NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2019 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 19 Oct 2019 14:42:36 GMT <![CDATA[Ecology Park - Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/ecology-park-forest-restoration1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/ecology-park-forest-restoration1 Date: October 19, 2019

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and the Natural Areas Conservancy in Ecology Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore natural areas and create a healthier ecosystem.

Register online.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Ecology Park Saturday Open Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Funding for these events generously provided by the Jamaica Bay Rockaway Parks Conservancy.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Ecology Park

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<![CDATA[Fall Stewardship Day: Idlewild Park Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/1019-fall-stewardship-dayidlewild-park-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/1019-fall-stewardship-dayidlewild-park-forest-restoration Date: October 19, 2019

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team at our Fall Stewardship Day at Idlewild Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants and also participate in a seeding project in order to help restore natural areas and create a healthier ecosystem.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Please note: Online registration is required!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: 149th Avenue and Springfield Lane (in Idlewild Park)

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Q392 Idlewild Park 2019-10-19 2019-10-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.65798282110000000, -73.75994324680000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d82479e10bef.jpg Fri, 18 Oct 2019 17:29:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Edenwald Green Neighborhood - Seton Falls Park Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/1019-edenwald-green-neighborhood-seton-falls-park-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/1019-edenwald-green-neighborhood-seton-falls-park-forest-restoration Date: October 19, 2019

Join NYC Parks Stewardship's monthly Green Neighborhood event in Seton Falls Park in The Bronx! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help create a healthier ecosystem.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Volunteers are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles.

Please note: Space is limited and online registration is required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Crawford Avenue and Palmer Avenue (in Seton Falls Park)

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X046 Seton Falls Park 2019-10-19 2019-10-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88525892770900000, -73.83844995498700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d936d22cf307.jpg Thu, 03 Oct 2019 16:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail Maintainers Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/trail-maintainers-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/trail-maintainers-training Date: October 19, 2019

Join NYC Parks and New York/New Jersey Trail Conference for Trail Maintainers Training.

Volunteers will learn how to help monitor and protect NYC's hiking trails and help be Parks' eyes on the ground to steward these natural resources.

Training will be indoor and outdoor.

All equipment will be provided.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 115

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2019-10-19 2019-10-19 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d9221ab34f36.JPG Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 19, 2019

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-10-19 2019-10-19 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d4c459347d09.jpg Thu, 03 Oct 2019 16:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Morningside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/its-my-park-at-morningside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/its-my-park-at-morningside-park Date: October 19, 2019

Join the Morningside Park Conservancy for bulb planting as we prepare for next Spring’s daffodil! Children are welcome. Please RSVP at MorningsideParkConservancy@gmail.com

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 113th Street and Manhattan Avenue (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2019-10-19 2019-10-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.80312136949200000, -73.95833611488300000 Fri, 04 Oct 2019 14:30:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Buzzin! Native Bees and Honeybees Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/buzzin-native-bees-and-honeybees-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/buzzin-native-bees-and-honeybees-workshop Date: October 19, 2019

Join Grow to Learn, the school gardens program of GrowNYC, and an expert from The Honeybee Conservancy on a native bee walk in The Battery, followed by a honeybee hive demonstration. At this outdoor workshop, we'll be identifying different native/solitary bees and learning about their importance as pollinators, as well as what you can do to help them and their habitats! We'll also be opening up the honeybee hives located at The Battery to see the inner workings of a real honeybee hive.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2019-10-19 2019-10-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70328903198242000, -74.01482391357422000 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 17:29:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Scavengers & Decomposers Weekend]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/scavengers-decomposers-weekend http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/scavengers-decomposers-weekend Date: October 19, 2019

Hooray for decay! Get your hands dirty—literally—as you explore the process of decomposition at Wave Hill. Investigate the forest floor in the Herbert and Hyonja Abrons Woodland, handle real-life scavengers and decomposers, visit the Boneyard, get composting info and even make wearable art inspired by decomposers.

Something is rottin’ in Riverdale—and in your neighborhood, too!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2019-10-19 2019-10-19 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d768f3d0ea49.jpg Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm Date: October 19, 2019

Harvest season at Historic Richmond Town’s Decker Farm is fun for the entire family!

Pick a pumpkin to take home and enjoy an old-fashioned hayride, corn maze, arts and crafts, face-painting, and all of your favorite autumnal activities!

Learn more and purchase tickets.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-166 ex 266

Location: Decker Farm

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2019-10-19 2019-10-19 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.58259963989300000, -74.15370178222700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d6faf201a33e.jpg Mon, 30 Sep 2019 11:59:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Tales: Creepy Crawling Critters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/animal-tales-creepy-crawling-critters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/animal-tales-creepy-crawling-critters Date: October 19, 2019

Spiders, roaches, and crickets will prepare children for a spooky Halloween season.

Instill a love of reading with your little ones in this fun class! Share a seasonal book, make a craft, enjoy a nature walk, and meet live animal guests that are characters from the story.

For ages 2-4 years (parent participation). Limited to 8 participants and ONE adult per child. No siblings except babies staying in infant seats.

Register online.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 229-4000

Location: Alley Pond Environmental Center

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2019-10-19 2019-10-19 10:30 am 11:45 am 40.76271040000000000, -73.75336500000000000 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:30:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day: Architecture Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/farmhouse-family-day Date: October 19, 2019

Join us for a special fall Family Day as we delve into the architecture of New York’s oldest house! In October, we’ll be hosting our annual Open House New York cellar-to-attic tour in addition to our usual Family Day activities, such as outdoor toys and games.

Enjoy an architecture-themed scavenger hunt, stop by our Organic Farm Stand to check out the fall harvest, and taste traditional waffles cooked on a hearth fire!

Family Day runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is always free and open to all ages.

Reservations not required but recommended.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2019-10-19 2019-10-19 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d695b0fd6784.jpg Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[KHCC's Annual Family Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/khccs-annual-family-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/khccs-annual-family-volunteer-day Date: October 19, 2019

The Kingsbridge Heights Community Center is hosting their Annual Family Volunteer Day! Volunteer with community members, family, and friends to beautify the community space.

There will be activities and tasks appropriate for all ages. It will be a great day in our community park. Attendees will have opportunities to make new friends, serve our community, and, most importantly, have fun!

Tasks include:

  • garden work
  • painting
  • general repairs
  • and more!

Refreshments will be provided!

Register for free by visiting: bit.ly/KHCCFamilyVolunteer.

For questions about this event, please contact Jason Bonet at jbonet@khcc-nyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Kingsbridge Heights Community Garden

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2019-10-19 2019-10-19 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.87763450000000000, -73.90066310000000000 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[2019 Red Hook Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/2019-red-hook-harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/2019-red-hook-harvest-festival Date: October 19, 2019

Join us at the Columbia Street Farm for the annual Red Hook Harvest Festival - a celebration of urban farming, youth empowerment, community connections, and a bountiful fall harvest! Food, music, contests, pumpkin patch, games, animals, farm tours and more!

Enter at 560 Columbia Street, at the corner of Columbia and Sigourney streets. FREE! Bring friends, family, and neighbors... and come in costume!

