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Fall Foliage

Leaves in their fall colors

Every autumn, New York City's thousands of trees burst into a riot of colors. Come out and enjoy the view, by taking a tour of some of the season's most picturesque parks, or joining in a fall foliage-themed art class. To read more about fall foliage season, visit our Fall Foliage in Parks page.

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Fall Foliage Events

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Oct17

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland. Highlights of this tour include the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Oct18

Foliage Tour at Randall's Island Park

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Learn more about the colorful changes happening on the island in the fall on this guided foliage tour!
Free!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Oct19

Nature Art

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)Bronx

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Using nature from we will be creating picture frames. Shelton will show how some simple tools can turn nature into art. Youth can bring some of their own supplies that they…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Oct20

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Woodland Wonderland - The Ramble

at Loeb Boathouse (in Central Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct20

Nature Photography: Fort Tryon Park

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Photographer Michael Palma Mir will discuss nature photography strategies using Fort Tryon Park and its many vistas as inspiration.
Free!

Oct20

Watercolor Workshop: Autumn Colors

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
In this seasonal series of classes, learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors with artist Chemin Hsiao. This class draws inspiration from the changing color of fall foliage.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Oct21

Fall Harvest: Apples, Corn and Pumpkins

at Alley Pond Environmental CenterQueens

10:30 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Celebrate the fall harvest with some healthy snacks & sharing treats with some furry animal guests. Paint with fall fruits and enjoy a nature walk looking for fall colors.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Oct25

Foliage Tour at Randall's Island Park

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Learn more about the colorful changes happening on the island in the fall on this guided foliage tour!
Free!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Oct27

Walk the High Bridge and Explore Nearby

at Northeast corner of 168 Street and St. Nicholas AvenueManhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
You will hear the tale of the Old Croton Aqueduct then wind back to the gorgeous Jumel Terrace Historic District, Trinity Cemetery (resting place of Ed Koch and John James Audubon), and to hidden Audubon Terrace.
Free!

Oct27

Van Cortlandt Super Hike (Vigorous)

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This challenging eight-mile hike winds its way through most of the park's many diverse forests and ecosystems. Registration is required.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Oct28

Fall Foliage Hike: Crotona Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Oct31

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.
Free!

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Nov 3

Family Art Project: Dances with Leaves

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Find an assortment of freshly-fallen leaves to be the subject of fresh, bright prints. Roll up leaves with ink and layer leaf prints, or add punched-paper leaf shapes in artful arrangements.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 3

Fall Foliage Hike: Highland Park

at Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Our park rangers will explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our forests.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov 3

Fall Foliage Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy colorful foliage at its seasonal peak. Senior Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day shares some of his favorite trees and shrubs in their vibrant fall finery.

Nov 3

Foliage Tour at Randall's Island Park

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn more about the colorful changes happening on the island in the fall on this guided foliage tour!
Free!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Nov 4

Family Art Project: Dances with Leaves

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Toss fall leaves in the wind, or walk through a giant leaf pile. Find an assortment of freshly fallen leaves to be the subject of fresh, bright prints.

Best For
Kids
Nov 4

Autumn Highlights Garden Tour with Public Garden Designer Ronda M. Brands

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join public garden designer Ronda M. Brands for a behind-the-scenes look at the particular design emphasis on the garden’s autumn assets.
Free!

Nov 4

Fall Foliage Hike: Trees of Herbert Von King Park

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.
Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in Herbert Von King Park.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov 4

15-Minute Mini Garden Photo Sessions

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

1:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Receive eight (8) photos of your family with beautiful fall foliage as your backdrop.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Nov 5

Members Trip: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

at Wave HillBronx This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Experience the history and vivid fall scenery of the Hudson Valley on a special walking tour of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Set alongside the picturesque Pocantico River, this celebrated…

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Nov 7

Fall Foliage Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy colorful foliage at its seasonal peak. Senior Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day shares some of his favorite trees and shrubs in their vibrant fall finery.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Nov10

Foliage Tour at Randall's Island Park

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn more about the colorful changes happening on the island in the fall on this guided foliage tour!
Free!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Nov11

Fall Foliage Hike: Northeast Forest

at 242nd Street and Van Cortlandt Park East (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Let our Urban Park Ranger's explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov11

Fall Foliage Canoeing

at Clove Lakes ParkStaten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon of canoeing while our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov11

Fall Foliage Hike: Trees of Prospect Park

at Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Nov18

Art Workshop: Fall Botanicals in Gouache

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

9:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn techniques of dry brush, glazing, mixing and experimenting with semi-transparent and semi-opaque gouache.

Nov18

Fall Foliage Photography Hike

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan

3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Bring your own digital camera or smartphone to capture the beauty of Central Park during the golden hour before sunset.
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, November 23, 2018

Nov23

Black Friday Hike: Central Park South to North Hike

at Doris Freedman Plaza (in Central Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Get outside and have your walking shoes ready as the Urban Park Rangers hike with you through iconic and natural areas throughout Central Park.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov23

Black Friday Hike: Greenbelt

at LaTourette Park Parking Lot

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City on the Greenbelt's White Trail.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov23

Black Friday Hike: Prospect Park

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Step back in time with a walk through Brooklyn’s oldest remaining forest.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov23

Black Friday Hike: Northwest Woods

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join us and obverse how the flora and fauna change while we pass through these varied ecosystems.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov23

Black Friday Hike: Hunter Island Hike

at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)Bronx 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 from the world to clear your head. Moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced on rugged terrain.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Nov25

Salt Marsh Exploration Hike

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.
Free!

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