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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

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Jan 16

Winter Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon

at Netherland Monument (in The Battery) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join us for Bird Walks in The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diverse wintering birds that find food and habitat on The Battery's waterfront.
Free!

Jan 16

Nature Photography Workshop Series Begins: The Long-Term Project

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature photographers are invited to share projects at any stage of completion, from pie-in-the-sky to exhibit-ready, with nature photographer Benjamin Swett and fellow participants.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Jan 17

The Climate Reality Project Presentation

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for an eye-opening presentation and a discussion about how everyone can engage to help solve the climate crisis.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan 17

The Farm to Garden Movement—Deborah Needleman, in conversation with Sarah Ryhanen and Jenny Elliott

at NY School of Interior Design , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Sarah Ryhanen and Jenny Elliott, in discussion with writer and editor Deborah Needleman, show slides of their work as they talk about the latest trends in flowers, floristry and growing.

Jan 17

ConEdison Family Science Nights: Animal Adaptations

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

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Investigate what equips animals to survive, including an up-close look at some live animals!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Jan 18

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jan 18

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!

Jan 18

Seed Starting Workshop

at Carl Grillo Glasshouse (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Start spring early and get a head start on growing with seeds and plant cuttings. Learn strategies for good seed germination, including scarification and stratification methods.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Jan 19

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jan 19

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (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.
Free!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Jan 20

The New York City Naturalist Club: Eagle Watch

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

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best viewing spots in the urban jungle. All skill levels are welcomed.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan 20

Art Workshop: Art Meets Science—Portraits of Giant Insects

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Meet artist and entomologist Lawrence Forcella, founder of God of Insects, and find out what it’s like to study, collect, breed and “wrangle” insects from around the world.

Jan 20

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
Jan 20

Birding: Winter Birds

at Green-Wood Cemetery at 25th Street , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 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. All skill levels are welcome.
Free!

Jan 20

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jan 20

Winter Family Program: Winter Trees

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Kids will learn about the various parts of trees, their functions, and will use parts of trees to make a craft for take home!

Best For
Kids
Jan 20

High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers

at Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Join us for a free 45-minute long tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
Free!

Jan 20

Survival Series #1: Fire Making Skills

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.
Free!

Jan 20

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

at 155th Street and Baisley Boulevard (in Baisley Pond Park) , Queens

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. All skill levels are welcome.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan 20

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (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, January 21, 2018

Jan 21

St. George Street Tree Care

at 78 Richmond Terrace , Staten Island

9:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Come work with NYC Parks Stewardship to care for local street trees!
Free!

Jan 21

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.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. All skill levels are welcomed.
Free!

Jan 21

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jan 21

Nature's Workshop: Jewelry Making

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Rangers and learn how to make jewelry using materials from nature. Basic materials provided.
Free!

Jan 21

Finding Your Way: Maps and Compasses

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Use provided maps and compasses to locate hidden markers in the park.
Free!

Jan 21

Nature's Workshop: Nature Illustrations

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity.
Free!

Jan 21

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (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.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan 21

Garden & 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.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Jan 23

Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)

at Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.
Free!

Must See
Event

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Jan 25

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jan 25

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (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.
Free!

Jan 25

UnCommon Pages Bookmaking Workshop

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

4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Learn about the Freshkills Park transformation and create your very own field notebook using paper that’s made from plants at the park!
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan 25

Bookmaking Workshop with Freshkills Park

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

4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Hear a brief overview of the Freshkills Park project, then learn about native and invasive plants, observe plant samples, and make a field notebook using paper made from invasive phragmites!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, January 26, 2018

Jan 26

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jan 26

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, January 27, 2018

Jan 27

Inwood Hill Park Winter Walk with Expert Naturalist Mike Feller

at 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join Mike Feller for a walk in the woods to see how nature copes with the short days and low temperature of winter and how it prepares for the coming spring.
Free!

Jan 27

Forest Park Trail Work

at Metropolitan Ave & Forest Park Drive (in Forest Park) , Queens

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect forested areas in Forest Park!
Free!

Jan 27

CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jan 27

Winter Super Hike

at East 60th Street and Fifth Avenue , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.
Free!

Jan 27

Animal of the Month Club: Aquatic Rodents

at Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook 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!