For questions on this event, please contact Saara Nafici at veggies@rhicenter.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Red Hook Community Farm

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2019-10-19 2019-10-19 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67206192016601600, -74.00937652587890000 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 17:29:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: October 19, 2019

Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2019-10-19 2019-10-19 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5cacc62cdc5e7.JPG Tue, 16 Apr 2019 12:44:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/fall-foliage-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/fall-foliage-canoeing Date: October 19, 2019

With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping. Enjoy an afternoon of canoeing while our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests.

First come, first served.

Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2019-10-19 2019-10-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.62360000610351600, -74.11830139160156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d8131894797c.JPG Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:30:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park: Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/central-park-conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/central-park-conservatory-garden-tour Date: October 19, 2019

Staff pick! Join a staff-led tour of Central Park’s only formal garden. Admire thousands of colorful blooms, two picturesque allées of crabapple trees, and a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894. Conservatory Garden looks unlike anything else in Central Park — learn about its history, design, and blooms from the people who know it best.

Details

Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Map of start location
Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, and enter the Garden at the north gate.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: $15 (Members $10) Last Saturday of every month is free with registration. Purchase tickets online.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-10-19 2019-10-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899292000000, -73.95189666748000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d07ac09bebd2.jpg Tue, 24 Sep 2019 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/discovery-walks-for-families-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/discovery-walks-for-families-the-ramble Date: October 19, 2019

Get "lost" with us in the Ramble! Explore how this carefully planned woodland provides habitat for a variety of wildlife. Discover who calls the forest floor, the Lake shoreline, and the treetops their home.

Discovery Walks for Families are a great way for parents and children of all ages to learn about the nature and history of Central Park in fun and creative ways. Join us for hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, hand lenses, and a complementary Discovery Journal.

Details

Meet:
Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines, some stairs; may not be suitable for strollers.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check-in.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-10-19 2019-10-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969700000, -73.96910095214800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d07f440a7a8b.jpg Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Green Team Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/ocean-breeze-green-team-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/ocean-breeze-green-team-volunteer-days Date: October 19, 2019

Join NYC Parks to volunteer in a trail maintenance project at Ocean Breeze Park. Participants will help with invasive weed removal and cutting branches of invasive trees for trail closure.

Please note: This event will not meet on Saturday, September 28, Saturday, October 12 or Saturday, October 26.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

Location: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2019-10-19 2019-10-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5cf7d1f7a6327.png Thu, 05 Sep 2019 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pinhole Camera Workshop with Nancy Paredes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/pinhole-camera-workshop-with-nancy-paredes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/pinhole-camera-workshop-with-nancy-paredes Date: October 19, 2019

Experience the magical beginnings of photography by building your own pinhole camera from recyclable material with Nancy Paola Paredes of QBG’s current art exhibit, Marbles in the Valley. By learning to use light and exposure, participants will photograph the garden with their built cameras and develop their exposures into fixed images.

Students will leave the workshop with a handmade camera, photos, and a fundamental understanding of photography.

Recommended for participants age 10+.

Included in Garden admission.

Registration required.

About the Marbles in the Valley Exhibit:
Marbles in the Valley is an exhibition of prints and photographs that portrays nostalgic landscapes reminiscent of the native countries of the borough’s diverse communities. Born and raised in Corona, Queens to Honduran parents, artist Nancy Paredes depicts the distorted memories of immigrants and the imaginings of a first generation.

This exhibition centers around a series of collagraphs of abstract landscapes printed from the layering of plastic shopping bags. Accompanying the collagraphs are otherworldly photographs that extend into a different timeline, offering a second perspective of these familiar places. Traveling through remembrance and interpretation, these visual memories reveal a storytelling of home between immigrants and their children. The artist unites the fleeting worlds of migrant families into a new space, materializing the redefinition of culture in a distant settlement.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 7188863800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2019-10-19 2019-10-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d84cd9bac314.jpg Fri, 27 Sep 2019 16:45:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/fall-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/fall-open-house Date: October 19, 2019

Please join us for a community gathering to celebrate the end of the growing season. Activities for all ages: bulb planting, composting, music, scavenger hunt, tours, bake sale, and more!

For questions on this event, please contact Jo Nelson at joqnelson77@gmail.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Farm

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2019-10-19 2019-10-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.65420600000000000, -73.97660800000000000 Wed, 09 Oct 2019 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Roots Saturdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/roots-saturdays3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/roots-saturdays3 Date: October 19, 2019

Every Saturday at the park, join Hellgate Farm and a rotation of local partners like The Connected Chef, Big Reuse, Smiling Hogshead Ranch, Queens Action Council (QuAC), and the Queens Beekeepers Guild for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.

Hellgate Farm will also be selling their micro-local, fresh-cut produce and small batch products like signature hot sauce, honey, and dried herbs.

Plus: In partnership with The NYC Compost Project hosted by Big Reuse, Socrates now offers free compost drop-off every day of the week!

Roots Saturdays is part of Back to Our Roots programming at Socrates that aims to create opportunities for connecting directly with the community and empowering healthy food choices along the way.

Please note: Verify event details and learn more at socratessculpturepark.org/roots.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2019-10-19 2019-10-19 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5cb4f9fa0ae8c.jpg Fri, 26 Apr 2019 13:29:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Rummage Sale Fundraiser at El Sol Brillante Jr. Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/rummage-sale-to-benefit-el-sol-brillante-jr-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/rummage-sale-to-benefit-el-sol-brillante-jr-garden Date: October 19, 2019

On Saturday, October 19th, El Sol Brillante Jr. Garden will have their annual rummage sale to benefit El Sol Brillante Jr. Garden.
Items available will include, clothes, knickknacks, books, and much more. Come and support the garden!

Raindate is on Sunday, October 20th.

For questions on this event, please contact Stefani Mar at moostopiana@gmail.com.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: El Sol Brilliante Jr.

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2019-10-19 2019-10-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72859954833984400, -73.97949981689453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d9e074a9d6f2.jpg Wed, 09 Oct 2019 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Ecology Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/ecology-park-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/ecology-park-tour Date: October 19, 2019

Come and tour New York City’s only Ecology Park, located in the Paerdegat Basin Natural Area Preserve. Enjoy a guided tour of the 15 different plant communities found all across New York City, in one location.

Ecology Park is a heavily-designed landscape meant to educate visitors on the various habitats and plant communities found both historically and currently throughout New York City. The park includes a pedestrian walkway, viewing platforms and has been planted diversely to highlight the variety of plant communities that can be found around Jamaica Bay. Some of the communities you will see are a low lying salt marsh habitat dominated by a monoculture of cordgrass (spartina alterniflora), and a maritime grassland community teeming with biodiversity.

Tours will last approximately 30 minutes.

Funding for these tours was provided by the Jamaica Bay Rockaway Parks Conservancy.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Ecology Park

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2019-10-19 2019-10-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.62508164341800000, -73.90646649259000000 Thu, 03 Oct 2019 16:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[ASP Compost Windrows]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/asp-compost-windrows http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/asp-compost-windrows Date: October 19, 2019

Ready to take your compost operation to the next level? In this workshop, you’ll learn everything you need to make compost using the method of aerated static piles. This system reduces the time you spend turning piles by pushing air through your compost pile.

