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, 12 Feb 2016 04:01:56 GMT <![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/19/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/19/animal-encounter Date: January 19, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance educators to learn more about the animals in the Audubon Center's collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-01-19 2015-01-19 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9708 Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/21/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/21/recycletoart Date: January 21, 2015

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-01-21 2015-01-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn Workshop: Cooking with Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/22/grow-to-learn-workshop-cooking-with-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/22/grow-to-learn-workshop-cooking-with-kids Date: January 22, 2015

Join chefs from School Food's Garden to Cafe Program as they discuss tips, tools, and techniques for preparing food from your garden with students.

You'll learn how to harvest and store garden produce until use, review equipment and guidelines for using kitchen tools with kids, learn what equipment to have in your garden kitchen, and participate in delicious, hands-on cooking demos.

Register here.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New Settlement Community Center

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2015-01-22 2015-01-22 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.8424, -73.9162 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/23/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/23/seasonal-crafts Date: January 23, 2015

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-01-23 2015-01-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Our Family Story - A Wave Hill at 50 Anniversary Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/family-art-project-our-family-story-a-wave-hill-at-50-anniversary-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/family-art-project-our-family-story-a-wave-hill-at-50-anniversary-program Date: January 24, 2015

Visiting artist Donna Maria DeCreeft guides us in creating an elegant, collaborative, community album complete with pressed flowers, decoupage, and photo memorabilia.

We invite you to bring in photos and stories of your time at Wave Hill for display in the Sally and Gilbert Kerlin Learning Center. Plus, create your own personal Wave Hill family album with fabric pieces to take home as a keepsake.

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

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-01-24 2015-01-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2d0742a8ed.jpg Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Back-in-Time with Bartow-Pell Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/backintime-with-bartowpell-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/backintime-with-bartowpell-family-day Date: January 24, 2015

Enjoy a day of fun winter activities for the family. Children 6-10 get to “travel back in time” with a house tour created just for them, a scavenger hunt, a period costume photo booth, historically inspired crafts, and more—all free! Co-sponsored by the Junior League of Pelham. Registration required at info@bpmm.org or (718) 885-1461.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-01-24 2015-01-24 10:00 am 3:30 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Citizen Science Birdfeeder Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/citizen-science-birdfeeder-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/citizen-science-birdfeeder-workshop Date: January 24, 2015

This winter, join the Urban Park Rangers for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided. Citizen Science projects empower you to contribute to valuable scientific studies. Learn about Project FeederWatch, a Citizen Science program, as well as other Citizen Science projects and how to participate in them. Participants will also make nature bird feeders to take home.

Registration required. Please call the Ft Totten Visitor's Center to register.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-01-24 2015-01-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7924, -73.777 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Jam]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/winter-jam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/winter-jam Date: January 24, 2015

Winter Jam is the ultimate snow day: a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages! Join us for skiing, snowshoeing, a winter market, and a snow field with fresh snow, right in the heart of New York!

For more information about Winter Jam, visit our Winter Jam NYC page.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-24 2015-01-24 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/martin-luther-king-jr-day-of-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/martin-luther-king-jr-day-of-service Date: January 24, 2015

As part of the New York Council for the Humanities’ Community Conversations for Kids program, we will be reading Doreen Rappaport’s book, Martin’s Big Words. We will then have a group discussion on one of the world's most influential leaders, whose dream changed America-and the world-forever. This program is free to children and their adult companions.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2015-01-24 2015-01-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a191bc207dc.jpg Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art: Inspired by Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/le-petit-zen-artadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/le-petit-zen-artadults Date: January 24, 2015

Participants will create small, detailed B/W works of art, utilizing multiple mediums on conventional and non-conventional materials.

These small works, with their repeating patterns and minimal use of color, make for a powerful, relaxing Zen experience for adult participants.
Participants (16 years - adults) will create small works inspired by exhibition of Whimsical Winter Wonder.
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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 2015-01-24 2015-01-24 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Our Family Story - A Wave Hill at 50 Anniversary Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/25/family-art-project-our-family-story-a-wave-hill-at-50-anniversary-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/25/family-art-project-our-family-story-a-wave-hill-at-50-anniversary-program Date: January 25, 2015

Visiting artist Donna Maria DeCreeft guides us in creating an elegant, collaborative, community album complete with pressed flowers, decoupage, and photo memorabilia.

