NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 25 Jun 2018 06:04:23 GMT <![CDATA[Horseshoe Crab Monitoring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/26/0626-horseshoe-crab-monitoring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/26/0626-horseshoe-crab-monitoring Date: June 26, 2018

Join the Stewardship Team for an evening of horseshoe crab monitoring!

Since 2013, NYC Parks has been monitoring horseshoe crab spawning activity. as part of NYC Parks' ongoing effort to monitor their activity.

This exciting work contributes to a long-term research study that is helping us to better understand and protect the horseshoe crabs that live in our urban waters.

Please note: registration is required.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: South end of the Calvert Vaux Parking Lot (in Calvert Vaux Park)

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2018-06-26 2018-06-26 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.58500614320000000, -73.99128162860900000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 11:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Days at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/community-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/community-days Date: June 27, 2018

Enjoy Conference House Park’s newest community space: the new patio garden at the Visitor Center.

Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture.

Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, tranquility, Tai Chi, meditation, exercise, and more in this lovely shade-dappled setting.

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-06-27 2018-06-27 0:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b2ce4863d58b.jpeg Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:14:34 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Cobble Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/its-my-park-at-cobble-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/its-my-park-at-cobble-hill-park Date: June 27, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Cobble Hill Association to beautify at Cobble Hill Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Cobble Hill Park

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B326 Cobble Hill Park 2018-06-27 2018-06-27 7:00 am 8:30 am 40.68820190429687500, -73.99600219726562000 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 11:14:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: June 27, 2018

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-06-27 2018-06-27 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: June 27, 2018

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

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

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-27 2018-06-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: June 27, 2018

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, one of the most magical places in the Park.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines, some stairs, and uneven trails.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10) To purchase tickets, please click here
Restrictions: Dogs are not permitted in the Hallett.

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-27 2018-06-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820ad44a031.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: June 27, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register here!

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-27 2018-06-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/farm-open-hours Date: June 27, 2018

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-06-27 2018-06-27 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c48f601150.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Free Yoga at Sherman Creek Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/free-yoga-at-sherman-creek-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/free-yoga-at-sherman-creek-park Date: June 27, 2018

Free, outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Every Wednesday in June through September, these hour-long sessions are bilingual and led by certified yoga teachers from Bread & Yoga. Mats will be provided for temporary use. Free, outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Mats will be provided for temporary use. Stay tuned to NYRP's Facebook page, Twitter feed (@nyrp), or check the NYRP Events page for up-to-date information about weather or other schedule changes!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-333-2552

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2018-06-27 2018-06-27 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.85740280151367000, -73.92161560058594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b241fbc35b61.jpg Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park2 Date: June 28, 2018

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

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

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-28 2018-06-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/nature-exploration Date: June 28, 2018

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

  • Discovery Pack, noon –3:00 p.m.: Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerd Game Hour, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Learn about birds and nature in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Animal Encounter, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 2 pm.
  • Nature on the Go!, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us. This program leaves promptly at 3 :00 p.m..

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-06-28 2018-06-28 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/tour-the-battery Date: June 28, 2018

Join us every Thursday for tours of The Battery!

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123443491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-06-28 2018-06-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf6fc5c831c.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:44:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 28, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-28 2018-06-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: June 28, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths to paint and plant flower beds at McCarren Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: North 12th Street and Union Avenue (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-06-28 2018-06-28 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.71931826852900000, -73.95254755020100000 Tue, 22 May 2018 14:59:26 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Northerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park Date: June 28, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean up and beautify Northerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

This group is generously supported by Council Member Debi Rose through the NYC Council's Parks Equity Initiative, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson and in coordination with Partnerships for Parks.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Neal Dow Street and North Avenue (in Northerleigh Park)

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R078 Northerleigh Park 2018-06-28 2018-06-28 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62250725034100000, -74.13466616204700000 Tue, 22 May 2018 14:59:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Attracting Pollinators and Pest-Controlling Predator Insects with Native Plants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/attracting-pollinators-and-pestcontrolling-predator-insects-with-native-plants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/attracting-pollinators-and-pestcontrolling-predator-insects-with-native-plants Date: June 28, 2018

Bronx Green-Up/New York Botanical Garden, Butterfly Project NYC, Dina Garcia, community gardener at New Roots Community Farm, and GreenThumb

Learn about the importance of our local pollinators and how to create gardens that attract them. As part of the workshop we will spend time identifying the native plants that host them at New Roots Community Farm. We will also observe and discuss design elements of the pollinator gardens and spend some time caring for the plants.

Este taller se ofrecerá con traducción al Español.