Led by Operations Coordinator, Aleks, you’ll get the insider view of compost operations here at QBG.

Presented by NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden.

Register online.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2019-10-19 2019-10-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d727eb2b0d3e.jpeg Fri, 27 Sep 2019 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Soundscape: The Sound of Seeds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/soundscape http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/soundscape Date: October 19, 2019

Sound, art and creativity....all blossoming in a community garden! Musician, Eileen Ain, and artist, Francine Demeulenaere, present a Soundscape performance at LaGuardia Corner Community Garden.

Rain Date: Sunday, October 20th

Soundscape is an idea beginning in 1980’s with R. Murray Schaeffer, a Canadian composer who wrote Tuning of the World. Schaeffer’s focus was on interactive music making, from the use of local materials and improvisation whose sound grow/develop into a sounding piece as ‘ their music”

Here in the community garden we create a space to explore individual choices of sounding. The sound that is uniquely the sound of the person choosing (which maraca to play). All maracas will have a Western pitch noted on them.

Maracas are positioned in the garden so they can be touched. Each maraca is made with a recycled container containing seeds of many varieties.

Each person will choose four or five maracas. Their pitches will be sounded out on flute and in the order of how pitches are chosen. At that point, and possibly with the flute, the person finding their sound will be invited to hum the pitches and possibly record them, so the participant (and group) can listen to their choices. In this case, the sound from from the maraca and/or the flute. To happen with good steed, this part of the interactive soundscape needs attention and quiet.

Summary:

a. Pitches identified on the maracas, emphasizing the ecological "sound" frequencies of the seeds.

b. Talk in the garden on the meaning of sound....perhaps a few minutes meditation to listen to the natural sounds of being outdoors in NYC....can hear the birds when we are still, can hear sirens, people talking as they pass by....the point is to become aware of our external sounding environment and our relationship with it. The purpose is to begin the process of active sounding choices.

c. Have person sign up for their individual session of a few minutes of choosing the 4-5 maracas

d. Record, notate and or play the pitches (frequencies) chosen.

e. Have the community repeat the sound to reinforce. ;mirror and echo the sequence......All this depends upon the wishes of the person choosing the sound.

The soundscape is not about being a "musician" per se. We all create frequencies through our voice, our body, our energy. The purpose is for interactive experience with a natural organic environment, using both the sound of the seeds in the maracas to synchronize with our interior sounding lives. To do so we would emphasize using the breath, listening (to sound, silence, an inner voice) hearing each other, and producing our own sound.

Just as each part of the body makes a sound, so do seeds in and out of their respective containers. In this case, the seeds are in maracas. Our bodies are resonating containers and it is possible to explore that with simple clapping, tapping, and humming. All non-verbal and fun.

For questions on this event, please contact lcggardens@gmail.com.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: LaGuardia Corner Community Garden

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2019-10-19 2019-10-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72778215414200000, -73.99905133247400000 Wed, 09 Oct 2019 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/fall-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/fall-walks Date: October 19, 2019

The beautiful waterfront pathways of Randall's Island Park provide a lovely setting for taking in the sights, smells, and feelings of fall. Walk with us through our gardens, woodland trail, and wetlands to see the colorful changes happening on the Island.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2019-10-19 2019-10-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5cacfca476924.JPG Thu, 11 Apr 2019 17:14:44 EDT
<![CDATA[High Vibrational Dinner & Movie NIght]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/high-vibrational-dinner-movie-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/19/high-vibrational-dinner-movie-night Date: October 19, 2019

The Hattie Carthan Food Justice Leadership Collective Presents:
A delicious heritage meal and short films.They will be screening films by the Hattie Carthan Food Projects and Gordon Hyatt's "Between the Word and the Deed."

Tickets on sale in the market or at www.hattiecarthancommunitymarket.com for $20.00.

For questions on this event, please contact Yonette Fleming at hattiecarthancommunitymarket@yahoo.com.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Community Garden

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2019-10-19 2019-10-19 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.68980026245100000, -73.94850158691400000 Wed, 09 Oct 2019 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Riverdale Park Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/20/riverdale-park-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/20/riverdale-park-tree-planting Date: October 20, 2019

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in Riverdale Park! Trees provide so many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs. Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle. Space is limited and online registration is required for this event. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Please note: Registration is required. Please register online.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Spaulding Lane Parking Lot (in Riverdale Park)

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X142 Riverdale Park 2019-10-20 2019-10-20 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89731055468300000, -73.91446208911900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d77d4e7bb86f.png Thu, 03 Oct 2019 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Audubon Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/20/audubon-bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/20/audubon-bird-walk Date: October 20, 2019

Register for one or all five free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon! Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds— like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Bird walks take place on the following dates:
Saturday, 9/14
Sunday, 10/6
Sunday, 10/20
Saturday, 10/26
Sunday, 11/3

Register online.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2019-10-20 2019-10-20 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d727fcbb77b2.jpg Fri, 27 Sep 2019 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Care Trainee]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/20/animal-care-trainee http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/20/animal-care-trainee Date: October 20, 2019

Would you like to help us care for APEC’s animals? This program introduces children to the unique responsibility of being an animal caretaker. Participants will learn about the needs of our animal ambassadors, and gain hands-on experience in feeding, brushing, and cleaning them. Also, children will be able to make a healthy snack for one of the many animals that call APEC home! Limited to 8 participants.

Ages 8-10**

**Because participation in a prior Animal Care Trainee program is a must in order to qualify for Advanced Animal Care Trainee, students over the age of 10 may be able to take Animal Care Trainee under special circumstances (Contact Zachary at Ext. 204 for further assistance).

Register online

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 229-4000

Location: Alley Pond Environmental Center

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2019-10-20 2019-10-20 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.76271040000000000, -73.75336500000000000 Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:14:35 EDT
<![CDATA[I Want to be a Vet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/20/i-want-to-be-a-vet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/20/i-want-to-be-a-vet Date: October 20, 2019

Does your child dream of being a veterinarian? Send them to APEC to learn the basics of animal care. All animals need food, water, and shelter to survive, but pets sometimes need medical care too. Enjoy pretend play examining animals, look at animal x-rays, groom the rabbits, listen to a critter’s heartbeat, and help take care of the turtles. Students will love meeting the live animal guests.

Ages 5-7 (drop-off)

Register online

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 229-4000

Location: Alley Pond Environmental Center

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2019-10-20 2019-10-20 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.76271040000000000, -73.75336500000000000 Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:14:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Moses Mountain Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/20/moses-mountain-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/20/moses-mountain-hike Date: October 20, 2019

Join us for a hike to Moses Mountain to experience the forest in its full fall glory. Enjoy the 360-degree panoramic view and look for birds of prey.

This moderately-paced learning walk will last over 90 minutes.

Ages 8+.

Please note: Registration required; please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2019-10-20 2019-10-20 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d922acc49f4e.png Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:14:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Raptor Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/20/birding-raptor-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/20/birding-raptor-watch Date: October 20, 2019

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. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring field guides and binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Gateway Drive and Erskine Street (in Spring Creek Park)

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B165 Spring Creek Park 2019-10-20 2019-10-20 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.65242385864258000, -73.86680603027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d812b0a833ce.jpg Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:59:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Scavengers & Decomposers Weekend]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/20/scavengers-decomposers-weekend http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/20/scavengers-decomposers-weekend Date: October 20, 2019

Hooray for decay! Get your hands dirty—literally—as you explore the process of decomposition at Wave Hill. Investigate the forest floor in the Herbert and Hyonja Abrons Woodland, handle real-life scavengers and decomposers, visit the Boneyard, get composting info and even make wearable art inspired by decomposers.

