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Wild NYC is at the other end of your doorstep! Explore New York's urban forests, streams, and wildlife with these fun outdoor activities.

Nature Events

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Nov17

Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!
Free!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Nov18

Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!
Free!

Nov18

Riverdale Tree Planting

at Spaulding Lane Parking Lot (in Riverdale Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in Riverdale Park!
Free!

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

Family Art Project: Cornhusk Dolls

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Listen to Native American tales and hear about the power of a talking stick. Then tie and shape dried husks into a single, cornhusk doll or corny doll family.

Best For
Kids
Nov18

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.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.

Nov18

Developing an Eye for Nature

at Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on this hike that will teach you how to find the hidden gems within our urban environment.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov18

Floral Design: Holiday Centerpiece

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Try your hand at creating your own holiday centerpiece! Participants will be introduced to tips and techniques used by pros, and take home their own centerpiece. All materials included.

Best For
Kids
Nov18

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Nov18

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Nov18

Art in the Garden Closing Reception: Impressive Plants, Selections from Our Herbarium

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy one last look at the exhibit, Impressive Plants, Selections from Our Herbarium. Registration required.

Nov18

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

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
Nov18

Wilderness Skills: Fire Making

at Seuffert Bandshell Parking lot (in Forest Park)Queens

6:00 p.m.7:30 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!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Nov19

Open Garden Days: Colonial Herb Garden at the Historic Conference House

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Discover herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern United States, and herbs commonly used in Colonial America at the Colonial Herb Garden!
Free!

Nov19

Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!
Free!

Nov19

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Nov19

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Nov19

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and The Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Nov20

Open Garden Days: Colonial Herb Garden at the Historic Conference House

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Discover herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern United States, and herbs commonly used in Colonial America at the Colonial Herb Garden!
Free!

Nov20

Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!
Free!

Nov20

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Nov20

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Free!

Nov20

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Nov20

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (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.

Nov20

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park Tour – French (Française)

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Faire une visite guidée et laisser les Guides du Central Park Conservancy vous donner la vue de l’initié de quelques-unes des caractéristiques les plus emblématiques du meilleur parc urbain du monde.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Nov21

Open Garden Days: Colonial Herb Garden at the Historic Conference House

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Discover herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern United States, and herbs commonly used in Colonial America at the Colonial Herb Garden!
Free!

Nov21

Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!
Free!

Nov21

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Nov21

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Nov21

Con Edison Family Science Night: Geology

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

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Investigate geology to find out why science rocks! Experiment with earthquakes and eruptions, and exam rock samples to uncover some of earth's greatest mysteries.
Free!

Must See
Event

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Nov22

Open Garden Days: Colonial Herb Garden at the Historic Conference House

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Discover herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern United States, and herbs commonly used in Colonial America at the Colonial Herb Garden!
Free!

Nov22

Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!
Free!

Nov22

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Friday, November 23, 2018

Nov23

Open Garden Days: Colonial Herb Garden at the Historic Conference House

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Discover herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern United States, and herbs commonly used in Colonial America at the Colonial Herb Garden!
Free!

Nov23

Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!
Free!

Nov23

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Nov23

Black Friday Hike: The Alley Giant

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
The Alley Giant—a tulip tree—is the tallest and oldest living organism in the city. It is estimated to be between 350 and 450 years of age. Come meet a tree older than the United States
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov23

15th Annual Day After Thanksgiving Hike

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us for the annual day after Thanksgiving hike in the Greenbelt to the LaTourette House! This hike is over 2.5 hours and is moderately paced.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov23

Harlem Street Tree Care

at Fredrick Douglass Boulevard and 110th StreetManhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will learn how to aerate, cultivate, mulch, and identify street trees. They will also learn about the important roles street trees play in New York City.
Free!

Nov23

Forest Park Trail Work

at Seuffert Bandshell Parking lot (in Forest Park)Queens

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will learn how to close trails in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem.
Free!

Nov23

Black Friday Meditation

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Avoid “Black Friday” busyness! Join us for a community meditation focused on gratitude and clearing your mind of holiday clutter.

