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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

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Jan 24

Introduction to Sign Language: Adults

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Adults of all abilities are welcome to join in learning basic sign language (the alphabet, vocabulary, and how to build simple phrases using American Sign Language).
Free!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Jan 27

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, January 28, 2017

Jan 28

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 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 28

Winter Family Program: The World of Bugs

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Bugs are all around us! Come explore the World of Bugs by examining the parts of a squirmy earthworm and make a home to collect critters in your neighborhoods!

Best For
Kids
Jan 28

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.
Before they could fight for our freedom, harsh winters forced the Continental Army to fight for their lives. Learn about their secrets of survival during this arduous time of battle.
Free!

Jan 28

Free Film Screening: The Birth of A Nation

at Lewis H Latimer House , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
n celebration of Black History Month and the Martin Luther King Jr. Day, you are cordially invited to a free screening of the 2016 period drama "The Birth of A Nation".
Free!

Jan 28

Arts, Culture & Fun: Talking Inspirations: Oysters

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
For centuries, oysters have had the power to sustain and delight, inspiring writers and artists, home cooks and four-star chefs, laborers and gourmands, and everyone in between. In…
Free!

Jan 28

Living with Deer

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
We will play a Deer Survival Game and find signs of deer in the park, hike outdoors, and share five tips to follow to promote a healthy coexistence with these animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Jan 29

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 29

Women's Self Defense Workshops

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval) , Bronx

11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
These six classes will show self defense moves and discuss the threats faced by females.
Free!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Jan 31

Introduction to Sign Language: Adults

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Adults of all abilities are welcome to join in learning basic sign language (the alphabet, vocabulary, and how to build simple phrases using American Sign Language).
Free!

Jan 31

Know your Financial Rights

at Williamsbridge Oval , Bronx

11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
NYC Financial Justice will be coming to Williamsbridge Oval to speak about unfair financial practices. You are also welcome to bring your own questions.
Free!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Feb 2

Forest Explorers Open House

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Join us for a morning of exploration and outdoor fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 2

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 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 3, 2017

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.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Feb 4

GreenThumb Workshop: Organizing for Garden Success: Panel and Q&A

at GreenThumb Office , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
In this workshop, come hear the success stories of three gardens that have overcome conflict by creating group structure and bylaws.
Free!

Feb 4

Central Park Tour: Secrets of the Southwest Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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 4

Winter Family Program: Tabletop Gardening

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
In this Tabletop Gardening class, participants will get to learn about all the different way to grow plants and even plant a few to take home!

Best For
Kids
Feb 4

MMM, Maples

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn about the process of "sugaring," how to identify the official tree of New York State, try out your new maple sugaring knowledge on a tree stump, and taste some maple treats!

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Event

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Feb 5

Women's Self Defense Workshops

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval) , Bronx

11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
These six classes will show self defense moves and discuss the threats faced by females.
Free!

Feb 5

Seal Exploration

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Winter is an amazing time of year to observe seals in the NY harbor estuary. You may be surprised by what looks like a rock in the distance, is actually a healthy seal.
Free!

Feb 5

Fire Making Skills

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors.
Free!

Feb 5

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!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Feb 7

Introduction to Sign Language: Adults

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Adults of all abilities are welcome to join in learning basic sign language (the alphabet, vocabulary, and how to build simple phrases using American Sign Language).
Free!

Feb 7

GreenThumb Workshop: Sharing Our Farm Traditions

at Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground) , Brooklyn

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
The goal of this workshop is to connect and educate participants on the diversity of gardening traditions among GreenThumb gardeners.
Free!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Feb 9

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 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 9

Arts, Culture & Fun: Inspire You series with Aubrey Lynch

at Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join us for a special dance workshop with Aubrey Lynch, Director of Dance at The Harlem School of the Arts.
Free!

Friday, February 10, 2017

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.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Feb 11

Science Discovery Workshop

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Engage in fun science experiments and games to learn about the wonders of nature. Experiments will be enjoyable for all ages and all equipment will be provided.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 11

Winter Journal Writing

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Create a field guide journal with an artistic twist, chronicling the changes of the winter season with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 11

Historic New York: Foundations of Inwood

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Inwood Hill Park is a living piece of old New York. Join the Urban Park Rangers and discover the wonderful history behind Inwood Hill Park.
Free!

Feb 11

Living with Urban Coyotes

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 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!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Feb 12

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Feb 12

Winter Tree ID (Light Hike)

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Whether on the street or in the woods, the Urban Park Rangers will show distinguishable characteristics for identifying trees in the winter.
Free!

Feb 12

Women's Self Defense Workshops

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval) , Bronx

11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
These six classes will show self defense moves and discuss the threats faced by females.
Free!

Feb 12

Nature Exploration (Moderate Hike)

at Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head.
Free!

Feb 12

Storytime & Craft

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring seasonal nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 12

Treasures in the Attic

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park) , Queens

3:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Join King Manor’s curator Kelsey Brow in our historic kitchen as she discusses objects in the museum’s collection related to drinks from the 1800s.

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Event

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Feb 14

Introduction to Sign Language: Adults

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Adults of all abilities are welcome to join in learning basic sign language (the alphabet, vocabulary, and how to build simple phrases using American Sign Language).
Free!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Feb 16

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 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 17, 2017

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

Dark Days of Winter Candlelight Ghost Tour of 'Manhattan’s Most Haunted House'

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where seven family members died, and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Feb 18

Central Park Tour: Secrets of the Southwest Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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 18

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.
Whether on the street or in the woods, the Urban Park Rangers will show distinguishable characteristics for identifying trees in the winter.
Free!

Feb 18

Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
We’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 18

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.
Drop-in and discover the origins of the owl’s diet and find out some interesting facts about these nocturnal predators.
Free!

Feb 18

Heather Garden Pollinators Presentation with Leslie Day

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 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

The Night Sky

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Feb 19

Animal Tracking

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 a.m.
Learn to identify animals tracks to understand animal behavior.
Free!

Feb 19

Living with White-Tailed Deer

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence.
Free!

Feb 19

Women's Self Defense Workshops

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval) , Bronx

11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
These six classes will show self defense moves and discuss the threats faced by females.
Free!

Feb 19

Natural Plant Cordage

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Rangers and learn the value of cordage's role in history.
Free!

Feb 19

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.
Learn how to identify animals tracks to understand animal behavior.
Free!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Feb 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.

Feb 20

Discovery Walks for Families: Balto's Winter Wonderland

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
What Central Park Secrets are revealed in the winter? With Central Park’s most famous canine resident leading the way, we’ll explore the Park’s wintery landscape to…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 20

Wild in Winter: Mid-Winter Recess in Prospect park

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 20

Discovery Walks for Families: Balto's Winter Wonderland

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
What Central Park Secrets are revealed in the winter? With Central Park’s most famous canine resident leading the way, we’ll explore the Park’s wintery landscape to…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 20

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!

Best For
Kids
Feb 20

Kids Week Staten Island: Living with Deer

at Bloomingdale Park Playground (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!

Best For
Kids
Feb 20

Kids Week Brooklyn: Find My Way - Maps and Compasses

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
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 20

Kids Week Manhattan: Geology

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 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

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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

Introduction to Sign Language: Adults

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Adults of all abilities are welcome to join in learning basic sign language (the alphabet, vocabulary, and how to build simple phrases using American Sign Language).
Free!

Feb 21

Kids Week Staten Island: Animal Tracks

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
On this Urban Park Ranger-led walk, kids will discover and follow different footprints of wild animals and see where they lead to.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 21

Wild in Winter: Mid-Winter Recess in Prospect park

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 21

Celebrate Black History Month: George Washington Carver Workshop

at Queens Botanical Garden Parking Garden , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Students will follow in Dr. Carver’s steps, using plants to paint and to create a healing lotion to take home.

Feb 21

Kids Week Brooklyn: 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 21

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.
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 21

Kids Week Manhattan: Reptiles and Amphibians

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join our Urban Park Rangers to learn about the unique characteristics of reptiles and amphibians.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Feb 22

Wild in Winter: Mid-Winter Recess in Prospect park

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 22

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.
The Urban Park Rangers will show you a fantastic example of an active red-tail nest and discuss the life cycles and habits of these spectacular urban predators.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 22

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 22

Kids Week Queens: Nature Exploration

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
You never know what you may observe on these nature exploration hikes lead by the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 22

Kids Week Manhattan: Trees and Winter Wildlife Walk

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a winter walk looking for wildlife clues while identifying winter trees.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Feb 23

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 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 23

Wild in Winter: Mid-Winter Recess in Prospect park

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 23

NYC Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: I Heart Worms for Families

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Did you know that worms have five pairs of hearts? This unique hands-on workshop introduces kids (ages 5 and up) to the life of indoor composting (red wiggler) worms.

Best For
Kids
Feb 23

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.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 23

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 23

Kids Week Brooklyn: Build a Bird Feeder

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 bird feeder for your own backyard.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 23

Kids Week Queens: Native American Pathways

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This program highlights the history and culture of the Native Americans.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 23

Kids Week Manhattan: Eagles and Winter Birds

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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

Friday, February 24, 2017

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

Wild in Winter: Mid-Winter Recess in Prospect park

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 24

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.

Feb 24

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 Rangers lead you through this diverse woodland, discover different animal tracks, plants, and natural wonders that the Native Americans would use in their everyday lives.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 24

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 24

Kids Week Queens: Gather Around the Campfire

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for an afternoon of fun and outdoor activities as we gather round the campfire and enjoy the outdoors.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 24

Kids Week Manhattan: Owl Pellets and Animal Tracking

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a walk while looking for signs of owls and other winter animals.
Free!

Best For
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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Feb 25

GreenThumb Workshop: Fruit Tree Pruning

at Adlai E. Stevenson High School , Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Learn why fruit trees need annual pruning for the best production. Discover and practice how to prune the different types of fruit trees at the ideal time of year.
Free!

Feb 25

Natural Fiber Workshop

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!

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Kids
Feb 25

Fire Making Skills

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Participants will learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors.
Free!

Feb 25

Historic New York: Fort Totten

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
A pristine stretch surrounding a preserved Civil War fortress, Fort Totten Park provides a fascinating glimpse into New York's past.
Free!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Feb 26

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Feb 26

Birding: Owls

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers will take you out and guide you on your quest to spot winter owls.
Free!

Feb 26

Winter Tree ID (light)

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn how to ID a tree by the bark, buds, and other distinctive characteristics. Enjoy the subtle beauty of trees in winter.
Free!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Feb 28

Introduction to Sign Language: Adults

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Adults of all abilities are welcome to join in learning basic sign language (the alphabet, vocabulary, and how to build simple phrases using American Sign Language).
Free!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Mar 7

Introduction to Sign Language: Adults

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Adults of all abilities are welcome to join in learning basic sign language (the alphabet, vocabulary, and how to build simple phrases using American Sign Language).
Free!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Mar 14

Introduction to Sign Language: Adults

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Adults of all abilities are welcome to join in learning basic sign language (the alphabet, vocabulary, and how to build simple phrases using American Sign Language).
Free!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Mar 18

Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
We’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Mar 21

Introduction to Sign Language: Adults

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Adults of all abilities are welcome to join in learning basic sign language (the alphabet, vocabulary, and how to build simple phrases using American Sign Language).
Free!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Mar 25

GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference

at Hostos Community College , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come celebrate the official kickoff of the community gardening season in New York City! The day will be packed with more than 30 workshops on garden-related topics.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Mar 28

Introduction to Sign Language: Adults

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Adults of all abilities are welcome to join in learning basic sign language (the alphabet, vocabulary, and how to build simple phrases using American Sign Language).
Free!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Apr 15

Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
We’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 20, 2017

May 20

Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
We’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Jun 17

Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
We’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Jul 15

Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
We’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Aug 19

Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
We’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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