We invite you to bring in photos and stories of your time at Wave Hill for display in the Sally and Gilbert Kerlin Learning Center. Plus, create your own personal Wave Hill family album with fabric pieces to take home as a keepsake.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-01-25 2015-01-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2d04259e23.jpg Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/28/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/28/recycletoart Date: January 28, 2015

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-01-28 2015-01-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Asser Levy Playground Ribbon Cutting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/asser-levy-playground-ribbon-cutting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/asser-levy-playground-ribbon-cutting Date: January 30, 2015

This new park space contains a diverse mix of outdoor recreational opportunities. Neighborhood residents of all ages and abilities will be able to play ping pong, badminton, volleyball, chess, soccer, football, t-ball, exercise, jog, practice yoga or enjoy some shaded seating on a former two-block-long street. New park features include a synthetic turf field, exercise track, adult fitness equipment, benches, tables, drinking fountains, park lighting and trees.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Asser Levy Playground

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2015-01-30 2015-01-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7367, -73.9755 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Carnival at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/winter-carnival-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/winter-carnival-at-bryant-park Date: January 30, 2015

Embrace the frosty weather and head to Bryant Park's 1st annual Winter Carnival at Bank of America Winter Village! This jam-packed weekend will include:

  • Silent disco parties
  • Summer themed skate night
  • Ice golf contests and curling lessons
  • Food and drinks at our Outdoor Winter Brew House

For the full schedule of events, please visit here.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-01-30 2015-01-30 12:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b3efde5e357.jpg Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/seasonal-crafts Date: January 30, 2015

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-01-30 2015-01-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Kaleidoscope Blues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/family-art-project-kaleidoscope-blues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/family-art-project-kaleidoscope-blues Date: January 31, 2015

Listen to some wintry blues and explore its patterns and rhythms, then express what you find with paper, crayons and scissors.

Use the cool blue, grey and silver colors of winter, plus your images and cut-outs, to build your own easy-to-make, musical kaleidoscope.

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

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2d69eb5263.jpg Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[4th Annual Bronx Recreation Winterfest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/4th-annual-bronx-recreation-winterfest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/4th-annual-bronx-recreation-winterfest Date: January 31, 2015

Join NYC Parks in the Bronx for a special winter celebration! The event will be filled with activities for kids and adults of all ages, including entertainment, arts & crafts, sports, games, igloos, hot cocoa and giveaways.

No registration is required and everyone's welcome! Want more information? Please feel free to contact Sarah Bishow-Semevolos at 718-543-8672 (sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov) or Cathy Mitchell at 718-860-5544 (Cathy.Mitchell@parks.nyc.gov).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8787, -73.877 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Carnival at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/winter-carnival-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/winter-carnival-at-bryant-park Date: January 31, 2015

Embrace the frosty weather and head to Bryant Park's 1st annual Winter Carnival at Bank of America Winter Village! This jam-packed weekend will include:

  • Silent disco parties
  • Summer themed skate night
  • Ice golf contests and curling lessons
  • Food and drinks at our Outdoor Winter Brew House

For the full schedule of events, please visit here.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 12:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b3efde5e357.jpg Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/astronomy Date: January 31, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Many programs feature astronomy experts and all equipments is provided.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5204, -74.1895 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Dickens: A Celebration In Pictures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/03/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/03/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures Date: February 3, 2015

We're celebrating the author's birthday with illustrations of his most important literary works, exhibiting at the Poe Park Visitor Center's gallery. The exhibit offers a selection of works provided by Childrens Book Illustrators Group, featuring works of art from 14 illustrators. This exhibition will particularly appeal to children and is great for the entire family, with programming designed for visitors ages 5 and up. NYC Parks is partnering with Childrens Book Illustrators Group for this exhibition. Contributers include literary historian, Michael Patrick Hearn and biographer and literary scholar Fred Kaplan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-03 2015-02-03 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cd2383969ba.jpg Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Dickens: A Celebration In Pictures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/04/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/04/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures Date: February 4, 2015

We're celebrating the author's birthday with illustrations of his most important literary works, exhibiting at the Poe Park Visitor Center's gallery. The exhibit offers a selection of works provided by Childrens Book Illustrators Group, featuring works of art from 14 illustrators. This exhibition will particularly appeal to children and is great for the entire family, with programming designed for visitors ages 5 and up. NYC Parks is partnering with Childrens Book Illustrators Group for this exhibition. Contributers include literary historian, Michael Patrick Hearn and biographer and literary scholar Fred Kaplan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-04 2015-02-04 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cd2383969ba.jpg Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/04/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/04/recycletoart Date: February 4, 2015

