Van Cortlandt Park
The Daily Plant : Friday, October 3, 2014
This Weekend In Parks
Saturday, October 4
Highbridge Hawk Watch
West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Bring the whole family and roam the winter woods in search of hawks with expert naturalist Mike Feller.
Washington Square Park, Manhattan
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Dachshund Friendship Club organizes this non-competitive social gathering of dachshunds and their owners as a celebration of the beloved dog breed.
Pumpkin Picking at Historic Richmond Town
Decker Farm 435 Richmond Hill Road, Staten Island
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)
Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and bring home a pumpkin! Enjoy a self guided tour, hayride, face painting, farm animals, arts and crafts, and corn stalk maze.
Free shuttle bus.
Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond
6th Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park), Manhattan
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Take a break to enjoy this walk through the Park’s smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours April through October. Tickets: $15 per person. Central Park Conservancy members: $10 per person.
Bike Ride! Celebrate Park Communities
Green Map System 220A E. 4th Street, Manhattan
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Catalyst Program at Partnership for Parks will highlight the East River Park community with a bike ride and a photography exhibition featuring portraits.
Sunday, October 5
Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist
Queens Botanical Garden 43-50 Main Street, Queens
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
From Landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian’s work consistently expresses the artist’s vision through myriad styles and mediums.
Wheelchair Football League
Bulova Park, Queens
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Are you ready for some wheelchair football? Come out and play pickup wheelchair football every Sunday.
Birding: Fall Migration
Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.
Peninsula (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Experience the thrill of viewing New York’s premier predators, live and up close with the Urban Park Rangers and the Prospect Park Audubon Center.
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
"There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning."
Directions to Van Cortlandt Park
- SPRING BREAK: NYC PARKS’ URBAN PARK RANGERS OFFER SCHOOL RECESS FUN FOR KIDS ACROSS THE CITY
- NYC PARKS REVEALS PARKS WITHOUT BORDERS EIGHT SHOWCASE PARKS
- This Weekend In Parks
- Kids Week: Ranger Games
- Van Cortlandt Park - City Nature Challenge
- Kids Week: Insect Exploration
- The Explorer's Club: Introduction to Pollinators
- Freshwater Fishing
- Barbecuing Areas
- Baseball Fields
- Basketball Courts
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Bocce Courts
- Cricket Fields
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Football Fields
- Golf Courses
- Great Trees
- Handball Courts
- Hiking Trails
- Historic Houses
- Horseback Riding Trails
- Nature Centers
- Outdoor Pools
- Running Tracks
- Soccer Fields
- Spray Showers
- Tennis Courts
- Wi-Fi Hot Spots