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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, March 25, 2017

Mar 25

Gravesend Cemetery Tour

at Gravesend Cemetery , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:30 a.m.
Dating back to 1643, Gravesend Cemetery is the final resting place of many prominent early residents of old Brooklyn. Registration Required.
Free!

Mar 25

Fire Making Skills

at Comfort station (in Willowbrook Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 a.m.
Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors. Registration is required.
Free!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Apr 2

Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)

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

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.
Free!

Apr 2

Nature Scavenger Hunt Hike

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
On this family-friendly scavenger hunt with the Urban Park Rangers, we'll explore the hidden treasures of Kissena Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 2

Family Nature Hike (light)

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join our Urban Park Rangers on a family hike through Central Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 2

Wildlife Puppet Show

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Come and watch the Urban Park Rangers perform Native American folklore stories, as well as some original Ranger stories!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Apr 8

Birding: Spring Migration

at Winchester Boulevard, under Grand Central Parkway (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

Apr 8

Nature Exploration Hike (Vigorous)

at Parking Area (in High Rock Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike through High Rock Park while learning about the forest.
Free!

Apr 8

Historic New York: Old Croton Aqueduct

at 242nd Street and Van Cortlandt Park East (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Historic New York program, will highlight the history and architecture of the Old Croton Aqueduct.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Apr 9

Birding for Beginners

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Novice and experienced welcome!
Free!

Apr 9

Birding: Hawk Watch

at Pelham Bay Park , Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

Apr 9

Hike the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway (Moderate)

at 73rd Avenue and Hollis Hills Terrace (in Cunningham Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 a.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. For hiking, wear comfortable hiking shoes and pack water and a light snack.
Free!

Apr 9

Family Photography Scavenger Hunt

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for an afternoon of family fun as we go on a scavenger hunt using digital cameras or smartphones.
Free!

Must See
Event

Monday, April 10, 2017

Apr 10

Kids Week Staten Island: Beach Scavenger Hunt

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Search and collect the many coastal treasures on this sandy beach with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 10

Kids Week Queens: All About Insects

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we learn about insects and search for the six-legged critters under rocks and logs.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 10

Kids Week Bronx: Coastal Exploration

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Kids, join the Rangers as we explore the shore of Pelham Bay Park while looking for wildlife living along the bay area.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 10

Kids Week Brooklyn: Bug Exploration

at Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take the kids to the park to enjoy a family-friendly, guided hike filled with learning activities.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 10

Kids Week Manhattan: Geology for Kids

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers in Central Park to learn about rocks of the world and the geology of New York City.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Apr 11

Kids Week Staten Island: All About Owls

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Whooo knows what we will find as we look through owl pellet's and learn more about the adaptions of owls!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 11

Kids Week Queens: Birding for Kids

at Winchester Boulevard, under Grand Central Parkway (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a walk through Alley Pond Park and learn about the different birds that live in the park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 11

Kids Week Bronx: Nature Exploration

at West 246th Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

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 Van Cortlandt Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 11

Kids Week Brooklyn: Sea Shore Exploration

at Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take the kids to the park to enjoy a family-friendly, guided hike filled with learning activities. You never know what you may observe on these sea shore exploration.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 11

Kids Week: Fort Greene History and Colonial Games

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 about the traditions, dress, and games of the colonial people and Native Americans who lived in this area of Brooklyn centuries ago.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 11

Kids Week Manhattan: Reptiles and Amphibians

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Find out how reptiles and amphibians play an important role in our local ecosystem. Gain a new appreciation for these misunderstood creatures.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Apr 12

Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Bingo!

