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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

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Jan20

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!

Jan20

Animal of the Month: Northern Harrier

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 in Brookfield Park as we look for this acrobatic raptor, the Norther Harrier.
Free!

Jan20

Survival Series: Survival 101

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

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!

Must See
Event
Jan20

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.
Find your muse in nature. This workshop will inspire you to illustrate the landscapes, woodlands, and wildlife of Forest Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jan20

Hibernation Hike

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Bear the cold with the Urban Park Rangers as you learn about the wildlife that hibernate during the winter, and learn ways to spot possible dens and burrows.
Free!

Jan20

Winter Mythology: Stories Around the Campfire

at Prospect ParkBrooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Long winter nights have inspired countless tales for passing time and staying warm by the fire. Join the Urban Park Rangers to share in this ancient tradition. Registration required.
Free!

Jan20

Arts, Culture & Fun: Astronomy - The Supermoon

at 106th Street and Central Park West

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The Moon will put on a rare show tonight as both a "Supermoon" and lunar eclipse will occur during the late night hours.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Jan26

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

at West 100 Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)Manhattan

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

Jan26

Nature Scavenger Hunt

at Golden Pond (in Crocheron Park)Queens

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Get to know the park by hunting for some common and uncommon objects and artifacts.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jan26

Winter Wildlife: Squirrels

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Ever wonder how squirrels are able to thrive in an urban environment? Learn about the basic biology and habits of these abundant and curious mammals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jan26

Survival During the American Revolution

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Before they could fight for our freedom, harsh winters forced the Continental Army to fight for their lives. Learn about their secrets of survival during this arduous time in U.S. history.
Free!

Jan26

Queens Park of the Month: Baisley Pond Park

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
The Queens Park of the Month series programs features some historical and natural highlights of some local favorite parks. January will focus on Baisley Pond Park.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan26

Arts, Culture & Fun: Astronomy - The Winter Sky

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.
Free!

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Jan27

Birding: Owls

at Pelham Bay ParkBronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Be wise and join this Urban Park Ranger-led hike, as we look for this bird of prey. Participants are selected by lottery. Lottery registration begins on Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan27

Nature's Workshop: Nature Journals

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jan27

Gather Around the Campfire

at Inwood Hill ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join us around a campfire for an evening of stories, songs, and fun activities. Registration is required. Register on Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jan27

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

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

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 are appropriate for all skill levels.
Free!

Jan27

Winter Tree ID

at School Road and Bay Street (in Von Briesen Park)Staten Island

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

Must See
Event

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Feb 2

Animal Adaptations

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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!

Feb 2

Ecosystem Explorers: Pond Ecology

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Whether it is summer or winter, ponds welcome a variety of flora and fauna to the environment.
Free!

Feb 2

The Explorer's Club: Cartographers Orienteering

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers while we map and navigate parts of New York City’s largest park and earn a navigation stamp.
Free!

Feb 2

Ranger's Choice: Winter Tea Time Brewing

at Inwood Hill ParkManhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a hot cup of tea while learning about some of the medicinal, ethnobotanic and other uses for plants. Lottery registration begins on Wednesday, January 23.
Free!

Feb 2

Arts, Culture & Fun: Astronomy; The Night Sky

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.
Free!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Feb 3

Winter Tree ID

at Chapin Parkway and Gothic Drive (in Captain Tilly Park)Queens

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Explore Captain Tilly Park while learning how to identify a tree by the bark, buds, and other distinctive characteristics. Enjoy the subtle beauty of trees in winter.
Free!

Feb 3

Nature Exploration: John Muir Trail (vigorous)

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The John Muir Nature Trail (established in 1997) is Van Cortlandt’s only east–west path, traversing the steep terrain at the park’s center.
Free!

Feb 3

Black History Month: Sandy Ground

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn more about one of the oldest surviving communities in the United States that was founded by African Americans prior to the American Civil War.
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 3

Survival Series: Shelter Building

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

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

Feb 3

Winter Tree ID

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Explore Central Park while learning how to identify a tree by the bark, buds, and other distinctive characteristics. Enjoy the subtle beauty of trees in winter.
Free!