Aprenda acerca de la importancia de nuestros polinizadores locales y cómo crear jardines para atraerlos. Como parte de este taller identificaremos las plantas nativas que los alojan en la granja comunitaria llamada New Roots. También observaremos y discutiremos los elementos de diseño de los jardines polinizadores y dedicaremos tiempo al cuidado de las plantas.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: New Roots Community Garden

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2018-06-28 2018-06-28 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.82122039794922000, -73.92516326904297000 Sat, 19 May 2018 22:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet Your Compost Microbes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/meet-your-compost-microbes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/meet-your-compost-microbes Date: June 28, 2018

Learn how to create samples and identify active biology living in your compost or soil by using morphology as a guide. We will be using a compound trinocular microscope using three levels of magnifications: 40, 100, and 400.

Please note: Registration is required at compostmicrobes.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-06-28 2018-06-28 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b082f4126ac9.JPG Wed, 06 Jun 2018 11:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Garden Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/evening-garden-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/evening-garden-walk Date: June 28, 2018

Enjoy a short evening stroll in the gardens with a Wave Hill Garden Guide.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-28 2018-06-28 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecbb2393280.jpg Thu, 10 May 2018 15:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Evenings in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/summer-evenings-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/summer-evenings-in-the-garden Date: June 28, 2018

Enjoy a glass of wine in our “secret” 19th century garden in bloom on this guided tour.

Light Refreshments. Rain or Shine.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-06-28 2018-06-28 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:13:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Horseshoe Crab Monitoring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/0628-horseshoe-crab-monitoring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/0628-horseshoe-crab-monitoring Date: June 28, 2018

Join the Stewardship Team for an evening of horseshoe crab monitoring! Since 2013, NYC Parks has been monitoring horseshoe crab spawning activity. We'll be walking the beach to count the number of crabs present and tagging them to keep track of how many we've already seen as part of NYC Parks' ongoing effort to monitor their activity. This exciting work contributes to a long-term research study that is helping us to better understand and protect the horseshoe crabs that live in our urban waters.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Calvert Vaux Park

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2018-06-28 2018-06-28 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.58464431762695000, -73.99511718750000000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 14:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/29/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/29/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 29, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-29 2018-06-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/29/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/29/nature-exploration Date: June 29, 2018

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

  • Discovery Pack, noon –3:00 p.m.: Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerd Game Hour, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Learn about birds and nature in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Animal Encounter, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 2 pm.
  • Nature on the Go!, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us. This program leaves promptly at 3 :00 p.m..

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-06-29 2018-06-29 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/29/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/29/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: June 29, 2018

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

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

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register here!

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-29 2018-06-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Fridays at the Foodway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/29/free-community-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/29/free-community-fridays Date: June 29, 2018

School is out! Kick off your summer with free activities at Concrete Plant Park by the Foodway!

  • 4:00PM - 6:00PM: Community Paddling
  • 5:30PM - 7:30PM: Art with Bronx Children’s Museum
  • 6:00PM - 7:00PM: Tours of the Foodway
  • 6:30PM - 7:30PM: Fun Family Fitness
  • 7:00PM - 8:30PM: Tastings and Cooking Demonstrations
  • 8:00PM - 10:00PM: Free Movie in the Park - Spiderman: Homecoming

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2018-06-29 2018-06-29 4:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6e5e2af4c5.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/29/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/29/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: June 29, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to remove litter at McCarren Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Baseball Fields (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-06-29 2018-06-29 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.72058042506800000, -73.95349168777500000 Tue, 22 May 2018 14:59:26 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: June 30, 2018

Join the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park as they start their Saturday mornings rain or shine with fun green projects such as raking leaves, planting, mulching, and more to build community.

For details contact mwmason@optimum.net and stewardsofhehenryhudson.org. Volunteers under 18 yr must be accompanied by an adult or present a parental/guardian consent form (available via group leader).

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (914) 374-5077

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 8:30 am 12:30 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Tue, 22 May 2018 14:59:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/fitness-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/fitness-in-the-park Date: June 30, 2018

Join the Seton Falls Park Preservation Coalition for Saturday morning 'Fitness in the Park' light exercise sessions. Water will be provided to all.

Please note that there will be no session on Saturday, July 7.

This group is generously supported by Council Member Andy King through the NYC Council's Parks Equity Initiative, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson and in coordination with Partnerships for Parks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 917-754-0463

Location: Stars and Stripes Playground (in Seton Falls Park)

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X046 Seton Falls Park 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 9:00 am 11:30 am 40.88523096145100000, -73.83965158462500000 Thu, 31 May 2018 13:14:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: June 30, 2018

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-06-30 2018-06-30 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c45ce83812.JPG Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Northerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park Date: June 30, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean up and beautify Northerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

This group is generously supported by Council Member Debi Rose through the NYC Council's Parks Equity Initiative, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson and in coordination with Partnerships for Parks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Neal Dow Street and North Avenue (in Northerleigh Park)

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R078 Northerleigh Park 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.62250725034100000, -74.13466616204700000 Tue, 22 May 2018 14:59:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Park Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/van-cortlandt-park-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/van-cortlandt-park-forest-restoration Date: June 30, 2018

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect natural areas in Van Cortlandt Park!

Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help protect forested areas in Van Cortlandt Park and create a healthier ecosystem.

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Van Cortlandt Park East and Oneida Avenue (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89937730497000000, -73.87302875518800000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families-gardens Date: June 30, 2018

Join us on a kid-friendly guided walk through thousands of blooms in Central Park’s Conservatory Garden. Discover the difference between the various flowers and landscapes that make up the Park’s only formal garden. Learn about its history, design, and what it takes to maintain a healthy and beautiful garden through hands-on exploration and guided activities in your complementary Discovery Journal.

Details

Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Map of start location
Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Ave, and enter the Garden at the north gate.
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9db25c3c7a1.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Red Hook Recreation Area]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area Date: June 30, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Red Hook Conservancy to beautify local parks at Red Hook Recreation Area. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 204-9514

Location: Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Tue, 22 May 2018 14:59:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Food and Farm Walking Tours: Belmont Community Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/bronx-food-and-farm-walking-tours-belmont-community-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/bronx-food-and-farm-walking-tours-belmont-community-gardens Date: June 30, 2018

The Belmont neighborhood is home to a very diverse group of farmers and entrepreneurs, including La Familia Verde Coalition, a network of five community gardens which operates a Tuesday farmer’s market. Join us as we visit Garden of Happiness, one of the oldest community gardens in the Bronx (founded in 1988) for a tour of their long-standing casita, greenhouse, and chicken coop. Next, we’ll have lunch in the Garden of Youth, a garden dedicated to providing agricultural learning opportunities for our children and youth. Finally, we’ll end at the newly renovated Charles W. Cooke Farm for a gardening activity.

Tour Guide: Aleyna Rodriguez, Bronx Gardener and Organizer

Each tour includes a delicious, healthy lunch catered by Bronx-based B-Blossom. To reserve your seat, fill out the form at tinyurl.com/BXfood-farmtours2018 or call (718) 817-8026. Tickets are $15, cash or check made out to La Familia Verde. Credit card payment accepted at ilovethebronx.com. All proceeds go to the participating community gardens and urban farms. In partnership with Bronx Green-Up of The New York Botanical Garden, The Bronx Tourism Council, La Familia Verde, Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center, Montefiore and NYC Parks GreenThumb.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: West Farms Square and East Tremont Avenue

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2018-06-30 2018-06-30 10:00 am 2:30 pm 40.84054950000000000, -73.87959440000000000 Sat, 19 May 2018 22:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Bikes on the Foodway Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/bikes-on-the-foodway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/bikes-on-the-foodway Date: June 30, 2018

Celebratory Planting
10:00 a.m.

Take part in a symbolic planting event at the Bronx River Foodway! Come tour your new foodway, learn about all the edible plants growing in the park, and much more!

Bikes on the Foodway Celebration
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

FREE bike riding lessons for children, bike repair workshop, test out a special BMX pump track, shop for bikes from local vendors and more!

*Please bring your own bike and helmet and RSVP online.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4636

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b217fcc879c4.png Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 30, 2018

Take a self-guided tour through the Urban Farm to see the variety of fruits and vegetables that we are growing this season. Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aeb7a4cb1dbd.JPG Fri, 04 May 2018 12:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 30, 2018

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aeca8a73dca6.jpg Mon, 07 May 2018 14:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: June 30, 2018

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

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

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register here!

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour Date: June 30, 2018

Staff Pick! Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one! From a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff take you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park.

Details

Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Map of start location
Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Ave, and enter the Garden at the north gate.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820742d7d6e.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Bartlett Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/its-my-park-at-bartlett-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/its-my-park-at-bartlett-playground Date: June 30, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Whipple Learning Center to beautify Bartlett Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartlett Playground Comfort Station (in Bartlett Playground)

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B286 Bartlett Playground 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.70086169648800000, -73.94640439310800000 Tue, 22 May 2018 14:59:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer at Free Public Rowing on Prospect Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/free-community-rowing-on-prospect-park-lake http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/free-community-rowing-on-prospect-park-lake Date: June 30, 2018

Become a Volunteer
The Village Community Boathouse, based on Pier 40 in Hudson River Park, seeks qualified volunteers to help with its satellite community rowing program in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Volunteers need to be physically fit and able to lift boats on and off dollies, and willing to stand in shallow water to help load and unload boats. Some experience paddling (and, especially, rowing) small boats is desirable. The program runs summer Saturdays from noon to 4:00 p.m. with setup beginning at 11:30 a.m. and cleanup concluding at 4:30 p.m..

