NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:10:32 GMT <![CDATA[Science Adventures: Water Bottle Scientists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/science-adventures-water-bottle-scientists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/science-adventures-water-bottle-scientists Date: February 22, 2017

Join us for some useful reuse of refuse! So much science can be contained in an empty plastic bottle. Explore physics and ocean waves, tornadoes, clouds, and more, all with simple materials that are easy to source and inexpensive to replace.

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

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 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Animal Tracks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-staten-island-tent-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-staten-island-tent-building Date: February 22, 2017

Join our Urban Park Rangers on a walk through Conference House Park to discover and follow different footprints of animals and see where they lead us.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3543

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Wild in Winter: Mid-Winter Recess in Prospect park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park Date: February 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.83700180053700000, -73.89340209960900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586fdaec430f2.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Nature Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-brooklyn-nature-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-brooklyn-nature-games Date: February 22, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586fdbbbd51b4.JPG Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-queens-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-queens-nature-exploration Date: February 22, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/587561aa0344e.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Vacation Week Family Program: Snowy, Felted Sculptures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/vacation-week-family-program-snowy-felted-sculptures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/vacation-week-family-program-snowy-felted-sculptures Date: February 22, 2017

Spend one, two, or three vacation-week afternoons making wintry art together as a family. Playing with snow is one of winter’s delights. Using an easy felting technique, build a snowy sculpture that can live with you all year. Sculpt a soft, wintry creature of your own imagining with fleecy fibers, warm water and soap. Then, add beads, baubles, and natural materials to embellish your cool creation.

This program is geared towards families with children between the ages of five and 10. Space is limited.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5880ead318842.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Trees and Winter Wildlife Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-manhattan-trees-winter-wildlife-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-manhattan-trees-winter-wildlife-walk Date: February 22, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Journals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/nature-journals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/nature-journals Date: February 23, 2017

Visit the Greenbelt Nature Center during Presidents Week and decorate your very own journal. We will be using paints, markers, and natural items to adorn the outside cover.

If the weather permits, we will take a short hike and learn how to take nature notes and drawings.

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 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Wild in Winter: Mid-Winter Recess in Prospect park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park Date: February 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Birds of Prey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-brooklyn-birds-of-prey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-brooklyn-birds-of-prey Date: February 23, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5875646db4386.JPG Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Build a Bird Feeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-brooklyn-build-a-birdfeeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-brooklyn-build-a-birdfeeder Date: February 23, 2017

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Join the Rangers for an afternoon of fun. Learn how to build a birdfeeder for your own backyard.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Vacation Week Family Program: Frosty, 3D Landscapes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/vacation-week-family-program-frosty-3d-landscapes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/vacation-week-family-program-frosty-3d-landscapes Date: February 23, 2017

Spend one, two, or three vacation-week afternoons making wintry art together as a family. Winter landscapes have many layers, from grey clouds and snow-laden trees and buildings, to winter birds and single snowflake crystals. Memorialize your favorite winter scene in a 3D painting using an icy palette and layers of acetate sheets to give your scene depth. Finish your work with a sparkly, snowy frame.

This program is geared towards families with children between the ages of five and 10. Space is limited.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5880eb18c58cf.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:15:07 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Eagles and Winter Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-manhattan-eagles-and-winter-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-manhattan-eagles-and-winter-birds Date: February 23, 2017

Winter is a spectacular season for observing Bald Eagles in New York City parks. See if you can spot any on this adventure with our Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Matters: Celebrate the Future of Nature in NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/nature-matters-celebrate-the-future-of-nature-in-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/nature-matters-celebrate-the-future-of-nature-in-nyc Date: February 23, 2017

Nature matters. Imagine life without it. Join the Natural Areas Conservancy and its partners as they celebrate the natural world of New York City and share their plans for safeguarding it for future generations.

Learn about New York City Nature Goals 2050 and our collaboration with some of our city’s leading environmental experts at REI SoHo. You can learn more about upcoming NAC events, check out an interactive nature map, and win some prizes including passes to REI Outdoor School classes.

At 7:15 p.m., we’ll hear brief remarks from Eric Sanderson, conservation ecologist and author of Mannahatta; Adrian Benepe, VP with the Trust for Public Land and former NYC Parks Commissioner; Amy Freitag, Executive Director of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, generous funder of the Nature Goals initiative; and Melissa Abramson, REI’s Manager of Outdoor Programs and Outreach in the Tri-State Region.

We’ll share some of our ideas for improving NYC’s nature…and we want to hear yours.

Light refreshments will be provided. Beer has been lovingly donated by Sierra Nevada.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3356

Location: REI SoHo

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2017-02-23 2017-02-23 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.72472890000000000, -73.99542220000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589b49726ff63.jpg Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Highbridge Park Service Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/highbridge-park-service-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/highbridge-park-service-days Date: February 24, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333.2552

Location: Dyckman Sitting Area (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86119842529297000, -73.92469787597656000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/587d00f29fcdc.JPG Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Wild in Winter: Mid-Winter Recess in Prospect park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park Date: February 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584efc8fc4c69.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Trees Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/winter-trees-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/winter-trees-workshop Date: February 24, 2017

Trees provide us with wood, food, and paper and help our environment in many ways. Explore and learn about our winter trees and their life cycle. Create a twig pendant to take home.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-02-24 2017-02-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585404ad05f42.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Winter Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-bronx-winter-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-bronx-winter-scavenger-hunt Date: February 24, 2017

Winter season is unpredictable, but animals and plants adapt to the changes. Let's find some of these adaptations on a scavenger hunt through the trails in the park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58756582626f3.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Lenape Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-staten-island-lenape-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-staten-island-lenape-scavenger-hunt Date: February 24, 2017

As the Urban Park Rangers lead you through this diverse woodland, discover different animal tracks, plants, and natural wonders that the Native Americans would use in their everyday lives.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Prospect Avenue and Brentwood Avenue (in Allison Pond Park)

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R052 Allison Pond Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.63831534864300000, -74.10274819544500000 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Gather Around the Campfire]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-queens-gather-around-the-campfire http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-queens-gather-around-the-campfire Date: February 24, 2017

Join the Urban Park Rangers for an afternoon of fun and outdoor activities as we gather round the campfire and enjoy the outdoors.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/587566050b572.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer in NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/living-with-whitetailed-deer-in-nyc-conference-house-park-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/living-with-whitetailed-deer-in-nyc-conference-house-park-edition Date: February 24, 2017

White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) are an important part of New York State's rich ecosystem and are greatly valued by many New Yorkers. At this family-friendly presentation, learn how NYC Parks and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation are working together to manage and protect the city's growing and diverse wildlife. Meet members of NYC Parks' new Wildlife Unit and an officer from the NYS DEC Environmental Control division.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a218fc778ac.jpg Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Owl Pellets and Animal Tracking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-manhattan-owl-pellets-animal-tracking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-manhattan-owl-pellets-animal-tracking Date: February 24, 2017

Owls are creatures who swallow their prey whole. Parts of the prey, such as bones, feathers, and fur are bound up during digestion into a tight pellet which the owl regurgitates. Join the Urban Park Rangers for a walk while looking for signs of owls and other winter animals.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5875676a01f95.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: February 25, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Canarsie Green Neighborhood: Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/canarsie-green-neighborhood-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/canarsie-green-neighborhood-forest-restoration Date: February 25, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

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

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B384 Fresh Creek Nature Preserve 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.63905334472656000, -73.88152313232422000 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: February 25, 2017

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Whales: Then and Now]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/whales-then-and-now http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/whales-then-and-now Date: February 25, 2017

Paul Sieswerda, former curator of the New England and New York Aquariums and founder and director of Gotham Whale, will discuss current preservation efforts and whales in the New York Harbor area.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Natural Fiber Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/natural-fiber-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/natural-fiber-workshop Date: February 25, 2017

Learn how to extract fiber and dyes from natural plants and try your hand at tying and weaving techniques using cordage made from plant fiber.

Please note: Registration is required to participate in this program. To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers' program registration page. Registration starts on Wednesday, February 8.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Who Knows What Owls Eat?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/storefront-science-who-knows-what-owls-eat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/storefront-science-who-knows-what-owls-eat Date: February 25, 2017

Did you know that Inwood Hill Park is called home by the great-horned owl? Eastern screech owls also nest in the vicinity. Find out how these animals survive in our parks and what they eat!

Want to learn more about food chains and food webs? Join Dr. A for a dissection of owl pellets and see what you discover!

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

Photo by Jon Nelson

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5887af7bbd280.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: February 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Mon, 06 Feb 2017 11:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/birding-owls Date: February 26, 2017

Urban Park Ranger birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a park ranger to borrow a pair. Urban Park Rangers will take you out and guide you on your quest to spot winter owls.

Please note: Registraton is required. To register, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on February 15.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866dd081bde6.jpg Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park Date: February 26, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship to clean up and beautify at Leif Ericson Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Comfort Station (in Leif Ericson Park)

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63541350957900000, -74.01935017108900000 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:59:51 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Goodhue Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/historic-new-york-goodhue-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/historic-new-york-goodhue-park Date: February 26, 2017

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks.

NYC Parks acquired this small parcel of land and saved it from future development. Explore the trails and delve further into its history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Clinton Avenue and Prospect Avenue (in Goodhue Park)

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R169 Goodhue Park 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.63890075683594000, -74.09770202636719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866dd824a189.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/winter-tree-id-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/winter-tree-id-light Date: February 26, 2017

Learn how to ID a tree by the bark, buds, and other distinctive characteristics. Enjoy the subtle beauty of trees in winter.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866ddbee5071.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[A Billion Year Odyssey: Geology of Northern Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/27/a-billion-year-odyssey-geology-of-northern-manhattan1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/27/a-billion-year-odyssey-geology-of-northern-manhattan1 Date: February 27, 2017

Join Sid Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, for a presentation exploring Northern Manhattan Park’s exposed bedrock. View the cliff edges and road cuts that provide geologic information that informs a history that includes continental collisions, breakup of continents, violent earthquakes, extensive volcanism, the creation of Rocky Mountain high elevations, profound erosion, subsidence below the sea, and massive glaciers, all leading up to our present-day subdued milieu.

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

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

Photo by Louise Crowley

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-02-27 2017-02-27 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584840398b760.jpg Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/01/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/01/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 1, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-01 2017-03-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/01/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/01/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: March 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-01 2017-03-01 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/02/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/02/greenbelt-peepers Date: March 2, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, 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 ages two to three years old with their caregiver. Space is limited.

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-02 2017-03-02 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/02/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/02/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: March 2, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, 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 ages three to four years old with their caregiver. Space is limited.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-02 2017-03-02 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/02/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/02/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: March 2, 2017

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

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: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-02 2017-03-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 3, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-03 2017-03-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/03/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/03/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: March 3, 2017

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

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

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 2017-03-03 2017-03-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: March 4, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: March 4, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/birding-winter-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/birding-winter-birds Date: March 4, 2017

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

Whether you're an experienced birder or just looking for a fun winter activity outdoors, birding is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and stay active. Winter is a great time to spot bald eagles, peregrine falcons, red-tailed hawks, snowy owls, and many more bird species.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.61902618408203000, -74.10613250732422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5887adc57a117.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Hiking 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/hiking-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/hiking-101 Date: March 4, 2017

Pick up skills to become a better hiker and increase your comfort level exploring the woods. Discover how to decode trail blazes—those confusing symbols on the trees—and learn tips to keep your balance all while enjoying the sights and sounds around you.

This program is suitable for adults and kids aged five and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Music Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/natures-music-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/natures-music-workshop Date: March 4, 2017

Discover which trees and natural materials are used to build modern day and tribal musical instruments. Instruments including log drums and a Native American flute will be on display. Participants will construct an authentic Native American instrument.

Registration is required. Registration opens on Wednesday, February 22. to register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[Wildlife Viewing: City Squirrels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/wildlife-viewing-city-squirrels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/wildlife-viewing-city-squirrels Date: March 4, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

Ever wonder how squirrels are able to thrive in an urban environment? Learn about the basic biology and habits of these abundant and curious mammals.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5887b41d857e2.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:15:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: March 4, 2017

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/05/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/05/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 5, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-05 2017-03-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[First Signs of Spring Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/05/winter-interest-in-the-heather-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/05/winter-interest-in-the-heather-garden Date: March 5, 2017

