NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 29 May 2016 02:08:57 GMT <![CDATA[Hike the Trail of the Month: Blue Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/trail-of-the-month-blue-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/trail-of-the-month-blue-trail Date: May 29, 2016

The Blue Trail Greenbelt hike begins at the entrance of Seaview Hospital (460 Brielle Avenue) and ends at Staten Island Boulevard (behind Petrides School). This is a one-way hike, approximately 12 miles. There will be two 10-minute restroom breaks on the way.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Seaview Hospital

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<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 29, 2016

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm: Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: May 29, 2016

Join Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Horseshoe Crabs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/horseshoe-crabs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/horseshoe-crabs Date: May 29, 2016

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.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 11:00 am 0:30 am 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/nature-exploration Date: May 29, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: 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.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 29, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: May 29, 2016

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/basic-canoeing Date: May 29, 2016

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget.

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays.

All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participation in a manadatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is requied.

This basic canoeing program is great for all skill levels. First-come, first-served. The line to participate may close prior to 2:30 p.m., due to demand.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76020050048828000, -73.75810241699219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e9adca413d8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Orienteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/basic-orienteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/basic-orienteering Date: May 29, 2016

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

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On an orienteering program, you will learn the skills to navigate using a map and compass.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Forest Avenue and Silver Lake Park Road (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.63159291279000000, -74.09585726261100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f03770e6545.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Exploring the Bay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/science-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/science-in-the-park Date: May 29, 2016

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for free, fun hands-on science programming. We will grab a seining net and learn about creatures that live in the bay. Please register here.

Generously funded by Council Member Paul Vallone.

Sessions will be held on May 7 and 29 and June 4 and 26.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Bay Area (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79083504895700000, -73.78331184387200000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/community-rowing Date: May 29, 2016

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 27 May 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/science-in-the-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/science-in-the-park2 Date: May 29, 2016

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for free, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park on Sundays in May and June.

Topics include pond exploration, engineering, inserts, and flight.

Generously funded by Council Member Barry Grodenchik.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Wed, 25 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 29, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fdbcd2ffa.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 29, 2016

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

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d402fb571a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/nocturnal-wildlife Date: May 29, 2016

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.

Start time: 9:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 9:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 30, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: May 30, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the Park’s most elegant locations: the Vale of Cashmere and the Rose Garden. Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Memorial Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/central-park-tour-memorial-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/central-park-tour-memorial-walk Date: May 30, 2016

Join Central Park Conservancy tour guides on this walk through Central Park, and through time, to see how generations of New Yorkers have used the Park as a place to remember and honor our veterans. Highlights of this tour include Maine Monument, Merchant's Gate, Heckscher Ballfields, 7th Regiment Memorial, S. Rankin Drew Memorial, Navy Terrace and Navy Walk, 307th Infantry Regiment Memorial, Red Cross Memorial Flagpole, 107th Infantry Regiment Memorial, and the Arsenal. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76810073852539000, -73.98139953613281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5306638ca12c2.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Memorial Day in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/memorial-day-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/memorial-day-in-prospect-park Date: May 30, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance this Memorial Day for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the 1912 Carousel.

  • Nature Exploration, 12–4 pm
    Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

    Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
    Nature Play, 1–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
    Nature’s Helpers 2–3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
    Nature on the Go!, 3–4 pm: An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
    Animal Encounter, 4–4:30 pm: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.
  • Potato Planting, 2–4 pm
    Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

    Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Lefferts Historic House, and get a taste of what life was like on a Flatbush farm in spring. Join us in planting our annual potato crop, race against friends and family in organized potato sack races and take a tour of the Lefferts historic rooms.
  • Carousel Rides, 12–5 pm
    Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

    Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000; 40.66370010375976600, -73.96419525146484000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/30/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: May 30, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-30 2016-05-30 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 31, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 31, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d41bc58fcc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/gallery-tour Date: May 31, 2016