Something is rottin’ in Riverdale—and in your neighborhood, too!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2019-10-20 2019-10-20 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d768f3d0ea49.jpg Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/20/fall-foliage-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/20/fall-foliage-hike Date: October 20, 2019

With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping. Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests.

Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: Seaman Avenue and Isham Street (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2019-10-20 2019-10-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.86970138549800000, -73.92060089111300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d812b9f03b9f.jpeg Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:59:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Ecosystem Explorers: Deciduous Forests]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/20/ecosystem-explorers-deciduous-forests http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/20/ecosystem-explorers-deciduous-forests Date: October 20, 2019

Deciduous forests are most important as habitat areas. Many wildlife species rely on deciduous forests and trees as their primary sources of food and shelter

Be an explorer with the Urban Park Rangers as we venture into habitats that exist in New York City Parks!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Lot (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2019-10-20 2019-10-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.58455681703400000, -74.12498116493200000 Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Harvestfest Pumpkin Carving]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/20/harvestfest-pumpkin-carving http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/20/harvestfest-pumpkin-carving Date: October 20, 2019

Join community gardeners at Dolly's Park in Brooklyn for a Harvest fest with pumpkin carving. All are welcome!

For any questions on this event, please contact Ivan or Kim at dollyspark503@gmail.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Dolly's Park

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2019-10-20 2019-10-20 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67812390000000000, -73.98637500000000000 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Treebed Planting Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/20/treebed-planting-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/20/treebed-planting-day Date: October 20, 2019

Volunteer with SUNDAYS@11 to give some "TreeLC" to the urban forest. At this event, participants will weed out tree beds and plant pollinator-friendly native perennials, while engaging the community and meeting new friends.

Light refreshments will be provided. Please bring a reusable water bottle and dress for the weather; all are welcome!

This is a rain or shine event.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Farms MTA Bus Terminal

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2019-10-20 2019-10-20 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.83734870000000000, -73.87829260000000000 Thu, 03 Oct 2019 16:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Conference House Park Edition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/20/open-house-new-york-conference-house-park-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/20/open-house-new-york-conference-house-park-edition Date: October 20, 2019

As part of the citywide Open House New York Weekend, the historic houses of Conference House Park will be open for self-guided tours. In addition to the park's namesake—the circa 1680 Conference House, the Henry Hogg Biddle House (circa 1840) with its front and rear two-story porticos, the William H. Rutan/Becket House with its intact 1950s-era kitchen, and the Ward-Leven House circa 1830 (the second oldest within the park), will open for visitors.

Art and culture are also on display during Open House New York. At the H.H. Biddle House will be a watercolor painting exhibition: Donna Napoli's: Staten Island Treasures, on display until January. On display at the park's visitor center will be a local student exhibit entitled: Folk Art-A Sense of Community.

All events are free!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 417-6917

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2019-10-20 2019-10-20 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50225702965300000, -74.25172543525700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d28c086e2a1.JPG Thu, 03 Oct 2019 13:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[FASTNET: Plein-Air Drawings at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/21/fastnet-pleinair-drawings-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/21/fastnet-pleinair-drawings-at-freshkills-park Date: October 21, 2019

FASTNET: Plein-Air Drawings at Freshkills Park is an exhibition of plein-air drawings and ink studies made within a 20-foot shipping container in the Confluence section at the center of Staten Island’s Freshkills Park.

Formerly used by the NYC Department of Sanitation for landfill operations, Freshkills Park is now planned as a future cultural and waterfront hub. The FASTNET project, designed by James Powers, has brought artists of all ages to the developing park before it is fully open. These drawings represent visitors’ impressions of the scenery of the landfill-to-park as an ongoing dialogue between past, present, and future and prompt discussion about the human-nature relationship and what is “natural” in a completely engineered topography.

Please note: This exhibition will be on display at the Arsenal Gallery on weekdays from September 13 through November 14, 2019. The gallery is closed on holidays.

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks, curated by Mariel Villeré of the Freshkills Park Development Team, and supported by the Freshkills Park Alliance and Con Edison.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-10-21 2019-10-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d5d630a20fd9.jpg Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:14:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: October 21, 2019

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-10-21 2019-10-21 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d4c459347d09.jpg Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/22/bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/22/bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon Date: October 22, 2019

Join us for a bird walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery.

Register online.

The walk will be led by Gabriel Willow, an educator from NYC Audubon. Gabriel is an experienced birder and naturalist, and is well-versed in the ecology and history of New York City. He has been leading walks for NYC Audubon for more than ten years, guiding new and experienced birders in all five boroughs and beyond.

After the walk, we hope you will linger to enjoy the nation's largest perennial garden open 365 days free to the public. Learn more about The Battery at thebattery.org.

Photo Credit: Gail Karlsson

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2019-10-22 2019-10-22 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d63ee62095e3.jpg Mon, 30 Sep 2019 09:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[FASTNET: Plein-Air Drawings at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/22/fastnet-pleinair-drawings-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/22/fastnet-pleinair-drawings-at-freshkills-park Date: October 22, 2019

FASTNET: Plein-Air Drawings at Freshkills Park is an exhibition of plein-air drawings and ink studies made within a 20-foot shipping container in the Confluence section at the center of Staten Island’s Freshkills Park.

Formerly used by the NYC Department of Sanitation for landfill operations, Freshkills Park is now planned as a future cultural and waterfront hub. The FASTNET project, designed by James Powers, has brought artists of all ages to the developing park before it is fully open. These drawings represent visitors’ impressions of the scenery of the landfill-to-park as an ongoing dialogue between past, present, and future and prompt discussion about the human-nature relationship and what is “natural” in a completely engineered topography.

Please note: This exhibition will be on display at the Arsenal Gallery on weekdays from September 13 through November 14, 2019. The gallery is closed on holidays.

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks, curated by Mariel Villeré of the Freshkills Park Development Team, and supported by the Freshkills Park Alliance and Con Edison.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-10-22 2019-10-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d5d630a20fd9.jpg Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:14:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 22, 2019

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-10-22 2019-10-22 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d4c459347d09.jpg Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[The River Project Wetlab Look-ins]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/22/the-river-project-wetlab-lookins http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/22/the-river-project-wetlab-lookins Date: October 22, 2019

THE RIVER PROJECT WETLAB LOOK-INS

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Now through Nov. 5
2:00 – 5:00 PM
Pier 40 Wetlab at W. Houston Street

Meet Hudson River wildlife face to face at Wetlab Look-ins! These programs offer the opportunity to tour the Pier 40 Wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in HRPK’s Estuarine Sanctuary. Each Look-in includes craft activities for children and interactive ecology workshops on topics such as fish migration and underwater habitat. Look-ins also provide opportunities for visitors to learn about current research and restoration going on in Hudson River Park and New York Harbor.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 233-3030

Location: Pier 40 Wetlab

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2019-10-22 2019-10-22 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72850216464900000, -74.01350152492500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d6fd904e0949.jpg Fri, 06 Sep 2019 12:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[FASTNET: Plein-Air Drawings at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/23/fastnet-pleinair-drawings-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/23/fastnet-pleinair-drawings-at-freshkills-park Date: October 23, 2019

FASTNET: Plein-Air Drawings at Freshkills Park is an exhibition of plein-air drawings and ink studies made within a 20-foot shipping container in the Confluence section at the center of Staten Island’s Freshkills Park.