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Discover plants, animals, and insects with the Urban Park Rangers and see if you can get Bingo!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 12

Kids Week Queens: Native American Games

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a fun afternoon of games and a little history about Native American games.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 12

Kids Week Bronx: All About Fish

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
The Urban Park Rangers are ready to teach young anglers the basics in fish anatomy, aquatic ecology, and proper angling techniques.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 12

Kids Week Brooklyn: Wilderness Survival

at Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On this fun, family-friendly program (recommended ages 8 and up) you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 12

Kids Week Manhattan: Trees and Who Lives in Them

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Trees are budding and birds are singing. Take a walk with the Urban Park Rangers to explore the nature of Central Park in springtime.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Apr 13

Kids Week Queens: Nature Exploration Hike for Kids

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on our exciting exploration hike through Forest Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 13

Kids Week Bronx: Orienteering for Kids

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn how to navigate using a map and compass.The Urban Park Rangers will teach you how to navigate to hidden objects placed around the park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 13

Kids Week Brooklyn: Nature Art

at Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers hope to inspire and lift your creativity and create works of art using natural materials.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 13

Kids Week Brooklyn: Campfire Activities

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

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

Must See
Event
Apr 13

Kids Week Manhattan: Birding for Kids

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a guided bird walk, perfect for young birdwatchers!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, April 14, 2017

Apr 14

Kids Week Staten Island: Insect Exploration

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On this Urban Park Ranger-led walk, we will search for six-legged critters under rocks and logs, and in a pond.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 14

Kids Week Bronx: Insect Exploration

at West 246th Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty as we explore high and low in search of amazing insects to discover their important connection to us.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 14

Kids Week Brooklyn: Scavenger Hunt

at Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
With the Urban Park Rangers as your guide, use all of your senses to explore the park as we search high and low for clues.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 14

Kids Week Queens: Storytelling

at Garden entrance (in Baisley Pond Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Bring the kids to this storytelling event with our Urban Park Rangers. Ranger programs are the perfect additions to your family's activities.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 14

Kids Week Manhattan: Bug Hunt

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty as we search high and low for amazing insects to discover their important connection to us, and the importance of parks to provide habitats for them.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Apr 15

Birding: Spring Migration

at Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
The Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

Apr 15

Ranger's Choice: Nature Photography

at Clove Lakes Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 a.m.
Photograph the diverse wildlife and natural beauty of this Staten Island park as the Urban Park Rangers lead you through the most scenic spots. Registration is required.
Free!

Apr 15

Historic New York: Native Americans

at Inwood Hill Park , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The Lenape Indians lived in Inwood Hill for thousands of years. Come learn how native tribes used the local waterways, native plants, and wildlife to survive. Registration is required.
Free!

Apr 15

Ranger's Choice: Camping Tips and Skills

at West 246th Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn some tips and skills to help you prepare for your camping trip. Registration is required.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 15

Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)

at Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress.
Free!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Apr 16

Kids Beach Exploration

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 a.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we explore the sandy shore of Orchard Beach in search of the unique wildlife living along the beach.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 16

Kids Salamander Exploration

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Flip over logs and stones with the Urban Park Rangers as we look for slimy salamanders in the park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 16

Kids Sensory Perception Hike

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City while you learn orienteering skills and explore our city's urban forests.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 16

Kids Sensory Perception Hike

at Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive (in Forest Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Apr 22

Fitness Hike (Vigorous)

at West 246th Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a vigorous hike through Van Cortlandt Park and discover the hidden gems of this urban forest.
Free!

Apr 22

Birding: Raptor Nests

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

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.
Free!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Apr 23

Freshwater Fishing

at Baisley Pond Park Parking Lot (in Baisley Pond Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our experienced Urban Park Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 23

Earth Day Hike (Light)

at Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a leisurely stroll through Marine Park.
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr 23

Split Rock Hike (Moderate)

at Split Rock Golf House (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.
Free!

Apr 23

Living with Urban Coyotes

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This program will focus on an oft-misunderstood newcomer to the New York City area: coyotes.
Free!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Apr 29

Nature Exploration: Spring Blossoms (Light)

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature
Free!

Apr 29

Gather Around the Campfire

at Alley Pond Park , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we gather around our roaring camp fire for an evening of s'mores, games, and storytelling.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Apr 30

Birding: Ospreys

at Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten 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.
Free!

Apr 30

Ranger's Choice: Nature Photography

at Silver Lake Park , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we capture the scenic beauty of the reservoir, the natural environment surrounding it, and the changes of the spring season.
Free!

