NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 22 Jan 2017 20:26:15 GMT <![CDATA[Winter walk: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/winter-walk-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/winter-walk-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic Date: January 22, 2017

Celebrate winter with a hike through Conference House Park. Join artist Susan Stair and a park arborist as we highlight the trees she cast for her exhibit Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic, currently on view in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 417-6917

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-01-22 2017-01-22 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5880d00864810.jpg Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/25/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/25/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: January 25, 2017

Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one! The hike is moderately paced, and the run is faster and more suitable for experienced trail runners. Bring a headlamp along as it is beginning to be dark when we return!

The evening hikes take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the trail runs take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The hike and trail run usually cover approximately five miles. Headlamps are required in every season. Dress for the weather and trail conditions. Bring water and a snack if you think you'll need it. No reservation is required.

This event takes place in all weather unless conditions are dangerous. For updates, please visit the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy on Facebook.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-01-25 2017-01-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/26/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/26/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: January 26, 2017

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. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-01-26 2017-01-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Highbridge Park Service Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/highbridge-park-service-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/highbridge-park-service-days Date: January 27, 2017

Highbridge Park is a valuable resource for the neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Inwood! Join New York Restoration Project in our constant effort to maintain and restore this urban gem every Friday morning in January and February. Together we will remove trash and invasive species, and perform a multitude of tasks which will support the native ecology and the mountain biking association.

Work in Highbridge Park requires that you wear closed-toed shoes and dress appropriately for the weather! Space is limited and registration is required. To register please email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333.2552

Location: Dyckman Sitting Area (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-01-27 2017-01-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86119842529297000, -73.92469787597656000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/587d00f29fcdc.JPG Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:14:53 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-01-27 2017-01-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/28/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/28/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: January 28, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park. Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.

Rain or shine, there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park! Please register for the project by emailing dp.reynolds@verizon.net.

Please note: Volunteers under 18- years-old are required to present a signed guardian’s consent to participate or have a chaperone present. Walk-ons are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2017-01-28 2017-01-28 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Canarsie Green Neighborhood - Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/28/canarsie-green-neighborhood-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/28/canarsie-green-neighborhood-forest-restoration Date: January 28, 2017

Join the Stewardship Team for a day of service to care for the forest in Canarsie Park! Come dressed in boots, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited and registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Seaview Avenue and East 108th Street (in Fresh Creek Nature Preserve)

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B384 Fresh Creek Nature Preserve 2017-01-28 2017-01-28 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.63905334472656000, -73.88152313232422000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Cunningham Park Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/28/cunningham-park-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/28/cunningham-park-forest-restoration Date: January 28, 2017

Volunteer with the Stewardship team at Cunningham Park! Volunteers will assist in removing invasive vines and multi-flora rose from sensitive urban forests. Volunteers will be trained in proper plant ID and invasive plant removal techniques. Come dressed in warm clothing and clothes that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Union Turnpike Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-01-28 2017-01-28 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73072306158200000, -73.77370300889000000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: January 28, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-01-28 2017-01-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Living with Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/28/living-with-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/28/living-with-deer Date: January 28, 2017

Join the Urban Park Rangers and the Greenbelt Educators to learn about deer. We will play a Deer Survival Game and find signs of deer in the park (buck rubs, deer scat, deer prints, and chewed twigs), hike outdoors, and share five tips to follow to promote a healthy coexistence with these animals.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-01-28 2017-01-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Talking Inspirations: Oysters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/28/arts-culture-fun-talking-inspirations-oysters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/28/arts-culture-fun-talking-inspirations-oysters Date: January 28, 2017

For centuries, oysters have had the power to sustain and delight, inspiring writers and artists, home cooks and four-star chefs, laborers and gourmands, and everyone in between. In Oysters: A Celebration in the Raw, Marion Lear Swaybill presents a wide-ranging visual exploration of this iconic shellfish, including stunning portraits, photographs from beautiful oyster farms, and illustrations of oysters in the arts and culture alongside a lively and informative text.

Join us for the book presentation and a panel discussion to learn more about the importance of the oysters with Marion Lear Swaybill, Emmy award-winning television producer, writer, and pioneering media executive. Maggie Greenfield, Deputy Director of The Bronx River Alliance and Damian from NYC H2O and Founding science teacher at the Bedford Park Elementary School in the Bronx.