Formerly used by the NYC Department of Sanitation for landfill operations, Freshkills Park is now planned as a future cultural and waterfront hub. The FASTNET project, designed by James Powers, has brought artists of all ages to the developing park before it is fully open. These drawings represent visitors’ impressions of the scenery of the landfill-to-park as an ongoing dialogue between past, present, and future and prompt discussion about the human-nature relationship and what is “natural” in a completely engineered topography.

Please note: This exhibition will be on display at the Arsenal Gallery on weekdays from September 13 through November 14, 2019. The gallery is closed on holidays.

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks, curated by Mariel Villeré of the Freshkills Park Development Team, and supported by the Freshkills Park Alliance and Con Edison.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-10-23 2019-10-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d5d630a20fd9.jpg Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:14:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 23, 2019

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-10-23 2019-10-23 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d4c459347d09.jpg Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/23/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/23/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 23, 2019

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2019-10-23 2019-10-23 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d6e8060a4c22.jpg Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:30:36 EDT
<![CDATA[FASTNET: Plein-Air Drawings at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/24/fastnet-pleinair-drawings-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/24/fastnet-pleinair-drawings-at-freshkills-park Date: October 24, 2019

FASTNET: Plein-Air Drawings at Freshkills Park is an exhibition of plein-air drawings and ink studies made within a 20-foot shipping container in the Confluence section at the center of Staten Island’s Freshkills Park.

Formerly used by the NYC Department of Sanitation for landfill operations, Freshkills Park is now planned as a future cultural and waterfront hub. The FASTNET project, designed by James Powers, has brought artists of all ages to the developing park before it is fully open. These drawings represent visitors’ impressions of the scenery of the landfill-to-park as an ongoing dialogue between past, present, and future and prompt discussion about the human-nature relationship and what is “natural” in a completely engineered topography.

Please note: This exhibition will be on display at the Arsenal Gallery on weekdays from September 13 through November 14, 2019. The gallery is closed on holidays.

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks, curated by Mariel Villeré of the Freshkills Park Development Team, and supported by the Freshkills Park Alliance and Con Edison.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-10-24 2019-10-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d5d630a20fd9.jpg Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:14:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers for Two-Year-Olds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/24/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-yearolds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/24/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-yearolds Date: October 24, 2019

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Please note: Space is limited. Registration is required; please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2019-10-24 2019-10-24 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d5c064ecb01c.png Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 24, 2019

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-10-24 2019-10-24 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d4c459347d09.jpg Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots for Three- and Four-Year-Olds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/24/greenbelt-tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/24/greenbelt-tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds Date: October 24, 2019

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Please note: Space is limited. Registration is required; please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2019-10-24 2019-10-24 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d5c0ab05ee08.png Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/24/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/24/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 24, 2019

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2019-10-24 2019-10-24 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d6e816fc6652.jpg Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/24/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/24/tour-the-battery Date: October 24, 2019

Take an Official Battery Conservancy Tour.

Join us every Thursday for tours of The Battery! Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Tours last about an hour. Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Sign up: RSVP so we know your coming!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2019-10-24 2019-10-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ca37786b75ef.jpg Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:59:33 EDT
<![CDATA[The River Project Wetlab Look-ins]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/24/the-river-project-wetlab-lookins http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/24/the-river-project-wetlab-lookins Date: October 24, 2019

THE RIVER PROJECT WETLAB LOOK-INS

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Now through Nov. 5
2:00 – 5:00 PM
Pier 40 Wetlab at W. Houston Street

Meet Hudson River wildlife face to face at Wetlab Look-ins! These programs offer the opportunity to tour the Pier 40 Wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in HRPK’s Estuarine Sanctuary. Each Look-in includes craft activities for children and interactive ecology workshops on topics such as fish migration and underwater habitat. Look-ins also provide opportunities for visitors to learn about current research and restoration going on in Hudson River Park and New York Harbor.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 233-3030

Location: Pier 40 Wetlab

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2019-10-24 2019-10-24 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72850216464900000, -74.01350152492500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d6fd904e0949.jpg Fri, 06 Sep 2019 12:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Cocktail & Craft: Pumpkin Carving]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/24/evening-cocktail-craft-pumpkin-carving http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/24/evening-cocktail-craft-pumpkin-carving Date: October 24, 2019

Join us for a Halloween-themed Cocktail & Craft to learn techniques on how to carve your own pumpkin. Sip on an autumnal cocktail and local pumpkin ales while you carve!

All materials provided.
Adults 21+ only.

Register online.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2019-10-24 2019-10-24 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d7bb94a806f1.jpg Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:30:47 EDT
<![CDATA[FASTNET: Plein-Air Drawings at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/25/fastnet-pleinair-drawings-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/25/fastnet-pleinair-drawings-at-freshkills-park Date: October 25, 2019

FASTNET: Plein-Air Drawings at Freshkills Park is an exhibition of plein-air drawings and ink studies made within a 20-foot shipping container in the Confluence section at the center of Staten Island’s Freshkills Park.

Formerly used by the NYC Department of Sanitation for landfill operations, Freshkills Park is now planned as a future cultural and waterfront hub. The FASTNET project, designed by James Powers, has brought artists of all ages to the developing park before it is fully open. These drawings represent visitors’ impressions of the scenery of the landfill-to-park as an ongoing dialogue between past, present, and future and prompt discussion about the human-nature relationship and what is “natural” in a completely engineered topography.

Please note: This exhibition will be on display at the Arsenal Gallery on weekdays from September 13 through November 14, 2019. The gallery is closed on holidays.

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks, curated by Mariel Villeré of the Freshkills Park Development Team, and supported by the Freshkills Park Alliance and Con Edison.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-10-25 2019-10-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d5d630a20fd9.jpg Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:14:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 25, 2019

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-10-25 2019-10-25 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d4c459347d09.jpg Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/25/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/25/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm Date: October 25, 2019

Harvest season at Historic Richmond Town’s Decker Farm is fun for the entire family!

Pick a pumpkin to take home and enjoy an old-fashioned hayride, corn maze, arts and crafts, face-painting, and all of your favorite autumnal activities!

