NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:55:46 GMT <![CDATA[Compost Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/29/compost-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/29/compost-workdays Date: July 29, 2016

Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents. You’ll learn Queens Botanical Garden’s compost recipe and make a three-yard batch in our aerated static bin system, using residential food scraps accepted at our Queens based drop-off locations.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Registration is required, please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 500

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-07-29 2016-07-29 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acf62b4a59.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 29, 2016

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.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-29 2016-07-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/29/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/29/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: July 29, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-29 2016-07-29 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike and Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/29/hike-and-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/29/hike-and-draw Date: July 29, 2016

Relax and de-stress on four summer evenings with our new program partner The Art Students League. Focusing in on nature and transferring it to paper can be a calming and meditative process. Bring a bottle of water and a light-weight portable chair to the nature center. From there we will venture out with artists Pedro Ramirez and Amy Digi to beautiful sights worth feasting your eyes on.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-07-29 2016-07-29 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575989eb63518.JPG Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/bird-walks Date: July 30, 2016

Our bird walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts.

In 1998, Van Cortlandt Park was designated an Important Bird Area (IBA) in New York State by National Audubon. About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here, as determined by the 2006 Breeding and Migrating Bird Census Project in Van Cortlandt Park—a study of an Important Bird Area conducted by NYC Audubon. Breeders include the great-horned owl, eastern wood-pewee, great crested flycatcher, northern rough-winged swallo, and rose-breasted grosbeak with the American robin and the gray catbird, being the most populous breeding species.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5785417523fa1.JPG Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays Date: July 30, 2016

Spend the morning on the farm learning how composted food scraps nourish the soil to grow healthy food in NYC. Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Registration is required, please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 500

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-07-30 2016-07-30 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acebdf3366.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Torrey Botanical Society Field Trip: Tour the Wilder Side of Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/torrey-botanical-society-field-trip-tour-the-wilder-side-of-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/torrey-botanical-society-field-trip-tour-the-wilder-side-of-marine-park Date: July 30, 2016

We will explore the “wilder” western side of the park. Marine Park is the largest city-owned park in Brooklyn at 798 acres. Over half of the park is comprised of coastal forest, grasslands, and salt marsh. Significant investment by NYC Parks and the US Army Corps of Engineers over the last decade have restored vital habitat to the eastern side of the park and to White Island, a man-made island in the mouth of Gerritsen Creek.

The western side of the park (133 acres) contains similarly important natural resources; however it remains highly-impacted and at risk of further degradation due to destructive uses. Maritime Shrubland and Successional Maritime Forest habitat, dominated by sumacs, black cherry, bayberry, and groundsel flourish in pockets and represent a unique forest type in New York City. Other sections of the site, however, are dominated by invasive species such as black locust, Asiatic bittersweet, phragmites, callery pear and mugwort.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3356

Location: Seba Avenue Skate Park (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58942594693900000, -73.92061948776200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/574702d3c856c.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Delicate Dragonfly Wings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/family-art-project-delicate-dragonfly-wings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/family-art-project-delicate-dragonfly-wings Date: July 30, 2016

Study these ancient insects and see them fly upwards and downwards, backwards and forwards, or hover in mid-air. Collect transparent materials and create brightly colored, metallic—even stained-glass-like—delicate, shimmering wings that mimic those of the dragonfly!

This event is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5773ebe3560ab.jpg Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Wellness Workshop: Summer Remedies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/wellness-workshop-summer-remedies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/wellness-workshop-summer-remedies Date: July 30, 2016

Tour Wave Hill’s Herb Garden with herbalist Tina Triburgo, then create your own plant-infused products and remedies for summer. Using simple ingredients, blend an all-natural deodorant and a chemical-free bug spray. Go home with a set of samples, as well as recipes and resources for creating your own personal care products at home.

Ages 12 and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5773ec33615d9.jpg Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 30, 2016

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

This event is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5773ec8d126db.jpg Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 30, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 30, 2016

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.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Photographer Jane Goodrich: New York Is My Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/photographer-jane-goodrich-new-york-is-my-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/photographer-jane-goodrich-new-york-is-my-playground Date: July 30, 2016

Take a spin on Le Carousel and pat the heads of the NYPL lions Patience and Fortitude, as photographer Jane Goodrich shares her latest works and takes us on a parade around the park to prove New York City is truly for kids of all ages.

Please note: a free carrousel ride is offered for on-timers to the event only

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575ae00d862ad.jpg Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 30, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/community-rowing Date: July 30, 2016

Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Ashford Learning Garden Getting it Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/ashford-learning-garden-getting-it-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/ashford-learning-garden-getting-it-together Date: July 30, 2016

Join Ashford Learning Garden for a day of enjoyment and learning about the garden. It will be a fun-filled day for all with face painting, arts and crafts, singing, and music.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ashford Learning Center

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2016-07-30 2016-07-30 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67401320000000000, -73.88514810000000000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: July 30, 2016

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Blue Heron Park, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/family-camping-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/family-camping-staten-island Date: July 30, 2016

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery please visit our Event Registration page from July 12 through July 19.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[National Moth Week Lecture and Light Trapping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/national-moth-week-lecture-light-trapping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/national-moth-week-lecture-light-trapping Date: July 30, 2016

Christine Johnson from the American Museum of Natural History will present a short lecture about moths and butterflies—what kind of insects they are, how they are different, why they are important, what plants they need to survive, and what we might find in the garden this night.

Then, we will set up a special light trap next to the native pollinator plant field, seeded over the past three years by donations from the Butterfly Project, to see what moths come to the light!

David Jakim from the Metropolitan Monarch Alliance will talk about monarchs and how to save them. There will also be caterpillars of the tobacco hornworm to see and touch! Take pictures and send them to National Moth Week Citizen Science to show them what moths we have in NYC!

Please note: The event is free and open to everyone of all ages but refreshments will be available at a low price.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pleasant Village Community Garden

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2016-07-30 2016-07-30 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.79660034179687500, -73.93160247802734000 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/astronomy Date: July 30, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:00:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights Date: July 30, 2016

NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Join us to explore the evening sky. Urban Park Rangers will use binoculars, telescopes, and the naked eye to explore the autumn night sky. All equipment provided. Feel free to bring your own binoculars or telescopes and set them up next to the experts.

About the Urban Park Rangers: The Urban Park Rangers foster stewardship for New York City parks and connect New Yorkers to the natural world through environmental education, outdoor recreation, wildlife management and active conservation.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57753fe44ba26.jpg Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/yoga1 Date: July 31, 2016

Reduce stress, increase your energy, and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice that makes use of props, including blocks and straps. Classes are led in partnership with Yoga for Bliss.

All levels are welcome; participants should bring their own mats. Please arrive on time; late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins. Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone:

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5773ed38317b4.jpg Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Highbridge Park History]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/highbridge-park-history http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/highbridge-park-history Date: July 31, 2016

Named after New York City’s oldest bridge, Highbridge Park is home to an unusual geologic makeup and an early engineering marvel that greet visitors who stroll the pathways north and south. Let the Urban Park Rangers guide you through the park as these stories are told.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 165th Street and Edgecombe Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.83787034820500000, -73.93638586998000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5762ece4b50bb.JPG Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Billy B, the Science and Dance Man]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/family-performance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/family-performance-festival Date: July 31, 2016

Each summer, Central Park Conservancy hosts a series of eco-education and multicultural performances for the whole family to enjoy. Formerly known as A Clearing in the Forest, this year's Family Performance Festival is chock-a-block full of fun and learning through music, storytelling, Park adventures, puppetry, and more!

What is biodiversity? How is it fostered within Central Park? Learn this and more through song, dance, audience participation, and a changing backdrop. The audience will develop an appreciation for the wonderful variety of life on earth as they discover the many facets of biodiversity in Central Park.

This family-friendly program is FREE. All ages welcome. Please let us know you’re coming. In case of inclement weather, please check our website or call (646) 208-4111 for updates.

Programs are between 60 - 90 minutes long.

This program runs on Sundays from June 19 to September 4, noon - 1:30 p.m. For a complete listing of performances, click here.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575864c56797b.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 00:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: July 31, 2016

On Sunday afternoons, volunteers go into Highbridge Forest and tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, from native plant and tree identification to the how, why, and what of invasive species removal. Later, you can tell your friends and family how you helped preserve a forest in the middle of Manhattan!

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Email volunteer@nyrp.org or call 917-291-6436 for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 31, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/community-rowing Date: July 31, 2016

Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 31, 2016

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

This tour is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5773ee3bc643e.jpg Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie Night: The Goonies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/outdoor-movie-night-the-goonies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/outdoor-movie-night-the-goonies Date: July 31, 2016

In partnership with NYC Parks, Randall's Island Park Alliance offers a wide range of movies that all ages will enjoy. Surrounded by stunning vistas, Randall’s Island provides a gorgeous setting to enjoy a film with your friends or family under the stars throughout the summer season.

The Goonies
Setting out to find a way to save their homes, The Goonies find a treasure map and go in search of the treasure of the legendary pirate, One-Eyed Willy.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5720e622c6456.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Camp for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/01/garden-camp-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/01/garden-camp-for-kids Date: August 1, 2016

If your child loves the great outdoors, animals, science, and crafts, Garden Camp may be the perfect way for them to spend a week at Morris-Jumel.

Gardener Karen will lead a fun-filled schedule of planting, exploring, observing, and creating around the historic grounds of the mansion. No two days are the same, and getting a little dirty is happily encouraged!

This camp is recommended for children ages 5 - 11. A parent or legal guardian must be present. Advanced registration is required. Space is limited. To register, please email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-08-01 2016-08-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bfaa49f32a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/01/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/01/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: August 1, 2016

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-01 2016-08-01 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/01/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/01/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 1, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-01 2016-08-01 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Camp for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/02/garden-camp-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/02/garden-camp-for-kids Date: August 2, 2016

If your child loves the great outdoors, animals, science, and crafts, Garden Camp may be the perfect way for them to spend a week at Morris-Jumel.

Gardener Karen will lead a fun-filled schedule of planting, exploring, observing, and creating around the historic grounds of the mansion. No two days are the same, and getting a little dirty is happily encouraged!

This camp is recommended for children ages 5 - 11. A parent or legal guardian must be present. Advanced registration is required. Space is limited. To register, please email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-08-02 2016-08-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bfaa49f32a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 2, 2016

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.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-02 2016-08-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/02/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/02/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 2, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-02 2016-08-02 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/walking-meditation Date: August 3, 2016

This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society. The Walking Meditation classes will begin at the Upper Terrace gravel (across from the Bryant Park Cafe) with opening remarks and instruction; then, the class will conduct a slow and mindful turn about the park.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-03 2016-08-03 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays Date: August 3, 2016

Spend the morning on the farm learning how composted food scraps nourish the soil to grow healthy food in NYC. Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Registration is required; please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 500

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-08-03 2016-08-03 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acde135923.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Camp for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/garden-camp-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/garden-camp-for-kids Date: August 3, 2016

If your child loves the great outdoors, animals, science, and crafts, Garden Camp may be the perfect way for them to spend a week at Morris-Jumel.

Gardener Karen will lead a fun-filled schedule of planting, exploring, observing, and creating around the historic grounds of the mansion. No two days are the same, and getting a little dirty is happily encouraged!

This camp is recommended for children ages 5 - 11. A parent or legal guardian must be present. Advanced registration is required. Space is limited. To register, please email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-08-03 2016-08-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bfaa49f32a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Puppetmobile Presents Puss in Boots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/cityparks-puppetmobile-puss-in-boots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/cityparks-puppetmobile-puss-in-boots Date: August 3, 2016

The CityParks PuppetMobile presents the classic “Puss in Boots” tale, with a twist. Once upon a time there lived a young man named Ferguson Mundingle. Fergus has just the bare essentials in life – a roof over his head, the clothes on his back, and his ever faithful pet cat. One day when lamenting his poor lifestyle, Fergus is astounded when his cat stands up, begins talking and introduces himself as Puss. Puss reveals to Fergus that he is very intelligent and well traveled, and even has an idea to help Fergus improve his situation. With that in mind, Puss dons a snazzy pair of boots and sets off on an exciting magical journey. Despite his reputation as a sly trickster, Puss soon proves himself a caring friend to all, willing to help at any cost!

CityParks PuppetMobile, one of the only traveling puppet theaters in the country, brings Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre productions and puppet making workshops to all corners of the city, free of charge.

Traveling the five boroughs in a PuppetMobile equipped with a stage and staff of professional puppeteers, the CityParks PuppetMobile brings entertainment to 50,000 children and families each year. Performances are held in parks, playgrounds and recreation centers from May to October.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 425-3597

Location: Snug Harbor

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2016-08-03 2016-08-03 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.64310073852539000, -74.10179901123047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577eda452b26d.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 3, 2016

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-03 2016-08-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 3, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-03 2016-08-03 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Wednesdays Welcome Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/sunset-wednesdays-welcome-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/sunset-wednesdays-welcome-walk Date: August 3, 2016

An experienced Wave Hill guide will be your concierge for this drop-in tour. Explore what makes the gardens so unique, and learn how to maximize your Wave Hill experience this summer.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-03 2016-08-03 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577c0fffcdcda.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Park Spotlight: Family Tree Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/park-spotlight-family-tree-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/park-spotlight-family-tree-walk Date: August 3, 2016

Join Environmental Educator Christina Tobitsch on a tree walk fit for the entire family.

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-03 2016-08-03 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5764327b6b6c4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Wednesday Night Tour: Family Tree Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/wednesday-night-tour-family-tree-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/wednesday-night-tour-family-tree-walk Date: August 3, 2016

Join Environmental Educator Christina Tobitsch on a tree walk fit for the entire family.

Photo by: Julienne Schaer

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-03 2016-08-03 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.70270156860400000, -73.99530029296900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57603f3c0040c.JPG Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Wednesdays Outdoor Music: Libby Richman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/sunset-wednesdays-outdoor-music-libby-richman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/sunset-wednesdays-outdoor-music-libby-richman Date: August 3, 2016

Each Sunset Wednesday, enjoy outdoor concerts by vibrant New York City musicians who will bring a pop sensibility to their performance on Wave Hill’s Great Lawn.

Based in the Bronx, saxophonist Libby Richman leads Libby & Co., an ensemble that plays original contemporary jazz. Her sound echoes many influences including classical, Latin, and current music. Libby has shared the stage with jazz luminaries Lou Donaldson, guitarist John Hart, Cameron Brown, Virginia Mayhew, and drummer Sylvia Cuenca. As a side musician she has performed with Leslie Gore, Martha Reeves, The Shirelles, the Earls, The Duprees, The Kit McClure Big Band, and The Guy Lombardo Orchestra. Joining Libby are Hiroshi Yamazaki (keyboard), Fred Weidenhammer(upright bass), and Alan Bates (drums). The concert includes the pop tunes “Happy” (Pharell Williams) and “Sunny” (Bobby Hebb), and the musical theater classic, “Tonight”, from West Side Story.

Visitors may bring a lawn chair and picnic during the performance.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-03 2016-08-03 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577c10711318e.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 20:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Camp for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/04/garden-camp-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/04/garden-camp-for-kids Date: August 4, 2016

If your child loves the great outdoors, animals, science, and crafts, Garden Camp may be the perfect way for them to spend a week at Morris-Jumel.

Gardener Karen will lead a fun-filled schedule of planting, exploring, observing, and creating around the historic grounds of the mansion. No two days are the same, and getting a little dirty is happily encouraged!

This camp is recommended for children ages 5 - 11. A parent or legal guardian must be present. Advanced registration is required. Space is limited. To register, please email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-08-04 2016-08-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bfaa49f32a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/04/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/04/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: August 4, 2016

Like many New Yorkers, you may love the idea of raising your own garden but lack the knowledge, space or confidence to do so. Garden Crew is the perfect opportunity to dive into the soil and figure it all out! Here you’ll learn about plant maintenance and care throughout the seasons while helping to beautify Sherman Creek Park.

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Call 917-291-6436 or email volunteer@nyrp.org for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-08-04 2016-08-04 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/04/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/04/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 4, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-04 2016-08-04 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: East Side Evening Stroll]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/04/central-park-tour-east-side-evening-stroll http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/04/central-park-tour-east-side-evening-stroll Date: August 4, 2016

Join us after work for an evening stroll along part of Central Park's East Side. Central Park Conservancy guides lead you on a casual walk from the southeast corner of the Park to Bethesda Terrace.

Learn about the Zoo, the Arsenal, Balto, The Mall, Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, and the Lake on this tour designed for New York summer evenings. This tour will take place on Thursdays through Aug 18.

There are some stairs and a few inclines. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-04 2016-08-04 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579a44b9537e5.jpg Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:00:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/compost-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/compost-workdays Date: August 5, 2016

Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents. You’ll learn Queens Botanical Garden’s compost recipe and make a three-yard batch in our aerated static bin system, using residential food scraps accepted at our Queens based drop-off locations.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Registration is required, please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 500

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-08-05 2016-08-05 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acf62b4a59.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Camp for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/garden-camp-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/garden-camp-for-kids Date: August 5, 2016

If your child loves the great outdoors, animals, science, and crafts, Garden Camp may be the perfect way for them to spend a week at Morris-Jumel.

Gardener Karen will lead a fun-filled schedule of planting, exploring, observing, and creating around the historic grounds of the mansion. No two days are the same, and getting a little dirty is happily encouraged!

This camp is recommended for children ages 5 - 11. A parent or legal guardian must be present. Advanced registration is required. Space is limited. To register, please email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-08-05 2016-08-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bfaa49f32a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 5, 2016

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.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-05 2016-08-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 5, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-05 2016-08-05 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike and Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/hike-and-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/hike-and-draw Date: August 5, 2016

Relax and de-stress on four summer evenings with our new program partner The Art Students League. Focusing in on nature and transferring it to paper can be a calming and meditative process. Bring a bottle of water and a light-weight portable chair to the nature center. From there we will venture out with artists Pedro Ramirez and Amy Digi to beautiful sights worth feasting your eyes on.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-05 2016-08-05 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575989eb63518.JPG Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/family-camping-fort-totten-park-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/family-camping-fort-totten-park-queens Date: August 5, 2016

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery, please visit our Program Registration page. Registration opens from July 19 through July 26.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-08-05 2016-08-05 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.79240036010742000, -73.77700042724610000 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Sifting Saturdays: QBG Farm and Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/sifting-saturdaysqbg-farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/sifting-saturdaysqbg-farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: August 6, 2016

For the last stage in the composting process, sift cured compost that will be used on the farm at Queens Botanical Garden to enrich the soil.

For more information, please email farm@queensbotanical.org or call (718) 886-3800 ext. 500. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Registration is required, please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 500

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-08-06 2016-08-06 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ad02e17282.JPG Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Neighborhoods: North Shore]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/green-neighborhoods-north-shore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/green-neighborhoods-north-shore Date: August 6, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team in collaboration with the Natural Areas Conservancy for a special North Shore Green Neighborhood event!

Participants will remove invasive species from the newly planted forest in Jones Woods Park. But first, Clara Holmes, Seed Collector Coordinator, will discuss her work with The Greenbelt Native Plant Center (GNPC) on Staten Island. GNPC is a 13-acre greenhouse, nursery, and seed bank facility of NYC Parks that provides locally-appropriate seeds and plants to projects in all five boroughs.

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Seed Bank, a program of the GNPC, aims to ensure protection, conservation, and proper use of the seed resources in the mid-Atlantic region.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1433

Location: Franklin Avenue and Arnold Street (in Jones Woods Park)

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R048 Jones Woods Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.63850021362305000, -74.09079742431640000 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Orientation Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/sherman-creek-stewards-orientation-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/sherman-creek-stewards-orientation-session Date: August 6, 2016

Learn more about New York Restoration Project's weekly volunteer opportunities! Whether you are interested in getting your hands dirty with traditional ornamental gardening, removing the vines threatening our native NYC trees, or just want to meet an awesome group of people just as excited about getting into nature as you, our weekly Garden and Forest Crews could be for you! Attend an orientation to learn how to get involved. Come prepared to work!

Please register by calling 917-291-6436 or emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 10:30 am 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Helping Hummingbirds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/helping-hummingbirds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/helping-hummingbirds Date: August 6, 2016

Learn about these beautiful birds of the Greenbelt and how you can help them this summer. Hike in search of hummingbirds, and make a nectar feeder to take home.

This program is appropriate for children 6 and older. Registration is required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 6, 2016

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57854fd52687e.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 6, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Ferments Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/seasonal-ferments-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/seasonal-ferments-workshop Date: August 6, 2016

Smell, taste, discuss and make a few simple seasonal ferments. In this workshop, we’ll explore and craft two delicious types of ferments that are easily made at home without any special ingredients or equipment: a sauerkraut (and its cousins) as well as various styles of sour cream. Depending on what’s in season there may be additional ferments to explore. Materials fee: $8.

Cheryl Paswater is an Certified Fermentationist, Educator, and Health Coach who, after a near-death experience, turned to holistic medicine for help. After radical diet and lifestyle changes, she started teaching about fermentation, old world food preservation, healthy eating, sustainable food, and holistic health. Cheryl runs a popular fermentation project and CSA called Contraband Ferments. She lives in Brooklyn, NY

Start time: 1:00 pm

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 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57470f132d20f.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 6, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/community-rowing Date: August 6, 2016

Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Hot Compost Hands-On Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/hot-copost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/hot-copost Date: August 6, 2016

Take your composting to the next level at this hands-on workshop! Learn to make and manage a “thermophilic” batch of compost—a pile that will heat up to kill weed seeds and pathogens—ready to use in as little as three months! Participants work together with NYC Compost Project staff to build a pile at our compost demo site. Come ready to get dirty!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-08-06 2016-08-06 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57927904910da.JPG Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Reading of 'Our Town' with UP Theater Company]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/reading-of-our-town-with-up-theater-company http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/reading-of-our-town-with-up-theater-company Date: August 6, 2016

UP Theatre Company presents new and exciting professional performances by local artists to Northern Manhattan. “Our Town” is a classic play that touches on the themes of every day life and is sure to make audiences of any generation take a look at the world and people around them in a new light.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 3:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57977b8ccaef2.PNG Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/family-camping-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/family-camping-bronx Date: August 6, 2016

We camp to create lasting memories, connect to 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.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter the lottery, visit our Urban Park Rangers' registration page. Registration will open from July 20 through 27.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/family-camping-wolfes-pond-park-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/family-camping-wolfes-pond-park-staten-island Date: August 6, 2016

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery, please visit our Urban Park Rangers' program registration page. Registration will open from July 20 through July 27.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: 9718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfes Pond Park (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.51829910278320000, -74.18720245361328000 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Leaf Arrow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/family-performance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/family-performance-festival Date: August 7, 2016

Each summer, Central Park Conservancy hosts a series of eco-education and multicultural performances for the whole family to enjoy. Formerly known as A Clearing in the Forest, this year's Family Performance Festival is chock-a-block full of fun and learning through music, storytelling, park adventures, puppetry, and more!

Through contemporary and historical storytelling, songs, and traditional dance, learn about the special relationship the Native American people have with the Earth. Celebrate your appreciation of the natural environment with an interactive show featuring coyote tales, creation stories, and historic folklore. This unique performance will remind even the youngest audience members that we must respect and care for our parks!

This family-friendly program is free. All ages are welcome. Please let us know you’re coming. In case of inclement weather, please check Central Park Conservancy's website or call (646) 208-4111 for updates.

Programs are between 60 and 90 minutes long.

For a complete listing of performances, visit Central Park Conservancy's Family Performance Festival page.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575864c56797b.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[What's in Bloom in the Heather Garden? August Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/whats-in-bloom-in-the-heather-garden-august-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/whats-in-bloom-in-the-heather-garden-august-tour Date: August 7, 2016

Take a walking tour of the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park with horticulturist Madeline Byrne and learn about the dozens of plants currently in bloom. Learn about the garden's history and how the Heather Garden compares with the plants found at the New York Botanical Garden, where Madeline Byrne has over 15 years of experience.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5775480687462.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: August 7, 2016

On Sunday afternoons, volunteers go into Highbridge Forest and tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, from native plant and tree identification to the how, why, and what of invasive species removal. Later, you can tell your friends and family how you helped preserve a forest in the middle of Manhattan!

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Email volunteer@nyrp.org or call 917-291-6436 for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 7, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/community-rowing Date: August 7, 2016

Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 7, 2016

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57855167069c7.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 7, 2016

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.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Sanctuaries: Closing Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/sanctuariesclosing-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/sanctuariesclosing-reception Date: August 7, 2016

Meet Arocha and take one last look at SANCTUARIES. Refreshments will be served.

Visual artist Tatiana Arocha's SANCTUARIES is a series of wall-scale intricately-layered reinventions of natural Colombian landscape, hand-constructed on digital canvases, printed, and arrayed into immersive murals. Both a refuge and warning, SANCTUARIES uses a combination of natural specimens, human artifacts, and modern technologies to evoke a rainforest that is as lush as it is imperiled.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-08-07 2016-08-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c96fa2744a.PNG Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 8, 2016

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 8, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:22 EDT
<![CDATA[My Reptile Guy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/my-reptile-guy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/my-reptile-guy Date: August 9, 2016

Enjoy this original and educational show featuring the display of several exotic animals.

Sponsored by Young Peoples Day Camp

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: August 9, 2016

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 9, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/walking-meditation Date: August 10, 2016

This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society. The Walking Meditation classes will begin at the Upper Terrace gravel (across from the Bryant Park Cafe) with opening remarks and instruction; then, the class will conduct a slow and mindful turn about the park.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays Date: August 10, 2016

Spend the morning on the farm learning how composted food scraps nourish the soil to grow healthy food in NYC. Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Registration is required; please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 500

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-08-10 2016-08-10 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acde135923.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fun for the Wee Ones]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/summer-fun-for-the-wee-ones http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/summer-fun-for-the-wee-ones Date: August 10, 2016

Join Greenbelt Educators for a fun-filled summer adventure with stories, nature exploration, and sprinklers.

This program will take place outdoors (weather-permitting), and is suitable for ages two to four.

Registration is required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories in the Garden: Creepy Crawlies and Wiggly Wormies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/stories-in-the-garden-creepy-crawlies-and-wiggly-wormies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/stories-in-the-garden-creepy-crawlies-and-wiggly-wormies Date: August 10, 2016

Each week Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature tales. These stories—classics and more—come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs, and puppetry.

Where do bugs live? This week, listen to stories that give you a bug’s-eye-view of the world, and then join us as we wiggle, flutter, and dance like some of the garden’s tiniest residents. We’ll be reading Some Bugs by Angela Diterlizzi, Bear and Bee by Sergio Ruzzier, and Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aardema.

Programs are held outdoors, but move into Wave Hill House in inclement weather. Ideal for children ages three to six with an adult.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57855347e268a.jpg Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: August 10, 2016

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to the Park's northernmost highlights, including Conservatory Garden, the Harlem Meer, and the North Woods.

The tour starts inside Central Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, and ends at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.79430007934570000, -73.95120239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708024fda209.JPG Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 10, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Wednesdays Welcome Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/sunset-wednesdays-welcome-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/sunset-wednesdays-welcome-walk Date: August 10, 2016

An experienced Wave Hill guide will be your concierge for this drop-in tour. Explore what makes the gardens so unique, and learn how to maximize your Wave Hill experience this summer.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578553d743f53.jpg Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/sunset-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/sunset-yoga1 Date: August 10, 2016

Enjoy a peaceful evening yoga class on the lawns of Wave Hill. Participants should bring a mat, dress in loosely fitting clothing and expect to be outside unless precipitation or excessive humidity is present and the class moves indoors. All levelsare welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 6:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5785539523311.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:00:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Composting 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/composting-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/composting-101 Date: August 10, 2016

Have you wanted to start composting but have no idea how to start? If so, then join Audubon New York and the NYC Compost Project at McGolrick Park in Greenpoint for a Composting 101 workshop! Participants will get hands-on experience on how to produce compost locally by transforming their food scraps into compost gold and learn how composting helps birds and other wildlife of Brooklyn! Workshops are open to adults and families.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 979-3077

Location: Central Pavilion (in Msgr. McGolrick Park)

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B114 Msgr. McGolrick Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.72444915771484400, -73.94336700439453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577fe99cce20a.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:00:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Birds of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/birds-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/birds-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: August 10, 2016

Join birder and naturalist Heather Wolf to learn about the birds of Brooklyn Bridge Park and tips for how to spot them.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576433a12a8dd.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:00:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Wednesday Night Tour: Birds of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/wednesday-night-tours-birds-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/wednesday-night-tours-birds-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: August 10, 2016

Join birder and naturalist Heather Wolf to learn about the birds of the park and tips on how to spot them.

Photo by Julienne Schaer

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.70270156860400000, -73.99530029296900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57604187c2f72.JPG Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Wednesdays Outdoor Music: Bronx Salsa Fest with Orquesta SCC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/sunset-wednesdays-outdoor-music-bronx-salsa-fest-with-orquesta-scc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/sunset-wednesdays-outdoor-music-bronx-salsa-fest-with-orquesta-scc Date: August 10, 2016

Each Sunset Wednesday, enjoy outdoor concerts by vibrant New York City musicians who will bring a pop sensibility to their performance on Wave Hill’s Great Lawn. Orquesta SCC is an NYC-based, 11-member, all male contemporary salsa big band led by Jose Vazquez-Cofresi and Edwin Perez. SCC stands for Salsa Con Conciencia, and the band’s mission is to make music that benefits society. The group has toured in more than 23 European and Latin American countries, and its music has been featured on the FOX Television show “So You Think You Can Dance” and the NFL’s “Monday Night Football” broadcasts. This event will be part of the Bronx Salsa Fest celebration. Visitors may bring a lawn chair and picnic during the performance.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5785543a01fb0.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:00:45 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA: Monthly Monitoring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring Date: August 10, 2016

Hike to Walker Pond to listen for (and possibly see) frogs.

A headlamp or flashlight is required. This program is suitable for ages 8 and older.

Registration is required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: August 11, 2016

Like many New Yorkers, you may love the idea of raising your own garden but lack the knowledge, space or confidence to do so. Garden Crew is the perfect opportunity to dive into the soil and figure it all out! Here you’ll learn about plant maintenance and care throughout the seasons while helping to beautify Sherman Creek Park.

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Call 917-291-6436 or email volunteer@nyrp.org for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 11, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Auto-Watering Systems]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/city-chicken-institute-autowatering-systems http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/city-chicken-institute-autowatering-systems Date: August 11, 2016

Visit a live chicken coop and learn how to raise your own flock. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn about several options for providing your chickens with fresh water year round and some simple ways to reduce your chores.

Workshops are suitable for all levels of experience. Workshops may include hands-on components, so please come in appropriate attire. You will be provided with all necessary tools and gloves.

Garden gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the workshop begins at 6 p.m.

For more informaiton and updates visit our Meetup.com page

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Imani Community Garden

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2016-08-11 2016-08-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67620086669922000, -73.93289947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fea6a9bc6cb.JPG Wed, 25 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: East Side Evening Stroll]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/central-park-tour-east-side-evening-stroll http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/central-park-tour-east-side-evening-stroll Date: August 11, 2016

Join us after work for an evening stroll along part of Central Park's East Side. Central Park Conservancy guides lead you on a casual walk from the southeast corner of the Park to Bethesda Terrace.

Learn about the Zoo, the Arsenal, Balto, The Mall, Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, and the Lake on this tour designed for New York summer evenings. This tour will take place on Thursdays through Aug 18.

There are some stairs and a few inclines. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579a44b9537e5.jpg Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:00:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Orchid Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/orchid-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/orchid-sale Date: August 12, 2016

As part of the upcoming exhibition, Taiwan: A World of Orchids, orchids will be available for sale, while supplies last at Queens Botanical Garden in the Gift Shop.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-08-12 2016-08-12 8:00 am 5:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579279a4e2eea.JPG Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/compost-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/compost-workdays Date: August 12, 2016

Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents. You’ll learn Queens Botanical Garden’s compost recipe and make a three-yard batch in our aerated static bin system, using residential food scraps accepted at our Queens based drop-off locations.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Registration is required, please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 500

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-08-12 2016-08-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acf62b4a59.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:41 EDT