Email the Village Community Boathouse at info@vcb.nyc for more info or to sign up.

The Village Community Boathouse offers free public rowing in traditional wooden rowboats every summer Saturday in Prospect Park. Rowing is on a first-come, first-served basis. Boats launch from the ramp on Well House Drive at the northwetcorner of the lake. All rowers must sign waivers and don life vests; minors must be accompanied by a parent.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 656-7285

Location: The Well House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 11:30 am 4:30 pm 40.65684512758200000, -73.97034907341000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b23af19190eb.JPG Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:44:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families-gardens1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families-gardens1 Date: June 30, 2018

Join us on a kid-friendly guided walk through thousands of blooms in Central Park’s Conservatory Garden. Discover the difference between the various flowers and landscapes that make up the Park’s only formal garden. Learn about its history, design, and what it takes to maintain a healthy and beautiful garden through hands-on exploration and guided activities in your complementary Discovery Journal.

Details

Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Map of start location
Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Ave, and enter the Garden at the north gate.
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9db25c3c7a1.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[BYO Bin Worm Compost Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/byo-bin-worm-compost-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/byo-bin-worm-compost-workshop Date: June 30, 2018

Want to have your own vermicompost bin but don't know where to start? Join NYC Compost Project hosted by the LES Ecology Center to learn how to create and manage your own worm bin in this fun and family friendly vermicompost workshop. Come with your own bin, and leave with a worm-ready compost setup!

Note: We will not have worms for sale day-of, but workshop attendees will receive a coupon for discounted worms!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-477-4022

Location: Seal Shower Garden and Fire Boat House (in John V. Lindsay East River Park)

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M144 John V. Lindsay East River Park 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.71289825439500000, -73.97669982910200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b02d9dc3c5e4.png Mon, 21 May 2018 12:44:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 30, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Insect Investigation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/insect-investigation-at-highbridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/insect-investigation-at-highbridge-park Date: June 30, 2018

Join nature experts from the Alley Pond Environmental Center for a whole new insight into the world of insects! With the use of bug viewers, each child will get the opportunity to examine live crickets or walking sticks up close. Learn the body parts of insects, their life cycles, and their role in nature!

Space is limited (ages 5 to 9). RSVP is required. To register, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.84239959716797000, -73.93270111083984000 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:14:35 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Unity Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/its-my-park-at-unity-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/its-my-park-at-unity-park Date: June 30, 2018

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Morrisania Band Project (a.k.a. MBP) to remove litter and cleanup at Reverend Lena Irons Unity Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Stay after the project to enjoy the first concert of the 2018 Unity Park Concert Series at 3pm.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Unity Park (in Rev Lena Irons Unity Park)

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<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: June 30, 2018

Explore Union Square Park on the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour Union Square: The Crossroads of New York. Join us for this engaging tour led by the historians at Big Onion Walking Tours to discover the social and political history of the neighborhood, all of Union Square’s famed monuments and buildings surrounding the park, and the people and events that shaped this vibrant community to what it is today.

Tours are FREE and held every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Meet in front of the Barnes & Noble at 33 East 17th Street.

Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups of 10 or more. To RSVP for a group, please call (212) 517-1826.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Barnes & Noble

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2018-06-30 2018-06-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73702140000000000, -73.98960260000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa050ac64ffa.png Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 30, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Unity Park Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/its-my-park-day-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/its-my-park-day-concert Date: June 30, 2018

Join Morrisania Band Project for the kickoff of their 2018 Unity Park Concert Series, a five-concert series in Unity Park. Our goals are to foster higher community engagement and strengthen the arts culture in Morrisania by hosting free public concerts in an underutilized city-park.

June 30th is the It's My Park Day Concert: Featuring MBP with Klasiq, Leader J, and EZ Soul Band

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 773-4922

Location: Unity Park (in Rev Lena Irons Unity Park)

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X286 Rev Lena Irons Unity Park 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.83100128173828000, -73.90670013427734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b2bb0c168166.jpg Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:44:21 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fort Independence Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/its-my-park-at-fort-independence-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/its-my-park-at-fort-independence-playground Date: July 1, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Jerome Park Friends and Neighbors in Fort Independence Park and along Sedgwick Avenue. No previous experience necessary. Volunteers under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult or present a parental/guardian consent form (available via group leader). We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 917-841-6032

Location: Fort Independence Park House (in Fort Independence Playground)

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X020 Fort Independence Playground 2018-07-01 2018-07-01 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88128663866900000, -73.89645887766800000 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:14:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/yoga-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/yoga-in-the-garden Date: July 1, 2018

Enjoy a morning yoga class in the gardens, offered in partnership with Yoga Haven. All levels welcome; please bring a mat and be on time. Meets indoors in case of rain. Online registration suggested, or register day-of at the Front Gate. Yoga sessions continue through July 29.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-07-01 2018-07-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d61e36bf55.jpg Wed, 06 Jun 2018 17:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day Date: July 1, 2018

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

All tools and instructions are provided, just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden.