Jan 27

Winter Family Program: The World of Bugs

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Come explore the World of Bugs by examining the parts of a squirmy earthworm, creating your own insect, and hunting for bug homes in the woodland.

Best For
Kids
Jan 27

High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers

at Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Join us for a free 45-minute long tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
Free!

Jan 27

Animal Adaptations

at Union Turnpike and 196th Street , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Adaptations are special characteristic that enable plants and animals to be successful in a particular environment. Our park rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots.
Free!

Jan 27

UnCommon Pages Bookmaking Workshop

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn about the Freshkills Park transformation and create your very own field notebook using paper that’s made from plants at the park!
Free!

Jan 27

Bookmaking Workshop with Freshkills Park

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Hear a brief overview of the Freshkills Park, then learn about native and invasive plants, observe plant samples, and make a field notebook using paper made from invasive phragmites!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jan 27

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (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, January 28, 2018

Jan 28

E-Waste Recycling Event

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Responsibly dispose of all of your unwanted or broken gadgets!
Free!

Jan 28

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jan 28

Winter Remedies: Herbal Solutions

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Fight winter ills, naturally! Learn about herbalists' approach to remedies for winter maladies, then make some samples to take home.

Best For
Kids
Jan 28

Birding: Owls

at Pelham Bay Park , Bronx

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. Registration is required.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan 28

Winter Survival Skills

at 43rd Street and Seventh Avenue (in Sunset Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn ways to stay warm and sruvive in harsh winter weather.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan 28

Winter Tree ID (Light)

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll with the Urban Park Rangers while learning how to identify a tree in the winter by the bark, buds, and other distinctive characteristics
Free!

Jan 28

Living with White-Tailed Deer

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 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!

Jan 28

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (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!

Jan 28

Garden & 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.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Feb 1

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 1

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Must See
Event

Friday, February 2, 2018

Feb 2

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 2

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (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, February 3, 2018

Feb 3

The NYC 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. The Rangers will guide you to the best viewing spots.
Free!

Feb 3

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 3

Nature Talk: Coyotes in Riverdale

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Coyotes have made a home right here in the Bronx. Hear how trained dogs are helping us learn about Riverdale’s coyotes and how we can safely coexist with these clever canines.
Free!

Feb 3

Living with Urban Coyotes

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
This program will teach about the basics of coyote biology and the best tips for coexisting with coyotes in our urban environment.
Free!

Feb 3

Winter Family Program: Tabletop Gardening

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

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

Best For
Kids
Feb 3

High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers

at Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Join us for a free 45-minute long tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
Free!

Feb 3

Outdoor Skills: Survival Series #2: Shelter Building

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Whether you are preparing for an extednded journey throuogh the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is perfect fit your you.
Free!

Feb 3

Seasonal Garden Tours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on an hour-long tour.
Free!

Feb 3

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (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.
Free!

Feb 3

Nature Presentation: Owl Discovery

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Get an in-depth look into the fascinating world of local owls with environmental educators from Volunteers for Wildlife, a wildlife hospital and education center.

Best For
Kids

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Feb 4

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 4

Nature Exploration: John Muir Trail (vigorous)

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

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. Vigorous hikes are longer with hills and rugged terrain.
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 4

Nature Exploration Hike (Light)

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
On Nature Exploration Hikes, we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Our light hikes are leisurely strolls on mostly paved paths.
Free!

Feb 4

Caring for the Heather Garden Tour

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come take a tour of the Heather Garden and learn insider information on what it takes to sustain this horticultural jewel and it’s 550 varieties of plants, trees and shrubs.
Free!

Feb 4

Shelter Building

at East Drive and Lincoln Road (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 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!

Feb 4

Birding: Winter Waterfowl (Light)

at West 90th Street and Central Park West

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This program will focus on the different species of waterfowl that reside in our parks during the colder winter months. Birding programs sare appropriate for all skill levels.
Free!

Feb 4

Shelter Building

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? Develop skills that will help you create a shelter from natural and man-made objects.
Free!

Feb 4

Seasonal Garden Tours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on an hour-long tour.
Free!

Feb 4

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!

Feb 4

Garden & 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.

Feb 4

Nature Presentation: Owls—Raptors of the Night

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Discover how owls adapt to life in the forest and the city, with Carl Heitmuller, an environmental educator from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Feb 8

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 8

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (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.
Free!