Apr 30

Freshwater Fishing

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 30

Historic New York: Coney Island

at Parachute Jump (in ) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Between about 1880 and World War II, Coney Island was the largest amusement area in the United States. Join the Urban Park Rangers for a walking tour of this famous amusement park.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, May 6, 2017

May 6

Freshwater Fishing

at Meet inside the park at Kissena Lake (in Kissena Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our experienced Urban Park Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, May 7, 2017

May 7

Ranger's Choice: Woodland Fairy House Walk

at Inwood Hill Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
In folklore, the woodland fairies awaken the forest and bring about spring. We'll observe the fanciful plants and animals which inhabit the forest floor.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 7

Seining

at Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Get ready to get your hands wet, seining programs use nets to catch fish.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 13, 2017

May 13

Birding: Spring Migration

at West 246th Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

May 13

Birding: Ridgewood Reservoir

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

May 13

Butterfly Exploration

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Come view the many different species of butterflies that call New York their home.
Free!

May 13

Revolutionary New York: Fort Greene Park

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 about the traditions and dress of the colonial people and Native Americans who lived in this area of Brooklyn centuries ago.
Free!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

May 14

Kids Salamander Exploration

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 14

Basic Canoeing

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

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Basic canoeing is great for all skill levels. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older.
Free!

Must See
Event
May 14

Ranger's Choice: Archery

at Willowbrook Park , Staten Island

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
A beginner's introduction to the sport of Archery. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow.
Free!

May 14

Nocturnal Wildlife

at Winchester Boulevard, under Grand Central Parkway (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

8:00 p.m.9:30 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!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

May 20

Rangers Choice: Calvert Vaux Park Discovery Hike

at Calvert Vaux Park , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
This beautifully-restored parkland holds remnants of sunken barges that have been taken over by nature.
Free!

May 20

Historic New York: The Flushing Freedom Mile

at Northern Boulevard and Linden Place (in Daniel Carter Beard Mall) , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
This walk highlights historic sites in Flushing, dating back as early as late 1600's. Registration is required for this program.
Free!

May 20

Basic Canoeing

at Martling Pond (in Clove Lakes Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older,great for all skill levels. First-come, first-served.
Free!

May 20

Ranger's Choice: Hunter Island Sunset Hike

at Pelham Bay Park , Bronx

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Witness the wonder of sunset with the largest park in New York City as your backdrop. Registration Required for this program.
Free!

May 20

Wildlife Viewing: Nocturnal Wildlife

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

May 21

Birding: Hawk Watch

at Parking Area (in High Rock Park) , Staten Island

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
The Urban Park Rangers will teach you how to use your eyes and ears to find these birds of prey in this enchanting woodland.
Free!

Must See
Event
May 21

Revolutionary New York: Washington's Slow Retreat to Victory

at West 246th Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers specialize in the interpretation of historic turning points in our city’s long history. Join the Rangers in exploring this pivotal moment from the American Revolution.
Free!

May 21

Wildlife Viewing: Horseshoe Crabs

at Plumb Beach Parking Lot

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!

May 21

Basic Canoeing

at Harlem Meer (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Basic Canoeing is great for all skill levels. For ages 8 years and older. First-come, first-served.
Free!

May 21

Seining

at Broad Channel American Ball Fields , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Get ready to get your hands wet; seining programs use nets to catch fish. Participation is first-come, first-served.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, May 26, 2017

May 26

Family Camping

at Van Cortlandt Park , Bronx

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. Registration is required.
Free!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

May 27

Ranger's Choice: Prospect Park Nature and History Bike Tour

at Prospect Park , Brooklyn  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.
Free!

May 27

Freshwater Fishing

at Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel. Participation is first-come, first-served.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 27

Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)

at Myrtle Avenue and Park Lane South (in Forest Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.
Free!

May 27

Ranger's Choice: Twilight Canoe Adventure (Advanced)

at Central Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening canoeing as the twilight turns into evening. Registration is required.
Free!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

May 28

Wildlife Viewing: Birding

at Pelham Bay 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.
Free!

May 28

Basic Canoeing

at Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Basic canoeing is great for all skill levels. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. The line to participate may close prior to 3:00 p.m. due to demand.
Free!

Must See
Event
May 28

Basic Orienteering

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On an orienteering program, you will learn the skills to navigate using a map and compass.
Free!

May 28

Wildlife Viewing: Nocturnal Wildlife

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

8:00 p.m.9:30 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!

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