Closed-toed shoes are required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

RSVP by emailing John.Kelly@parks.nyc.gov and write "Volunteer" in the subject line.

Groups must RSVP by at least 14 days in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2018-07-01 2018-07-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7cb441620f7.JPG Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Kayak Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/kayak-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/kayak-staten-island Date: July 1, 2018

Join Kayak Staten Island for free public kayaking off the shore at Conference House Park!

Boats and life jackets will be provided for a short paddle. Launch help and paddling tips are given by experienced kayakers at the shore and on the water. Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet.

Children aged 18 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. High winds or lighting cancels the event.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Page Avenue Beach

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2018-07-01 2018-07-01 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.50236193262400000, -74.22824013233200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b06ecac33254.JPG Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: July 1, 2018

Take a self-guided tour through the Urban Farm to see the variety of fruits and vegetables that we are growing this season. Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-07-01 2018-07-01 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aeb7a4cb1dbd.JPG Fri, 04 May 2018 12:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking and Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/kayaking-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/kayaking-canoeing Date: July 1, 2018

LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park. People of all ages are welcome to participate or volunteer.

No prior boating experience is required and participants may sign up on a first-come, first-served basis. Minors (younger than 18 years old) must have a parent or guardian present. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome to accompany their owners! LICCB has life jackets available for your four-legged family members.

Please note: No RSVP is required; however, participants are encouraged to call (631) 542-2628 or visit licboathouse.org two hours prior to a scheduled paddle for updates and cancellations, especially during inclement weather.

In partnership with LIC Community Boathouse.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Hallet's Cove

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2018-07-01 2018-07-01 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.76925380000000000, -73.93555550000000000 Fri, 04 May 2018 13:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Pollinators Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/heather-garden-pollinators-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/heather-garden-pollinators-tour Date: July 1, 2018

Join author and NYC naturalist Leslie Day for a pollinator walk in the Heather Garden. Watch and learn about the honey bees and our native butterflies, moths, bees, and maybe a hummingbird or two as they gather nectar from flower to flower and help pollinate the plants in our beautiful Heather Garden.

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 2018-07-01 2018-07-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a79e5532ee12.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 1, 2018

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-07-01 2018-07-01 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d62fac264b.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: July 1, 2018

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, one of the most magical places in the Park.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines, some stairs, and uneven trails.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10) To purchase tickets, please click here
Restrictions: Dogs are not permitted in the Hallett.

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-01 2018-07-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820ad44a031.jpg Fri, 22 Jun 2018 16:59:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 2, 2018

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

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

Details

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

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-02 2018-07-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/03/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/03/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 3, 2018

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-07-03 2018-07-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d648cda9c2.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 3, 2018

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

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

Details

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

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-03 2018-07-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/03/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/03/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: July 3, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-03 2018-07-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Fri, 22 Jun 2018 16:59:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/03/stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/03/stargazing Date: July 3, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212)206-9922

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

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M360 The High Line 2018-07-03 2018-07-03 6:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.74177862855900000, -74.00772690773000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5abe4da6c8e7d.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:14:31 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA in the Greenbelt: Monthly Monitoring Sessions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/03/frogwatch-usa-in-the-greenbelt-monthly-monitoring-sessions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/03/frogwatch-usa-in-the-greenbelt-monthly-monitoring-sessions Date: July 3, 2018

We will hike within the Greenbelt to listen for frogs, and record data as part of a national citizen science initiative. This program is suitable for ages 8+.

Please bring a headlamp or flashlight.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-07-03 2018-07-03 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa016921ec8a.jpg Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Days at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/04/community-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/04/community-days Date: July 4, 2018

Enjoy Conference House Park’s newest community space: the new patio garden at the Visitor Center.

Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture.

Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, tranquility, Tai Chi, meditation, exercise, and more in this lovely shade-dappled setting.

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-07-04 2018-07-04 0:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b2ce4863d58b.jpeg Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:14:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/04/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/04/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: July 4, 2018

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-07-04 2018-07-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Independence Day at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/04/independence-day-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/04/independence-day-at-prospect-park Date: July 4, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance on Independence Day for special family programming at the Prospect Park Audubon Center and Lefferts Historic House!

At the Prospect Park Audubon Center:

  • Discovery Pack, noon–3 pm: Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerd Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Learn about birds and nature in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Animal Encounter, 2–3 pm: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 2 pm.
  • Nature on the Go!, 3–4 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us. This program leaves promptly at 3 pm.

Independence Day Celebration, 1 pm–4 pm

Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

Join Prospect Park Alliance in celebrating two Independence Days, America’s independence from England in 1776 and the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans in New York in 1827. Look extra patriotic as you make yourself a plumed hat to wear while signing your own "John Hancock" on a reproduction of the Declaration of Independence.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-07-04 2018-07-04 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Fourth of July Community Garden Potluck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/04/fourth-of-july-community-garden-potluck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/04/fourth-of-july-community-garden-potluck Date: July 4, 2018

The garden will be hosting a community potluck. Attendees are encouraged to bring some sort of food or beverage item to the potluck. The garden will be providing a grill for attendees to grill their own meat on. The garden will also be providing some summer time potluck staples such as potato and macaroni salad as well as various desserts. The potluck theme is Unity in the community and the fourth of July potluck party will be in celebration of the things that unite us as a community. There will also be games such as ring toss and corn hole to play.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Dorothy K. McGowan Memorial Garden

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2018-07-04 2018-07-04 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.83381040000000000, -73.94234290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1e81249d453.jpg Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:44:40 EDT
<![CDATA[QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/04/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/04/farm-open-hours Date: July 4, 2018

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-07-04 2018-07-04 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c48f601150.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Free Yoga at Sherman Creek Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/04/free-yoga-at-sherman-creek-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/04/free-yoga-at-sherman-creek-park Date: July 4, 2018

Free, outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Every Wednesday in June through September, these hour-long sessions are bilingual and led by certified yoga teachers from Bread & Yoga. Mats will be provided for temporary use. Free, outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Mats will be provided for temporary use. Stay tuned to NYRP's Facebook page, Twitter feed (@nyrp), or check the NYRP Events page for up-to-date information about weather or other schedule changes!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-333-2552

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2018-07-04 2018-07-04 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.85740280151367000, -73.92161560058594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b241fbc35b61.jpg Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Hamilton Heights Street Tree Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/05/hamilton-heights-street-tree-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/05/hamilton-heights-street-tree-care Date: July 5, 2018

Come work with NYC Parks Stewardship to care for local street trees! Volunteers will learn how to aerate, cultivate, mulch, and identify street trees. They will also learn about the important roles street trees play in New York City.

Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty and closed-toed shoes. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Hamilton Heights

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2018-07-05 2018-07-05 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.82768990000000000, -73.94941120000000000 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:14:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 5, 2018

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

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

Details

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

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-05 2018-07-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/05/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/05/nature-exploration Date: July 5, 2018

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

  • Discovery Pack, noon –3:00 p.m.: Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerd Game Hour, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Learn about birds and nature in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Animal Encounter, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 2 pm.
  • Nature on the Go!, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us. This program leaves promptly at 3 :00 p.m..

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-07-05 2018-07-05 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/05/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/05/tour-the-battery Date: July 5, 2018

Join us every Thursday for tours of The Battery!

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123443491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-07-05 2018-07-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf6fc5c831c.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:44:42 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Northerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/05/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/05/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park Date: July 5, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean up and beautify Northerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Avenue and Lockwood Place Entrance (in Northerleigh Park)

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R078 Northerleigh Park 2018-07-05 2018-07-05 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62205155290000000, -74.13385927680000000 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:14:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Extended Summer Evenings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/05/extended-summer-evenings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/05/extended-summer-evenings Date: July 5, 2018

QBG is extending its open hours so you can enjoy twilight at the garden every Thursday evening in July and August.

Note: Last entry to the Garden is at 7:45pm. The Visitor & Admiration Building is open until 7:30pm every Thursday evening, except for August 16.

During Extended Summer Evenings, guests are expected to follow QBG etiquette. Please read our rules in advance to enjoy your evening as much as possible: queensbotanical.org/etiquette

Regular Garden admission applies.
QBG Members get in for FREE.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-07-05 2018-07-05 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0eabeec7942.JPG Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Friday Discovery Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/06/forest-friday-discovery-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/06/forest-friday-discovery-hike Date: July 6, 2018

Get acquainted with the sights, scents, and sounds of the forest. From scurrying squirrels to fluttering butterflies, it is all amazing! For families with children ages 3-7 years. Hike is approximtely 1 mile.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-07-06 2018-07-06 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b27e6d926203.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 6, 2018

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

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

Details

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

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-06 2018-07-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/06/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/06/nature-exploration Date: July 6, 2018

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

  • Discovery Pack, noon –3:00 p.m.: Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerd Game Hour, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Learn about birds and nature in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Animal Encounter, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 2 pm.
  • Nature on the Go!, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us. This program leaves promptly at 3 :00 p.m..

