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SPRING BREAK: NYC PARKS’ URBAN PARK RANGERS OFFER SCHOOL RECESS FUN FOR KIDS ACROSS THE CITY

SPRING BREAK: NYC PARKS’ URBAN PARK RANGERS OFFER SCHOOL RECESS FUN FOR KIDS ACROSS THE CITY
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
No. 16
http://www.nyc.gov/parks

Rangers to lead free archery lessons, nature exploration, wilderness survival activities and other events for kids during spring recess

New York City kids are out of school, and NYC Parks has plenty of fun activities to keep them busy. Join us for FREE “Kids Week” programming across the five boroughs with indoor and outdoor events led by Parks’ Urban Park Rangers.

“Kids Week is the perfect opportunity for the city’s students to step out of the classrooms and right into nature,” said NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP. “In every borough, our Urban Park Rangers have activities planned that allow young people to explore the City’s urban forests and learn new, fun, and useful skills. “

April’s Kids Week highlights include:

Orienteering – Pelham Bay Nature Center, Bronx
Monday, April 2
1:00 p.m. – 2:30p.m.
Use a compass and map to navigate your way around Pelham Bay Park and find hidden objects.

Sea Shore Exploration – Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park, Brooklyn
Tuesday, April 3
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Explore the sea shore and look out for diverse wildlife as you hike.

Tree Walk – Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
Wednesday, April 4
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Look for signs of wildlife and identify trees on this walk with Urban Park Rangers.

Campfire Activities – Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, Brooklyn
Thursday, April 5
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Learn about campfire safety with the guidance of our Urban Park Rangers and sing along to classic campfire songs.

Water Wonders – Hallets Cove Playground, Queens
Thursday, April 5
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for an afternoon of learning and playing fun water games.

Archery – Willowbrook Park, Staten Island
Friday, April 6
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Hit the bull’s eye with our Urban Park Rangers and try your hand at the art of archery.

For a complete list of events, please visit our events calendar on our website.

Directions to Van Cortlandt Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Barbecuing AreasVan Cortlandt Park

Due to construction at Broadway and West 242nd Street, the entrance near the subway is closed. Please access the park at the stairway adjacent to the public comfort station (Broadway & Manhattan College Parkway). There is an accessible entrance at the end of the block. The barbecuing area at Van Cortlandt Park has temporarily been moved behind the Nature Center. For more information on the progress of this construction project, please visit our Capital Project Tracker page.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2020

Hiking TrailsPutnam Trail

The Putnam Greenway Trail is currently closed for construction. For north-south access, runners and pedestrians can use the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail (enter at Mosholu Parkway & Van Cortlandt Park South), and bicyclists and pedestrians can use Broadway. For more information on the progress of this construction project, please visit our Capital Project Tracker page.


Anticipated Completion: Summer 2020

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