This event is held in partnership with Abbeville Press.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-01-28 2017-01-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5877ac73d8296.png Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:29:54 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 29, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-01-29 2017-01-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Hike (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/29/fitness-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/29/fitness-hike-vigorous Date: January 29, 2017

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. On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city's rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-01-29 2017-01-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/01/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/01/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: February 1, 2017

Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one! The hike is moderately paced, and the run is faster and more suitable for experienced trail runners. Bring a headlamp along as it is beginning to be dark when we return!

The evening hikes take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the trail runs take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The hike and trail run usually cover approximately five miles. Headlamps are required in every season. Dress for the weather and trail conditions. Bring water and a snack if you think you'll need it. No reservation is required.

This event takes place in all weather unless conditions are dangerous. For updates, please visit the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy on Facebook.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-02-01 2017-02-01 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Forest Explorers Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/02/forest-explorers-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/02/forest-explorers-open-house Date: February 2, 2017

Join us for a morning of exploration and outdoor fun! Bring your two- to six-year olds to the Queens Botanical Garden to see what the Forest Explorers drop-off preschool alternative is all about.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-02-02 2017-02-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5878dec8e81bc.JPG Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/02/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/02/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 2, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-02 2017-02-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Highbridge Park Service Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/03/highbridge-park-service-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/03/highbridge-park-service-days Date: February 3, 2017

Highbridge Park is a valuable resource for the neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Inwood! Join New York Restoration Project in our constant effort to maintain and restore this urban gem every Friday morning in January and February. Together we will remove trash and invasive species, and perform a multitude of tasks which will support the native ecology and the mountain biking association.

Work in Highbridge Park requires that you wear closed-toed shoes and dress appropriately for the weather! Space is limited and registration is required. To register please email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333.2552

Location: Dyckman Sitting Area (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-02-03 2017-02-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86119842529297000, -73.92469787597656000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/587d00f29fcdc.JPG Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:14:53 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 3, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-03 2017-02-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: February 4, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park. Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.

Rain or shine, there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park! Please register for the project by emailing dp.reynolds@verizon.net.

Please note: Volunteers under 18- years-old are required to present a signed guardian’s consent to participate or have a chaperone present. Walk-ons are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Soundview Green Neighborhood: Street Tree Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/soundview-green-neighborhood-street-tree-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/soundview-green-neighborhood-street-tree-care Date: February 4, 2017

Interested in caring for the trees in Soundview, Bronx? Come on down and join the Stewardship Team for a day of giving your neighborhood a little TreeLC! Volunteers will be trained in best practices and street tree identification techniques. Come dressed in sturdy shoes or boots, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Leland Avenue and O'Brien Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81079864502000000, -73.85890197753900000 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[North Shore Green Neighborhood: Viburnum Leaf Beetle Management]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/north-shore-green-neighborhood-viburnum-leaf-beetle-management http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/north-shore-green-neighborhood-viburnum-leaf-beetle-management Date: February 4, 2017

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to tackle viburnum leaf beetles in Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island! Volunteers in the North Shore will partake in a very special project: Viburnum Leaf Beetle Management. Attendees will learn how to manage one of the area's newest invasive pests! Come dressed in boots, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Utter Avenue and Slosson Avenue (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.61849975585937500, -74.11820220947266000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Coyote and Owl Fixtures and Tricksters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/family-art-project-coyote-and-owl-fixtures-and-tricksters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/family-art-project-coyote-and-owl-fixtures-and-tricksters Date: February 4, 2017

Hear about the folklore surrounding two wonderfully mysterious and enchanting creatures, the owl and the coyote. Learn about these local animals and their habits and special attributes.

Then, join visiting Wave Hill Winter Workspace artist Yeon Jin Kim to create a fanciful wintery tableau of simple paper puppets and shadowy scenes that capture your own make-believe owl and coyote mythology.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586e6fe35a616.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Talk: Coyotes in the Big Apple]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/nature-talk-coyotes-in-the-big-apple http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/nature-talk-coyotes-in-the-big-apple Date: February 4, 2017

Coyotes are resilient creatures that have settled quite comfortably into the wilder areas of New York City. Dr. Mark Weckel of the American Museum of Natural History and his team of high school student-scientists have been gathering information about these clever canines as part of the Gotham Coyote Project.

Find out where our local coyotes live, what they eat, and how they coexist with humans in one of the most densely-populated areas of the country.

