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Urban Park Rangers

Our Urban Park Rangers are full of knowledge about history, astronomy, animals, plants, and more. Attend a Ranger-led event with your family and see how much fun learning can be!

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Urban Park Rangers Events

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Oct 21

Central Park: Olmsted's Vision

at West 72nd and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Ranger's for a stroll through Central Park and discover the vision Frederick Olmsted had for the design of the park.
Free!

Oct 21

Ranger's Choice: Greenbelt Hike (Moderate)

at Forest Hill Road and Alaska Place (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Experience a fall hike with the Urban Park Rangers through the woods of La Tourette Park. The elevated multipurpose trails reveals the beauty of Richmond Creed. Registration is required.
Free!

Oct 21

Outdoor Skills: Fire Making

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

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

Oct 21

The Night Sky

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.
Free!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Oct 22

Historic New York: High Bridge

at West 170th Street and University Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join our park rangers on a tour of the historic High Bridge, the oldest standing bridge in New York City.
Free!

Oct 22

Fall Foliage Photography Scavenger Hunt

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Bring your own digital camera or smart phone to capture evidence of your scavenger clues. Work on your own or as a team, in this fun family friendly program. Registration begins on October 16.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 22

Rangers Choice: Nature Art

at Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers and create beautiful nature creations by using materials provided by mother nature. Registration is required for this program. Register on October 11.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 22

Fall Foliage Hike

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
The changing colors of autumn are in full swing! Come with the Urban Park Rangers and explore the many different tree species of Bloomingdale Park.
Free!

Oct 22

Astronomy: Orionids Meteor Shower

at Owl's Head Park House (in Owl's Head Park) , Brooklyn

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system. The Orionids is an average shower, producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak.
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, October 27, 2017

Oct 27

Haunted Lantern Tours

at Water Battery Gate (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on an outdoor, haunted tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten Park.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Oct 28

Haunted Lantern Tours

at Water Battery Gate (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on an outdoor, haunted tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten Park.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 28

Ghosts of Conference House

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

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Is Conference House Park Staten Island's most haunted park? Find out on a nighttime hike through an ancient burial ground and into the Conference House. Registration is required.
Free!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Oct 29

Fall Foliage Hike: Cornucopia of Trees!

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

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

Oct 29

Birding: Raptor Migration

at Gateway Drive and Erskine Street (in Spring Creek Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.
Free!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Oct 31

A Haunting We Will Go

at Cedar Grove Avenue and Seafoam Street (in Great Kills Park) , Staten Island

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Enjoy a frightful time with bugs, snakes, ghosts, goblins and the Urban Park Rangers. An event that is fun for all ages! Costumes and bravery welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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