Feb 3

Queens Park of the Month: Powell's Cove Park

at 130th Street and 11th Avenue (in Powell's Cove Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
The Queens Park of the Month series programs features some historical and natural highlights of some local favorite parks.
Free!

Feb 3

Photography Scavenger Hunt Hike

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. Bring your own digital camera and smartphones.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Feb 9

The New York City Naturalist Club: Bald Eagle Watch

at Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

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!

Feb 9

Birding: Winter Birds

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

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!

Feb 9

Nature Photography Hike

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Bring your own camera on this nature hike and take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 9

Birding: Winter Birds

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

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!

Feb 9

Black History Month: Brooklyn and the Underground Railroad

at Brooklyn Bridge ParkBrooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The Underground Railroad was a network of sanctuaries for enslaved women and men escaping slavery in the South to seek freedom in the North. Lottery registration begins on Wednesday, January 30.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Feb10

Winter Tree ID

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Explore Prospect Park while learning how to identify a tree by the bark, buds, and other distinctive characteristics. Enjoy the subtle beauty of trees in winter.
Free!

Feb10

Brookfield West Mound Hike

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Staten Island's Brookfield Park has gone from a toxic blight to a beautiful natural area with plenty of walking trails and paths for intrepid city travelers.
Free!

Feb10

Valentine's Day Hike and Craft

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Find your muse in nature. This workshop will begin with a hike to inspire you to create a craft for your Valentine.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb10

Outdoor Skills: Winter Camping 101

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn all about useful equipment, techniques and best practices to camp during cold weather.
Free!

Feb10

Black History Month: The Flushing Freedom Mile

at Daniel Carter Beard MallQueens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Flushing was home to a famous African-American inventor, a passageway of the Underground Railroad, and has one of the city's few landmarked trees.
Free!

Feb10

Animal of the Month: Seals

at Lemon Creek Pier (in Lemon Creek Park)Staten Island

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join our park rangers at Lemon Creek for a chance to see and learn about seals in our waterways.
Free!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Feb16

Queens Park of the Month: Powell's Cove Park

at 130th Street and 11th Avenue (in Powell's Cove Park)Queens

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
The Queens Park of the Month series programs features some historical and natural highlights of some local favorite parks.
Free!

Feb16

Birding: Winter Birds

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Whether you're an experienced birder or just looking for a fun winter activity outdoors, birding is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and stay active.
Free!

Feb16

Healthy Heart Hike

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 a.m.
On this vigorous fitness hike burn off the winter fat while enjoying Clove Lakes Park. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.
Free!

Feb16

Brookfield East Mound Hike

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Staten Island's Brookfield Park has gone from a toxic blight to a beautiful natural area with plenty of walking trails and paths for intrepid city travelers.
Free!

Feb16

Nature Photography: Winter Landscapes

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 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!

Feb16

Survival Series: Fire Making

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 primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors. Recommended for ages 8 years and older.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb16

Nature Exploration Hike

at Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.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!

Feb16

Seal Exploration

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

3:00 p.m.4:30 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!

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Feb17

Winter Wildlife Animal Tracking

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn how to identify animal tracks to understand animal behavior.
Free!

Feb17

The Explorer's Club: Natural Cordage and Knot Tying

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the park rangers and earn a Survival Stamp as you make your own cordage from natural materials and learn the art of knots.
Free!

Feb17

The New York City History Club: Revolutionary War History

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
On this walking tour, learn about the battles, heroes, and British Occupation of New York during the American Revolutionary War.
Free!

Feb17

Historic New York: George Washington's Path

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
George Washington was our nation's first president. During his time as commander-in-chief, he was well traveled through our city. Learn of George Washington's travels through Long Island.
Free!