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-07-06 2018-07-06 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/06/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/06/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: July 6, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-06 2018-07-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Fri, 22 Jun 2018 16:59:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/06/family-camping-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/06/family-camping-brooklyn Date: July 6, 2018

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

Please note: Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery, please visit the Urban Park Rangers' Event Registration page. Registration opens on Wednesday, June 27.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-07-06 2018-07-06 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b290cade599c.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:14:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/06/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-with-the-city-stompers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/06/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-with-the-city-stompers Date: July 6, 2018

NYC Parks and the City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music. Swing your corner and do-si-do,
join hands for a Virginia Reel and step right up and holler “yeehoo”!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Beach 94th Street, off Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2018-07-06 2018-07-06 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.58343065130300000, -73.81506925821300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad50530454ac.jpg Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Tour: High Line as Habitat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/wildlife-tour-high-line-as-habitat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/wildlife-tour-high-line-as-habitat Date: July 7, 2018

Tour the High Line with horticulturist and resident wildlife expert, Maryanne Stubbs. This tour will focus on how pollinators, migratory birds, and other wildlife use the habitat and forage provided by the High Line's gardens.

Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:15 am

Contact phone: (212)206-9922

Location: The High Line

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M360 The High Line 2018-07-07 2018-07-07 8:00 am 9:15 am 40.74670028686500000, -74.00569915771500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ae8b8599e803.jpg Fri, 04 May 2018 12:14:32 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at New Dorp Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/its-my-park-at-new-dorp-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/its-my-park-at-new-dorp-beach Date: July 7, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Kivlehan Park, Inc. to clean up and beautify Great Kills Park at New Dorp Beach. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Maple Terrace Beach Entrance (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2018-07-07 2018-07-07 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.56276182241700000, -74.09868025779700000 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:14:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Park Green Neighborhood: Wetland Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/sunset-park-green-neighborhood-wetland-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/sunset-park-green-neighborhood-wetland-cleanup Date: July 7, 2018

Join NYC Parks Stewardship's monthly Green Neighborhood event in Sunset Park, Brooklyn!

Volunteers will help clean up Bush Terminal by removing debris from the coastline. Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty and closed toe shoes. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Bush Terminal Park

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BT15 Bush Terminal Park 2018-07-07 2018-07-07 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.65444807667800000, -74.01672906878700000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 09:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Flushing Meadows Corona Park Wetland Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/flushing-meadows-corona-park-wetland-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/flushing-meadows-corona-park-wetland-restoration Date: July 7, 2018

Join NYC Parks Stewardship as we restore wetlands in Flushing Meadows Corona Park!

Volunteers will learn how to safely remove invasive phragmites plants in order to help create a healthier ecosystem. Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty and close-toed shoes. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Parking Lot at Southwest end of Meadow Lake

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2018-07-07 2018-07-07 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74929809570300000, -73.85459899902300000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/its-my-park-at-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/its-my-park-at-westerleigh-park Date: July 7, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean up and beautify Westerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Westerleigh Park Gazebo (in Westerleigh Park)

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2018-07-07 2018-07-07 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.61975881882100000, -74.13444897532500000 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:14:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-north-woods Date: July 7, 2018

Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park woodland community.

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

Details

Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills and stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-07 2018-07-07 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b29d5675251b.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Billowing Sails and Handmade Boats]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/family-art-project-billowing-sails-and-handmade-boats http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/family-art-project-billowing-sails-and-handmade-boats Date: July 7, 2018

Use brightly-colored kite paper to design colorful, flag-like sails. Then collage a mixture of buoyant materials cut from repurposed foam trays, corks, plastics and reeds, and construct a handmade sailboat. Keep it as a small sculpture—or see if it floats!

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-07-07 2018-07-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d6c28e492d.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 7, 2018

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-07-07 2018-07-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d6cc1c691b.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/basic-canoeing Date: July 7, 2018

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

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

This Basic Canoeing program is great for all skill levels. First-come, first-served. The line to participate may close prior to 12:30 p.m., due to demand.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-07-07 2018-07-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.88903808593750000, -73.89234161376953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b290cdbc8689.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:14:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 7, 2018

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

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

Details

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

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-07 2018-07-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Wolfe's Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/its-my-park-at-wolfes-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/its-my-park-at-wolfes-pond-park Date: July 7, 2018

Join NYCMTB on the first Saturday of each month to help ride, build, and maintain the trails at Wolfe's Pond Park in Staten Island. Volunteers will participate in a range of trail maintenance tasks for all ages and abilities. From digging and brush clearing to raking and litter cleanup, there is something for everyone!