Ages 12 and older welcome with an adult.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586e70846a8e4.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Secrets of the Southwest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park Date: February 4, 2017

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.

There are a few inclines. The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West.) Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Owl Pellet Dissection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/owl-pellet-dissection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/owl-pellet-dissection Date: February 4, 2017

Owls swallow their prey whole. During digestion, parts of the prey, such as bones, feathers, and fur, are bound up into a tight pellet, which the owl regurgitates. Drop in for this exploratory workshop, and discover the origins of the owl’s diet.

Ages eight and older are welcome with an adult.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586e702ca6d6f.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Coyote Info Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/coyote-info-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/coyote-info-station Date: February 4, 2017

Coyotes have lived with New Yorkers for longer than you may think. Environmental Educators explain the history of coyotes in New York City and suggest tips for living peacefully with these wild neighbors.

This event is 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 House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586e70fdc5afc.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[MMM, Maples]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/mmm-maples http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/mmm-maples Date: February 4, 2017

Maple trees, in addition to being beautiful, give us lots of edible goodies. But how can a tree be a treat? Learn about the process of "sugaring," how to identify the official tree of New York State, try out your new maple sugaring knowledge on a tree stump, and taste some maple treats!

This program is open to adults and kids aged seven and older, weather-permitting, and includes a walk through the Central Greenbelt.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:14:53 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Waterfowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/winter-waterfowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/winter-waterfowl Date: February 4, 2017

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. We offer birding programs throughout the year.

This program will focus on the different species of waterfowl that reside in our parks during the colder winter months.

Bring your own binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Baisley Pond Park Parking Lot (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.67470169067400000, -73.78440093994100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585c524939288.jpg Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:29:52 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Presentation: Owl Discovery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/nature-presentation-owl-discovery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/nature-presentation-owl-discovery Date: February 4, 2017

Get an in-depth look at the fascinating world of local owls with environmental educators from Volunteers for Wildlife, a wildlife hospital and education center.

Meet live owls and enjoy up-close observation of their amazing nocturnal hunting adaptions. Ages six and older welcome with an adult.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586e7143d5999.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Coyote and Owl Fixtures and Tricksters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/family-art-project-coyote-and-owl-fixtures-and-tricksters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/family-art-project-coyote-and-owl-fixtures-and-tricksters Date: February 5, 2017

Hear about the folklore surrounding two wonderfully mysterious and enchanting creatures, the owl and the coyote. Learn about these local animals and their habits and special attributes.

Then, join visiting Wave Hill Winter Workspace artist Yeon Jin Kim to create a fanciful wintery tableau of simple paper puppets and shadowy scenes that capture your own make-believe owl and coyote mythology.

This event is 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 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586e71b8d166d.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: February 5, 2017

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. On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city's rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585ae9b36b9d0.JPG Wed, 21 Dec 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Owl Pellet Dissection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/owl-pellet-dissection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/owl-pellet-dissection Date: February 5, 2017

Owls swallow their prey whole. During digestion, parts of the prey, such as bones, feathers, and fur, are bound up into a tight pellet, which the owl regurgitates. Drop in for this exploratory workshop, and discover the origins of the owl’s diet.

Ages eight and older are welcome with an adult.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586e71fe1ac9d.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Coyote Info Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/coyote-info-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/coyote-info-station Date: February 5, 2017

Coyotes have lived with New Yorkers for longer than you may think. Environmental Educators explain the history of coyotes in New York City and suggest tips for living peacefully with these wild neighbors.

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 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586e729d4e5d4.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Talk: On the Trail of Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/nature-talk-on-the-trail-of-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/nature-talk-on-the-trail-of-urban-coyotes Date: February 5, 2017

Many questions come to mind when you hear about coyotes in and around NYC. Where do they live? Why are they here? Should they be here?

Dr. Chris Nagy, Director of Research at the Mianus River Gorge, addresses many of these questions both in NYC and in the larger metropolitan region as part of the Gotham Coyote Project.

Find out how camera traps and DNA from “scat” (aka poop) allow scientists to observe and track wildlife without ever touching or disturbing the animals.

Ages 12 and older welcome with an adult.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

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 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586e724bd8e73.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: February 5, 2017

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. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Seal Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/seal-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/seal-exploration Date: February 5, 2017

Winter is an amazing time of year to observe seals in the NY harbor estuary. You may be surprised by what looks like a rock in the distance, is actually a healthy seal.