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-04 2015-02-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Dickens: A Celebration In Pictures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/05/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/05/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures Date: February 5, 2015

We're celebrating the author's birthday with illustrations of his most important literary works, exhibiting at the Poe Park Visitor Center's gallery. The exhibit offers a selection of works provided by Childrens Book Illustrators Group, featuring works of art from 14 illustrators. This exhibition will particularly appeal to children and is great for the entire family, with programming designed for visitors ages 5 and up. NYC Parks is partnering with Childrens Book Illustrators Group for this exhibition. Contributers include literary historian, Michael Patrick Hearn and biographer and literary scholar Fred Kaplan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-05 2015-02-05 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cd2383969ba.jpg Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Dickens: A Celebration In Pictures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/06/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/06/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures Date: February 6, 2015

We're celebrating the author's birthday with illustrations of his most important literary works, exhibiting at the Poe Park Visitor Center's gallery. The exhibit offers a selection of works provided by Childrens Book Illustrators Group, featuring works of art from 14 illustrators. This exhibition will particularly appeal to children and is great for the entire family, with programming designed for visitors ages 5 and up. NYC Parks is partnering with Childrens Book Illustrators Group for this exhibition. Contributers include literary historian, Michael Patrick Hearn and biographer and literary scholar Fred Kaplan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-06 2015-02-06 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cd2383969ba.jpg Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/06/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/06/seasonal-crafts Date: February 6, 2015

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-06 2015-02-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Dickens: A Celebration In Pictures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures Date: February 7, 2015

We're celebrating the author's birthday with illustrations of his most important literary works, exhibiting at the Poe Park Visitor Center's gallery. The exhibit offers a selection of works provided by Childrens Book Illustrators Group, featuring works of art from 14 illustrators. This exhibition will particularly appeal to children and is great for the entire family, with programming designed for visitors ages 5 and up. NYC Parks is partnering with Childrens Book Illustrators Group for this exhibition. Contributers include literary historian, Michael Patrick Hearn and biographer and literary scholar Fred Kaplan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-07 2015-02-07 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cd2383969ba.jpg Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Family Birdwatching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/family-birdwatching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/family-birdwatching Date: February 7, 2015

Looking for a fun way to spend time with your family outdoors? Join the Prospect Park Alliance for its monthly family birdwatching tours.

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: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-07 2015-02-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shelter Building Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/shelter-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/shelter-building Date: February 7, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness?

Develop skills that will help you create shelter from natural and man-made objects: whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-02-07 2015-02-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Weather Exploration and Monitoring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/08/natures-workshop-weather-exploration-and-monitoring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/08/natures-workshop-weather-exploration-and-monitoring Date: February 8, 2015

Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in–park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. The centers serve as starting points for walking tours and workshop sites for educational programs for the whole family.

This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Winter is the best time to learn about weather, weather anomalies, and our changing climate through some fun weather experiments and outdoor exploration.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-02-08 2015-02-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Trusty Trees Family Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/08/trusty-trees-family-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/08/trusty-trees-family-walk Date: February 8, 2015

Trees have many characteristics worth pondering: trunks, stems, leaves, and branches.

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a walk through the gardens and woodlands of Wave Hill to discover the diversity of trees.

Ages six and older are welcome with an adult. 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 2015-02-08 2015-02-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c65f8063fc0.jpg Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Dickens: A Celebration In Pictures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/10/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/10/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures Date: February 10, 2015

We're celebrating the author's birthday with illustrations of his most important literary works, exhibiting at the Poe Park Visitor Center's gallery. The exhibit offers a selection of works provided by Childrens Book Illustrators Group, featuring works of art from 14 illustrators. This exhibition will particularly appeal to children and is great for the entire family, with programming designed for visitors ages 5 and up. NYC Parks is partnering with Childrens Book Illustrators Group for this exhibition. Contributers include literary historian, Michael Patrick Hearn and biographer and literary scholar Fred Kaplan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-10 2015-02-10 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cd2383969ba.jpg Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Dickens: A Celebration In Pictures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/11/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/11/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures Date: February 11, 2015

We're celebrating the author's birthday with illustrations of his most important literary works, exhibiting at the Poe Park Visitor Center's gallery. The exhibit offers a selection of works provided by Childrens Book Illustrators Group, featuring works of art from 14 illustrators. This exhibition will particularly appeal to children and is great for the entire family, with programming designed for visitors ages 5 and up. NYC Parks is partnering with Childrens Book Illustrators Group for this exhibition. Contributers include literary historian, Michael Patrick Hearn and biographer and literary scholar Fred Kaplan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-11 2015-02-11 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cd2383969ba.jpg Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/11/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/11/recycletoart Date: February 11, 2015

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-11 2015-02-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Dickens: A Celebration In Pictures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/12/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/12/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures Date: February 12, 2015

We're celebrating the author's birthday with illustrations of his most important literary works, exhibiting at the Poe Park Visitor Center's gallery. The exhibit offers a selection of works provided by Childrens Book Illustrators Group, featuring works of art from 14 illustrators. This exhibition will particularly appeal to children and is great for the entire family, with programming designed for visitors ages 5 and up. NYC Parks is partnering with Childrens Book Illustrators Group for this exhibition. Contributers include literary historian, Michael Patrick Hearn and biographer and literary scholar Fred Kaplan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-12 2015-02-12 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cd2383969ba.jpg Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Dickens: A Celebration In Pictures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/13/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/13/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures Date: February 13, 2015

We're celebrating the author's birthday with illustrations of his most important literary works, exhibiting at the Poe Park Visitor Center's gallery. The exhibit offers a selection of works provided by Childrens Book Illustrators Group, featuring works of art from 14 illustrators. This exhibition will particularly appeal to children and is great for the entire family, with programming designed for visitors ages 5 and up. NYC Parks is partnering with Childrens Book Illustrators Group for this exhibition. Contributers include literary historian, Michael Patrick Hearn and biographer and literary scholar Fred Kaplan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-13 2015-02-13 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cd2383969ba.jpg Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/13/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/13/seasonal-crafts Date: February 13, 2015

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-13 2015-02-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Dickens: A Celebration In Pictures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures Date: February 14, 2015

We're celebrating the author's birthday with illustrations of his most important literary works, exhibiting at the Poe Park Visitor Center's gallery. The exhibit offers a selection of works provided by Childrens Book Illustrators Group, featuring works of art from 14 illustrators. This exhibition will particularly appeal to children and is great for the entire family, with programming designed for visitors ages 5 and up. NYC Parks is partnering with Childrens Book Illustrators Group for this exhibition. Contributers include literary historian, Michael Patrick Hearn and biographer and literary scholar Fred Kaplan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cd2383969ba.jpg Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: I Heart Pollinators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/family-art-project-i-heart-pollinators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/family-art-project-i-heart-pollinators Date: February 14, 2015

Visit Wave Hill’s Tropical House—housed in one wing of the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory—and breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers while enjoying their colorful blooms.

Using a variety of charming style, and adding a pollinator helper, make your own lovely, lacy, feathery, and flowerful Valentine’s Day cards.

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

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c144378baa2.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Family Craft Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/family-craft-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/family-craft-day Date: February 14, 2015

Come join us for Valentine's Day-themed craft projects!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 471-4818

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6024, -73.7625 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: 19th Century Valentines]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/handson-history http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/handson-history Date: February 14, 2015

Celebrate with your loved ones at King Manor! Decorate a picture frame and create 19th century-inspired Valentines to give to your sweetheart. Families with children of all ages are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b947b80d45c.JPG Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Winter Journal Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/natures-workshop-winter-journal-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/natures-workshop-winter-journal-writing Date: February 14, 2015

Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in–park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. The centers serve as starting points for walking tours and workshop sites for educational programs for the whole family. This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Conversations for Kids: Democracy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/community-conversations-for-kids-democracy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/community-conversations-for-kids-democracy Date: February 14, 2015

In another New York Council for the Humanities’ Conversations with Kids program, this time focusing on the topic of democracy, we will read and discuss the book Pearl Moscowitz’s Last Stand by Arthur A. Levine. In this story, Pearl takes a radical stand when the city threatens to cut down the last tree on her shattered block; Pearl’s story represents standing up for justice, accepting change, having pride, and getting involved in your community. This program is free to children and their adult companions.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2015-02-14 2015-02-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a192d1da6b5.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Family Badminton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/family-badminton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/family-badminton Date: February 14, 2015

Grab a racket and birdie, and come join us for an afternoon of family badminton! Popcorn will be served, but we encourage you to bring your own bottled water.

Recreation center membership is required for children. Please call the center for more details.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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2015-02-14 2015-02-14 2:30 pm 4:45 pm 40.7322, -73.8652 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Ice Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/fourth-annual-ice-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/fourth-annual-ice-festival Date: February 14, 2015

This Valentine’s Day, celebrate your love of Central Park at Central Park Conservancy's fourth annual Ice Festival. Witness ice-carving artists from Okamoto Studio use electric chain saws, chisels, and picks to transform more than 3,000 pounds of ice into a glistening replica of the Park’s most romantic statue - Romeo and Juliet by Milton Hebald (1966).

As night falls, revel among colorful lights as the Mall becomes a 1980s-themed silent disco with live DJs, all as part of Central Park Conservancy’s 35th Anniversary celebration.

Events

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Live ice carving by Okamoto Studio

3:00 pm: InstaMeet, a creative photo challenge; visit Central Park's official Instagram account, @centralparknyc, for details

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Silent Disco with three DJ's simultaneously spinning 80's, Top 40, and your favorite NYC artists into headphones powered by: Quiet Events

Ongoing

  • Central Park Conservancy Trivia
  • 80's-themed photo booth fun
  • Mini-cupcakes provided by Sprinkles at 5:00 pm (limited availability)
  • Bites, treats, and other food truck fare for purchase by Milk Truck, Waffles and Dinges, and Uncle Gussy's
  • Dazzling lights in a romantic Central Park setting

What is a Silent Disco?

It's a dance party with headphones; you choose the music. Starting at 5:00 pm, two live DJs take the stage at the same time, playing 80's, Top 40, and your favorite NYC artists. You choose the channel with your favorite music genre and dance the night away. The glowing, color-coded headsets show which music other partygoers are listening to, so you can dance along with your friends.

What to Wear

Baby, it's cold outside! Dress warmly; the event is entirely outdoors. Otherwise, dress to celebrate Central Park Conservancy’s 35th Anniversary - styles from the 1980's and today are welcome!

RSVP and More Info

Open to all ages. Free; RSVP via Eventbrite is strongly recommended but not required. Onsite registration is also available. No bag/coat check available. Quiet Events requires an ID or credit card to check out a pair of headphones. ID will be given back when headphones are returned. In the unlikely event that you lose the headphones you checked out, Quiet Events will charge a $35 replacement fee on-site.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54dbcb9d2db6a.jpg Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: I Heart Pollinators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/family-art-project-i-heart-pollinators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/family-art-project-i-heart-pollinators Date: February 15, 2015

Visit Wave Hill’s Tropical House—housed in one wing of the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory—and breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers while enjoying their colorful blooms.

Using a variety of charming styles. and adding a pollinator helper, make your own lovely, lacy, feathery, and flowerful Valentine’s Day cards.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c14468db6da.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Tracking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/animal-tracking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/animal-tracking Date: February 15, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. On this program, learn to identify animals tracks to understand animal behavior. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Presidents Week at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/presidents-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/presidents-week Date: February 16, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Presidents Week for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center and Lefferts Historic House.

Alliance Nature Programs
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Winter in the Wild, 12–3 p.m.: Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are up to this winter. Join Alliance educators to discover the winter survival strategies of animals that live in Prospect Park. Enjoy nature games, naturalist-led tours, and more!
  • Great Backyard Bird Count, 3–4 p.m.: Where are winter finches and other visiting species? Help Alliance naturalists track North American bird populations; see if late winter movements of songbirds and waterfowl are as far north as they were last year, and if winter weather influenced the region's bird populations.

Coming in from the Cold, 1–4 p.m.
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

Come to Lefferts Historic House for some great indoor fun. Learn how to play Nine-Man Morris and make your very own playing board to take home.

Historic House Tours, 1–3:30 p.m.
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

View significant artifacts from 19th century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820s bedroom. Tours every half hour.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in the Bronx: Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-van-cortlandt-park Date: February 16, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Staten Island: Blue Heron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park Date: February 16, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Brooklyn: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park Date: February 16, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Queens: Fort Totten Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-queens-fort-totten-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-queens-fort-totten-park Date: February 16, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Manhattan: Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-manhattan-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-manhattan-central-park Date: February 16, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dickens: A Celebration In Pictures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures Date: February 17, 2015

We're celebrating the author's birthday with illustrations of his most important literary works, exhibiting at the Poe Park Visitor Center's gallery. The exhibit offers a selection of works provided by Childrens Book Illustrators Group, featuring works of art from 14 illustrators. This exhibition will particularly appeal to children and is great for the entire family, with programming designed for visitors ages 5 and up. NYC Parks is partnering with Childrens Book Illustrators Group for this exhibition. Contributers include literary historian, Michael Patrick Hearn and biographer and literary scholar Fred Kaplan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cd2383969ba.jpg Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Presidents Behind the Parks Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/the-presidents-behind-the-parks-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/the-presidents-behind-the-parks-hike Date: February 17, 2015

Join us for a hike through the central Greenbelt as we quote and discuss the presidents who conserved parkland across America. The hike begins at the Greenbelt Nature Center and will last about one hour. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Registration recommended.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Adventures: Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/outdoor-adventures-clove-lakes-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/outdoor-adventures-clove-lakes-park Date: February 17, 2015

This nature hikes is appropriate for all ages. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Martling Avenue Bridge (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6225, -74.1183 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Presidents Week at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/presidents-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/presidents-week Date: February 17, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Presidents Week for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center and Lefferts Historic House.

Alliance Nature Programs
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Winter in the Wild, 12–3 p.m.: Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are up to this winter. Join Alliance educators to discover the winter survival strategies of animals that live in Prospect Park. Enjoy nature games, naturalist-led tours, and more!
  • Great Backyard Bird Count, 3–4 p.m.: Where are winter finches and other visiting species? Help Alliance naturalists track North American bird populations; see if late winter movements of songbirds and waterfowl are as far north as they were last year, and if winter weather influenced the region's bird populations.

Coming in from the Cold, 1–4 p.m.
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

Come to Lefferts Historic House for some great indoor fun. Learn how to play Nine-Man Morris and make your very own playing board to take home.

Historic House Tours, 1–3:30 p.m.
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

View significant artifacts from 19th century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820s bedroom. Tours every half hour.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Queens: Fort Totten Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-queens-fort-totten-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-queens-fort-totten-park Date: February 17, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in the Bronx: Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-the-bronx-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-the-bronx-pelham-bay-park Date: February 17, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Staten Island: Blue Heron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park Date: February 17, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Brooklyn: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park Date: February 17, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Manhattan: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-manhattan-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-manhattan-inwood-hill-park Date: February 17, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dickens: A Celebration In Pictures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures Date: February 18, 2015

We're celebrating the author's birthday with illustrations of his most important literary works, exhibiting at the Poe Park Visitor Center's gallery. The exhibit offers a selection of works provided by Childrens Book Illustrators Group, featuring works of art from 14 illustrators. This exhibition will particularly appeal to children and is great for the entire family, with programming designed for visitors ages 5 and up. NYC Parks is partnering with Childrens Book Illustrators Group for this exhibition. Contributers include literary historian, Michael Patrick Hearn and biographer and literary scholar Fred Kaplan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cd2383969ba.jpg Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Games our Presidents Played]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/games-our-presidents-played http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/games-our-presidents-played Date: February 18, 2015

Our Founding Fathers didn't have an Xbox, but they had plenty of low-tech, high-fun hobbies and games they turned to for entertainment. Join us to play like the presidents and the children of the First Families during this free Presidents' Week program.

We will explore many historical favorites such as hopscotch, thaumatropes, graces, and quoits.

Registration is required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Beach Walk and Art Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/fit-find-and-fun-winter-beach-walk-and-art-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/fit-find-and-fun-winter-beach-walk-and-art-workshop Date: February 18, 2015

Kids will get the chance to explore the natural shoreline of Conference House Park and ollect interesting natural objects, such as shells and pieces of drift wood. They'll bring their finds back to the visitor center and will be shown how to create 'beach art'.

Kids will also learn why Conference House Park's natural dunes are so important in protecting our coastal neighborhoods.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cba63d779bb.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Presidents Week at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/presidents-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/presidents-week Date: February 18, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Presidents Week for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center and Lefferts Historic House.

Alliance Nature Programs
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Winter in the Wild, 12–3 p.m.: Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are up to this winter. Join Alliance educators to discover the winter survival strategies of animals that live in Prospect Park. Enjoy nature games, naturalist-led tours, and more!
  • Great Backyard Bird Count, 3–4 p.m.: Where are winter finches and other visiting species? Help Alliance naturalists track North American bird populations; see if late winter movements of songbirds and waterfowl are as far north as they were last year, and if winter weather influenced the region's bird populations.

Coming in from the Cold, 1–4 p.m.
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

Come to Lefferts Historic House for some great indoor fun. Learn how to play Nine-Man Morris and make your very own playing board to take home.

Historic House Tours, 1–3:30 p.m.
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

View significant artifacts from 19th century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820s bedroom. Tours every half hour.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Queens: Forest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-queens-forest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-queens-forest-park Date: February 18, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7007, -73.855 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in the Bronx: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-the-bronx-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-the-bronx-crotona-park Date: February 18, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Staten Island: Blue Heron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park Date: February 18, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Brooklyn: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park Date: February 18, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/recycletoart Date: February 18, 2015

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Manhattan: Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-manhattan-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-manhattan-central-park Date: February 18, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dickens: A Celebration In Pictures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures Date: February 19, 2015

We're celebrating the author's birthday with illustrations of his most important literary works, exhibiting at the Poe Park Visitor Center's gallery. The exhibit offers a selection of works provided by Childrens Book Illustrators Group, featuring works of art from 14 illustrators. This exhibition will particularly appeal to children and is great for the entire family, with programming designed for visitors ages 5 and up. NYC Parks is partnering with Childrens Book Illustrators Group for this exhibition. Contributers include literary historian, Michael Patrick Hearn and biographer and literary scholar Fred Kaplan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cd2383969ba.jpg Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Hike to Bucks Hollow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/hike-to-bucks-hollow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/hike-to-bucks-hollow Date: February 19, 2015

In the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of the Sheep is also referred to as the Year of the Goat. How are the Greenbelt and goats connected? Find out on this invigorating 60-90 minute hike through the central Greenbelt.

Learn about the farms that once occupied this area and discover ruins and other clues about Staten Island's pastoral past. This program is suitable for ages 7 years and up.

Registration is required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Adventures: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/outdoor-adventures-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/outdoor-adventures-conference-house-park Date: February 19, 2015

This nature hike is appropriate for all ages. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Presidents Week at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/presidents-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/presidents-week Date: February 19, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Presidents Week for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center and Lefferts Historic House.

Alliance Nature Programs
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Winter in the Wild, 12–3 p.m.: Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are up to this winter. Join Alliance educators to discover the winter survival strategies of animals that live in Prospect Park. Enjoy nature games, naturalist-led tours, and more!
  • Great Backyard Bird Count, 3–4 p.m.: Where are winter finches and other visiting species? Help Alliance naturalists track North American bird populations; see if late winter movements of songbirds and waterfowl are as far north as they were last year, and if winter weather influenced the region's bird populations.

Coming in from the Cold, 1–4 p.m.
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

Come to Lefferts Historic House for some great indoor fun. Learn how to play Nine-Man Morris and make your very own playing board to take home.

Historic House Tours, 1–3:30 p.m.
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

View significant artifacts from 19th century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820s bedroom. Tours every half hour.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in the Bronx: Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-van-cortlandt-park Date: February 19, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Queens: Forest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-queens-forest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-queens-forest-park Date: February 19, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7007, -73.855 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Staten Island: Blue Heron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park Date: February 19, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Brooklyn: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park Date: February 19, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrating Black History Month through Famous Words]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/celebrating-black-history-month-through-famous-words1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/celebrating-black-history-month-through-famous-words1 Date: February 19, 2015

In this free event, kids from the community are welcome to reflect on Black History Month with us. They'll be reading literature from African-Americans who made important contributions to the civil rights movement.

For more information, please call Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center at (718) 543-8672.

Start time: 1:15 pm

End time: 2:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 1:15 pm 2:15 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/storytime-craft-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/storytime-craft-qbg Date: February 19, 2015

Bring your little gardeners and nature lovers to QBG for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity (while supplies last).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-19 2015-02-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Manhattan: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-manhattan-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-manhattan-inwood-hill-park Date: February 19, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrating Black History Month through Famous Words]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/celebrating-black-history-month-through-famous-words http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/celebrating-black-history-month-through-famous-words Date: February 19, 2015

In this free event, kids from the community are welcome to reflect on Black History Month with us. They'll be reading literature from African-Americans who made important contributions to the civil rights movement.

For more information, please call Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center at (718) 543-8672.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Dickens: A Celebration In Pictures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures Date: February 20, 2015

We're celebrating the author's birthday with illustrations of his most important literary works, exhibiting at the Poe Park Visitor Center's gallery. The exhibit offers a selection of works provided by Childrens Book Illustrators Group, featuring works of art from 14 illustrators. This exhibition will particularly appeal to children and is great for the entire family, with programming designed for visitors ages 5 and up. NYC Parks is partnering with Childrens Book Illustrators Group for this exhibition. Contributers include literary historian, Michael Patrick Hearn and biographer and literary scholar Fred Kaplan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cd2383969ba.jpg Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Presidents Week at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/presidents-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/presidents-week Date: February 20, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Presidents Week for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center and Lefferts Historic House.

Alliance Nature Programs
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Winter in the Wild, 12–3 p.m.: Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are up to this winter. Join Alliance educators to discover the winter survival strategies of animals that live in Prospect Park. Enjoy nature games, naturalist-led tours, and more!
  • Great Backyard Bird Count, 3–4 p.m.: Where are winter finches and other visiting species? Help Alliance naturalists track North American bird populations; see if late winter movements of songbirds and waterfowl are as far north as they were last year, and if winter weather influenced the region's bird populations.

Coming in from the Cold, 1–4 p.m.
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

Come to Lefferts Historic House for some great indoor fun. Learn how to play Nine-Man Morris and make your very own playing board to take home.

Historic House Tours, 1–3:30 p.m.
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

View significant artifacts from 19th century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820s bedroom. Tours every half hour.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in the Bronx: Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-the-bronx-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-the-bronx-pelham-bay-park Date: February 20, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Queens: Alley Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-queens-alley-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-queens-alley-pond-park Date: February 20, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Staten Island: Blue Heron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park Date: February 20, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Brooklyn: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park Date: February 20, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Traditional Chinese Dance Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/traditional-chinese-dance-worksop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/traditional-chinese-dance-worksop Date: February 20, 2015

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Young Dancers in Repertory's Chinese Dance Workshop. Learn traditional moves and learn the history of the dances.

This workshop is facilitated by Trayer Run-Kowzun and is as follows:

4 - 7 year olds: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

7 year & older : 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 702-7155

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/seasonal-crafts Date: February 20, 2015

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Manhattan: Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-manhattan-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-manhattan-central-park Date: February 20, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dickens: A Celebration In Pictures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures Date: February 21, 2015

We're celebrating the author's birthday with illustrations of his most important literary works, exhibiting at the Poe Park Visitor Center's gallery. The exhibit offers a selection of works provided by Childrens Book Illustrators Group, featuring works of art from 14 illustrators. This exhibition will particularly appeal to children and is great for the entire family, with programming designed for visitors ages 5 and up. NYC Parks is partnering with Childrens Book Illustrators Group for this exhibition. Contributers include literary historian, Michael Patrick Hearn and biographer and literary scholar Fred Kaplan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cd2383969ba.jpg Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Eagles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/birding-eagles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/birding-eagles Date: February 21, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

Winter is a spectacular season for observing bald eagles in New York City parks. Join us for this early morning program and enjoy learning more about the natural history and basic biology of bald eagles. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

We offer birding programs throughout the year. These programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8673, -73.929 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: A Desert Under Glass]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass Date: February 21, 2015

Go on a visit to Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House—housed in one wing of the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory—and leave winter behind.

Spend some time sketching and painting our exotic desert dwellers, then, using sand and tempera paint, make a desert mirage.

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

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c144965e4c4.jpg Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Arts & Crafts and Games for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/artscraftsgame-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/artscraftsgame-day Date: February 21, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Crafts, and Game Day with Princess for Lifetime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime Date: February 21, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Dickens Picture Book Reading & Art Project with T.T. Tyler]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/dickens-picture-book-reading-art-project-with-tt-tyler http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/dickens-picture-book-reading-art-project-with-tt-tyler Date: February 21, 2015

Enjoy a Dickens picture book story and have fun creating art with T.T.Tyler (ages 3 & up).

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Sunset Park Lunar New Year Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/sunset-park-lunar-new-year-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/sunset-park-lunar-new-year-celebration Date: February 21, 2015

Welcome the Lunar New Year at Sunset Park Recreation Center! This annual event features Chinese folk performances, martial arts demonstrations, games for children, giveaways, and the Lion Dance.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-0567

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Owls and Pellets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/natures-workshop-owls-and-pellets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/natures-workshop-owls-and-pellets Date: February 21, 2015

Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in-park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. The centers serve as starting points for walking tours and workshop sites for educational programs for the whole family.

This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:42 EDT