NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:41:02 GMT <![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Colonial Herb Garden at the Historic Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/16/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/16/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house Date: October 16, 2018

The Staten Island Herb Society maintains the Colonial Herb Garden adjacent to the historic Conference House. We are committed to preserving and retaining an authentic representation of herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern United States, and herbs commonly used in Colonial America.

The Colonial Herb Garden consists of varying-shaped beds laid out in a symmetrical plan.The garden is surrounded by a gated fence and has several benches to allow visitors to sit and enjoy the visual and scented pleasures of this diverse and comprehensive Colonial garden.

The various beds and a few of the plants that inhabit them include:

CULINARY I - Bay, Rosemary, Oregano, Horseradish, Chives, Thyme, Parsley, Sage, Basil
CULINARY II - Lavender, Caraway, Lemon Verbena, Mints, Calendula
DRYING - Statice, Anise Hyssop, Spiderwort, Sweet Woodruff
DYE - False Blue Indigo, Parsley, Woodruff, Fennel, Southernwood
HEALING - Strawberries, Rose, Dill, Arugula, Hydrangea, Joe Pye Wee, Comfrey, Lettuces
MOONLIGHT - Lungwort, SilverKing Artemesia, Dwarf Comfrey, Orris Root, Sage
ORNAMENTAL I - Poppy, Yarrow, Kerria, Peony, Tansy
ORNAMENTAL II - Mallow, Wormwood, Dame's Rocket, Feverfew, Catmint
SCENTED - Bee Balm, Scented Geraniums, Pineapple Sage
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD I - Coltsfoot, Mullein, Boneset, Solomon's Seal
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD II - Evening Primrose, Forget-me-nots, Lamb's ears, Valerian, Lady's Mantle
WOODLAND - Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Coltsfoot, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Trillium, Wild Ginger, Hellebore, Goldenseal, Mayapple, Hepatica

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-16 2018-10-16 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b608d1a6718b.jpeg Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:14:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/16/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/16/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 Date: October 16, 2018

White-tail deer are herbivores, which means they eat plants. While there are no plant species that are truly deer-proof, deer do develop preferences and will ignore many types of plants in their grazing patterns. Planting with a high diversity of plant species will minimize the impact that any deer will have in your garden.

The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!

WildlifeNYC is a campaign launched by the City of New York to increase public awareness about urban wildlife, and how humans can live harmoniously with the animals who also call the Big Apple home.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-16 2018-10-16 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1dd78b7c9.jpg Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/16/field-trip-destination-the-south-pole-at-wards-point-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/16/field-trip-destination-the-south-pole-at-wards-point-staten-island Date: October 16, 2018

Explore New York City's and New York State's southernmost point: The "South Pole" at Wards Point within Conference House Park. The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.

The three miles of nearby natural shoreline are a beach comber’s paradise. Shells, rocks, and stones of every shape and size can be found here. Just a short distance to the north of the South Pole are the park’s clay colored bluffs where you can view city’s only exposed portion of the terminal moraine.

Not to be missed are the park’s other attractions: acres of woodland, four galleries, and five historic houses!

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-16 2018-10-16 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50225702965300000, -74.25172543525700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b8428d581955.jpg Wed, 03 Oct 2018 13:12:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Plastics: Pelagic Peril]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/16/plastics-pelagic-peril http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/16/plastics-pelagic-peril Date: October 16, 2018

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-16 2018-10-16 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1898467f6.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/16/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/16/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 16, 2018

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide 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 2018-10-16 2018-10-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b4472b632b.jpg Fri, 24 Aug 2018 11:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 16, 2018

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

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

Details

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

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-16 2018-10-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/16/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/16/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: October 16, 2018

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10);No groups, please. Purchase tickets online!

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-16 2018-10-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/16/stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/16/stargazing Date: October 16, 2018

Head to the High Line each Tuesday night for a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.

Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 3, and Tuesday, October 30.

In the event of rain, Stargazing on the High Line will be cancelled. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by 3pm.

Partners
Stargazing at the High Line is presented by Friends of the High Line in partnership with the Amateur Astronomers Association.

Support
High Line Programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212)206-9922

Location: On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2018-10-16 2018-10-16 6:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.74177862855900000, -74.00772690773000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5abe4da6c8e7d.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:14:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Colonial Herb Garden at the Historic Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house Date: October 17, 2018

The Staten Island Herb Society maintains the Colonial Herb Garden adjacent to the historic Conference House. We are committed to preserving and retaining an authentic representation of herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern United States, and herbs commonly used in Colonial America.

The Colonial Herb Garden consists of varying-shaped beds laid out in a symmetrical plan.The garden is surrounded by a gated fence and has several benches to allow visitors to sit and enjoy the visual and scented pleasures of this diverse and comprehensive Colonial garden.

The various beds and a few of the plants that inhabit them include:

CULINARY I - Bay, Rosemary, Oregano, Horseradish, Chives, Thyme, Parsley, Sage, Basil
CULINARY II - Lavender, Caraway, Lemon Verbena, Mints, Calendula
DRYING - Statice, Anise Hyssop, Spiderwort, Sweet Woodruff
DYE - False Blue Indigo, Parsley, Woodruff, Fennel, Southernwood
HEALING - Strawberries, Rose, Dill, Arugula, Hydrangea, Joe Pye Wee, Comfrey, Lettuces
MOONLIGHT - Lungwort, SilverKing Artemesia, Dwarf Comfrey, Orris Root, Sage
ORNAMENTAL I - Poppy, Yarrow, Kerria, Peony, Tansy
ORNAMENTAL II - Mallow, Wormwood, Dame's Rocket, Feverfew, Catmint
SCENTED - Bee Balm, Scented Geraniums, Pineapple Sage
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD I - Coltsfoot, Mullein, Boneset, Solomon's Seal
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD II - Evening Primrose, Forget-me-nots, Lamb's ears, Valerian, Lady's Mantle
WOODLAND - Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Coltsfoot, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Trillium, Wild Ginger, Hellebore, Goldenseal, Mayapple, Hepatica

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-17 2018-10-17 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b608d1a6718b.jpeg Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:14:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 Date: October 17, 2018

White-tail deer are herbivores, which means they eat plants. While there are no plant species that are truly deer-proof, deer do develop preferences and will ignore many types of plants in their grazing patterns. Planting with a high diversity of plant species will minimize the impact that any deer will have in your garden.

The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!

WildlifeNYC is a campaign launched by the City of New York to increase public awareness about urban wildlife, and how humans can live harmoniously with the animals who also call the Big Apple home.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-17 2018-10-17 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1dd78b7c9.jpg Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/field-trip-destination-the-south-pole-at-wards-point-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/field-trip-destination-the-south-pole-at-wards-point-staten-island Date: October 17, 2018

Explore New York City's and New York State's southernmost point: The "South Pole" at Wards Point within Conference House Park. The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.

The three miles of nearby natural shoreline are a beach comber’s paradise. Shells, rocks, and stones of every shape and size can be found here. Just a short distance to the north of the South Pole are the park’s clay colored bluffs where you can view city’s only exposed portion of the terminal moraine.

Not to be missed are the park’s other attractions: acres of woodland, four galleries, and five historic houses!

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-17 2018-10-17 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50225702965300000, -74.25172543525700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b8428d581955.jpg Wed, 03 Oct 2018 13:12:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: October 17, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-10-17 2018-10-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Plastics: Pelagic Peril]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/plastics-pelagic-peril http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/plastics-pelagic-peril Date: October 17, 2018

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-17 2018-10-17 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1898467f6.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 17, 2018

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

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

Details

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

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-17 2018-10-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: October 17, 2018

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

Details

Meet: Alexander von Humbolt statue (West 77th and Central Park West) Start Map location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Last tour of the month is free with registration

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

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Policies carefully.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-17 2018-10-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6deff972a65.jpg Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/farm-open-hours Date: October 17, 2018

Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, our farm demonstrates the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-10-17 2018-10-17 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c48f601150.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Classic Season Extension Techniques for Fall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/classic-season-extension-techniques-for-fall http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/17/classic-season-extension-techniques-for-fall Date: October 17, 2018

Facilitated by Maureen O’Brien and BUG volunteers

Radish, kale, and lettuce fresh from your garden for Thanksgiving? Stretch your harvest with old-time season extension. We’ll explore DIY frames, hoops, and row cover as well as tour an unheated greenhouse.

Free pre-registration is required online.

For more information about Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s community greening programs, visit bbg.org/community.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 623-7250

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2018-10-17 2018-10-17 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.66759872436523400, -73.96179962158203000 Mon, 13 Aug 2018 14:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Colonial Herb Garden at the Historic Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house Date: October 18, 2018

The Staten Island Herb Society maintains the Colonial Herb Garden adjacent to the historic Conference House. We are committed to preserving and retaining an authentic representation of herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern United States, and herbs commonly used in Colonial America.

The Colonial Herb Garden consists of varying-shaped beds laid out in a symmetrical plan.The garden is surrounded by a gated fence and has several benches to allow visitors to sit and enjoy the visual and scented pleasures of this diverse and comprehensive Colonial garden.

The various beds and a few of the plants that inhabit them include:

CULINARY I - Bay, Rosemary, Oregano, Horseradish, Chives, Thyme, Parsley, Sage, Basil
CULINARY II - Lavender, Caraway, Lemon Verbena, Mints, Calendula
DRYING - Statice, Anise Hyssop, Spiderwort, Sweet Woodruff
DYE - False Blue Indigo, Parsley, Woodruff, Fennel, Southernwood
HEALING - Strawberries, Rose, Dill, Arugula, Hydrangea, Joe Pye Wee, Comfrey, Lettuces
MOONLIGHT - Lungwort, SilverKing Artemesia, Dwarf Comfrey, Orris Root, Sage
ORNAMENTAL I - Poppy, Yarrow, Kerria, Peony, Tansy
ORNAMENTAL II - Mallow, Wormwood, Dame's Rocket, Feverfew, Catmint
SCENTED - Bee Balm, Scented Geraniums, Pineapple Sage
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD I - Coltsfoot, Mullein, Boneset, Solomon's Seal
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD II - Evening Primrose, Forget-me-nots, Lamb's ears, Valerian, Lady's Mantle
WOODLAND - Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Coltsfoot, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Trillium, Wild Ginger, Hellebore, Goldenseal, Mayapple, Hepatica

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-18 2018-10-18 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b608d1a6718b.jpeg Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:14:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 Date: October 18, 2018

White-tail deer are herbivores, which means they eat plants. While there are no plant species that are truly deer-proof, deer do develop preferences and will ignore many types of plants in their grazing patterns. Planting with a high diversity of plant species will minimize the impact that any deer will have in your garden.

The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!

WildlifeNYC is a campaign launched by the City of New York to increase public awareness about urban wildlife, and how humans can live harmoniously with the animals who also call the Big Apple home.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-18 2018-10-18 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1dd78b7c9.jpg Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/field-trip-destination-the-south-pole-at-wards-point-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/field-trip-destination-the-south-pole-at-wards-point-staten-island Date: October 18, 2018

Explore New York City's and New York State's southernmost point: The "South Pole" at Wards Point within Conference House Park. The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.

The three miles of nearby natural shoreline are a beach comber’s paradise. Shells, rocks, and stones of every shape and size can be found here. Just a short distance to the north of the South Pole are the park’s clay colored bluffs where you can view city’s only exposed portion of the terminal moraine.

Not to be missed are the park’s other attractions: acres of woodland, four galleries, and five historic houses!

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-18 2018-10-18 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50225702965300000, -74.25172543525700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b8428d581955.jpg Wed, 03 Oct 2018 13:12:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers Early Childhood Education Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/greenbelt-peepers-early-childhood-education-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/greenbelt-peepers-early-childhood-education-program Date: October 18, 2018

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

The program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather permitting) for two to three year olds and their caregiver. Appropriate footwear required. (No sandals or flip-flops)

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-10-18 2018-10-18 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b89796d6fde0.jpg Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:13:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Plastics: Pelagic Peril]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/plastics-pelagic-peril http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/plastics-pelagic-peril Date: October 18, 2018

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-18 2018-10-18 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1898467f6.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots Early Childhood Education]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/greenbelt-tree-tots-early-childhood-education http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/greenbelt-tree-tots-early-childhood-education Date: October 18, 2018

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

The program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather permitting) for three to four year olds and their caregiver. Appropriate footwear required. (No sandals or flip-flops)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-10-18 2018-10-18 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b897f7171dd0.png Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:13:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 18, 2018

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

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

Details

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

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-18 2018-10-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/tour-the-battery Date: October 18, 2018

Join us every Thursday for tours of The Battery!

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123443491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-10-18 2018-10-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf6fc5c831c.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:44:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 18, 2018

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy Guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer. Highlights of this tour include: Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register online!

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-18 2018-10-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77220153808594000, -73.96759796142578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Foliage Tour at Randall's Island Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/foliage-tour-at-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/18/foliage-tour-at-randalls-island-park Date: October 18, 2018

Learn more about the colorful changes happening on the island in the fall on this guided foliage tour!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-10-18 2018-10-18 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bb65f5478eca.jpg Fri, 05 Oct 2018 14:42:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Colonial Herb Garden at the Historic Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house Date: October 19, 2018

The Staten Island Herb Society maintains the Colonial Herb Garden adjacent to the historic Conference House. We are committed to preserving and retaining an authentic representation of herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern United States, and herbs commonly used in Colonial America.

The Colonial Herb Garden consists of varying-shaped beds laid out in a symmetrical plan.The garden is surrounded by a gated fence and has several benches to allow visitors to sit and enjoy the visual and scented pleasures of this diverse and comprehensive Colonial garden.

The various beds and a few of the plants that inhabit them include:

CULINARY I - Bay, Rosemary, Oregano, Horseradish, Chives, Thyme, Parsley, Sage, Basil
CULINARY II - Lavender, Caraway, Lemon Verbena, Mints, Calendula
DRYING - Statice, Anise Hyssop, Spiderwort, Sweet Woodruff
DYE - False Blue Indigo, Parsley, Woodruff, Fennel, Southernwood
HEALING - Strawberries, Rose, Dill, Arugula, Hydrangea, Joe Pye Wee, Comfrey, Lettuces
MOONLIGHT - Lungwort, SilverKing Artemesia, Dwarf Comfrey, Orris Root, Sage
ORNAMENTAL I - Poppy, Yarrow, Kerria, Peony, Tansy
ORNAMENTAL II - Mallow, Wormwood, Dame's Rocket, Feverfew, Catmint
SCENTED - Bee Balm, Scented Geraniums, Pineapple Sage
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD I - Coltsfoot, Mullein, Boneset, Solomon's Seal
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD II - Evening Primrose, Forget-me-nots, Lamb's ears, Valerian, Lady's Mantle
WOODLAND - Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Coltsfoot, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Trillium, Wild Ginger, Hellebore, Goldenseal, Mayapple, Hepatica

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-19 2018-10-19 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b608d1a6718b.jpeg Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:14:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 Date: October 19, 2018

White-tail deer are herbivores, which means they eat plants. While there are no plant species that are truly deer-proof, deer do develop preferences and will ignore many types of plants in their grazing patterns. Planting with a high diversity of plant species will minimize the impact that any deer will have in your garden.

The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!

WildlifeNYC is a campaign launched by the City of New York to increase public awareness about urban wildlife, and how humans can live harmoniously with the animals who also call the Big Apple home.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-19 2018-10-19 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1dd78b7c9.jpg Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/field-trip-destination-the-south-pole-at-wards-point-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/field-trip-destination-the-south-pole-at-wards-point-staten-island Date: October 19, 2018

Explore New York City's and New York State's southernmost point: The "South Pole" at Wards Point within Conference House Park. The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.

The three miles of nearby natural shoreline are a beach comber’s paradise. Shells, rocks, and stones of every shape and size can be found here. Just a short distance to the north of the South Pole are the park’s clay colored bluffs where you can view city’s only exposed portion of the terminal moraine.

Not to be missed are the park’s other attractions: acres of woodland, four galleries, and five historic houses!

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-19 2018-10-19 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50225702965300000, -74.25172543525700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b8428d581955.jpg Wed, 03 Oct 2018 13:12:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Plastics: Pelagic Peril]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/plastics-pelagic-peril http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/plastics-pelagic-peril Date: October 19, 2018

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-19 2018-10-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1898467f6.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 19, 2018

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

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

Details

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

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-19 2018-10-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 19, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free; registration not required. No groups, please.

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-19 2018-10-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: October 19, 2018

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

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

Details

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

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-19 2018-10-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/nature-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/19/nature-art Date: October 19, 2018

Have fun with NYC Parks creating nature art! This experience will teach participants how to build picture frames from various items found in nature. Youth can bring some of their own supplies that they find outside like sticks, leaves, and flowers. Or, feel free to just bring yourselves and look in the park for materials to potentially use. The program is geared for children ages six to thirteen, but all are welcome.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2018-10-19 2018-10-19 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5babf4f238c38.jpg Wed, 03 Oct 2018 10:13:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 Date: October 20, 2018

White-tail deer are herbivores, which means they eat plants. While there are no plant species that are truly deer-proof, deer do develop preferences and will ignore many types of plants in their grazing patterns. Planting with a high diversity of plant species will minimize the impact that any deer will have in your garden.

The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!

WildlifeNYC is a campaign launched by the City of New York to increase public awareness about urban wildlife, and how humans can live harmoniously with the animals who also call the Big Apple home.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1dd78b7c9.jpg Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[TIDES]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/tides http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/tides Date: October 20, 2018

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is a non-profit citizens' organization that has worked for over 30 years to bring Brooklyn Bridge Park to life. We started out as grassroots advocates, bringing together residents, government, and local supporters to transform an abandoned waterfront into the park you see today. Now as the park's lead steward, we ensure that Brooklyn Bridge Park reaches its full potential as a dynamic and vibrant public space for Brooklyn, New York City, and beyond. The Conservancy produces diverse and innovative programming for park visitors and cultivates volunteer and philanthropic support of Brooklyn Bridge Park.

TIDES
Teens are invited to pitch in at Brooklyn Bridge Park while exploring and learning more about the environment. Teens Interested in & Dedicated to Environmental Sciences (TIDES) complete community service hours through gardening, seining, coastal cleanup, and clearing oyster cages. This program is for teens ages 14 to 18. The program runs for eight sessions (seven Saturdays and one Sunday), from 9:00 a.m. to nooon, from September to October.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must be students aged 14 to 18
  • Interest in earth science, marine biology, horticulture, and/or design
  • Previous horticulture and volunteer experience appreciated, but not required

How to Apply

Interested volunteers must fill out the TIDES Application by July 31. Please apply online.

Benefits

Training provided.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: 334 Furman Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69403178914900000, -73.99932694435100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5742cebfd9c.jpg Mon, 13 Aug 2018 16:29:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Citywide Stewardship Day at Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/fall-citywide-stewardship-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/fall-citywide-stewardship-day Date: October 20, 2018

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team on our Fall Citywide Stewardship Day!

Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive species in Pelham Bay Park. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required. Volunteers younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Bus Depot Rd. Adjacent to Orchard Beach parking lot (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86676342555700000, -73.79741764068600000 Fri, 05 Oct 2018 14:57:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Citywide Stewardship Day at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/fall-citywide-stewardship-day-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/fall-citywide-stewardship-day-at-marine-park Date: October 20, 2018

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team on Fall Citywide Stewardship Day! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive species in Marine Park.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Fri, 28 Sep 2018 16:43:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Citywide Stewardship Day at Seton Falls Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/fall-citywide-stewardship-day-at-seton-falls-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/fall-citywide-stewardship-day-at-seton-falls-park Date: October 20, 2018

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team on our Fall Citywide Stewardship Day!

Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive species in Seton Falls Park! This event is also a part of our monthly Green Neighborhood series. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required for this event. Volunteers younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

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

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X046 Seton Falls Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.88525892770900000, -73.83844995498700000 Fri, 05 Oct 2018 14:57:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks with New York City Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon Date: October 20, 2018

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

Registration required. Included with Garden admission. Drop-ins welcome upon availability.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-10-20 2018-10-20 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ba4eae08f3ff.JPG Fri, 05 Oct 2018 14:57:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Bird Walk for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/fall-bird-walk-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/fall-bird-walk-for-beginners Date: October 20, 2018

Walk through Alley Pond Environmental Center’s trails, accompanied by a member of Queens County Bird Club. Try to spot our various species of birds – both the year-round residents and the multitudes of warblers migrating through at this time. Listen for their songs. Learn to use binoculars and a field guide.

Wear hiking shoes, sneakers, or other closed-toed shoes that you won’t mind getting muddy. Bring binoculars if you have them. Although this walk is free, pre-registration is required as spots are limited. This walk will cover some rough terrain and is not suitable for persons with limited mobility. Limited to 20 participants.

Ages 8 and up (children must be accompanied by adult)

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 229-4000

Location: Alley Pond Environmental Center

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2018-10-20 2018-10-20 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.76271040000000000, -73.75336500000000000 Fri, 05 Oct 2018 15:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Wormy, Squirmy Decomposers Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/family-art-project-wormy-squirmy-decomposers-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/family-art-project-wormy-squirmy-decomposers-parade Date: October 20, 2018

Listen to storyteller Rama Mandel read Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, by Kate Messner, with art by Christopher Silas Neal, and hear about the critters at work in the cool damp earth beneath the ground. On a tall hat, make a dark and murky ecosystem of insects and decomposers, like earthworms, ants, protozoa and fungi. Then top it with a flower and march your decomposing troop in a fall parade. Scavengers & Decomposers Weekend event.

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 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b47633c401.jpg Fri, 24 Aug 2018 11:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Citywide Stewardship Day at Calvert Vaux Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/fall-citywide-stewardship-day-at-calvert-vaux-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/fall-citywide-stewardship-day-at-calvert-vaux-park Date: October 20, 2018

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team for our Fall Citywide Stewardship Day! Volunteers will help clean up Calvert Vaux Beach by removing debris from the coastline!

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required for this event. Volunteers younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Parking Lot (in Calvert Vaux Park)

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58516510090600000, -73.99116361141200000 Fri, 05 Oct 2018 15:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Upper River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/upper-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/upper-river-paddle Date: October 20, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join the Bronx River Alliance on a paddling adventure and explore the fresh water sections of the Bronx River!
Registration is required.

Please note: You'll need to wear closed-toed attached shoes and complete an ACA adult or child waiver. Please bring limited personal belongings and a light snack. Registration opens two weeks prior to trip date at 10:00 a.m. and ends day before trip at 10:00 a.m. There is a limit of 20 tickets; once sold out of tickets, there are no spots open and no waiting list. Please plan your purchase accordingly.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard

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2018-10-20 2018-10-20 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.88420104980500000, -73.86689758300800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6ef0513f32.jpg Wed, 10 Oct 2018 16:42:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Plastics: Pelagic Peril]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/plastics-pelagic-peril http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/plastics-pelagic-peril Date: October 20, 2018

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1898467f6.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Woodland Wonderland - The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-woodland-wonderland-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-woodland-wonderland-the-ramble Date: October 20, 2018

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

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, hand lenses and complementary Discovery Journal.

Details

Meet: Loeb Boathouse Express Café (East Drive and 75th Street). Map of start location.
Terrain: A few inclines, some stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Loeb Boathouse (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77508104309300000, -73.96854019165000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6de924b8e3a.jpg Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: High Line Park Past and Present]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/rangers-choice-high-line-park-past-and-present http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/rangers-choice-high-line-park-past-and-present Date: October 20, 2018

The High Line has a rich history relevant to New York City's mercantile status. Re-opened to the public in 2009, this park is one of the most visited places in New York City and a model for innovative creation of green spaces. Learn more about the past and present of this park.

Please note: Registration is required. To enter the lottery, visit the Urban Park Rangers Registration page on Wednesday, October 10.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: On the High Line (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.74681585352800000, -74.00574207305900000 Mon, 10 Sep 2018 15:43:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/nature-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/nature-photography Date: October 20, 2018

Get to know your camera by capturing nature with photographer Michael Palma Mir!

Capture the park's natural assets, such as rock outcrops, foliage, trees, and plants from behind the lens. Mike will discuss nature photography strategies for dealing with difficult lighting situations, lens and zoom choice for perspective control, and composition, using the New York City scenic landmark Fort Tryon Park and its many vistas.

RSVP is required. Please Register on Eventbrite!

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bb24d116eb33.jpg Wed, 03 Oct 2018 11:28:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Giveaway with the Elmhurst Supporters of Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/tree-giveaway-with-the-elmhurst-supporters-of-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/tree-giveaway-with-the-elmhurst-supporters-of-parks Date: October 20, 2018

New York Restoration Project continues to partner with community organizations throughout the five boroughs to give away hundreds of free trees to New Yorkers during the spring and fall seasons. With the help of more than 100 community organizations, NYRP has given away tens of thousands of trees to be planted in New York City!

This fall we will partner with the Elmhurst Supporters of Parks!

To pick up a free tree, you must agree to:

  • plant in one of the five boroughs;
  • keep trees properly watered and maintained;
  • and plant your tree in the ground of your yard or community garden and NOT along streets or in city parks.

Please note: Registration is required. There is a one tree maximum for participants who pre-register in Giveaways this year. Family members must be present to claim their own trees.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: St. James Church

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2018-10-20 2018-10-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73832190000000000, -73.87781100000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b9807ba98841.JPG Fri, 05 Oct 2018 15:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Conservation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/garden-conservation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/garden-conservation-day Date: October 20, 2018

Come and get your hands dirty while helping us beautify our grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bb378ec46fc7.jpg Fri, 05 Oct 2018 15:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Coastal Cleanup with Riverside Park Conservancy and TRASH HERO NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/coastal-clean-up-with-riverside-park-conservancy-and-trash-hero-ny http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/coastal-clean-up-with-riverside-park-conservancy-and-trash-hero-ny Date: October 20, 2018

Riverside Park Conservancy partners with TRASH HERO NY to remove trash and recyclables that are brought in with the tides and pile up along the Hudson River coastline. Join us for our monthly coastal clean-up project.

This volunteer project will not take place in the event of inclement weather. Volunteer projects are dependent on the season and the needs of the park.

Closed-toed work shoes are required. Do not bring additional bags, as there is really no place to store belongings. Dress comfortably and be prepared to get dirty! Best to remove jewelry, and wear hair tied back.

For more event info or to register, please call (212) 870-3073 or email grassroots@riversideparknyc.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-3073

Location: 148 Street Hudson River waterfront (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82986114537400000, -73.95298576355000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af59b75ba9d5.jpg Fri, 12 Oct 2018 09:27:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 20, 2018

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide 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 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b492e41223.jpg Fri, 24 Aug 2018 11:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Decomposer Detectives Family Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/decomposer-detectives-family-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/decomposer-detectives-family-walks Date: October 20, 2018

Are you curious about worms, insects, fungi and other creatures that live on the forest floor? Grab a magnifying glass and join us as a Decomposer Detective! Learn all about how organisms help break down dead leaves, wood, and other organic matter in Wave Hill’s Abrons Woodland.

Please wear closed-toed shoes and appropriate clothing for a woodland adventure! Appropriate for ages five and older with an adult. This walk is held at 11:00 a.m., noon, and 1:00 p.m.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b4a414f6ce.jpg Fri, 24 Aug 2018 11:44:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park: Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/central-park-conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/central-park-conservatory-garden-tour Date: October 20, 2018

Staff Pick! Celebrate summer with a staff-led tour of Central Park’s only formal garden. Admire colorful hydrangeas, geraniums, lilacs, and other flowers, and discover a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894. Conservatory Garden looks unlike anything else in Central Park — learn about its history, design, and blooms from the people who know it best.

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899292000000, -73.95189666748000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820742d7d6e.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 20, 2018

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

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

Details

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

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Composting Demo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/urban-composting-demo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/urban-composting-demo Date: October 20, 2018

Find out how you can do some decomposing of your own at home, with Bronx GreenUp.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b503830200.jpg Fri, 24 Aug 2018 11:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/farmhouse-family-day Date: October 20, 2018

Enjoy the changing seasons this Fall at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum at our Free Family Days and Farmers Markets!

Drop-in between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for outdoor colonial games, seasonal activities, scavenger hunts and more! This October cozy up by the fire as we cook up some tasty treats over our outdoor hearth.

Starting at 1:00 p.m., we’ll mix up a batch of waffles from scratch, cook them in our very own Wyckoff Waffle Irons over the fire and finished with homemade butter and local syrup!

Explore inside the oldest house in New York City and tour the garden before stopping by the Farmers Market for organic Brooklyn grown produce. Make sure to pick up your Halloween pumpkin at our pumpkin patch!

Farmhouse Family Days are open to visitors of all ages and free to the public.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6ca38852e96.jpg Mon, 10 Sep 2018 15:58:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Decomposition Central]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/decomposition-central http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/decomposition-central Date: October 20, 2018

What do lowly millipedes, mushrooms, and land mollusks have in common? They are star players on the decomposition squad that makes life on earth sustainable for all of us.

Stop by Decomposition Central to chat with entomologist Lawrence Forcella and naturalist Pam Golben as they de-mystify the de-composition process. Visit the Scavenger and Decomposer Petting Zoo to see and touch some friendly scavengers and decomposers. Then pick up a self-guided garden scavenger hunt to look for—what else?—scavengers! Scavengers & Decomposers Weekend event.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b4be47866d.jpg Fri, 24 Aug 2018 11:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[The Boneyard]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/the-boneyard http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/the-boneyard Date: October 20, 2018

Skulls, bones, teeth, shells, antlers—see what’s left after an animal carcass decomposes. Observe scavenging dermestid (flesh-eating) beetles at work and try to reassemble a skeleton.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b4e228ae94.jpg Fri, 24 Aug 2018 11:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Harvest Festival at Red Hook Community Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/red-hook-harvest-festival-at-red-hook-community-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/red-hook-harvest-festival-at-red-hook-community-farm Date: October 20, 2018

Join us at the Red Hook Community Farm for our annual Red Hook Harvest Festival, a celebration of urban farming, youth empowerment, community connections, and a bountiful fall harvest!

Enjoy food, DJs, games, contests, and more! Bring friends, family, and neighbors... and come in costume!

Schedule (subject to change):

  • 11:00 a.m. - Gate opens
  • 12:00 p.m. - Apple-bobbing for kids
  • 1:00 p.m. - Hot Pepper Challenge
  • 1:30 p.m. - Pumpkin carving judging + Storytelling with BK Public Library
  • 2:00 p.m.: SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT, with cake!!!
  • 2:30 p.m.: Farm tour led by teen farm apprentices + Storytelling with BK Public Library
  • 4 p.m.: Gate closes

Ongoing: seeding station, pumpkin patch and carving, music, farm photo booth, games, fall activities for the kiddos with the Red Hook Playgroup, bee explorations with Borough Bees, and more!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Red Hook Community Farm

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2018-10-20 2018-10-20 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67206192016601600, -74.00937652587890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bc4c19e07b70.jpg Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:57:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Patch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/pumpkin-patch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/pumpkin-patch Date: October 20, 2018

Queens Botanical Garden’s ever-popular Pumpkin Patch is back and bigger than ever to bring you the quintessential fall family experience every weekend in October.

Reserve admission to the Patch and your pumpkins today!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-10-20 2018-10-20 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bc0a4d387065.PNG Fri, 12 Oct 2018 09:57:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Survival Series: Basket and Natural Cordage Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/survival-series-basket-and-natural-cordage-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/survival-series-basket-and-natural-cordage-making Date: October 20, 2018

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 10 Sep 2018 15:58:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Toxics and Treasures Environmental Justice Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/toxics-and-treasures-environmental-justice-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/toxics-and-treasures-environmental-justice-walking-tour Date: October 20, 2018

Explore hidden and landmark sites in West Harlem on this Toxics and Treasures tour, where you'll learn about how Harlem communities are pushing back against climate injustice. The tour will begin at the St. Nicholas Park site of Climate Signals, where you'll learn more about the Climate Museum's citywide exhibition.

This event is presented in partnership with WE ACT. It is free and open to the public.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Nicholas Park

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M077 St. Nicholas Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.81689834594726600, -73.94899749755860000 Thu, 04 Oct 2018 09:58:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga with Deirdre]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/yoga-with-deirdre http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/yoga-with-deirdre Date: October 20, 2018

Join us for some relaxing yoga on the main lawn of the farmhouse. This is a class for absolutely everyone! If you are new to yoga, WELCOME! Any level of fitness is encouraged!

You will be gently guided into each position in class, encouraged to try something new in the safest way. If you already have an established practice, or have any level of familiarity with yoga, unroll your mat and jump in!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bb377f70b031.jpg Fri, 05 Oct 2018 15:28:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Fermentation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/natures-workshop-fermentation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/natures-workshop-fermentation Date: October 20, 2018

Join the Urban Park Rangers for Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity.

Learn about the age-old culinary art of fermentation. From pickles, to sauerkraut, to drinks like kombucha and wine, fermentation has yielded healthy and delicious foodstuffs for thousands of years. At this workshop, we’ll discuss the basics of fermenting as well as lead hands-on activities designed to introduce participants to this beneficial microbiological process.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Mon, 10 Sep 2018 15:58:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/little-hell-gate-salt-marsh-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/little-hell-gate-salt-marsh-tour Date: October 20, 2018

Join us and discover the ecological importance of a salt marsh, view wildlife up close, and learn how the island’s history has shaped our natural areas.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: South end of the Little Hell Gate Bridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79079818725600000, -73.92800146341300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b47ab3a74441.jpg Tue, 09 Oct 2018 15:13:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Vulture Culture: A Live Bird Presentation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/vulture-culture-a-live-bird-presentation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/vulture-culture-a-live-bird-presentation Date: October 20, 2018

Often misunderstood, vultures and other scavengers are essential members of nature’s clean-up crew, eating dead animals and halting the spread of dangerous diseases. Observe vultures and other scavenging birds of prey and hear about their adaptive (and somewhat cringe-worthy) behaviors with Brian Robinson of Robinson Wildlife Lectures.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b536fb0c43.jpg Fri, 24 Aug 2018 11:44:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: October 20, 2018

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

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

Details

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

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: October 20, 2018

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10);No groups, please. Purchase tickets online!

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Watercolor Workshop: Autumn Colors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/watercolor-workshop-autumn-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/watercolor-workshop-autumn-colors Date: October 20, 2018

In this seasonal series of classes, learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors with artist Chemin Hsiao. This class draws inspiration from the changing color of fall foliage. The class will include observational painting in both indoor and outdoor settings (weather permitting). All materials included. Recommended for adults and children ages 10+ (accompanied by participating adult).

Registration is required.

Event Tip: Spend the day at the Garden! On every weekend in October, Queens Botanical Garden’s ever-popular Pumpkin Patch is back and bigger than ever to bring you the quintessential fall family experience! Pick out the perfect pumpkins to carve as spooky jack-o-lanterns for Halloween or to bake or roast to eat, and snap your fall family photos in this wonderfully-themed backdrop and setting.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-10-20 2018-10-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ba4ea56de505.JPG Tue, 09 Oct 2018 15:28:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Maze By Moonlight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/maze-by-moonlight1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/maze-by-moonlight1 Date: October 20, 2018

Navigate The Amazing Maize Maze by the starry night sky (or by flashlight) on two Saturdays only (October 13 and October 20)!

Last ticket sold at 9:00 pm for Maze by Moonlight

Be sure to bring your flashlight!

Sponsored by Con Edison

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 4:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:28:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy: Phases of the Moon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/astronomy-phases-of-the-moon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/astronomy-phases-of-the-moon Date: October 20, 2018

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

Fall and winter are the best times to observe meteor showers, the phases of the moon, and many planets of the Milky Way.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: 50 Kent Pop-Up Park (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.72280120849600000, -73.95915222168000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b8fd88cc0e95.JPG Mon, 10 Sep 2018 15:58:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens Date: October 21, 2018

White-tail deer are herbivores, which means they eat plants. While there are no plant species that are truly deer-proof, deer do develop preferences and will ignore many types of plants in their grazing patterns. Planting with a high diversity of plant species will minimize the impact that any deer will have in your garden.

The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!

WildlifeNYC is a campaign launched by the City of New York to increase public awareness about urban wildlife, and how humans can live harmoniously with the animals who also call the Big Apple home.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-21 2018-10-21 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1dd78b7c9.jpg Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Wormy, Squirmy Decomposers Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/family-art-project-wormy-squirmy-decomposers-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/family-art-project-wormy-squirmy-decomposers-parade Date: October 21, 2018

Listen to storyteller Rama Mandel read "Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt", by Kate Messner, with art by Christopher Silas Neal, and hear about the critters at work in the cool damp earth beneath the ground. On a tall hat, make a dark and murky ecosystem of insects and decomposers, like earthworms, ants, protozoa and fungi. Then top it with a flower and march your decomposing troop in a fall parade.

Free with admission to the grounds.

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 2018-10-21 2018-10-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b552e95d06.jpg Fri, 24 Aug 2018 11:44:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Gathering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/halloween-gathering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/halloween-gathering Date: October 21, 2018

Bring your families and come to Project Eden Garden for a Halloween Gathering! Children (10 years old and younger) are highly encouraged to come in costume.

Festivities will include singing and dancing, seasonal songs, a candy treat, and learn how to plant daffodil bulbs for a springtime bloom at home!

For more information about this event, please contact Gloria Imperante at sagiglo@aol.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Project Eden

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2018-10-21 2018-10-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.71614450000000000, -73.85734860000000000 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:42:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Plastics: Pelagic Peril]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/plastics-pelagic-peril http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/plastics-pelagic-peril Date: October 21, 2018

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-21 2018-10-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1898467f6.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Harvest: Apples, Corn and Pumpkins]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/fall-harvest-apples-corn-and-pumpkins http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/fall-harvest-apples-corn-and-pumpkins Date: October 21, 2018

Celebrate the fall harvest by sampling some healthy snacks and sharing treats with some furry animal guests. We will also paint with fall fruits and enjoy a nature walk looking for fall colors.

Please note: This event is limited to 8 participants with ONE adult per child. Register online!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 229-4000

Location: Alley Pond Environmental Center

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2018-10-21 2018-10-21 10:30 am 11:45 am 40.76271040000000000, -73.75336500000000000 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:28:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Wilderness Skills: Knot Tying]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/wilderness-skills-knot-tying http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/wilderness-skills-knot-tying Date: October 21, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2018-10-21 2018-10-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.75007010229800000, -73.80746781826000000 Mon, 10 Sep 2018 15:58:56 EDT
<![CDATA[The New York City Naturalist Club: Trees of Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/the-new-york-city-naturalist-club-trees-of-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/the-new-york-city-naturalist-club-trees-of-inwood-hill-park Date: October 21, 2018

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.

Explore how trees and animals benefit from each other! Take a deep look at the deciduous trees and the ecological relationship between plants and animals as they go through the change of season from summer to autumn.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-10-21 2018-10-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9f00ab4db4f.jpg Mon, 10 Sep 2018 15:58:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Decomposer Detectives Family Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/decomposer-detectives-family-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/decomposer-detectives-family-walks Date: October 21, 2018

Are you curious about worms, insects, fungi and other creatures that live on the forest floor? Grab a magnifying glass and join us as a Decomposer Detective! Learn all about how organisms help break down dead leaves, wood and other organic matter in Wave Hill’s Abrons Woodland.

Please wear closed-toed shoes and appropriate clothing for a woodland adventure! Appropriate for ages five and older with an adult. This walk is held at 11:00 a.m., noon, and 1:00 p.m.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-10-21 2018-10-21 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b55e1160be.jpg Fri, 24 Aug 2018 11:44:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Composting Demo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/urban-composting-demo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/urban-composting-demo Date: October 21, 2018

Find out how you can do some decomposing of your own at home, with Bronx GreenUp.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-10-21 2018-10-21 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b589eb6439.jpg Fri, 24 Aug 2018 14:29:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Decomposition Central]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/decomposition-central http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/decomposition-central Date: October 21, 2018

What do lowly millipedes, mushrooms ,and land mollusks have in common? They are star players on the decomposition squad that makes life on earth sustainable for all of us.

Stop by Decomposition Central to chat with entomologist Lawrence Forcella and naturalist Pam Golben as they de-mystify the de-composition process. Visit the Scavenger and Decomposer Petting Zoo to see and touch some friendly scavengers and decomposers. Then pick up a self-guided garden scavenger hunt to look for—what else?—scavengers!

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-10-21 2018-10-21 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b56cdf3505.jpg Fri, 24 Aug 2018 11:44:20 EDT
<![CDATA[The Boneyard]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/the-boneyard http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/the-boneyard Date: October 21, 2018

Skulls, bones, teeth, shells, antlers—see what’s left after an animal carcass decomposes. Observe scavenging dermestid (flesh-eating) beetles at work and try to reassemble a skeleton. Scavengers & Decomposers Weekend event.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-10-21 2018-10-21 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b57c05c4f4.jpg Fri, 24 Aug 2018 11:44:20 EDT
<![CDATA[HRPK's Fall Fest 2018]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/hrpks-fall-fest-2018 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/hrpks-fall-fest-2018 Date: October 21, 2018

Bring your family to a full day of fall fun in your west side backyard!

Test out your Halloween costume, paint a pumpkin, go fishing, grab some cotton candy while you watch a magic show, and get transported away to a world of imagination.

Get ready for a spooktacular event. Activities begin at 11:00 a.m. and run through the day – follow the scarecrows down the Pier to find all of the fun!

  • Magic with Kid Ace
  • Face painting
  • Big City Fishing
  • Pumpkin art
  • Story Pirates
  • Dog adoption tent
  • Carnival rides, cotton candy, and more!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 627-2020

Location: Hudson River Park's Pier 25

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2018-10-21 2018-10-21 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.72040176391601600, -74.01570129394531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bb4f768db5a1.jpg Thu, 11 Oct 2018 16:43:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Patch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/pumpkin-patch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/pumpkin-patch Date: October 21, 2018

Queens Botanical Garden’s ever-popular Pumpkin Patch is back and bigger than ever to bring you the quintessential fall family experience every weekend in October!

Reserve admission to the Patch and your pumpkins today!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-10-21 2018-10-21 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bc0a4e803442.PNG Fri, 12 Oct 2018 09:57:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 21, 2018

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

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

Details

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

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-21 2018-10-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Raptor Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/birding-raptor-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/birding-raptor-migration Date: October 21, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B165 Spring Creek Park 2018-10-21 2018-10-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.65242385864258000, -73.86680603027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b96c9f9f0d3b.jpg Mon, 10 Sep 2018 15:58:56 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 21, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free; registration not required. No groups, please.

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-21 2018-10-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 21, 2018

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide 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 2018-10-21 2018-10-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b59e8ae4ea.jpg Fri, 24 Aug 2018 14:29:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Vulture Culture: A Live Bird Presentation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/vulture-culture-a-live-bird-presentation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/vulture-culture-a-live-bird-presentation Date: October 21, 2018

Often misunderstood, vultures and other scavengers are essential members of nature’s clean-up crew, eating dead animals and halting the spread of dangerous diseases. Observe vultures and other scavenging birds of prey and hear about their adaptive (and somewhat cringe-worthy) behaviors with Brian Robinson of Robinson Wildlife Lectures. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-10-21 2018-10-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b5a6c4ecc4.jpg Fri, 24 Aug 2018 14:29:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 21, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free; registration not required. No groups, please.

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-21 2018-10-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: October 21, 2018

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

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

Details

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

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-21 2018-10-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:59:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost 101 in Chinese]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/101compost-101-in-chinese http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/101compost-101-in-chinese Date: October 21, 2018

Welcome to Composting 101, hosted by the NYC Compost Project. Learn how to reduce your scrap and the "black gold" of your home garden. We make compost with leaves, kitchen waste, garden waste, and weeds.

Depending on weather conditions, we will visit our Compost Demonstration Site.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-10-21 2018-10-21 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ba4eb7a80139.JPG Fri, 12 Oct 2018 09:27:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/nocturnal-wildlife Date: October 21, 2018

Whether you live in the country or a busy city, wildlife is all around. If you keep your eyes and ears open, there's loads of nocturnal nature to be found.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing opportunities in the urban jungle.

Join the Urban Park Rangers as they search for some of the lesser-seen creatures of the night.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-10-21 2018-10-21 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Mon, 10 Sep 2018 15:58:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal of the Month Club: Raccoon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/animal-of-the-month-club-raccoon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/21/animal-of-the-month-club-raccoon Date: October 21, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

Join the Urban Park Rangers as we hike at night in search of raccoons and other nocturnal species

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2018-10-21 2018-10-21 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Mon, 10 Sep 2018 15:58:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Colonial Herb Garden at the Historic Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/22/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/22/open-garden-days-colonial-herb-garden-at-the-historic-conference-house Date: October 22, 2018

The Staten Island Herb Society maintains the Colonial Herb Garden adjacent to the historic Conference House. We are committed to preserving and retaining an authentic representation of herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern United States, and herbs commonly used in Colonial America.

The Colonial Herb Garden consists of varying-shaped beds laid out in a symmetrical plan.The garden is surrounded by a gated fence and has several benches to allow visitors to sit and enjoy the visual and scented pleasures of this diverse and comprehensive Colonial garden.

The various beds and a few of the plants that inhabit them include:

CULINARY I - Bay, Rosemary, Oregano, Horseradish, Chives, Thyme, Parsley, Sage, Basil
CULINARY II - Lavender, Caraway, Lemon Verbena, Mints, Calendula
DRYING - Statice, Anise Hyssop, Spiderwort, Sweet Woodruff
DYE - False Blue Indigo, Parsley, Woodruff, Fennel, Southernwood
HEALING - Strawberries, Rose, Dill, Arugula, Hydrangea, Joe Pye Wee, Comfrey, Lettuces
MOONLIGHT - Lungwort, SilverKing Artemesia, Dwarf Comfrey, Orris Root, Sage
ORNAMENTAL I - Poppy, Yarrow, Kerria, Peony, Tansy
ORNAMENTAL II - Mallow, Wormwood, Dame's Rocket, Feverfew, Catmint
SCENTED - Bee Balm, Scented Geraniums, Pineapple Sage
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD I - Coltsfoot, Mullein, Boneset, Solomon's Seal
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD II - Evening Primrose, Forget-me-nots, Lamb's ears, Valerian, Lady's Mantle
WOODLAND - Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Coltsfoot, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Trillium, Wild Ginger, Hellebore, Goldenseal, Mayapple, Hepatica

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-22 2018-10-22 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b608d1a6718b.jpeg Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:14:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/22/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/22/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 Date: October 22, 2018

White-tail deer are herbivores, which means they eat plants. While there are no plant species that are truly deer-proof, deer do develop preferences and will ignore many types of plants in their grazing patterns. Planting with a high diversity of plant species will minimize the impact that any deer will have in your garden.

The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!

WildlifeNYC is a campaign launched by the City of New York to increase public awareness about urban wildlife, and how humans can live harmoniously with the animals who also call the Big Apple home.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-22 2018-10-22 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1dd78b7c9.jpg Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/22/field-trip-destination-the-south-pole-at-wards-point-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/22/field-trip-destination-the-south-pole-at-wards-point-staten-island Date: October 22, 2018

Explore New York City's and New York State's southernmost point: The "South Pole" at Wards Point within Conference House Park. The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.

The three miles of nearby natural shoreline are a beach comber’s paradise. Shells, rocks, and stones of every shape and size can be found here. Just a short distance to the north of the South Pole are the park’s clay colored bluffs where you can view city’s only exposed portion of the terminal moraine.

Not to be missed are the park’s other attractions: acres of woodland, four galleries, and five historic houses!

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-22 2018-10-22 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50225702965300000, -74.25172543525700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b8428d581955.jpg Wed, 03 Oct 2018 13:12:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Plastics: Pelagic Peril]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/22/plastics-pelagic-peril http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/22/plastics-pelagic-peril Date: October 22, 2018

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-10-22 2018-10-22 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1898467f6.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:44:56 EDT