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. Exploration Series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:29:52 EST
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Tour: Caring for the Heather Garden with Horticulturist John Kelly]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/heather-garden-tour-caring-for-the-heather-garden-with-horticulturist-john-kelly http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/heather-garden-tour-caring-for-the-heather-garden-with-horticulturist-john-kelly Date: February 5, 2017

Join a tour of the Heather Garden and learn insider information on what it takes to sustain this horticultural jewel and it's 500 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs. Gardener John Kelly will lead you through each season's tasks and how he and the crew ensure the garden remains beautiful and well cared for year-round.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/587e617aaedc2.jpg Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Fire Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/fire-making-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/fire-making-skills Date: February 5, 2017

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors.

Please note: Registration is required to participate in this program. To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers' program registration page. Registration starts on Wednesday, January 25.

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 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[Shelter Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/shelter-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/shelter-building Date: February 5, 2017

Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? Develop skills that will help you create a shelter from natural and man-made objects.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585c52ca082a7.jpg Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:29:52 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Presentation: Owls - Raptors of the Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/nature-presentation-owls-raptors-of-the-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/nature-presentation-owls-raptors-of-the-night Date: February 5, 2017

Discover how owls adapt to life in the forest and the city with Carl Heitmuller, an environmental educator from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Meet a live owl from the museum’s collection and find out whoo’s who in your neighborhood.

Ages six and older welcome with an adult.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586e732bb621c.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[DIY Bird Feeders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/diy-birdfeeders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/diy-birdfeeders Date: February 5, 2017

Learn which birds can be found in the Greenbelt throughout the winter months. Using everyday materials, we will make some easy bird feeders to entice these winter residents to visit your yard.

This program is suitable for adults and kids aged six and older. Registration is required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/08/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/08/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: February 8, 2017

Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one! The hike is moderately paced, and the run is faster and more suitable for experienced trail runners. Bring a headlamp along as it is beginning to be dark when we return!

The evening hikes take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the trail runs take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The hike and trail run usually cover approximately five miles. Headlamps are required in every season. Dress for the weather and trail conditions. Bring water and a snack if you think you'll need it. No reservation is required.

This event takes place in all weather unless conditions are dangerous. For updates, please visit the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy on Facebook.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-02-08 2017-02-08 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 9, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-09 2017-02-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Highbridge Park Service Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/10/highbridge-park-service-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/10/highbridge-park-service-days Date: February 10, 2017

Highbridge Park is a valuable resource for the neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Inwood! Join New York Restoration Project in our constant effort to maintain and restore this urban gem every Friday morning in January and February. Together we will remove trash and invasive species, and perform a multitude of tasks which will support the native ecology and the mountain biking association.

Work in Highbridge Park requires that you wear closed-toed shoes and dress appropriately for the weather! Space is limited and registration is required. To register please email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333.2552

Location: Dyckman Sitting Area (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-02-10 2017-02-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86119842529297000, -73.92469787597656000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/587d00f29fcdc.JPG Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:14:53 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-10 2017-02-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: February 11, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park. Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.

Rain or shine, there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park! Please register for the project by emailing dp.reynolds@verizon.net.

Please note: Volunteers under 18- years-old are required to present a signed guardian’s consent to participate or have a chaperone present. Walk-ons are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2017-02-11 2017-02-11 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Inwood Green Neighborhood: Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/inwood-green-neighborhood-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/inwood-green-neighborhood-forest-restoration Date: February 11, 2017

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help protect the young forest in Inwood Hill Park! Volunteers will be trained in tree care best practices as well as invasive vegetation identification and removal techniques for vines, multi-flora rose, and wineberry. Come dressed in boots, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-02-11 2017-02-11 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86729812622070000, -73.92900085449219000 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: February 11, 2017

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. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-11 2017-02-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Language of Flowers Drop-in Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/language-of-flowers-dropin-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/language-of-flowers-dropin-tour Date: February 11, 2017

Stop by the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory for a drop-in tour of the fragrant plants currently in bloom and learn the language of flowers.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-11 2017-02-11 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89870071411100000, -73.91249847412100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5877f2bcf1d61.jpg Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Science Discovery Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/science-discovery-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/science-discovery-workshop Date: February 11, 2017

Engage in fun science experiments and games to learn about the wonders of nature. Experiments will be enjoyable for all ages and all equipment will be provided.