Feb 8

Winter Rose Pruning Workshop

at Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center) , Staten Island

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Give your roses a great start for spring with a winter prune. Learn how to prepare your roses to bloom their best.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Feb 9

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 9

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, February 10, 2018

Feb 10

Highbridge Winter Walk with Expert Naturalist Mike Feller

at W 158th Street and Edgecombe Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Bundle up, bring a hot beverage and explore signs of invasive species and their effects on the Highbridge Park landscape, and wildlife’s winter adaptations.
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 10

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 10

WormShop (NYC Compost Project)

at Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This free workshop will teach you how to set up and care for a worm bin, as well as how to harvest and use vermicompost.
Free!

Feb 10

Survival Skills: Fire Making

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  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, and might just save your life. Recommended for ages 8 years old and older.
Free!

Feb 10

High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers

at Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Join us for a free 45-minute long tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
Free!

Feb 10

Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)

at Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.
Free!

Feb 10

Nature Exploration (Moderate)

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city's rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world. Moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced walks on rugged terrain.
Free!

Feb 10

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (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!

Feb 10

Seal Exploration

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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!

Must See
Event
Feb 10

Nature's Workshop: Nature Illustrations (Beginner)

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
This workshop will inspire you to illustrate the landscape, waterway, and wildlife of the salt marsh. This workshop will take place indoors.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 10

Night Hike (Light)

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Feb 11

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 11

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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!

Feb 11

Winter Landscape Photography

at East Drive and Lincoln Road (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Bring your camera and get inspired by the powerful images of nature in winter.
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 11

Ranger's Choice: Owls and Pellets

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Owl pellets are fascinating to investigate and analyze – be a scientist, by gently pulling the pellet apart to see what it is made from.
Free!

Feb 11

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (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.
Free!

Feb 11

Garden & 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.

Feb 11

Birding: Owls

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

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.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!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Feb 15

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 15

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (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, February 16, 2018

Feb 16

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 16

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (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.
Free!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Feb 17

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
Feb 17

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 17

Winter Tree ID (Light)

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city's urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head. Our light hike is a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths.
Free!

Feb 17

High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers

at Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Join us for a free 45-minute long tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
Free!

Feb 17

Espalier Fruit Tree Pruning

at Know Waste Lands Community Garden , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn how to prune and train young fruit trees to grow in interesting and beautiful patterns along walls and fences.
Free!

Feb 17

Survial Series #3: Staying Found and Signaling for Help

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 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!

Feb 17

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, February 18, 2018

Feb 18

Animal of the Month Club: Bald Eagles

at Satterlee Street and Hylan Boulevard (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island

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

Feb 18

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 18

Winter Wildlife Viewing

at Chapin Parkway and 85th Avenue (in Captain Tilly Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.
Free!

Feb 18

Heather Garden Pollinators Presentation with Leslie Day

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join naturalist and author Leslie Day, to learn about the ecological relationship between pollinating animals and the flowers they depend upon for the nectar and pollen that is their food.
Free!

Feb 18

Winter Wildlife Animal Tracking

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
In this program, learn how to identify animal tracks to understand animal behavior.
Free!

Feb 18

The New York City Naturalist Club: Manhattan Rocks! Hike

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
The island of Manhattan is built on three strata know as Manhattan Schist, Inwood Marble, and Fordham Gneiss. Join our Urban Park Rangers on this one-way hike and find out why Manhattan Rocks!
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 18

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Feb 18

Garden & 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, February 19, 2018

Feb 19

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.

Feb 19

Kids Week Staten Island: Living with Deer

at Lenevar Avenue and Ramona Avenue (in Bloomingdale Park) , Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
With the Urban Park Rangers we will look for, learn about, and discover the signs of white-tailed deer.
Free!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Feb 20

Kids Week Bronx: Nature Exploration Hike

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike through the wonders of Van Cortlandt Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 20

Kids Week Brooklyln: Shelter Building

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Develop skills that will help you create a shelter from natural and man-made objects.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 20

Kids Week Manhattan: Reptiles and Amphibians

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join our Urban Park Rangers to learn about the unique characteristics of reptiles and amphibians.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 20

Kids Week Queens: All About Bugs

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Insects are small animals with six legs and a hard outer shell called an exoskeleton. Want to learn more about bugs? Join the Urban Park Rangers for an afternnon of bug discovery!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 20