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

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

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
Nov23

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Nov23

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and The Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Nov24

Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!
Free!

Nov24

Family Art Project: Natural Weavings for Harvest Time

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Gather fall leaves, cones, pods, and seed heads. Weave them together to create a decorative wall hanging to celebrate the bounty and beauty of the season.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov24

Nature Exploration Hike

at Beach 35th Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)Queens

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, and discover our city’s urban forests.
Free!

Nov24

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
JJoin a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Free!

Nov24

The Pelham Bay Super Hike (Vigorous)

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

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. This challenging hike winds its way through many diverse forests and ecosystems in Pelham Bay Park.
Free!

Nov24

Ranger's Choice: Central Park Ranger Bike Tour

at Central ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Bike through Prospect Park while enjoying the sights and sounds of spring. Participants should bring their own bike and helmet. Registration is required. Registration opens on May 16.
Free!

Nov24

Animal of the Month Club: Turkey Vulture

at Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

Nov24

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Nov24

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Nov24

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, November 25, 2018

Nov25

Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!
Free!

Nov25

Family Art Project: Natural Weavings for Harvest Time

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Gather fall leaves, cones, pods, and seed heads. Weave them together with other materials from the gardens and meadows to create a decorative wall hanging.

Best For
Kids
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!

Nov25

Fall Wetlands

at Snug Harbor Road and Cottage Row Parking Lot (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Urban wetlands provide a variety of benefits, including improved water quality and storm water retention. They also serve as critical habitat for native wildlife.
Free!

Nov25

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Nov25

Birding: Owls

at Pelham Bay ParkBronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Lottery registration begins on Wednesday, November 14.
Free!

Nov25

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Nov25

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Nov25

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!

Nov25

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and The Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Monday, November 26, 2018

Nov26

Open Garden Days: Colonial Herb Garden at the Historic Conference House

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Discover herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern United States, and herbs commonly used in Colonial America at the Colonial Herb Garden!
Free!

Nov26

Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!
Free!

Nov26

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Nov26

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Nov26

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!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Nov27

Open Garden Days: Colonial Herb Garden at the Historic Conference House

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Discover herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern United States, and herbs commonly used in Colonial America at the Colonial Herb Garden!
Free!

Nov27

Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!
Free!

Nov27

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Nov27

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Free!

Nov27

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Nov27

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and The Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Nov28

Open Garden Days: Colonial Herb Garden at the Historic Conference House

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Discover herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern United States, and herbs commonly used in Colonial America at the Colonial Herb Garden!
Free!

Nov28

Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!
Free!

Nov28

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Nov28

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Nov28

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (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.

Nov28

Central Park Tour: The Ramble (Free)

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Free with registration. 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.
Free!

Nov28

Kids Seed Search

at Northwest Corner Seating Area (in Washington Square Park)Manhattan

3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Bring the kids to Washington Square Park to learn about the seeds that make the park bloom!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Nov29

Open Garden Days: Colonial Herb Garden at the Historic Conference House

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Discover herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern United States, and herbs commonly used in Colonial America at the Colonial Herb Garden!
Free!

Nov29

Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!
Free!

Nov29

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Nov29

Greenbelt Peepers Early Childhood Education Program

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

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Nov29

Greenbelt Tree Tots Early Childhood Education

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Nov29

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Nov29

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, November 30, 2018

Nov30

Open Garden Days: Colonial Herb Garden at the Historic Conference House

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Discover herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern United States, and herbs commonly used in Colonial America at the Colonial Herb Garden!
Free!

Nov30

Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!
Free!

Nov30

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Nov30

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Nov30

Nature Writing Workshop Series

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy a creative writing workshop designed for adults and seniors to express thoughts and feelings about nature through language.
Free!

Nov30

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Nov30

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and The Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Dec 1

Sunset Park Green Neighborhood: Street Tree Care

at 6th Avenue and 60th Street

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will learn how to aerate, cultivate, mulch, and identify street trees.
Free!

Dec 1

Rockaway Beach Piping Plover Fencing

at End of Beach 56th Street (in Rockaway Beach)Queens

9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the NYC Parks Stewardship Team as we care for the habitat and nesting grounds of endangered shorebirds and plants.
Free!

Dec 1

Family Art Project: The Wonder of the Wardian Case

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join visiting artist Jan Mun to create a Wardian case, a simple terrarium historically used to transport living plants from the far corners of the globe.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 1

Forest Bathing in Alley Pond Park

at Upper Alley Parking Lot (in Alley Pond Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Natural Areas Conservancy is pleased to offer an opportunity to try Forest Bathing in Queens' Alley Pond Park. After the walk, the event will conclude with a tea ceremony and a light snack.
Free!

Dec 1

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec 1

Wildlife Photography Hike

at Richmond Road and Douglas Road (in Udall's Park Preserve)Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger Nature Art and Photography programs allow you to interpret the natural world through artistic expression while learning about the local environment.
Free!

Dec 1

Nature Exploration: The Pine Trees of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
This program highlights the beauty of the Pinetum in Central Park and other pine trees throughout the park. Learn about the special adaptations and characteristics of pine trees and their evergreen cousins.
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 1

Animal Tracking

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island 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. On this program, learn to identify animals tracks to understand animal behavior.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 1

Wreath Making Workshop

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Create your own festive holiday wreath and learn about the types of conifers on a visit to Queens Botanical Garden’s Pinetum. All materials included.

Dec 1

Think Tank: Evergreen Experiments

at Alley Pond Environmental CenterQueens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Come test the chemical, structural, and biological properties of ancient evergreen species. We’ll be serving homemade, sweet white pine tea during our class.

Best For
Kids
Dec 1

Outdoor Skills: Orienteering and Compasses

at 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.
Free!

Dec 1

Seal Exploration

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 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!

Dec 1

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Dec 1

Central Park Tour: The North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Dec 2

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

at Brookville Boulevard and Caney Road (in Brookville Park)Queens

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.
Free!

Dec 2

Family Art Project: The Wonder of the Wardian Case

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join visiting artist Jan Mun to create a Wardian case, a simple terrarium historically used to transport living plants from the far corners of the globe

Best For
Kids
Dec 2

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec 2

Christmas in the Garden

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

12:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Christmas in the Garden returns to Queens Botanical Garden with live musical performances, photos with Santa (fee required), tree lighting, holiday crafts, and blowout sales at QBG Shop!

Best For
Kids
Dec 2

Heather Garden Conifers Tour with Ken Chaya

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come tour Fort Tryon's Heather Garden and the former Billings Estate entrance area and learn about Fort Tryon's many conifers and evergreens with an expert urban naturalist, Ken Chaya.
Free!

Dec 2

Solar Astronomy

at 68th Street and Colonial Road (in Owl's Head Park)Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
There's more to the sun than just a yellow ball. See for yourself what the sun's surface and atmosphere look like—93 million miles away.
Free!

Dec 2

Survival Series: Primitive Cooking Skills

at Van Cortlandt ParkBronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Become a campfire foodie! Learn the basics on camp etiquette, how to set up a campfire, and how to make a meal with a Dutch oven. Participants are chosen by lottery.
Free!

Dec 2

The New York City Naturalist Club: Winter Tree ID Part 1

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
For this program, we will explore beautiful Inwood Hill Park while learning how to identify a tree by the bark, buds, and other distinctive characteristics.
Free!

Dec 2

Mushroom ID Hike

at Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
We will take a closer look at these fascinating fungi and learn basic mushroom identification.
Free!

Dec 2

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Dec 2

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.

Dec 2

Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Dec 3

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Dec 3

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec 3

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and The Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Dec 4

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Dec 4

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec 4

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.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Dec 5

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Dec 5

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec 5

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!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Dec 6

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Dec 6

Greenbelt Peepers Early Childhood Education Program

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

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Dec 6

Greenbelt Tree Tots Early Childhood Education

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Dec 6

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec 6

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Dec 6

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and The Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Dec 7

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Dec 7

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec 7

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, December 8, 2018

Dec 8

Bayside Green Neighborhood - Forest Restoration

at Northern Boulevard and 234th Street (in Alley Pond Park)Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help protect forested areas in Alley Pond Park and create a healthier ecosystem.
Free!