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 2017-02-11 2017-02-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Journal Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/winter-journal-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/winter-journal-writing Date: February 11, 2017

Create a field guide journal with an artistic twist, chronicling the changes of the winter season with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-02-11 2017-02-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Foundations of Inwood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/historic-new-york-foundations-of-inwood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/historic-new-york-foundations-of-inwood Date: February 11, 2017

Inwood Hill Park is a living piece of old New York. Join the Urban Park Rangers and discover the wonderful history behind Inwood Hill Park.

Inwood Hill Park contains the last natural forest and salt marsh in Manhattan. It is unclear how the park received its present name. Before becoming parkland in 1916, it was known during the Colonial and post-Revolutionary War period as Cock or Cox Hill. The name could be a variant of the Native American name for the area, Shorakapok, meaning either “the wading place,” “the edge of the river,” or “the place between the ridges."

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-02-11 2017-02-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585c532dcd5fa.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: February 11, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons to salamanders, wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age.

This program will teach about the basics of coyote biology and the best tips for coexisting with coyotes in our urban environment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-02-11 2017-02-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:29:52 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/winter-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/winter-birding Date: February 12, 2017

The Hudson River Valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species, even during the winter months. Explore Wave Hill’s tranquil gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow to observe birds in their winter habitats. Birders of all levels welcome. Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

This event is free with admission to the grounds. NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission to the grounds.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-12 2017-02-12 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5877f4d827990.jpg Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:15:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: February 12, 2017

Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour to learn about the lives of Seneca Village’s residents in the 1800s and the community’s place in pre-Central Park. Highlights of this tour include: Summit Rock, Tanner's Spring, Winterdale Arch, and sites where important residences and churches existed before the development of the Park.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends inside the park at 85th Street and Central Park West

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-12 2017-02-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: John Muir Trail (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/nature-exploration-john-muir-trail-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/nature-exploration-john-muir-trail-vigorous Date: February 12, 2017

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York CIty and places often off-limits to the general public.

On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Vigorous hikes are long distance with hills and rugged terrain.

For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-02-12 2017-02-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.90439987182617000, -73.89640045166016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866d9213af0c.jpg Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID (Light Hike)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/winter-tree-id-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/winter-tree-id-light Date: February 12, 2017

Learn how to identify common trees found in New York City. Whether on the street or in the woods, the Urban Park Rangers will show distinguishable characteristics for identifying trees in the winter.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rose and Oak Avenues (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2017-02-12 2017-02-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.74959945678711000, -73.80770111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866d966b2c51.jpg Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration (Moderate Hike)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/nature-exploration-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/nature-exploration-moderate Date: February 12, 2017

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2017-02-12 2017-02-12 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.61902618408203000, -74.10613250732422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866da000beba.jpg Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/15/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/15/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: February 15, 2017

Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one! The hike is moderately paced, and the run is faster and more suitable for experienced trail runners. Bring a headlamp along as it is beginning to be dark when we return!

The evening hikes take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the trail runs take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The hike and trail run usually cover approximately five miles. Headlamps are required in every season. Dress for the weather and trail conditions. Bring water and a snack if you think you'll need it. No reservation is required.

This event takes place in all weather unless conditions are dangerous. For updates, please visit the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy on Facebook.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-02-15 2017-02-15 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/16/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/16/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 16, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-16 2017-02-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Highbridge Park Service Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/17/highbridge-park-service-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/17/highbridge-park-service-days Date: February 17, 2017

Highbridge Park is a valuable resource for the neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Inwood! Join New York Restoration Project in our constant effort to maintain and restore this urban gem every Friday morning in January and February. Together we will remove trash and invasive species, and perform a multitude of tasks which will support the native ecology and the mountain biking association.

Work in Highbridge Park requires that you wear closed-toed shoes and dress appropriately for the weather! Space is limited and registration is required. To register please email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333.2552

Location: Dyckman Sitting Area (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-02-17 2017-02-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86119842529297000, -73.92469787597656000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/587d00f29fcdc.JPG Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:14:53 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-17 2017-02-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: February 18, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park. Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.

Rain or shine, there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park! Please register for the project by emailing dp.reynolds@verizon.net.