Learn more and purchase tickets.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-166 ex 266

Location: Decker Farm

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2019-10-25 2019-10-25 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.58259963989300000, -74.15370178222700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d6faf201a33e.jpg Mon, 30 Sep 2019 11:59:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/25/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/25/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 25, 2019

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2019-10-25 2019-10-25 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d6e829776aa0.jpg Thu, 19 Sep 2019 13:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Friday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/25/free-community-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/25/free-community-friday Date: October 25, 2019

Join the Bronx River Alliance on the last Friday of the month from June through October for fun activities including Foodway tours, free paddling, art workshops, and more!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Westchester Avenue Park Entrance (in Concrete Plant Park)

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2019-10-25 2019-10-25 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.82818385172200000, -73.88474744558300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d0babf88ef31.jpg Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:59:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Horror Movie Night: Nightmare Before Christmas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/25/halloween-horror-movie-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/25/halloween-horror-movie-night Date: October 25, 2019

Come and join community gardeners at Dolly's Park for a fright night at the park, just in time for some Halloween spirit!

Enjoy a free screening of Nightmare Before Christmas, a tale about Jack Skellington, the king of Halloween Town, who plans to kidnap Santa Claus and celebrate a very different Christmas.

For questions on this event, please contact dollyspark503@gmail.com.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Dolly's Park

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2019-10-25 2019-10-25 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.67812390000000000, -73.98637500000000000 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:45:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Ecology Park - Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/ecology-park-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/ecology-park-forest-restoration Date: October 26, 2019

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and the Natural Areas Conservancy in Ecology Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore natural areas and create a healthier ecosystem.

Register online.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Ecology Park Saturday Open Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Funding for these events generously provided by the Jamaica Bay Rockaway Parks Conservancy.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Ecology Park

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2019-10-26 2019-10-26 9:00 am 11:30 am 40.62508164341800000, -73.90646649259000000 Thu, 03 Oct 2019 16:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Stewardship Day: Pelham Bay Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/1026-fall-stewardship-daypelham-bay-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/1026-fall-stewardship-daypelham-bay-forest-restoration Date: October 26, 2019

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team at our Fall Stewardship Day at Pelham Bay Park! Volunteers will learn how to install deer guards to protect young trees in Pelham Bay Park.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Please note: Online registration is required!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Rodman's Neck Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2019-10-26 2019-10-26 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.85860061645500000, -73.80269622802700000 Thu, 03 Oct 2019 16:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Audubon Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/audubon-bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/audubon-bird-walk Date: October 26, 2019

Register for one or all five free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon! Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds— like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Bird walks take place on the following dates:
Saturday, 9/14
Sunday, 10/6
Sunday, 10/20
Saturday, 10/26
Sunday, 11/3

Register online.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2019-10-26 2019-10-26 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d7bba04912ee.jpg Fri, 27 Sep 2019 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 26, 2019

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-10-26 2019-10-26 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d4c459347d09.jpg Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Trash Hero Park Cleanup at Riverside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/coastal-clean-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/coastal-clean-up Date: October 26, 2019

As part of Riverside Park Conservancy's woodland restoration initiative, a tribe of goats spent the summer at Riverside Park's Bird Sanctuary eating away literal tons of invasive plants and poison ivy. This clearing of weeds uncovered piles of trash that had accumulated over the past decade (and more), hidden from view.

Join TRASH HERO, in partnership with Riverside Park Conservancy, for a cleanup of the Bird Sanctuary!

Email newyork@trashhero.org to RSVP.

Dress comfortably and be prepared to get dirty! Best to remove jewelry, wear hair tied back, closed-toe work shoes and long pants required. This location is on a slope and there are areas of poison ivy, so please come prepared. Do not bring additional bags, as there is really no place to store belongings. We will have water onsite and encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottle.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-3073

Location: Riverside Park Bird Sanctuary (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2019-10-26 2019-10-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81039810180664000, -73.96579742431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5da5ff03cb4dc.jpg Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:15:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm Date: October 26, 2019

Harvest season at Historic Richmond Town’s Decker Farm is fun for the entire family!

Pick a pumpkin to take home and enjoy an old-fashioned hayride, corn maze, arts and crafts, face-painting, and all of your favorite autumnal activities!

Learn more and purchase tickets.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-166 ex 266

Location: Decker Farm

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2019-10-26 2019-10-26 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.58259963989300000, -74.15370178222700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d6faf201a33e.jpg Mon, 30 Sep 2019 11:59:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/fall-foliage-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/fall-foliage-hike Date: October 26, 2019

With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping.

Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests. Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2019-10-26 2019-10-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.83700180053700000, -73.89340209960900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d812c39eac17.jpg Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:59:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park: Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/central-park-conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/central-park-conservatory-garden-tour Date: October 26, 2019

Staff pick! Join a staff-led tour of Central Park’s only formal garden. Admire thousands of colorful blooms, two picturesque allées of crabapple trees, and a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894. Conservatory Garden looks unlike anything else in Central Park — learn about its history, design, and blooms from the people who know it best.

Details

Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Map of start location
Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, and enter the Garden at the north gate.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: $15 (Members $10) Last Saturday of every month is free with registration. Purchase tickets online.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-10-26 2019-10-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899292000000, -73.95189666748000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d07ac09bebd2.jpg Tue, 24 Sep 2019 13:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Roots Saturdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/roots-saturdays3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/roots-saturdays3 Date: October 26, 2019

Every Saturday at the park, join Hellgate Farm and a rotation of local partners like The Connected Chef, Big Reuse, Smiling Hogshead Ranch, Queens Action Council (QuAC), and the Queens Beekeepers Guild for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.

Hellgate Farm will also be selling their micro-local, fresh-cut produce and small batch products like signature hot sauce, honey, and dried herbs.

Plus: In partnership with The NYC Compost Project hosted by Big Reuse, Socrates now offers free compost drop-off every day of the week!

Roots Saturdays is part of Back to Our Roots programming at Socrates that aims to create opportunities for connecting directly with the community and empowering healthy food choices along the way.

Please note: Verify event details and learn more at socratessculpturepark.org/roots.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2019-10-26 2019-10-26 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5cb4f9fa0ae8c.jpg Fri, 26 Apr 2019 13:29:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/halloween-harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/halloween-harvest-festival Date: October 26, 2019

The final event of our 2019 season is inspired by the Haitian Festival of the Ancestors, as we welcome Konfederasyon Nasyonal Vodouyizan Ayisyen (K.N.V.A.) and Imamou back to Socrates for Halloween Harvest: Fèt Gede!

Vibrant cultural activities include a Gede song workshop, card readings, and a procession culminating in a powerful dance and drum performance conceived and directed by Alexandra Jean-Joseph, with choreography by Mikerline Pierre and music by Menesky “Sky” Magloire.

It also wouldn’t be Halloween at Socrates without these much-loved traditions: costume-making, Agostino Arts face-painting, Urban Shaman Mama Donna’s Pet Memorial Altar and Blessing of the Animals, and our hilarious, adorable, always creative Doggie Costume Contest with local judges Château Le Woof and Friends with Four Paws!

Please Note: Verify event details and learn more at socratessculpturepark.org/halloween

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2019-10-26 2019-10-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5cabb94ef1589.jpg Wed, 10 Apr 2019 14:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Life and Death Celebration: Dia de los Muertos]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/the-day-of-the-dead-da-de-muertos-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/the-day-of-the-dead-da-de-muertos-celebration Date: October 26, 2019

Join gardeners and the community for the Annual Life and Death Celebration on Oct. 26th at the Hattie Carthan Saturday Market to share in remembering and honoring your ancestral heritage through food and other festivities on October 26th from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.!