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

These tours are wheelchair accessible but people with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's 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 2017-03-05 2017-03-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a5d04382574.jpg Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Fire Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/05/fire-making-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/05/fire-making-skills Date: March 5, 2017

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

Registration is required. Registration opens on Wednesday, February 15. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-03-05 2017-03-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Nature and Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/05/historic-new-york-nature-and-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/05/historic-new-york-nature-and-design Date: March 5, 2017

Join the The Urban Park Rangers for a walking tour at Prospect Park. The Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpreting historic turning points, both natural and man-made in our city's long history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Grand Army Plaza Arch (in Grand Army Plaza)

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2017-03-05 2017-03-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.67290115356445000, -73.96980285644531000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:15:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/05/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/05/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: March 5, 2017

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

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

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-05 2017-03-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/06/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/06/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: March 6, 2017

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

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: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-06 2017-03-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/08/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/08/greenbelt-peepers Date: March 8, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, 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 ages two to three years old with their caregiver. Space is limited.

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-08 2017-03-08 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-08 2017-03-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/08/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/08/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: March 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-08 2017-03-08 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/09/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/09/greenbelt-peepers Date: March 9, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, 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 ages two to three years old with their caregiver. Space is limited.

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-09 2017-03-09 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/09/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/09/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: March 9, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, 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 ages three to four years old with their caregiver. Space is limited.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-09 2017-03-09 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/09/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/09/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: March 9, 2017

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-09 2017-03-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-10 2017-03-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/10/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/10/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: March 10, 2017

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

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

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 2017-03-10 2017-03-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/11/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/11/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: March 11, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2017-03-11 2017-03-11 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/11/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/11/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: March 11, 2017

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the park's three woodland landscapes. Closed to the public in 1934, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained mostly untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up a more comprehensive program of restoration and maintenance. Now, visitors can use the rustic trail to view native plantings that attract birds and other wildlife. Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, open to visitors only on Central Park Conservancy guided tours and during limited open hours.

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills. The tour starts and ends in front of the José Martí statue (Central Park South at Sixth Avenue)

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-11 2017-03-11 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Shelter Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/11/shelter-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/11/shelter-building Date: March 11, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Seaview Avenue and East 89th Street (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-03-11 2017-03-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.62972259521484400, -73.89544677734375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5887c124eece9.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Children’s Garden Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/11/childrens-garden-open-house-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/11/childrens-garden-open-house-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: March 11, 2017

Join Queens Botanical Garden for their annual Children's Garden Open House. Get your hands dirty with planting activities and garden crafts. Learn about all the outstanding garden and nature programs we have for children ages two to 14.

Registration is required. Please register here.

Sponsored by HSBC

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-03-11 2017-03-11 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585ab0a6c0304.JPG Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/11/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/11/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: March 11, 2017

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-11 2017-03-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Changing Seasons]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/12/nature-photography-changing-seasons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/12/nature-photography-changing-seasons Date: March 12, 2017

Bring your camera and be inspired by the exciting images of winter and incoming signs of spring.

Regisatration is required. Registration opens on Wednesday, March 1. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-03-12 2017-03-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5887c5eab42fa.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:29:50 EST
<![CDATA[Start Your Summer Veggies Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/12/start-your-summer-veggies-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/12/start-your-summer-veggies-workshop Date: March 12, 2017

Cultivate your green thumb at Queens Botanical Garden! Join knowledgeable QBG staff for an introductory workshop on starting your summer vegetables indoors. Participants create a take-home starter garden!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-03-12 2017-03-12 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585ab7df14e0b.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/12/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/12/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: March 12, 2017

Learn about deer ecology and behavior. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-12 2017-03-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:15:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 12, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2017-03-12 2017-03-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/13/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/13/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 13, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-13 2017-03-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-14 2017-03-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights - Exploring Jupiter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/14/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/14/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights Date: March 14, 2017

Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system, able to fit about 1000 Earths inside of it. The planet is majestic, with fascinating atmospheric systems we’ve managed to analyze and capture beautiful photographs of. But the majesty doesn’t stop there. With over 60 moons, the Jovian system is possibly the most diverse in our entire solar system. From explosive volcanoes to icy mountains, come learn more about Jupiter and the beautiful diversity that surrounds it.