Dec 8

Goods Mart Lower East Side - Street Tree Care

at Mulberry Street and Kenmare StreetManhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Come work with NYC Parks Stewardship and Goods Mart to care for local street trees!
Free!

Dec 8

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec 8

The New York City Naturalist Club: Winter Tree ID Part 2

at 79th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
For this program, we will explore Central Park while learning how to identify a tree by the bark, buds, and other distinctive characteristics.
Free!

Dec 8

Animal of the Month Club: Northern Cardinal

at Forest Avenue and Silver Lake Park Road (in Silver Lake Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we discuss the Northern Cardinal. This vibrant bird can be seen and heard in our parks throughout the winter season.
Free!

Dec 8

Adult Art: Water Color Trees

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

12:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Reveal your inner artist and capture the beauty of the Greenbelt using introductory watercolor techniques.
Free!

Dec 8

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Dec 8

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!

Dec 8

Kids Wildlife Workshop with Bobby Horvath

at J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)Manhattan

2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to meet an eagle owl? Pet a fox? Hold a red-tailed hawk? Here's your chance to get up close and personal with Northern Manhattan Parks' wildlife.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 8

Night Hike

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
What lurks around at night? Find out as the Urban Park Rangers lead a hike through Pelham Bay Park under the cover of darkness.
Free!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Dec 9

Birding: Waterfowl

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels. Beginners are welcome.
Free!

Dec 9

Trail of the Month: Lavender Trail

at High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Explore High Rock Park on a hike around Loosestrife Swamp and the surrounding area.
Free!

Dec 9

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec 9

Nature Exploration Hike: John Muir Trail (Vigorous)

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 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.
Free!

Dec 9

Inwood Hill Park Super Hike

at Inwood Hill ParkManhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
On our hikes, you may explore nature and discover our city's urban forests. This lengthy hike highlights the terrain of Manhattan's Inwood Hill Park.
Free!

Dec 9

Winter Wildlife

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

Dec 9

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Dec 9

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and The Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Dec 9

Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Dec10

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Dec10

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec10

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and The Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Dec10

First Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

at La Isla GardenBronx

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Come to La Isla Garden in the Bronx for the First Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! There will be holiday music, hot chocolate, and more!
Free!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Dec11

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Dec11

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec11

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!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Dec12

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Dec12

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.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.

Dec12

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec12

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and The Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Dec13

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Dec13

Greenbelt Peepers Early Childhood Education Program

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

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Dec13

Greenbelt Tree Tots Early Childhood Education

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Dec13

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec13

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.

Dec13

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Dec13

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (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.

Dec13

Central Park Tour: The North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools. This tour is free with registration.
Free!

Friday, December 14, 2018

Dec14

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Dec14

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec14

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, December 15, 2018

Dec15

Edenwald Green Neighborhood - Forest Restoration

at Crawford Avenue and Boller Avenue (in Seton Falls Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help protect forested areas in Alley Pond Park and create a healthier ecosystem.
Free!

Dec15

Cunningham Park - Trail work

at SE corner of Union Turnpike and Francis Lewis Blvd. (in Cunningham Park)Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants as well as close trails in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem.
Free!

Dec15

Preparing for the Solstice

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Celebrate the end of fall, look forward to cozy days ahead, and see how the forest prepares for wintertime. Then create a craft to add light to winter's shorter, darker days.

Dec15

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec15

Winter Tree ID Hike (Light)

at Highland Avenue Entrance (in Captain Tilly Park)Queens 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.
Free!

Dec15

Outdoor Skills: Teas in the Wild

at Eton Place Parking Lot (in Willowbrook Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn how to set up a campfire for tea time! Our park rangers will discuss the uncommon uses of some plants as teas and herbs.
Free!

Dec15

Nature's Workshop: Basket Weaving

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Try your hand at tying and weaving techniques using cordage made from plant fiber.
Free!

Dec15

Survival Series: Tracking

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On this program, learn to identify and animals tracks. This useful skill is essential to wilderness survival
Free!