Food Justice is all about the Rs: Remembering - Reconnecting - Reconciling - Relinquishing - Reclaiming - Regenerating - Revitalizing

Our collective ancestral systems calls us to the marketplaces to celebrate our life and Death as the wheel turns. If we must take our cues from our plant relations, who bare their bodies during the Fall seemingly dead on the surface, but very well alive in their roots. Costumes encouraged! Bring a blanket or shawl and huddle around the Sacred fire with SMORES. Hear ye! Hear Ye!

Schedule:

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Candied Apple Making for Kids with Farmer Yon & Youth Chefs
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Composting with Worms by Kwesi Joseph
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Ancestral Drumming and Storytelling in the New Resilience Hut
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Ancestralization - Re-membering Ourselves

Festivities Include:

  • Children's Activities
  • West African Drumming
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Ghoulish Delights
  • Face Painting
  • Crystal Skull Making
  • Healthy Holiday Treats for kids
  • Sacred Arts Exhibition of Community Ancestor Altar with Ancestral Food and Offerings
  • Live Animals
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Garden Tours ‘til Sunset

Fall market, Value-added products, warm ciders, soup, traditional food, live animals, pumpkin carving and garden tours ‘til sunset.

For questions on this event, please contact Yonette Fleming at hattiecarthancommunitymarket@yahoo.com.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market

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2019-10-26 2019-10-26 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.68952130000000000, -73.94803900000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d9e0e6c92b49.jpg Wed, 09 Oct 2019 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Harvest Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/fall-harvest-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/fall-harvest-party Date: October 26, 2019

Every year, Red Shed Community Garden hosts an end of season Fall Harvest party.

Festivities will include:

  • Music
  • Pumpkin Painting
  • Pie Contest
  • Potluck

For questions on this event, please contact Anna Gelb at ahgelb@gmail.com.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Red Shed Garden

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2019-10-26 2019-10-26 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.71609878540000000, -73.94029998779300000 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:30:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Ecology Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/ecology-park-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/ecology-park-tour Date: October 26, 2019

Come and tour New York City’s only Ecology Park, located in the Paerdegat Basin Natural Area Preserve. Enjoy a guided tour of the 15 different plant communities found all across New York City, in one location.

Ecology Park is a heavily-designed landscape meant to educate visitors on the various habitats and plant communities found both historically and currently throughout New York City. The park includes a pedestrian walkway, viewing platforms and has been planted diversely to highlight the variety of plant communities that can be found around Jamaica Bay. Some of the communities you will see are a low lying salt marsh habitat dominated by a monoculture of cordgrass (spartina alterniflora), and a maritime grassland community teeming with biodiversity.

Tours will last approximately 30 minutes.

Funding for these tours was provided by the Jamaica Bay Rockaway Parks Conservancy.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Ecology Park

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2019-10-26 2019-10-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.62508164341800000, -73.90646649259000000 Thu, 03 Oct 2019 16:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Natures Workshop: Autumn Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/natures-workshop-autumn-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/natures-workshop-autumn-craft Date: October 26, 2019

Autumn provides us with an abundance of colors which inspire creativity.

Join the Urban Park Rangers for an afternoon of creativity using materials provided by mother nature and our most colorful season, autumn.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2019-10-26 2019-10-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87301326773800000, -73.91845285892400000 Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Ecosystem Explorers: Hidden Habitats]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/ecosystem-explorers-hidden-habitats http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/ecosystem-explorers-hidden-habitats Date: October 26, 2019

Be an explorer with the Urban Park Rangers as we venture into habitats that exist in New York City Parks!

Explore the life that moves all around you in the soil, under logs, and other places you never thought to look.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2019-10-26 2019-10-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d812c8ded87f.jpg Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Park of the Month: Highland Park Fall Foliage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/queens-park-of-the-month-highland-park-fall-foliage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/queens-park-of-the-month-highland-park-fall-foliage Date: October 26, 2019

With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping. Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests.

Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2019-10-26 2019-10-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.68619918823200000, -73.88980102539100000 Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:14:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/halloween-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/halloween-party Date: October 26, 2019

Mobilization for Change Community Garden will have a free halloween costume party on October 26th, 2019, complete with music, food, face painting, pumpkin carving, and a parade through the neighborhood.

For questions on this event, please contact Kellan Stanner at kellanstanner@gmail.com.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Mobilization for Change Community Garden

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2019-10-26 2019-10-26 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.79970169067400000, -73.96219635009800000 Wed, 09 Oct 2019 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Capturing Isham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/nature-photography-capturing-isham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/nature-photography-capturing-isham-park Date: October 26, 2019

Photographing in the fall brings many opportunities (and many challenges) to capture a wide range of color, mood, light, and scenery. This workshop will provide the burgeoning photographer with tips and tricks to walk home with the vibrancy and atmosphere unique to the fall in and around Isham Park.

Please note: RSVP is required. Register on Eventbrite.

This program is supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Seaman Avenue and Isham Street (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2019-10-26 2019-10-26 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86970138549800000, -73.92060089111300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5da87b64db11c.jpg Fri, 18 Oct 2019 16:59:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/26/family-camping Date: October 26, 2019

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Please note: Participants are chosen by lottery. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Wednesday, October 16.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Marine Park

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B057 Marine Park 2019-10-26 2019-10-26 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.60272115863300000, -73.92570495605500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d812f43de691.jpeg Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:14:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 27, 2019

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-10-27 2019-10-27 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d4c459347d09.jpg Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[New York City Naturalist Club: Inwood Rocks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/27/new-york-city-naturalist-club-inwood-rocks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/27/new-york-city-naturalist-club-inwood-rocks Date: October 27, 2019

New York City is the site of ancient earth-shaking and earth-shaping events. The bedrock that anchors the city’s skyscrapers tells a story of a place going back more than a billion years. The island of Manhattan is built on three strata known as Manhattan Schist, Inwood Marble, and Fordham Gneiss

Join our Urban Park Rangers on this hike and learn about why Inwood Rocks!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2019-10-27 2019-10-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:14:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween at the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/27/halloween-at-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/27/halloween-at-the-garden Date: October 27, 2019

Everything you need to celebrate Halloween: trick or treat trail, seasonal crafts, performances including a magic show, a carnivorous plant display, and a costume dance party. Show off your Halloween costume and bring your trick-or-treat bags!

Sunday free hours suspended.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2019-10-27 2019-10-27 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d7bba9a595b0.jpg Fri, 27 Sep 2019 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Survival 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/27/outdoor-skills-survival-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/27/outdoor-skills-survival-101 Date: October 27, 2019

Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2019-10-27 2019-10-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69939422607422000, -73.85723114013672000 Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:30:35 EDT
<![CDATA[All About Bats]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/27/batty-about-bats http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/27/batty-about-bats Date: October 27, 2019

Bats are amazing and awe-inspiring animals, and they're the only mammals who can fly! You've probably seen them flying around at dusk as they forage for insects and mosquitos.