Feb17

Ecosystem Explorers: Micro-Ecosystems

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Be an explorer with the Urban Park Rangers as we venture into habitats that exist in New York City Parks!
Free!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Feb18

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.
The Urban Park Rangers will teach you how to navigate to hidden objects placed around the park using a map and compass.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb18

Kids Week Brooklyn: Find My Way

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Navigate your way through Marine Park. Learn how to use a map and compass for safe hiking, then try out your skills on an orienteering trail.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb18

Kids Week Manhattan: Geology Rocks!

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a look into how geology influenced the landscape and design of New York City's Central Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb18

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
Feb18

Kids Week Staten Island: Be A Tree Detective

at Neal Dow Avenue and Maine Avenue

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike through the wonders of Westerleigh Park to learn all about identifying trees.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Feb19

Kids Week Queens: Who Lives Here

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as they guide you to just a few of the many birds, reptiles, and mammals that call New York City home.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb19

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
Feb19

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!

Must See
Event
Feb19

Kids Week Brooklyn: 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.
Step back in time and play some colonial games. The history of Fort Greene Park provides the perfect backdrop as we experience what Colonial-era kids played during their free time.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb19

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
Feb19

Kids Week Staten Island: Ranger Recycle Games

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Spend an afternoon of fun with the Urban Park Rangers playing and learning new and exciting games that will help you remember to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Feb20

Kids Week Queens: Gather Around the Campfire

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

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

Best For
Kids
Feb20

Kids Week Bronx: Birds of Prey

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for an afternoon and learn about eagles, hawks, and owls, and the important role they play in nature.
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb20

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
Feb20

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
Feb20

Kids Week Staten Island: Lenape Bingo

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

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 Americans.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Feb21

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.
Pelham Bay is the largest park in New York City. Walk through one of the most bio-diverse forests in New York City.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb21

Kids Week Brooklyn: Birds of Prey

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for an afternoon and learn about eagles, hawks, and owls, and the important role they play in nature.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb21

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
Feb21

Kids Week Manhattan: Birds of Prey

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 birds of prey in New York City parks. See if you can spot any on this adventure with our Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb21

Kids Week Staten Island: Winter Scavenger Hunt

at School Road and Bay Street (in Von Briesen Park)Staten Island

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

Friday, February 22, 2019

Feb22

Kids Week Queens: Birding for Kids

at Rose and Oak Avenues (in Kissena Park)Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a walk through Kissena Park and learn about the different birds that live in the park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb22

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
Feb22

Kids Week Staten Island: Tent Building

at Delafield Place and Bard Avenue (in Walker 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
Feb22

Kids Week Brooklyn: Knot Tying

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Do you know how to tie a square knot? How about a bowline knot? If you would like to learn, come join the Urban Park Rangers and find out how to tie these knots and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb22

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

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Feb23

Animal Tracks

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will teach you the basics of wildlife tracking. By the end, you will be skilled in recognizing differences between raccoon and common housecat tracks.
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb23

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

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 park rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Appropriate for all skill levels.
Free!

Feb23

Composting 101

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Decomposition is a natural process that helps create healthy new soils. Discover how to speed up this process and reduce household waste by learning the basics of home composting.
Free!

Feb23

Black History Month: Seneca Village

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn about the lives of Seneca Village's residents in the 1800s and the community's place in pre-Central Park.
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb23

Astronomy: The Winter Sky

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.
Free!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Feb24

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)Brooklyn 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 park rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Appropriate for all skill levels.
Free!

Feb24

Black History Month: The Birthplace of Hip Hop

at Cedar PlaygroundBronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On August 11, 1973, hip hop was born in The Bronx. Join the Urban Park Rangers and learn about the history of the popular music genre that began as an underground urban movement.
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb24

Arts, Culture & Fun: Astronomy

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.
Free!

Feb24

Astronomy

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.
Free!

Feb24

Winter Wildlife Night Hike

at Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

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

Feb24

Astronomy

at Rice Avenue and Royal Oak Road (in Clove Lakes Park)Staten Island

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.
Free!

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