Join Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, (Not So) Still Life presents novel ways that contemporary artists are transforming the still life genre to engage with current culture. As a subject, the still life has remained popular since the early Renaissance, featuring compositions of natural and inanimate objects often presented with allegorical connotations. Today, artists are creating new variations by working in photography and sculpture to conflate interior space with landscape, or by using video and animation to convey still life in motion. Artists include Adam Brent, Elizabeth Bryant, Nicole Cohen, Ori Gersht, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Sue Johnson, Laura Letinsky, Beth Lipman, Erin O’Keefe,Donna Sharrett, Nicolas Touron, Michael Vahrenwald, Rodrigo Valenzuela and Alex Verhaest. In the Sunroom Project Space, art collectiveDark Matters (Aimée Burg, Frank De León-Jones and Anna Ritsch) create an interactive site for contemplating the invisible energy that fills the universe. Visitors may concoct their own wishes using materials available at stations throughout the space.

This tour is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d42082a5bf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/31/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 31, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-31 2016-05-31 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/walking-meditation Date: June 1, 2016

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-01 2016-06-01 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/farm-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/farm-workdays Date: June 1, 2016

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

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Registration required; please register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-06-01 2016-06-01 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 Thu, 26 May 2016 17:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: June 1, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-01 2016-06-01 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:26 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Paerdegat Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/its-my-park-at-paerdegat-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/its-my-park-at-paerdegat-park Date: June 1, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Community Board No. 17 to clean the tree pits at Paerdegat Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Paerdegat Park

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B218 Paerdegat Park 2016-06-01 2016-06-01 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.63809967041015600, -73.93810272216797000 Fri, 27 May 2016 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: June 1, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-01 2016-06-01 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy Workshop: Partnering for Success (Manhattan)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/partnerships-academy-workshop-partnering-for-success-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/01/partnerships-academy-workshop-partnering-for-success-manhattan Date: June 1, 2016

Would you like to have more support for your community group? In this workshop, participants will gain the skills to build strong relationships with businesses, government, and other organizations. You will leave knowing what type of organization you are going to approach next, and how to get them on board.

The workshop will include:

  • A guide to how to identify the best potential new partners for your group
  • A pitch activity to craft and practice what you will say to sign on a new partner
  • Expert speakers from business and government will explain what makes them want to partner with a group

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5349

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-01 2016-06-01 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5714ec6fb4d2a.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Horticulture Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/horticulture-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/horticulture-volunteer-days Date: June 2, 2016

Held monthly through most of the year, each Horticulture Volunteer Day is an opportunity to work right alongside Queens Botanical Garden's seasoned gardeners learning specialty skills. Activities change depending on the time of year and might include anything from pruning roses and weeding flower beds to planting fall bulbs and preparing the garden for winter. Come join us to refine your skills or learn something new!

Registration required, registration opens one month before each event. Register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-06-02 2016-06-02 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 Thu, 26 May 2016 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McLaughlin Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/its-my-park-at-mclaughlin-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/its-my-park-at-mclaughlin-park Date: June 2, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with The GreenWorks Team to help care for McLaughlin Park. We look forward to cleaning up and caring for the garden beds with you!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Corner of Jay Street and Cathedral Place (in McLaughlin Park)

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B061 McLaughlin Park 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 9:30 am 1:30 pm 40.69662088563500000, -73.98692536354100000 Fri, 27 May 2016 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (3-4 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/tree-tots-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/tree-tots-early-childhood-series Date: June 2, 2016

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

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited and registration is requsted. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Thursday Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps Date: June 2, 2016

The Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Corps volunteers perform a multitude of different projects throughout the park. The group meets at a different location every week helping in a variety of landscape and horticultural projects. Regardless of physical ability, there's something for everyone to do.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: June 2, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:26 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Father Studzinski Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/its-my-park-at-msgr-mcgolrick-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/its-my-park-at-msgr-mcgolrick-park Date: June 2, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Polish American Congress-Long Island Branch to clean, rake, and spruce up Father Studzinski Square. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Father Studzinski Square

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2016-06-02 2016-06-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.72294675923600000, -73.94742360552300000 Fri, 27 May 2016 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Peepers (2 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/peepers-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/peepers-early-childhood-series Date: June 2, 2016

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

This program will take place indoor and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited. Registeration requested. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 10:45 am 11:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: June 2, 2016

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

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

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Water’s Edge Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/waters-edge-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/waters-edge-garden-tour Date: June 2, 2016

Located along the shoreline of the East River, the waterfront garden offers year-round beauty, from spring-blooming daffodils to winter-blooming witch hazel. Join an experienced member of Randall's Island Park Alliance's Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers growing along the water’s edge. Enjoy breathtaking views of Manhattan while you explore the winding paths of our shade garden.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 Thu, 26 May 2016 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/nature-exploration Date: June 2, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: June 2, 2016

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 2, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Matter Friday Work Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/earth-matter-friday-work-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/earth-matter-friday-work-days Date: June 3, 2016

Want a hands-on experience with composting? Come get your hands dirty and join Earth Matter on a Friday Work Day. There are several ways you can get involved:

  • Animal Care: Caring for our chickens, goats, rabbits, worms, and bees
  • Our Daily Compost: Blending greens and browns to make black gold
  • Carpentry: Supporting a variety of projects — help make a new sifter, fix paddock gates, etc.
  • Gardening: Tending to our plants, and other activities for those with a green thumb

Register here.

Upon registering, you will be contacted by Earth Matter to confirm your volunteer registration. Please let Earth Matter know if you will be coming in a large group or will be traveling with children, so they can plan our work day accordingly. You can note this in the comments section upon registering.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Compost Learning Center at the Urban Farm

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2016-06-03 2016-06-03 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70123672485400000, -74.01168060302700000 Wed, 25 May 2016 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: June 3, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-03 2016-06-03 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 3, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-03 2016-06-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fdbcd2ffa.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/nature-exploration Date: June 3, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-03 2016-06-03 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: June 3, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-03 2016-06-03 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Tree Identifcation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/storefront-science-tree-identifcation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/storefront-science-tree-identifcation Date: June 3, 2016

Ever wonder how many different trees are in your neighborhood? Join Dr. A of Storefront Science to learn how to ID them by examining their leaves, trunks. Strengthen your tree ID skills as you learn about different characteristics and traits to look for, in order to identify trees even without their leaves!

This program is made possible through the generous funding of Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Please note: Space is limited to 15 children (ages 5 - 11). RSVP is required; to register, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-06-03 2016-06-03 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a1d5566464.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Gardening at Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson Community Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/gardening-at-curtis-50-cent-jackson-community-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/gardening-at-curtis-50-cent-jackson-community-garden Date: June 3, 2016

GreenThumb is very excited to partner with New York Restoration Project to do work in this wonderful garden! Please register here for updates and scheduling.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (914) 227-3334

Location: Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson Community Garden

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2016-06-03 2016-06-03 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.68450164794922000, -73.78079986572266000 Tue, 24 May 2016 11:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! Data Jam]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/treescount-data-jam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/treescount-data-jam Date: June 4, 2016

NYC Parks will unveil NYC’s latest urban forest dataset. This is the most spatially accurate map of New York City’s street trees. Join NYC Parks, BetaNYC, TreesCount! partners, tree care volunteers, and other civic hackers to improve our understanding of, and plan for the future of our City’s urban forest!

To spark and sustain public engagement, NYC Parks launched the TreesCount! 2015 campaign. To date, more than 2,300 New Yorkers have voluntreered helping complete the first comprehensive map of our city’s street trees. Now, we are looking for data scientists, statisticians, developers, designers, visualizers, cartographers, and quants to help us transform the data gathered thus far into actionable insights. Bring your skills, questions, and creativity to this data jam!

You can find out more about our challenges on this blog post.

We have a limited amount of scholarship tickets for students, unemployed, or underemployed. You can apply for a scholarship ticket or volunteer to work the event via this form. If selected, we will inform you two weeks prior to the event.

At the event, we will have professional sitters from Sitters Studio providing care for our youngest participants. We can accommodate, newborns, infants, toddlers, and up. Our venue will be a child-friendly environment. If you are interested in bringing a child and have them jam with you, you can do that too.

Support for this event is provided by the Mayor's Office of Technology + Innovation, NYC Open Data, our host Civic Hall, Microsoft Civic, and CartoDB.

This data jam is part of a national day for civic action. For more information, check out the National Day of Civic Hacking.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Civic Hall

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2016-06-04 2016-06-04 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.73994430000000000, -73.99105490000000000 Fri, 27 May 2016 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Athens Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/its-my-park-at-athens-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/its-my-park-at-athens-square Date: June 4, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Athens Square Park to care for Athens Square. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 514-4626

Location: Northeast corner (in Athens Square)

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Q436 Athens Square 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 8:30 am 12:30 pm 40.76794802646200000, -73.92180323600800000 Fri, 27 May 2016 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Travers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/its-my-park-at-travers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/its-my-park-at-travers-park Date: June 4, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Jackson Heights Beautification Group to spruce up the 34th Ave medians at Travers Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Travers Park

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Q303 Travers Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 8:30 am 12:00 pm 40.75400161743164000, -73.88929748535156000 Fri, 27 May 2016 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: June 4, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender, loving care to Conference House Park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the warm weather. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Neighborhoods: Soundview]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/0604-green-neighborhoods-soundview-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/0604-green-neighborhoods-soundview-bronx Date: June 4, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team in caring for our street trees in the Soundview area of the Bronx. Volunteers will assist in planting Dewberries and caring for our street trees. No experience is necessary; training will be provided the day of the event. Come dressed in closed-toed shoes (boots or sneakers preferred), and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 9212) 360-1463

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

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X118 Soundview Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81079864502000000, -73.85890197753900000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Neighborhoods: North Shore]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/green-neighborhoods-north-shore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/green-neighborhoods-north-shore Date: June 4, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team in restoring precious woodland in Clove Lakes Park. Volunteers will spruce up the surrounding restoration site in an effort to support the natural woodlands. No experience is necessary; training will be provided on the day of the event. Come dressed in closed-toed shoes (boots or sneakers preferred), and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

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

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.61849975585937500, -74.11820220947266000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Kill Salt Marsh Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour Date: June 4, 2016

Join the Randall's Island Park Alliance for a tour of the Bronx Kill Salt Marsh to view wildlife up-close, learn about the ecological importance of wetlands, and explore the waterfront adjacent to the Harlem and East Rivers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: June 4, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/free-community-tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/free-community-tai-chi-chuan Date: June 4, 2016

This summer, come out and enjoy the benefits of Tai Chi, a gentle exercise that focuses on deep breathing and movements based on images found in nature. In this multi-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its health benefits.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5734c947026c2.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Gardening Workshop: From Wood Pallets to Plant Palettes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/gardening-workshop-from-wood-pallets-to-plant-palettes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/gardening-workshop-from-wood-pallets-to-plant-palettes Date: June 4, 2016

This summer, once again, the Pergola will feature several gorgeously-planted wood pallets. With guidance from Wave Hill Gardener Jennifer Cimino, prepare your own easily-transported wood pallet and plant it with a selection of lovely annual plants. Re-use your vertical garden with a different planting scheme next year, too. Cimino is pictured here preparing the palettes she is planting for display this summer.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573b609286b6d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Soil Searching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/family-art-project-soil-searching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/family-art-project-soil-searching Date: June 4, 2016

What makes soil healthy and rich? Outdoor explorations and indoor group experiments, plus drawing and staining with actual soil, watercolors and other mixed media, help us get in touch with the natural world around us.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573b62177614d.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 19:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Conservation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/garden-conservation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/garden-conservation-day Date: June 4, 2016

Come and get your hands dirty at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum while helping us beautify our grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57432a4a2982c.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 19:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Union Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/its-my-park-at-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/its-my-park-at-union-square-park Date: June 4, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Union Square Partnership to help clean up and plant flowers at Union Square Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 Fri, 27 May 2016 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Moore Homestead Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/its-my-park-at-moore-homestead-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/its-my-park-at-moore-homestead-playground Date: June 4, 2016

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Elmhurst Supporters for Parks to clean up Moore Homestead Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Comfort Station (in Moore Homestead Playground)

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Q361 Moore Homestead Playground 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74232127019800000, -73.88208949565900000 Fri, 27 May 2016 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Orientation Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/sherman-creek-stewards-orientation-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/sherman-creek-stewards-orientation-session Date: June 4, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:30 am 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/basic-canoeing Date: June 4, 2016

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget.

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participation in a manadatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is requied.

This Basic Canoeing program is great for all skill levels. First-come, first-served. The line to participate may close prior to 2:00 pm, due to demand.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.60412216186523400, -74.16136169433594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ec791ce7c7e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/birding-hawk-watch Date: June 4, 2016

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 Ranger to borrow a pair.

Registration is required. Please register here on Wednesday, May 25.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 11:00 am 0:30 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: June 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fbdce88695e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Hike: Introduction to the Forest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/discovery-hike-introduction-to-the-forest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/discovery-hike-introduction-to-the-forest Date: June 4, 2016

Join us for a leafy green stroll to introduce the sights, scents, and sounds of the forest. This program is suitable for children ages 3 - 7 years old, accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Tompkinsville Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/its-my-park-at-tompkinsville-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/its-my-park-at-tompkinsville-park Date: June 4, 2016

Please note: This project was rescheduled from May 7th.

This It's My Park season, volunteers from Island Voice, the Tompkinsville Restoration Project, and Everything Goes will be starting the It's My Park season with a cleanup in the park.

The volunteers will be raking leaves, planting, and doing overall park beautification. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Corner of Victory Avenue and Bay Street (in Tompkinsville Park)

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R024 Tompkinsville Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63771910003400000, -74.07611107826200000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 4, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573b62d77e1d7.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 4, 2016

The one-acre Urban Farm at Randall’s Island Park offers a wide variety of organically grown fruits and vegetables.

With over 80 raised beds, two greenhouses, a milk-crate container garden, a trellis tunnel for gourds and climbing vines, and even rice paddies, the Farm presents a wide array of crops and growing methods to visitors of all ages.

Drop by to see the beautiful variety of the farm and learn about Randall's Island Park Alliance’s efforts to promote healthy, informed, and conscientious eating habits. T

he Urban Farm is open for public Exploration Days every Saturday, June to September, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 Fri, 27 May 2016 12:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/nature-exploration Date: June 4, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: 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.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 4, 2016

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Take a tour and learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 4, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Go Green! Greenpoint!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/go-green-greenpoing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/go-green-greenpoing Date: June 4, 2016

Beginning in 2008, Go Green! Greenpoint! was the first Earth Day Festival to take place in North Brooklyn. Since then, this event has become an annual staple of community life.

Each year, Go Green! Greenpoint! has grown in participating organizations and businesses, and in attendance. Our event includes education with schools, community groups, and companies displaying research, science, and art projects that enhance our appreciation and understanding of our environment.

Go Green! offers Greencycle Swap to recycle and reuse clothing, shoes, books, toys, and more. The event hosts a green school contest, yoga, zumba, and other classes, vendors with enviro-friendly merchandise, and live music and dance performances.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 987-2765

Location: 900 Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72150039672900000, -73.95269775390600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ef6ce26a7f6.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Exploring the Bay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/science-in-the-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/science-in-the-park2 Date: June 4, 2016

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for free, fun hands-on science programming. We will grab a seining net and learn about creatures that live in the bay. Please register here.

Generously funded by Council Member Paul Vallone.

Sessions will be held on May 7 and 29 and June 4 and 26.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Bay Area (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79083504895700000, -73.78331184387200000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/community-rowing Date: June 4, 2016

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 27 May 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Tour with Public Garden Designer Ronda M. Brands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/heather-garden-tour-with-public-garden-designer-ronda-m-brands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/heather-garden-tour-with-public-garden-designer-ronda-m-brands Date: June 4, 2016

As part of Garden Days at Fort Tryon Park, join public garden designer Ronda M. Brands for a behind-the-scenes look at the design and planting scheme of the three-acre Heather Garden with its 500 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs.

Brands and colleague Lynden Miller have served as garden consultants to the Fort Tryon Park Trust since 2009. Learn how they worked with the park's gardeners and the Olmsted Brother's original 1935 plant list to strengthen and rejuvenate the Heather Garden to make it a destination with horticultural interest in every season. Their Framework Plan also equipped the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks gardeners with information on how to best sustain the garden for future generations.

Photo by Josh Coceano

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572cc2809f9f8.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: New York City Fish Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/new-york-city-fish-count http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/new-york-city-fish-count Date: June 4, 2016

Summer on the Hudson joins in as part of the annual World Science Festival!

We will wade into the Hudson River to collect and count species of fish. How will our site differ from others? Join us for this fun waterside event!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 172nd Beach (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.84538650512695000, -73.94603729248047000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Reading with SI OutLOUD]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/green-reading-with-si-outloud http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/green-reading-with-si-outloud Date: June 4, 2016

This program is part of the Greening the Globe Begins at Home series, which highlights environmental education, “green collar” career paths, and initiatives towards creating sustainable communities. Funding for these events is provided by a grant from the New York City Council, including Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, CM Donovan Richards, and the Staten Island Delegation: CM Joseph Borelli, CM Debi Rose, and CM Steven Matteo.

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 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571135d64d0da.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/family-camping-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/family-camping-brooklyn Date: June 4, 2016

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

Family Camping programs take place in all five boroughs, but space is limited and families are chosen by lottery.

To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 25. Selected parties will be notified of meeting locations and other details.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 6:00 pm 8:00 am 40.60469818115234400, -73.93029785156250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f03846b6c0c.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/birding-hawk-watch Date: June 5, 2016

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 Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/garden-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/garden-volunteer-day Date: June 5, 2016

Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer at Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, once monthly under the supervision of Gardener Karen and NYC Parks.

All tools and instructions will be provided; just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden. Close-toed shoes are required, and RSVP is appreciated to jardinera.karen@gmail.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bd8603c36e.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/community-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/community-volunteer-day Date: June 5, 2016

Roll up your sleeves and keep Queens Botanical Garden clean and green!

This event will be led by Queens Botanical Garden staff. Volunteers will participate in a variety of gardening activities. Refreshments will be served.

Registration is required; please register at. communityvolunteerday.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-06-05 2016-06-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573ce36159e2f.PNG Fri, 27 May 2016 11:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/basic-canoeing Date: June 5, 2016

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget.

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participation in a manadatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is requied.

This basic canoeing program is great for all skill levels

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Golf House and Lower Putnam Trail (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.88880157470700000, -73.89250183105500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e9ae8ca09f6.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/nature-exploration Date: June 5, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: 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.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 5, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: June 5, 2016

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/science-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/science-in-the-park Date: June 5, 2016

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for free, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park on Sundays in May and June.

Topics include pond exploration, engineering, inserts, and flight.

Pre-registration is required. Please register here.

Generously funded by Council Member Barry Grodenchik.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Wed, 25 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/community-rowing Date: June 5, 2016

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 27 May 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Alpine Garden Walking Tour of Fort Tryon Park with Expert Horticulturist John Kelly]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/garden-walking-tour-of-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/garden-walking-tour-of-fort-tryon-park Date: June 5, 2016

As part of Garden Days at Fort Tryon Park, take a guided tour of the Alpine and Heather Gardens which were part of the original Olmsted Brother's design. Learn more about the 500 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs and how its became a garden with year-round horticultural interest. Horticulturist John Kelly who leads the team that sustains the garden, will talk about the garden's evolution from the park's dedication by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in 1935 to the present.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573cdb89bc76f.jpg Thu, 19 May 2016 13:01:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Wildlife of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york Date: June 5, 2016

Join Illustrator Giada Crispiels for a unique coloring project celebrating her new book, Wildlife of New York, which captures the diverse beauty of hte city's treasured neighborhoods and landmarks, alongside the animals that call this city home.

Giada Crispiels is a Brooklyn based artist whose work includes drawing, photography, and installations. Trained at the LABA Academy of Art (Brescia, Itlay), she has won various residencies and fellowships for her work concerning nature in the urban environment.

Rain or shine! The event moves indoors in case of rain.

Please RSVP on eventbrite to reserve your spot: Wildlifeinnybhpnc.eventbrite.com

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f55f3085765.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: June 5, 2016

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

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

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 5, 2016

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744a1f94b0f8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: June 6, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the Park’s most elegant locations: the Vale of Cashmere and the Rose Garden. Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-06 2016-06-06 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: June 6, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-06 2016-06-06 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 6, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-06 2016-06-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fdbcd2ffa.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: June 6, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-06 2016-06-06 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: June 7, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 7, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:03 EDT