Come hear all about Jupiter in this illustrated talk by former intern at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab at CALTECH, Jaclyn Avidon.

Lecture followed by skygazing (weather permitting). Feel free to bring your own telescope or binoculars and set them up next to the experts!

Please RSVP on Eventbrite to reserve your seat.

Please call (212) 360-1430 or email accessibility@parks.nyc.gov by March 7, 2017 for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2017-03-14 2017-03-14 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/588a4a89efd27.jpg Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/15/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/15/greenbelt-peepers Date: March 15, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, 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 ages two to three years old with their caregiver. Space is limited.

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-15 2017-03-15 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: March 15, 2017

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-15 2017-03-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/15/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/15/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: March 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-15 2017-03-15 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/16/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/16/greenbelt-peepers Date: March 16, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, 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 ages two to three years old with their caregiver. Space is limited.

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-16 2017-03-16 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/16/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/16/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: March 16, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, 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 ages three to four years old with their caregiver. Space is limited.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-16 2017-03-16 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/16/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/16/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: March 16, 2017

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

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

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-16 2017-03-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-17 2017-03-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/17/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/17/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: March 17, 2017

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

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

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 2017-03-17 2017-03-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: March 18, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Creek Salt Marsh Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/alley-creek-salt-marsh-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/alley-creek-salt-marsh-restoration Date: March 18, 2017

Help the NYC Parks Stewardship Team and the Natural Areas Conservancy restore a vital and dynamic urban resource—the salt marshes of Alley Creek!

Volunteers will place logs made out of rolled coconut fiber, or coir logs, to shrink expanding tidal pools and restore historic salt marsh for habitat. The coir logs will create a temporary boundary to hold clean sand in place for new salt marsh plants. This work will help conserve the longevity of the Alley Creek salt marsh for birds, crabs, mussels, and other wildlife that rely on this vibrant ecosystem to live!

Please note: Due to the physical nature of this project, volunteers must be 18 and older. Waders will be provided. Registration is required. Please register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Alley Pond Environmental Center

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2017-03-18 2017-03-18 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76271040000000000, -73.75336500000000000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:15:06 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Hike: Spring Forward]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/discovery-hike-spring-forward http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/discovery-hike-spring-forward Date: March 18, 2017

Search for signs of spring along this round-trip hike. This hike will be approximately one hour long and is suitable for children aged six and older.

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 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: March 18, 2017

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

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: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: March 18, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. This program will teach participants about the basics of coyote biology and the best tips for coexisting with coyotes in our urban environment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:29:50 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: March 18, 2017

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/nocturnal-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/nocturnal-hike-light Date: March 18, 2017

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Interesting birds and raccoons are among the many animals that call Flushing Meadows Corona Park home.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.72269821166992000, -73.82700347900390000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:44:50 EST
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Spring Prep Beautification Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/fort-tryon-park-spring-prep-beautification-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/fort-tryon-park-spring-prep-beautification-day Date: March 19, 2017

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes and join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust in its monthly beautification days. Activities will include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more.

Tools and gloves provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-03-19 2017-03-19 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a4b23ddd4f8.jpg Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Multipurpose Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/trail-of-the-month-multipurpose-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/trail-of-the-month-multipurpose-trail Date: March 19, 2017

We will hike a portion of the trail along Forest Hill Road before returning to the Nature Center. This is a fast-paced, three- to four-mile hike.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-19 2017-03-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:15:06 EST
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Orienteering Course]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/prospect-park-orienteering-course http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/prospect-park-orienteering-course Date: March 19, 2017

Participants will use maps and compasses to locate hidden markers in the park. The program's goal is not only to teach navigational skills, but also to inspire a sense of adventure and self-awareness in unfamiliar terrain. Maps and compasses will be provided.

Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on Wednesday, March 9. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-03-19 2017-03-19 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a637d723886.jpg Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:44:55 EST
<![CDATA[Women's History Month Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/womens-history-month-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/womens-history-month-hike-moderate Date: March 19, 2017

Celebrate Women's History Month with this hike highlighting the environmental activism efforts of Gertrude Waldeyer and other women significant to parks in Bayside and Douglaston.

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 2017-03-19 2017-03-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76020050048828000, -73.75810241699219000 Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:29:47 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: March 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-19 2017-03-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST