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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 Central Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 3 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

ParkCentral Park

Beginning June 27, 2018, Central Park will become entirely car-free. The Central Park transverse roads at 97th, 86th, 79th and 65th Streets will remain open to motor vehicles.

Nature CentersBelvedere Castle Visitor Center

Beginning Monday, February 26, Belvedere Castle will be closed for restoration. The castle will reopen to the public in 2019. To reach our Urban Park Rangers at Central Park, please call (212) 360-1444.

ParkCentral Park

Beginning Monday, February 26, Belvedere Castle will be closed for restoration. The surrounding plaza and terrace remain open, but will also close in the coming weeks. The Belvedere will reopen to the public in 2019. For more information on the restoration of Belvedere Castle, please visit Central Park Conservancy's website.

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