Kids Week Staten Island: Lenape Scavenger Hunt

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
As the Urban Park Rangers lead you through this diverse woodland, discover different animal tracks, plants, and natural wonders that the Native Americans would have used in their everyday lives.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Feb 21

Sea Shore Winter Walk and Coastal Arts and Crafts

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us for a winter recess family-friendly winter beach walk and arts and crafts workshop.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 21

Kids Week Brooklyn: Nature Games

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Bring the kids and enjoy the day with the Urban Park Rangers in Marine Park as we enjoy games inspired by nature.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 21

Kids Week Manhattan: Trees and Winter Wildlife

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 wildlife clues while identifying winter trees.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 21

Kids Week Queens: Ranger Games

at Hoyt Avenue North and 19th Street

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Spend an afternoon of fun with the Urban Park Rangers playing and learning new and exciting nature games.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 21

Kids Week Staten Island: Tent Building

at Broadway and Wayne Street (in CPL. Thompson Park) , Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn a simple and fun way to put up a tent, identify nearby wildlife, and get some tips on camping with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 21

Sarah Raven: The Cutting Garden

at NY School of Interior Design , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Teacher and award-winning author Sarah Raven gives a talk on how to prepare, plant, maintain and harvest buckets of flowers from your garden with her best sowing and growing techniques.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Feb 22

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 22

Kids Week Queens: Wildlife Olympics

at 104th Street and 42nd Avenue (in Corona Plaza) , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for this Wildlife Olympics Event replicating movements of native urban wildlife into fun activities and games.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 22

Kids Week Bronx: Urban Forest Exploration

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Explore the areas where Native American settlements existed centuries before our great city existed. Walk through one of the most bio-diverse forests in NYC, including the majestic 450 year old "Granny Oak".
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 22

Kids Week Brooklyn: Build a Birdfeeder

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn how to build a birdfeeder for your own back yard.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 22

Kids Week Manhattan: Bald Eagles

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Winter is a spectacular season for observing bald eagles in New York City parks. See if you can spot any on this adventure with our Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 22

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, February 23, 2018

Feb 23

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 23

Kids Week Bronx: Winter Scavenger Hunt

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Winter season is unpredictable, but animals and plants adapt to the changes. Let's find some of these adaptations on a scavenger hunt through the trails in the park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 23

Kids Week Manhattan: All About Owls

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Mysterious and nocturnal, owls hold a special place in our hearts and our minds. Learn more about this special family of birds and the different types of owls.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 23

Kids Week Queens: Nature Exploration

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
The natural world is the best playground in New York City. Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike through the wonders of Forest Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 23

Kids Week Staten Island: Animal Tracks

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join our Urban Park Rangers on a walk through Conference House Park to discover and follow different footprints of animals and see where they lead us.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 23

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (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, February 24, 2018

Feb 24

Family Art Project: Exotic Desert Dwellers

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Spend some time sketching and painting exotic desert dwellers and tropical inhabitants, then, using sand and vibrant tempera paint, make a desert or tropical mirage.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 24

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 24

Outdoor Skills: Fire Making

at Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.
Free!

Feb 24

High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers

at Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Join us for a free 45-minute long tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
Free!

Feb 24

Planting Design for Shaded Gardens

at McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
We’ll look at planting ideas for different types and degrees of shade then do a plan for shaded areas of the nearby Lentol Community Garden, mostly with native plants.
Free!

Feb 24

Nature's Workshop: Natural Fibers

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn how to extract fiber and dyes from natural plants, and try your hand at tying and weaving techniques using cordage made from plant fiber.
Free!

Feb 24

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (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.
Free!

Feb 24

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, February 25, 2018

Feb 25

Family Art Project: Exotic Desert Dwellers

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Spend some time sketching and painting exotic desert dwellers and tropical inhabitants, then, using sand and vibrant tempera paint, make a desert or tropical mirage.

Best For
Kids
Feb 25

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Feb 25

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (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!

Feb 25

Garden & 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.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Feb 27

Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)

at Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.
Free!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Mar 17

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 21, 2018

Apr 21

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 19, 2018

May 19

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 16, 2018

Jun 16

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 21, 2018

Jul 21

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 18, 2018

Aug 18

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 15, 2018

Sep 15

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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