Join the Urban Park Rangers for an evening of fun-filled facts about these amazing mammals.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2019-10-27 2019-10-27 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.53540039062500000, -74.20829772949219000 Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:30:35 EDT
<![CDATA[FASTNET: Plein-Air Drawings at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/28/fastnet-pleinair-drawings-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/28/fastnet-pleinair-drawings-at-freshkills-park Date: October 28, 2019

FASTNET: Plein-Air Drawings at Freshkills Park is an exhibition of plein-air drawings and ink studies made within a 20-foot shipping container in the Confluence section at the center of Staten Island’s Freshkills Park.

Formerly used by the NYC Department of Sanitation for landfill operations, Freshkills Park is now planned as a future cultural and waterfront hub. The FASTNET project, designed by James Powers, has brought artists of all ages to the developing park before it is fully open. These drawings represent visitors’ impressions of the scenery of the landfill-to-park as an ongoing dialogue between past, present, and future and prompt discussion about the human-nature relationship and what is “natural” in a completely engineered topography.

Please note: This exhibition will be on display at the Arsenal Gallery on weekdays from September 13 through November 14, 2019. The gallery is closed on holidays.

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks, curated by Mariel Villeré of the Freshkills Park Development Team, and supported by the Freshkills Park Alliance and Con Edison.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-10-28 2019-10-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d5d630a20fd9.jpg Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:14:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 28, 2019

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-10-28 2019-10-28 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d4c459347d09.jpg Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/29/bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/29/bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon Date: October 29, 2019

Join us for a bird walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery.

Register online.

The walk will be led by Gabriel Willow, an educator from NYC Audubon. Gabriel is an experienced birder and naturalist, and is well-versed in the ecology and history of New York City. He has been leading walks for NYC Audubon for more than ten years, guiding new and experienced birders in all five boroughs and beyond.

After the walk, we hope you will linger to enjoy the nation's largest perennial garden open 365 days free to the public. Learn more about The Battery at thebattery.org.

Photo Credit: Gail Karlsson

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2019-10-29 2019-10-29 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d63ee62095e3.jpg Mon, 30 Sep 2019 09:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[FASTNET: Plein-Air Drawings at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/29/fastnet-pleinair-drawings-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/29/fastnet-pleinair-drawings-at-freshkills-park Date: October 29, 2019

FASTNET: Plein-Air Drawings at Freshkills Park is an exhibition of plein-air drawings and ink studies made within a 20-foot shipping container in the Confluence section at the center of Staten Island’s Freshkills Park.

Formerly used by the NYC Department of Sanitation for landfill operations, Freshkills Park is now planned as a future cultural and waterfront hub. The FASTNET project, designed by James Powers, has brought artists of all ages to the developing park before it is fully open. These drawings represent visitors’ impressions of the scenery of the landfill-to-park as an ongoing dialogue between past, present, and future and prompt discussion about the human-nature relationship and what is “natural” in a completely engineered topography.

Please note: This exhibition will be on display at the Arsenal Gallery on weekdays from September 13 through November 14, 2019. The gallery is closed on holidays.

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks, curated by Mariel Villeré of the Freshkills Park Development Team, and supported by the Freshkills Park Alliance and Con Edison.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-10-29 2019-10-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d5d630a20fd9.jpg Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:14:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 29, 2019

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-10-29 2019-10-29 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d4c459347d09.jpg Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[The River Project Wetlab Look-ins]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/29/the-river-project-wetlab-lookins http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/29/the-river-project-wetlab-lookins Date: October 29, 2019

THE RIVER PROJECT WETLAB LOOK-INS

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Now through Nov. 5
2:00 – 5:00 PM
Pier 40 Wetlab at W. Houston Street

Meet Hudson River wildlife face to face at Wetlab Look-ins! These programs offer the opportunity to tour the Pier 40 Wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in HRPK’s Estuarine Sanctuary. Each Look-in includes craft activities for children and interactive ecology workshops on topics such as fish migration and underwater habitat. Look-ins also provide opportunities for visitors to learn about current research and restoration going on in Hudson River Park and New York Harbor.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 233-3030

Location: Pier 40 Wetlab

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2019-10-29 2019-10-29 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72850216464900000, -74.01350152492500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d6fd904e0949.jpg Fri, 06 Sep 2019 12:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[FASTNET: Plein-Air Drawings at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/30/fastnet-pleinair-drawings-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/30/fastnet-pleinair-drawings-at-freshkills-park Date: October 30, 2019

FASTNET: Plein-Air Drawings at Freshkills Park is an exhibition of plein-air drawings and ink studies made within a 20-foot shipping container in the Confluence section at the center of Staten Island’s Freshkills Park.

Formerly used by the NYC Department of Sanitation for landfill operations, Freshkills Park is now planned as a future cultural and waterfront hub. The FASTNET project, designed by James Powers, has brought artists of all ages to the developing park before it is fully open. These drawings represent visitors’ impressions of the scenery of the landfill-to-park as an ongoing dialogue between past, present, and future and prompt discussion about the human-nature relationship and what is “natural” in a completely engineered topography.

Please note: This exhibition will be on display at the Arsenal Gallery on weekdays from September 13 through November 14, 2019. The gallery is closed on holidays.

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks, curated by Mariel Villeré of the Freshkills Park Development Team, and supported by the Freshkills Park Alliance and Con Edison.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-10-30 2019-10-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d5d630a20fd9.jpg Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:14:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 30, 2019

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-10-30 2019-10-30 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d4c459347d09.jpg Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/30/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/30/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 30, 2019

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2019-10-30 2019-10-30 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d6e8060a4c22.jpg Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:30:36 EDT
<![CDATA[FASTNET: Plein-Air Drawings at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/31/fastnet-pleinair-drawings-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/31/fastnet-pleinair-drawings-at-freshkills-park Date: October 31, 2019

FASTNET: Plein-Air Drawings at Freshkills Park is an exhibition of plein-air drawings and ink studies made within a 20-foot shipping container in the Confluence section at the center of Staten Island’s Freshkills Park.

Formerly used by the NYC Department of Sanitation for landfill operations, Freshkills Park is now planned as a future cultural and waterfront hub. The FASTNET project, designed by James Powers, has brought artists of all ages to the developing park before it is fully open. These drawings represent visitors’ impressions of the scenery of the landfill-to-park as an ongoing dialogue between past, present, and future and prompt discussion about the human-nature relationship and what is “natural” in a completely engineered topography.

Please note: This exhibition will be on display at the Arsenal Gallery on weekdays from September 13 through November 14, 2019. The gallery is closed on holidays.

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks, curated by Mariel Villeré of the Freshkills Park Development Team, and supported by the Freshkills Park Alliance and Con Edison.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-10-31 2019-10-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d5d630a20fd9.jpg Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:14:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers for Two-Year-Olds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/31/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-yearolds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/31/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-yearolds Date: October 31, 2019

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Please note: Space is limited. Registration is required; please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2019-10-31 2019-10-31 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d5c064ecb01c.png Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/31/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/31/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 31, 2019

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-10-31 2019-10-31 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d4c459347d09.jpg Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots for Three- and Four-Year-Olds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/31/greenbelt-tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/31/greenbelt-tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds Date: October 31, 2019

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Please note: Space is limited. Registration is required; please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2019-10-31 2019-10-31 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d5c0ab05ee08.png Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/31/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/31/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 31, 2019

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2019-10-31 2019-10-31 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d6e816fc6652.jpg Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:00:00 EDT