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Kids Week

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Even when school's out, our parks are still the city's natural classroom! Bring your kids to parks throughout the city for Kids Week. With programs led by our Urban Park Rangers, kids will get to experience nature in a hands-on and fun way. They may never want to go back to class again! Ages 12 and under. To find more programs and activities for kids during the school break, please visit our School Break page.

Kids Week Events

Thursday, February 23, 2017

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 Staten Island: Nature Crafts

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 insects, animals, and pictures using natural materials that we find outside with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

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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

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 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!

Must See
Event
Feb 24

Living with White-Tailed Deer in NYC

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
At this family-friendly presentation, learn how NYC Parks and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation are working together to manage and protect the city's growing and diverse wildlife.
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
Kids

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