how-to-build-a-chicken-tractor Date: June 24, 2015

Chicken tractors are a small chicken run without a floor that allow you to safely move your chickens around your yard or garden for the purpose of foraging for bugs, grass, weeds. These are also great for depositing fertilizer (droppings) around your garden. It can also be used to help rid your garden bed of pest by placing the tractor over a garden bed and letting the chickens do what they do best, scratching for bugs.

5:30pm - Garden gates are open

6:00 - Workshop begins

6:45-7:15 - Q&A with instructor(s)

There are monthly workshops in Brooklyn through October on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Each workshop will focus on a topic while also allowing time for general chicken keeping information.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Paradise on Earth

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2015-06-24 2015-06-24 5:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.8269, -73.8939 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 25, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-25 2015-06-25 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: June 25, 2015

Bilingual Birdies celebrates language and culture with fun-filled live music, dance, and puppetry! Concerts may be held in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hebrew, or English.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-06-25 2015-06-25 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550091b0bb35f.JPG Thu, 02 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: June 25, 2015

History buffs will love this exploration of the fort landscape in the northern part of Central Park. Join Central Park Conservancy guides to visit sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812.

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

Space is limited; Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-25 2015-06-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d53ad96f0.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 25, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-25 2015-06-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT