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Education

New York City's parks are a natural classroom. Enjoy this opportunity to learn through free and hands-on lectures on nature, history, gardening, and much more.

Education Events

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Jan 17

Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. Use the signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided.
Free!

Jan 17

Le Petit Art - Adults

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art.
Free!

Jan 17

The Climate Reality Project Presentation

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for an eye-opening presentation and a discussion about how everyone can engage to help solve the climate crisis.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan 17

The Farm to Garden Movement—Deborah Needleman, in conversation with Sarah Ryhanen and Jenny Elliott

at NY School of Interior Design , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Sarah Ryhanen and Jenny Elliott, in discussion with writer and editor Deborah Needleman, show slides of their work as they talk about the latest trends in flowers, floristry and growing.

Jan 17

ConEdison Family Science Nights: Animal Adaptations

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Investigate what equips animals to survive, including an up-close look at some live animals!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Jan 18

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jan 18

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
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.
Free!

Jan 18

People Power Within NYC Local Government

at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Learn about the roles and responsibilities of key city government departments and officials – in particular those who have funding and oversight on issues that impact the work of gardeners.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan 18

Seed Starting Workshop

at Carl Grillo Glasshouse (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Start spring early and get a head start on growing with seeds and plant cuttings. Learn strategies for good seed germination, including scarification and stratification methods.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Jan 19

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jan 19

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the southwestern corner of Central Park. Tour includes the Maine Monument, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.
Free!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Jan 20

Art Workshop: Art Meets Science—Portraits of Giant Insects

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Meet artist and entomologist Lawrence Forcella, founder of God of Insects, and find out what it’s like to study, collect, breed and “wrangle” insects from around the world.

Jan 20

Farmhouse Family Day

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jan 20

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jan 20

How to Use Your Brown Bin

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Come learn tips and tricks for keeping your trash, recycling, and organics areas clean and easy to manage.
Free!

Jan 20

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location , H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jan 20

Survival Series #1: Fire Making Skills

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.
Free!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Jan 21

St. George Street Tree Care

at 78 Richmond Terrace , Staten Island

9:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Come work with NYC Parks Stewardship to care for local street trees!
Free!

Jan 21

Family Cooking Class

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Allergic to Salad for a monthly farm-to-table cooking experience to introduce your family to all aspects of cooking. Enjoy a tasty treat you make for lunch.

Best For
Kids
Jan 21

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jan 21

Historic New York: Split Rock

at Split Rock Golf House (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Split Rock has been a Pelham landmark, some say, for as long as there has been a Pelham.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan 21

Finding Your Way: Maps and Compasses

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Use provided maps and compasses to locate hidden markers in the park.
Free!

Jan 21

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the southwestern corner of Central Park. Tour includes the Maine Monument, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.
Free!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Jan 23

Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)

at Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Jan 24

Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. Use the signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided.
Free!

Jan 24

Le Petit Art - Adults

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art.
Free!

Jan 24

Arts. Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark with a Watercolor Class

at Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Learn how to use lines, shapes, and colors to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the two-hour session. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome.
Free!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Jan 25

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jan 25

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the southwestern corner of Central Park. Tour includes the Maine Monument, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.
Free!

Jan 25

UnCommon Pages Bookmaking Workshop

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Learn about the Freshkills Park transformation and create your very own field notebook using paper that’s made from plants at the park!
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, January 26, 2018

Jan 26

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jan 26

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
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.
Free!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Jan 27

Inwood Hill Park Winter Walk with Expert Naturalist Mike Feller

at 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join Mike Feller for a walk in the woods to see how nature copes with the short days and low temperature of winter and how it prepares for the coming spring.
Free!

Jan 27

Forest Park Trail Work

at Metropolitan Ave & Forest Park Drive (in Forest Park) , Queens

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect forested areas in Forest Park!
Free!

Jan 27

CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jan 27

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location , H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jan 27

Historic New York: Survival During the American Revolution

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Harsh winters forced the Continental Army to fight for their lives. Learn about their secrets of survival during this arduous time and strife in American history.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan 27

Animal Adaptations

at Union Turnpike and 196th Street , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Adaptations are special characteristic that enable plants and animals to be successful in a particular environment. Our park rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots.
Free!

Jan 27

UnCommon Pages Bookmaking Workshop

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn about the Freshkills Park transformation and create your very own field notebook using paper that’s made from plants at the park!
Free!

Jan 27

Bookmaking Workshop with Freshkills Park

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Hear a brief overview of the Freshkills Park, then learn about native and invasive plants, observe plant samples, and make a field notebook using paper made from invasive phragmites!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jan 27

Henna Workshop II

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
In this class, learn how to control the henna cone and other techniques of applying henna. You will become familiar with the unique characteristics of various regional styles.

Jan 27

Cooking Demo: Barking up the Right Tree—Cooking with Cinnamon

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Originating in East Asia, cinnamon has been used throughout the world for centuries. Watch—and taste—as a chef from Great Performances demonstrates some cinnamon-laced delicacies.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Jan 28

Art Workshop: Dronescapes—Sketching from a Bird’s-Eye Perspective

at Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join artist Jessica Rohrer in her Winter Workspace studio and experiment with perspective using drone-captured images and create ink drawings of Wave Hill from a bird’s-eye view.

Jan 28

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jan 28

Winter Survival Skills

at 43rd Street and Seventh Avenue (in Sunset Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn ways to stay warm and sruvive in harsh winter weather.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan 28

Winter Tree ID (Light)

at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll with the Urban Park Rangers while learning how to identify a tree in the winter by the bark, buds, and other distinctive characteristics
Free!

Jan 28

Living with White-Tailed Deer

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.
Free!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Jan 31

Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. Use the signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided.
Free!

Jan 31

Le Petit Art - Adults

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art.
Free!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Feb 1

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 1

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

at 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Must See
Event

Friday, February 2, 2018

Feb 2

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Feb 3

Family Art Project: Coyote and Owl Fixtures and Tricksters

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Create a fanciful, wintery tableau of simple, paper puppets and shadowy scenes that capture your own make-believe owl and coyote mythology.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 3

Coyote and Owl Info Station

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Check out skulls, feathers, pelts and other owl and coyote paraphernalia with environmental educators from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 3

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 3

Owl Pellet Dissection

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Drop in for this exploratory workshop with naturalist Gabriel Willow and discover the origins of the owl’s diet.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 3

Nature Talk: Coyotes in Riverdale

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Coyotes have made a home right here in the Bronx. Hear how trained dogs are helping us learn about Riverdale’s coyotes and how we can safely coexist with these clever canines.
Free!

Feb 3

Living with Urban Coyotes

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
This program will teach about the basics of coyote biology and the best tips for coexisting with coyotes in our urban environment.
Free!

Feb 3

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location , H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 3

Coyote Scat-Detection Dog Demonstration

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Watch a live training demonstration with the Gotham Coyote Project’s scat-detection dog. Learn how dogs are trained to help in the study of urban coyotes in NYC.

Best For
Kids
Feb 3

Outdoor Skills: Survival Series #2: Shelter Building

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Whether you are preparing for an extednded journey throuogh the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is perfect fit your you.
Free!

Feb 3

Black History Month: Bedford-Stuyvesant

at Clifton Place and Marcy Avenue (in Herbert Von King Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Discover the history of Bedford-Stuyvesant and the prominent African-American community leaders that had a positive impact on the neighborhood.
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 3

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the southwestern corner of Central Park. Tour includes the Maine Monument, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.
Free!

Feb 3

Nature Presentation: Owl Discovery

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Get an in-depth look into the fascinating world of local owls with environmental educators from Volunteers for Wildlife, a wildlife hospital and education center.

Best For
Kids

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Feb 4

Family Art Project: Coyote and Owl Fixtures and Tricksters

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Create a fanciful, wintery tableau of simple, paper puppets and shadowy scenes that capture your own make-believe owl and coyote mythology.

Best For
Kids
Feb 4

Coyote and Owl Info Station

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Check out skulls, feathers, pelts and other owl and coyote paraphernalia with environmental educators from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and the Urban Park Rangers.

Must See
Event
Feb 4

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 4

Owl Pellet Dissection

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Drop in for this exploratory workshop with naturalist Gabriel Willow and discover the origins of the owl’s diet.

Best For
Kids
Feb 4

Shelter Building

at East Drive and Lincoln Road (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.
Free!

Feb 4

Shelter Building

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? Develop skills that will help you create a shelter from natural and man-made objects.
Free!

Feb 4

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
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.
Free!

Feb 4

Nature Presentation: Owls—Raptors of the Night

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Discover how owls adapt to life in the forest and the city, with Carl Heitmuller, an environmental educator from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum.

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Feb 7

Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. Use the signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided.
Free!

Feb 7

Le Petit Art - Adults

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art.
Free!

Feb 7

Workshop: Intro to Fiscal Sponsorship

at The Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Is your park group looking for more fundraising and development opportunities but unsure if becoming a nonprofit is right for your group? Learn about an alternative: fiscal sponsorship!
Free!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Feb 8

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 8

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the southwestern corner of Central Park. Tour includes the Maine Monument, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.
Free!

Feb 8

Winter Rose Pruning Workshop

at Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center) , Staten Island

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Give your roses a great start for spring with a winter prune. Learn how to prepare your roses to bloom their best.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Feb 9

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 9

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
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.
Free!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Feb 10

Highbridge Winter Walk with Expert Naturalist Mike Feller

at W 158th Street and Edgecombe Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Bundle up, bring a hot beverage and explore signs of invasive species and their effects on the Highbridge Park landscape, and wildlife’s winter adaptations.
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 10

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 10

WormShop (NYC Compost Project)

at Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This free workshop will teach you how to set up and care for a worm bin, as well as how to harvest and use vermicompost.
Free!

Feb 10

Survival Skills: Fire Making

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Recommended for ages 8 years old and older.
Free!

Feb 10

Winter Workspace Session 1 Open House

at Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Individual artists share their studio practice with the public on this open studio day.

Feb 10

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location , H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 10

Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)

at Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.
Free!

Feb 10

Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark with a Watercolor Class

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Learn how to use lines, shapes, and colors to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the two-hour session.
Free!

Feb 10

Winter Watercolor Workshop I

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
In this introductory class, learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors with artist Chemin Hsiao.

Feb 10

Astronomy: The Night Sky

at Great Lawn (in Central Park) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.
Free!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Feb 11

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 11

Ranger's Choice: George Wahington's Journey (Advanced)

at Winchester Boulevard, under Grand Central Parkway (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.1:30 p.m.
George Washington was our nation's first president. During his time as commander-in-chief, he was well traveled through our city. Learn of George Washington's travels through Long Island.
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 11

Ranger's Choice: Owls and Pellets

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Owl pellets are fascinating to investigate and analyze – be a scientist, by gently pulling the pellet apart to see what it is made from.
Free!

Feb 11

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the southwestern corner of Central Park. Tour includes the Maine Monument, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.
Free!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Feb 14

Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. Use the signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided.
Free!

Feb 14

Le Petit Art - Adults

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art.
Free!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Feb 15

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Feb 16

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 16

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the southwestern corner of Central Park. Tour includes the Maine Monument, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.
Free!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Feb 17

Farmhouse Family Day

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 17

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 17

Winter Tree ID (Light)

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city's urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head. Our light hike is a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths.
Free!

Feb 17

Black History Month: The Flushing Freedom Mile

at Daniel Carter Beard Mall , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Flushing was home to a famous African-American inventor, a passageway of the Underground Railroad, and has one of the city's few landmarked trees.
Free!

Feb 17

Black History Month: Sandy Ground

at Lenevar Avenue and Ramona Avenue (in Bloomingdale Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn more about one of the oldest surviving communities in the United States that was founded by African Americans prior to the American Civil War.
Free!

Feb 17

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location , H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 17

Espalier Fruit Tree Pruning

at Know Waste Lands Community Garden , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn how to prune and train young fruit trees to grow in interesting and beautiful patterns along walls and fences.
Free!

Feb 17

Survial Series #3: Staying Found and Signaling for Help

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.
Free!

Feb 17

Black History Month History Month: Seneca Village

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn about the lives of Seneca Village's residents in the 1800's and the community's place in pre-Central Park.
Free!

Feb 17

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
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.
Free!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Feb 18

Family Cooking Class

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Allergic to Salad for a monthly farm-to-table cooking experience to introduce your family to all aspects of cooking. Enjoy a tasty treat that you make for lunch.

Best For
Kids
Feb 18

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 18

Heather Garden Pollinators Presentation with Leslie Day

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join naturalist and author Leslie Day, to learn about the ecological relationship between pollinating animals and the flowers they depend upon for the nectar and pollen that is their food.
Free!

Feb 18

Winter Wildlife Animal Tracking

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
In this program, learn how to identify animal tracks to understand animal behavior.
Free!

Feb 18

The New York City Naturalist Club: Manhattan Rocks! Hike

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
The island of Manhattan is built on three strata know as Manhattan Schist, Inwood Marble, and Fordham Gneiss. Join our Urban Park Rangers on this one-way hike and find out why Manhattan Rocks!
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 18

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

at 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Feb 19

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
See sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer.

Feb 19

Kids Week Bronx: Orienteering for Kids

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
The Urban Park Rangers will teach you how to navigate to hidden objects placed around the park using a map and compass.
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 19

Kids Week Brooklyn: Finding Your Way

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Navigate your way through Marine Park. Learn how to use a map and compass for safe hiking, then try out your skills on an orienteering trail.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 19

Kids Week Manhattan: Geology

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a look into how geology influenced the landscape and design of New York City's Central Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 19

Kids Week Queens: Native American Games

at Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points in our city’s long history. This program highlights the history and culture of the Native Americans.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 19

Kids Week Staten Island: Living with Deer

at Lenevar Avenue and Ramona Avenue (in Bloomingdale Park) , Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
With the Urban Park Rangers we will look for, learn about, and discover the signs of white-tailed deer.
Free!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Feb 20

Celebrate Black History Month: George Washington Carver Workshop

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn how plants played a very important role in his early life and later achievements. Students will follow in Dr. Carver’s steps, using plants to paint and to create a healing lotion to take home.

Best For
Kids
Feb 20

Kids Week Brooklyln: Shelter Building

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Develop skills that will help you create a shelter from natural and man-made objects.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 20

Kids Week Brooklyn: Fort Greene History and Colonial Games

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Step back in time and play some colonial games. The history of Fort Greene Park provides the perfect backdrop as we experience what Colonial-era kids played during their free time.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 20

Kids Week Manhattan: Reptiles and Amphibians

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join our Urban Park Rangers to learn about the unique characteristics of reptiles and amphibians.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 20

Kids Week Queens: All About Bugs

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Insects are small animals with six legs and a hard outer shell called an exoskeleton. Want to learn more about bugs? Join the Urban Park Rangers for an afternnon of bug discovery!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 20

Kids Week Staten Island: Lenape Scavenger Hunt

at Prospect Avenue and Brentwood Avenue (in Allison Pond Park) , Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
As the Urban Park Rangers lead you through this diverse woodland, discover different animal tracks, plants, and natural wonders that the Native Americans would have used in their everyday lives.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Feb 21

Sea Shore Winter Walk and Coastal Arts and Crafts

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us for a winter recess family-friendly winter beach walk and arts and crafts workshop.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 21

Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. Use the signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided.
Free!

Feb 21

Le Petit Art - Adults

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art.
Free!

Feb 21

Kids Week Bronx: Birds of Prey

at Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for an afternoon and learn about eagles, hawks, and owls, and the important role they play in nature.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 21

Kids Week Manhattan: Trees and Winter Wildlife

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a winter walk looking for wildlife clues while identifying winter trees.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 21

Kids Week Staten Island: Tent Building

at Broadway and Wayne Street (in CPL. Thompson Park) , Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn a simple and fun way to put up a tent, identify nearby wildlife, and get some tips on camping with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 21

Sarah Raven: The Cutting Garden

at NY School of Interior Design , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Teacher and award-winning author Sarah Raven gives a talk on how to prepare, plant, maintain and harvest buckets of flowers from your garden with her best sowing and growing techniques.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Feb 22

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 22

I Heart Worms

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Did you know that worms have five pairs of hearts? This unique hands-on workshop introduces kids (aged five and older) to the life of red wiggler worms used for indoor composting.

Best For
Kids
Feb 22

Kids Week Bronx: Urban Forest Exploration

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Explore the areas where Native American settlements existed centuries before our great city existed. Walk through one of the most bio-diverse forests in NYC, including the majestic 450 year old "Granny Oak".
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 22

Kids Week Brooklyn: Birds of Prey

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for an afternoon and learn about eagles, hawks, and owls, and the important role they play in nature.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 22

Kids Week Brooklyn: Build a Birdfeeder

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn how to build a birdfeeder for your own back yard.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 22

Kids Week Manhattan: Bald Eagles

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Winter is a spectacular season for observing bald eagles in New York City parks. See if you can spot any on this adventure with our Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 22

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
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.
Free!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Feb 23

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 23

Winter Trees Workshop

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Explore and learn about our winter trees and their life cycle. Create a twig pendant to take home.

Best For
Kids
Feb 23

Kids Week Bronx: Winter Scavenger Hunt

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Winter season is unpredictable, but animals and plants adapt to the changes. Let's find some of these adaptations on a scavenger hunt through the trails in the park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 23

Kids Week Brooklyn: Knot Tying

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Do you know how to tie a square knot? How about a bowline knot? If you would like to learn, come join the Urban Park Rangers and find out how to tie these knots and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 23

Kids Week Manhattan: All About Owls

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Mysterious and nocturnal, owls hold a special place in our hearts and our minds. Learn more about this special family of birds and the different types of owls.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 23

Kids Week Staten Island: Animal Tracks

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join our Urban Park Rangers on a walk through Conference House Park to discover and follow different footprints of animals and see where they lead us.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Feb 24

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 24

Outdoor Skills: Fire Making

at Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.
Free!

Feb 24

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location , H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 24

Planting Design for Shaded Gardens

at McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
We’ll look at planting ideas for different types and degrees of shade then do a plan for shaded areas of the nearby Lentol Community Garden, mostly with native plants.
Free!

Feb 24

Black History Month: The Birthplace of Hip Hop

at Cedar Playground , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On August 11, 1973, hip hop was born in The Bronx. Join the Urban Park Rangers and learn about the history of the popular music genre that began as an underground urban movement.
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 24

Nature's Workshop: Natural Fibers

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn how to extract fiber and dyes from natural plants, and try your hand at tying and weaving techniques using cordage made from plant fiber.
Free!

Feb 24

Winter Watercolor Workshop II

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
In this class, artist Chemin Hsiao will work with you to explore the unique qualities of winter light and landscape through watercolor painting.

Feb 24

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the southwestern corner of Central Park. Tour includes the Maine Monument, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.
Free!

Feb 24

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
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.
Free!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Feb 25

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 25

Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday

at Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Artists in the Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors on this Drop-In Sunday.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Feb 27

Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)

at Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.
Free!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Feb 28

Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. Use the signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided.
Free!

Feb 28

Le Petit Art - Adults

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art.
Free!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Mar 3

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location , H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Mar 7

Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. Use the signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided.
Free!

Mar 7

Le Petit Art - Adults

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art.
Free!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Mar 10

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location , H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar 10

Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark with a Watercolor Class

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Learn how to use lines, shapes, and colors to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the two-hour session.
Free!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Mar 14

Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. Use the signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided.
Free!

Mar 14

Le Petit Art - Adults

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art.
Free!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Mar 17

Farmhouse Family Day

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar 17

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location , H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Mar 21

Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. Use the signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided.
Free!

Mar 21

Le Petit Art - Adults

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art.
Free!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Mar 24

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location , H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Mar 28

Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. Use the signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided.
Free!

Mar 28

Le Petit Art - Adults

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art.
Free!

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Mar 31

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location , H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Apr 7

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location , H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Apr 14

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location , H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Apr 21

Farmhouse Family Day

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 21

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location , H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Apr 28

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location , H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 5, 2018

May 5

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location , H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 12, 2018

May 12

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location , H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 19, 2018

May 19

Farmhouse Family Day

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 19

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location , H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 26, 2018

May 26

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location , H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Jun 2

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location , H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Jun 9

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location , H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Jun 16

Farmhouse Family Day

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 16

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location , H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Jun 23

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location , H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Jun 30

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location , H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Jul 21

Farmhouse Family Day

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Aug 18

Farmhouse Family Day

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Sep 15

Farmhouse Family Day

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Free!

Best For
Kids

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