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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

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Dec26

Kids Week: Wilderness Survival Skills

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
On this fun, family-friendly program (recommended ages 8 and up) you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec26

Kids Week: Nature Exploration Hike for Kids

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The natural world is the best playground in New York City. Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike through the wonders of Alley Pond Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec26

Kids Week: All About Owls

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Whooo knows what we will find as we look through owl pellet's and learn more about the adaptions of owls!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec26

Kids Week: Nature Crafts Workshop

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Create crafts using natural materials found outdoors with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec26

Kids Week: Nature Crafts Workshop

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Create crafts using natural materials found outdoors with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Dec27

Kids Week: Ranger Games

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Spend an afternoon of fun with the Urban Park Rangers playing and learning new and exciting nature games.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec27

Kids Week: Winter Scavenger Hunt

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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
Dec27

Kids Week: 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
Dec27

Kids Week: Campfire Activities

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join us for campfire activities around a colonial hearth. Learn about campfire safety and sing along to some fun campfire songs with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec27

Kids Week: Winter Wildlife Hike for Kids

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 signs of wildlife.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, December 28, 2018

Dec28

Kids Week: Nature Crafts Workshop

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Create crafts using natural materials found outside with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec28

Kids Week: Campfire Activities

at Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for an afternoon of fun and outdoor activities as we gather around the campfire and enjoy the outdoors.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec28

Kids Week: Winter Scavenger Hunt

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

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
Dec28

Kids Week: Build a Birdfeeder

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 build a birdfeeder for your own back yard.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec28

Kids Week: Sounds of Nature

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers in discovering music in nature by using natural materials and exploring the sounds inside the park.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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