Trailwork party meets at the Wolfe's Pond Park Beach House, 243 Chester Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10312, at 11:00am. Drop-in participation is encouraged. Early birds can get some laps in during the group ride at 10:00am. The route is a mostly beginner friendly distance of approximately 7 miles.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 734-358-2826

Location: 243 Chester Avenue (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2018-07-07 2018-07-07 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.51966440120400000, -74.18719788095100000 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:14:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: July 7, 2018

Take a self-guided tour through the Urban Farm to see the variety of fruits and vegetables that we are growing this season. Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-07-07 2018-07-07 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aeb7a4cb1dbd.JPG Fri, 04 May 2018 12:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer at Free Public Rowing on Prospect Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/free-community-rowing-on-prospect-park-lake http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/free-community-rowing-on-prospect-park-lake Date: July 7, 2018

Become a Volunteer
The Village Community Boathouse, based on Pier 40 in Hudson River Park, seeks qualified volunteers to help with its satellite community rowing program in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Volunteers need to be physically fit and able to lift boats on and off dollies, and willing to stand in shallow water to help load and unload boats. Some experience paddling (and, especially, rowing) small boats is desirable. The program runs summer Saturdays from noon to 4:00 p.m. with setup beginning at 11:30 a.m. and cleanup concluding at 4:30 p.m..

Email the Village Community Boathouse at info@vcb.nyc for more info or to sign up.

The Village Community Boathouse offers free public rowing in traditional wooden rowboats every summer Saturday in Prospect Park. Rowing is on a first-come, first-served basis. Boats launch from the ramp on Well House Drive at the northwetcorner of the lake. All rowers must sign waivers and don life vests; minors must be accompanied by a parent.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 656-7285

Location: The Well House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-07-07 2018-07-07 11:30 am 4:30 pm 40.65684512758200000, -73.97034907341000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b23af19190eb.JPG Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:44:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Plover Day Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/plover-day-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/plover-day-festival Date: July 7, 2018

Join us to celebrate nesting shorebirds! Discover one of New York City's endangered species, the piping plover, and ways you can help protect it by sharing the beach. Enjoy educational activities and crafts at this family friendly event that raises awareness about this amazing shorebird.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-1447

Location: Beach 86th Street and Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2018-07-07 2018-07-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58430099487300000, -73.81069946289100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5adf48f208cdb.JPG Tue, 22 May 2018 10:14:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farming 101: Living Seeds with Rachel Mukon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/urban-farming-101-living-seeds-with-rachel-mukon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/urban-farming-101-living-seeds-with-rachel-mukon Date: July 7, 2018

Seeds grow into the foods that sustain our lives, but what does a seed need to germinate and thrive? Join us to explore a variety of seeds, learn what they need to grow, and make a living seed necklace to observe germination!

This event is free and no RSVP is required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2018-07-07 2018-07-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Tours: Deserts and Tropics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/seasonal-tours-deserts-and-tropics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/seasonal-tours-deserts-and-tropics Date: July 7, 2018

Tours will feature plants in the garden that are native to other climates, including those in a tropical bed a display of cacti and succulents, and other seasonal highlights.

Included with Garden admission.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-07-07 2018-07-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0ead769593a.JPG Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-north-woods1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-north-woods1 Date: July 7, 2018

Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park woodland community.

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

Details

Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills and stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-07-07 2018-07-07 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b29d5675251b.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:59:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Fey Nan Bwa: A Haitian Herb and Song Workshop with Sirene]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/fey-nan-bwa-a-haitian-herb-and-song-workshop-with-sirene http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/fey-nan-bwa-a-haitian-herb-and-song-workshop-with-sirene Date: July 7, 2018

Join Vodou Priestess Sirene Dantor Rene for an afternoon singing and learning about Haitian herbal wellness. Experience traditional Haitian culture and botanic medicine, learning the importance of herbs and their power to heal.

Families and visitors of all ages welcome.

Reserve your space on Eventbrite.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-07-07 2018-07-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Desert Dish: Create a Succulent Terrarium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/desert-dish-create-a-succulent-terrarium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/desert-dish-create-a-succulent-terrarium Date: July 7, 2018

Bring home your own miniature desert environment. Choose from a variety of cacti and succulents to create an open-air succulent terrarium in a ceramic container and learn tips for succulent care. All materials provided.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-07-07 2018-07-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0eac9f3f833.JPG Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:14:58 EDT