Please note: Volunteers under 18- years-old are required to present a signed guardian’s consent to participate or have a chaperone present. Walk-ons are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Richmond Hill Green Neighborhood: Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/richmond-hill-green-neighborhood-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/richmond-hill-green-neighborhood-forest-restoration Date: February 18, 2017

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help protect the young forest in Inwood Hill Park! Volunteers will be trained in tree care best-practices as well as invasive vegetation identification and removal techniques for vines, multi-flora rose, and wineberry. Come dressed in boots, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Lane S at Myrtle Avenue (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70119857788086000, -73.84188079833984000 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Eagles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/birding-eagles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/birding-eagles Date: February 18, 2017

Sick of being cooped up indoors? Set out with our Urban Park Rangers on one of the many hikes and birding tours they offer.

Winter is a great time to spot bald eagles. In the winter, many raptors—birds of prey—tend to fly further south to New York City in search of food. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866daa76e765.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Cold Feat 10k Trail Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/cold-feat-10k-trail-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/cold-feat-10k-trail-race Date: February 18, 2017

The “Cold Feat” course begins on the rolling fairways and takes you off into the surrounding Greenbelt trails—rustic and hilly. Due to elevations, parts of this course are challenging, making that feeling of crossing the finish line even more rewarding. We run in all weather conditions and, based on past race experiences, have found it can be done! Come on out to have fun with us!

Volunteer at the Cold Feat 10K Trail Race
Volunteers are needed to assist Greenbelt staff members with setting up the event and distributing refreshments to the runners, starting at 8:30 a.m.. We will meet at the LaTourette Golf House at 1001 Richmond Hill Road. To volunteer for any of our events you must be age 14 and older or accompanied with an adult if you're younger than 14 years old. If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP by calling (718) 667-2165, ext. 311, or emailing Jeanne.Paliswiat@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Latourette Golf Course Clubhouse

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2017-02-18 2017-02-18 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.57609939575195000, -74.14679718017578000 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Secrets of the Southwest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park Date: February 18, 2017

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.

There are a few inclines. The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West.) Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/winter-tree-id-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/winter-tree-id-light Date: February 18, 2017

Learn how to identify common trees found in the city. Whether on the street or in the woods, the Urban Park Rangers will show distinguishable characteristics for identifying trees in the winter.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866dafb1e8ee.jpg Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Great Backyard Bird Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/great-backyard-bird-count http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/great-backyard-bird-count Date: February 18, 2017

Join Queens Botanical Garden for the 20th annual Great Backyard Bird Count. The results will be added to those submitted from around the world to the Audubon Society.

To register for this event or for more information, please visit qbgbackyardbird.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-02-18 2017-02-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585d8234eb405.JPG Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Owls and Pellets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/owls-and-pellets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/owls-and-pellets Date: February 18, 2017

Owls are creatures who swallow their prey whole. Parts of the prey, such as bones, feathers, and fur are bound up during digestion into a tight pellet, which the owl regurgitates. Drop-in and discover the origins of the owl’s diet and find out some interesting facts about these nocturnal predators.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Pollinators Presentation with Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/heather-garden-pollinators-presentation-with-leslie-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/heather-garden-pollinators-presentation-with-leslie-day Date: February 18, 2017

When you visit the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park during spring, summer, and fall, you will see not only the hundreds of species of flowering plants, but also beautiful hummingbirds, butterflies, moths, bees, beetles, wasps, and flies that pollinate these flowers. Join naturalist and author Leslie Day, to learn about the ecological relationship between pollinating animals and the flowers they depend upon for the nectar and pollen that is their food.

Without pollinating animals, most of these flowering plants would be unable to reproduce. Throughout evolution, flowers and animals have relied on each other for life itself. Through stories, photographs, and videos, you’ll learn about how we, too, are dependent upon these interesting and exquisite life forms.

Please note: Space is limited and RSVP is required. To register, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org.

This program was made possible through the support of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Greenacre Foundation.

Photo by Gabe Kirchheimer

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584828bcd002d.jpg Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:29:56 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/the-night-sky Date: February 18, 2017

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City Parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky.

Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Tracking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/animal-tracking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/animal-tracking Date: February 19, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world. On this program, learn to identify animals tracks to understand animal behavior.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 11:00 am 0:30 am 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: February 19, 2017

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. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: February 19, 2017

Explore Blue Heron Park with the Urban Park Rangers in a search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Wildlife Animal Tracking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/winter-wildlife-animal-tracking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/winter-wildlife-animal-tracking Date: February 19, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills. Learn how to identify animals tracks to understand animal behavior.

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) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Wild in Winter: Mid-Winter Recess in Prospect park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park Date: February 20, 2017

Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter. Join Alliance naturalists for the Great Backyard Bird Count, a nation-wide conservation effort established in 1900 and much more!

  • Discovery Pack, noon to 3:00 p.m., The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalist, 1:00 p.m., So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides. Participants can create a customized naturalist button.
  • Great Backyard Bird Count, 2:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in this fun, nation-wide Citizen Science project. Each checklist submitted helps researchers learn more about the health of birds and how to best protect them!
  • Animal Encounter, 3:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection.

Coming in from the Cold
Monday through Friday, February 20 to 24, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us at the Lefferts Historic House and have fun with traditional toys and games.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584efc8fc4c69.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Balto's Winter Wonderland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/discovery-walks-for-families-baltos-winter-wonderland1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/discovery-walks-for-families-baltos-winter-wonderland1 Date: February 20, 2017

What Central Park Secrets are revealed in the winter? With Central Park’s most famous canine resident leading the way, we’ll explore the Park’s wintery landscape to discover the answers! 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.

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Ages 5+. Families only; maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584879d4964b3.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Living with Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/kids-week-staten-island-living-with-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/kids-week-staten-island-living-with-deer Date: February 20, 2017

With the Urban Park Rangers we will look for, learn about, and discover the signs of white-tailed deer.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53540039062500000, -74.20829772949219000 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Geology]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/kids-week-manhattan-geology http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/kids-week-manhattan-geology Date: February 20, 2017

From its ancient bedrock to fault zones that cut across the city to its geographic position at the edge of a glacier, the geologic history of the city can be found in its parks. Join the Urban Park Rangers for a look into how geology influenced the landscape and design of New York City's Central Park.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Sea Shore Winter Walk and Coastal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/seashore-winter-walk-and-coastal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/seashore-winter-walk-and-coastal-arts-and-crafts Date: February 21, 2017

Join the Conference House Park Director for a winter recess family-friendly winter beach walk and explore the wintry landscape while learning about the park’s natural ecosystems through hands-on exploration. After the beach walk, join us for an arts and crafts workshop at the historic H.H. Biddle House to make cool coastal-inspired creations to take home.

Please arrive at the visitor center 15 minutes before the start of the walk to allow time for check-in. (Severe weather cancels).

This is a free event.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please email john.kilcullen@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 227-1463.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586fcb9af26b5.jpg Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Animal Tracks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-staten-island-animal-tracks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-staten-island-animal-tracks Date: February 21, 2017

On this Urban Park Ranger-led walk, kids will discover and follow different footprints of wild animals and see where they lead to.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Wild in Winter: Mid-Winter Recess in Prospect park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park Date: February 21, 2017

Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter. Join Alliance naturalists for the Great Backyard Bird Count, a nation-wide conservation effort established in 1900 and much more!

  • Discovery Pack, noon to 3:00 p.m., The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalist, 1:00 p.m., So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides. Participants can create a customized naturalist button.
  • Great Backyard Bird Count, 2:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in this fun, nation-wide Citizen Science project. Each checklist submitted helps researchers learn more about the health of birds and how to best protect them!
  • Animal Encounter, 3:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection.

Coming in from the Cold
Monday through Friday, February 20 to 24, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us at the Lefferts Historic House and have fun with traditional toys and games.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584efc8fc4c69.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-bronx-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-bronx-nature-exploration Date: February 21, 2017

The natural world is the best playground in New York City. Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike through the wonders of Van Cortlandt Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866df4a9418b.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Shelter Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-brooklyn-shelter-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-brooklyn-shelter-building Date: February 21, 2017

Learn tips and tricks from the Urban Park Rangers that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness?

Develop skills that will help you create a shelter from natural and man-made objects.

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 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866e03c3b445.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Build a Bird Feeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-queens-build-a-birdfeeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-queens-build-a-birdfeeder Date: February 21, 2017

The Urban Park Rangers will assist and guide you while you enjoy building you own bird feeder.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Reptiles and Amphibians]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-manhattan-reptiles-amphibians http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-manhattan-reptiles-amphibians Date: February 21, 2017

Join our Urban Park Rangers to learn about the unique characteristics of reptiles and amphibians.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Wild in Winter: Mid-Winter Recess in Prospect park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park Date: February 22, 2017

Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter. Join Alliance naturalists for the Great Backyard Bird Count, a nation-wide conservation effort established in 1900 and much more!

  • Discovery Pack, noon to 3:00 p.m., The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalist, 1:00 p.m., So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides. Participants can create a customized naturalist button.
  • Great Backyard Bird Count, 2:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in this fun, nation-wide Citizen Science project. Each checklist submitted helps researchers learn more about the health of birds and how to best protect them!
  • Animal Encounter, 3:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection.

Coming in from the Cold
Monday through Friday, February 20 to 24, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us at the Lefferts Historic House and have fun with traditional toys and games.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584efc8fc4c69.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Birds of Prey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-bronx-birds-of-prey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-bronx-birds-of-prey Date: February 22, 2017

Red-tailed hawks are the dominant raptors in NYC. The Urban Park Rangers will show you a fantastic example of an active red-tail nest and discuss the life cycles and habits of these spectacular urban predators. Binoculars will be distributed to better view these majestic animals.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.83700180053700000, -73.89340209960900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586fdaec430f2.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Tent Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-staten-island-tent-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-staten-island-tent-building Date: February 22, 2017

Learn a simple and fun way to put up a tent, identify nearby wildlife, and get some tips on camping with the Urban Park Rangers. All equipment will be provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3543

Location: Broadway and Wayne Street (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.63800048828125000, -74.11779785156250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5875620d2648a.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Nature Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-brooklyn-nature-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-brooklyn-nature-games Date: February 22, 2017

Bring the kids and enjoy the day with the Urban Park Rangers in Marine Park as we enjoy games inspired by nature.

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 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586fdbbbd51b4.JPG Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-queens-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-queens-nature-exploration Date: February 22, 2017

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a family-friendly, guided hike filled with learning activities. You never know what you may observe on these nature exploration hikes lead by the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/587561aa0344e.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Trees and Winter Wildlife Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-manhattan-trees-winter-wildlife-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-manhattan-trees-winter-wildlife-walk Date: February 22, 2017

Join the Urban Park Rangers for a winter walk looking for wildlife clues while identifying winter trees.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58756271c5fe1.JPG Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: February 22, 2017

Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one! The hike is moderately paced, and the run is faster and more suitable for experienced trail runners. Bring a headlamp along as it is beginning to be dark when we return!

The evening hikes take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the trail runs take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The hike and trail run usually cover approximately five miles. Headlamps are required in every season. Dress for the weather and trail conditions. Bring water and a snack if you think you'll need it. No reservation is required.

This event takes place in all weather unless conditions are dangerous. For updates, please visit the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy on Facebook.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 23, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Wild in Winter: Mid-Winter Recess in Prospect park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park Date: February 23, 2017

Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter. Join Alliance naturalists for the Great Backyard Bird Count, a nation-wide conservation effort established in 1900 and much more!

  • Discovery Pack, noon to 3:00 p.m., The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalist, 1:00 p.m., So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides. Participants can create a customized naturalist button.
  • Great Backyard Bird Count, 2:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in this fun, nation-wide Citizen Science project. Each checklist submitted helps researchers learn more about the health of birds and how to best protect them!
  • Animal Encounter, 3:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection.

Coming in from the Cold
Monday through Friday, February 20 to 24, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us at the Lefferts Historic House and have fun with traditional toys and games.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584efc8fc4c69.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Urban Forest Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-bronx-urban-forest-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-bronx-urban-forest-exploration Date: February 23, 2017

Pelham Bay is the largest park in New York City. Explore the areas where Native American settlements existed centuries before our great city existed. Walk through one of the most bio-diverse forests in NYC, including the majestic 450 year old "Granny Oak".

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/587563e110df8.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-staten-island-nature-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-staten-island-nature-crafts Date: February 23, 2017

Create insects, animals, and pictures using natural materials that we find outside with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Birds of Prey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-brooklyn-birds-of-prey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-brooklyn-birds-of-prey Date: February 23, 2017

Join the Urban Park Rangers for an afternoon and learn about eagles, hawks, and owls, and the important role they play in nature.

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 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5875646db4386.JPG Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:00:03 EST