Dec15

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Dec15

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec15

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and The Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Dec16

Central Park Christmas Bird Count

at Central ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join NYC Audubon, Urban Park Rangers, and the Central Park Conservancy as we count birds in every section of the park.
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec16

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec16

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.

Dec16

Animal of the Month Club: Northern Cardinal

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we discuss the Northern Cardinal. This vibrant bird can be seen and heard in our parks throughout the winter season.
Free!

Dec16

Photography Scavenger Hunt

at Driggs Avenue and Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park)Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This guided hike through McCarren Park will challenge your photography skills as you work to complete a photo scavenger hunt.
Free!

Dec16

Ranger's Choice: Fire Making Skills

at Alley Pond ParkQueens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors. Registration is required.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec16

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Dec16

Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Dec16

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.

Dec16

The Night Sky: Comets

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

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.
Free!

Monday, December 17, 2018

Dec17

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Dec17

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec17

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!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Dec18

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Dec18

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec18

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and The Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Dec18

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park Tour – French (Française)

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Faire une visite guidée et laisser les Guides du Central Park Conservancy vous donner la vue de l’initié de quelques-unes des caractéristiques les plus emblématiques du meilleur parc urbain du monde.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Dec19

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Dec19

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Dec20

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Dec20

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec20

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Dec20

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, December 21, 2018

Dec21

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Dec21

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec21

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and The Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Dec21

Winter Solstice Celebration

at Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Explore the park on a night hike and celebrate the end of the celestial year around a campfire!
Free!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Dec22

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec22

Ranger's Choice: Birding Van Trip

at Pelham Bay ParkBronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Winter is the best time of year to spot owls. Registration is required.
Free!

Dec22

Nature Photography: Winter Landscapes

at Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature's vistas and winter landscapes.
Free!

Dec22

Nature Exploration Hike: The North Woods

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

Dec22

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Dec22

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (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.

Dec22

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and The Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Dec23

The New York City Naturalist Club: Eagle Watch

at Payson Avenue and Dyckman Street (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Winter is a great time to spot bald eagles. In the winter, birds of prey tend to fly further south to New York City in search of food. Our park rangers will guide you to the best viewing spots.
Free!

Dec23

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec23

Living with White-Tailed Deer

at Hanover Avenue and Palma Drive (in Eibs Pond Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 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!

Dec23

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Appropriate for all skill levels.
Free!

Dec23

Nature's Workshop: Winter Nature Crafts

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Find your muse in nature. This workshop will inspire you to create art collages and animal figures with objects from nature.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec23

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Dec23

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!

Dec23

Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Dec24

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Dec24

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec24

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and The Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Dec25

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Dec25

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and The Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Dec26

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Dec26

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec26

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. Free with registration.
Free!

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Dec27

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Dec27

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec27

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Dec27

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and The Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Friday, December 28, 2018

Dec28

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Dec28

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec28

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

at Loeb Boathouse (in Central Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 a.m.
Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec28

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (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.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Dec29

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec29

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Dec29

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

at Loeb Boathouse (in Central Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Dec30

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec30

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Dec30

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!

Dec30

Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Dec31

Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island

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

7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.
Free!

Dec31

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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.

Dec31

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and The Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Jan19

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, February 16, 2019

Feb16

Crazy for Composting

at Watson Building at New York Botanical Garden (in Bronx Park)Bronx

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Are you passionate about composting but want more from your bin? These sessions provide the practical tips, advice, and encouragement you need to take composting to the next level.
Free!

Feb16

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, February 23, 2019

Feb23

Espalier Fruit Tree Pruning

at Feeding Tree Community GardenBrooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn how to prune and train young fruit trees to grow in interesting and beautiful patterns along walls and fences.
Free!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Mar16

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, April 20, 2019

Apr20

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, May 18, 2019

May18

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, June 15, 2019

Jun15

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, July 20, 2019

Jul20

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 17, 2019

Aug17

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 21, 2019

Sep21

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, October 19, 2019

Oct19

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, November 16, 2019

Nov16

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, December 21, 2019

Dec21

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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