NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:35:09 GMT <![CDATA[It's My Park at Moore Homestead Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/its-my-park-at-moore-homestead-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/its-my-park-at-moore-homestead-playground Date: December 16, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Elmhurst Supporters of Parks to rake and collect leaves at Moore Homestead Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Comfort Station (in Moore Homestead Playground)

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Q361 Moore Homestead Playground 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74232127019800000, -73.88208949565900000 Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Red Hook Recreation Area]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area Date: December 16, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Red Hook Conservancy to beautify local parks in 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 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Hydroponic Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/hydroponic-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/hydroponic-garden-tour Date: December 16, 2017

Thinking about trying to start growing plants in water? This is the tour for you! We will be visiting sites that use hydroponic growing methods to grow food-producing plants and learn about how these systems work. We will also cover a quick and easy miniature hydroponic set up you can use in your classroom, garden or at home to get first-hand experience using this technology.

Space is limited for this event – please pre-register using the link below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 263-4177

Location: Harlem Grown 134th Street Farm

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2017-12-16 2017-12-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81401870000000000, -73.94272870000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0a0e3cba3e8.jpg Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Fire Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/outdoor-skills-fire-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/outdoor-skills-fire-making Date: December 16, 2017

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

What can you use to build a fire? Explore this Forever Wild site with the Urban Park Rangers as we look for different materials and ways to construct a fire.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/farmhouse-family-day Date: December 16, 2017

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Walk: Birds and the Winter Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nature-walk-birds-and-the-winter-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nature-walk-birds-and-the-winter-garden Date: December 16, 2017

Local birds face many challenges during the chilly months, and benefit from thoughtfully planned, bird-friendly plantings. Naturalist Gabriel Willow and Senior Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day lead a brisk walk to see birds and bird habitats in the garden. Along the way, hear about fascinating adaptations that help birds survive the cold. This nature walk takes place again at 2:00 p.m.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a09fabf128b9.jpg Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Waterfowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/birding-waterfowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/birding-waterfowl Date: December 16, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year and our Exploration Series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

Birding programs are appropriate for al skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: 155th Street and Baisley Boulevard (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.67480620636400000, -73.78448826074600000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers Date: December 16, 2017

Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky on a special winter walking tour! Join us for a free 45-minute long tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.

Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check thehighline.org or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates prior to arriving at the park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.73939895629883000, -74.00820159912110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a26cd5866f46.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Cold Weather Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/cold-weather-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/cold-weather-survival Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[Photography Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/photography-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/photography-scavenger-hunt Date: December 16, 2017

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

Bring your own digital camera or smartphone

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Clifton Place and Marcy Avenue (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.68941827099700000, -73.94798326492300000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Walk: Birds and the Winter Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nature-walk-birds-and-the-winter-garden1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/nature-walk-birds-and-the-winter-garden1 Date: December 16, 2017

Local birds face many challenges during the chilly months, and benefit from thoughtfully planned, bird-friendly plantings. Naturalist Gabriel Willow and Senior Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day lead a brisk walk to see birds and bird habitats in the garden. Along the way, hear about fascinating adaptations that help birds survive the cold.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a09fabf128b9.jpg Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: December 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: What Do Animals Do During Winter?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/storefront-science-what-do-animals-do-during-winter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/storefront-science-what-do-animals-do-during-winter Date: December 16, 2017

We've heard that bears hibernate and squirrels hide their acorns, but what do other animals do when winter is coming? What changes do they make? Why do animals prepare for winter? How do they know it's time? Join Dr. A for an exploration of the changes animals undergo before and during winter.

Please note: Space is limited (ages 4 to 7) and RSVP is required. To register, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0a1da812bf7.jpg Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:14:53 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/wreath-making-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/wreath-making-workshop Date: December 16, 2017

What's the holiday season without a beautiful, festive wreath? Learn how to make your own wreath from scratch with treasured keepsakes, ribbons, and natural objects like fresh thyme, rosemary, and cinnamon sticks. We will provide both artificial and organic material to create a wreath for your home, for either inside or outside decoration. They make great gifts, too!

Admission is $75. | Buy tickets here

Workshop instructor Wambui Ippolito is a horticulturist and landscape designer studying at the New York Botanical Garden's School of Professional Horticulture (SOPH) where she is being trained by a cadre of esteemed botanists, plant scientists, and horticulturists from around the world. Currently, as part of her school's externship requirements, she is the only SOPH student chosen to work at Martha Stewart's private estate in New York where she is charged with a wide range of horticulture responsibilities. Wambui is multilingual, having grown up and lived on multiple continents. She began her horticulture career as a volunteer at Snug Harbor under the direction of Greg Lord, our Director of Horticulture, also an alumnus of the School of Professional Horticulture.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3512

Location: Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 2:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.64189454909600000, -74.10201304660700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a25bb7204f97.JPG Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Christmas Bird Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/central-park-christmas-bird-count http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/central-park-christmas-bird-count Date: December 17, 2017

This annual event began in 1900 as a conservation effort to protect wild birds. To this day, it continues throughout the country each year.

Join NYC Audubon, Urban Park Rangers, and the Central Park Conservancy as we count birds in every section of Central Park.

Please note: Pre-registration is encouraged to attend the Central Park event. To register, please email christmasbirdcount@nycaudubon.org. Visit nycaudubon.org to learn about the Christmas Bird Count in Central Park, and to learn about additional bird counts scheduled throughout NYC.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Waterfowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/birdingwaterfowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/birdingwaterfowl Date: December 17, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Lt. Lia Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/its-my-park-at-lt-lia-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/its-my-park-at-lt-lia-playground Date: December 17, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths to help cleanup and beautify our park, while maintaining our planting area at Lt. Lia Playground located on Wall St. and St Marks Place. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: Wall Street and St. Marks Place (in Lt. Lia Playground)

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R111 Lt. Lia Playground 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.64333096315300000, -74.07913684845000000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: December 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Forest Park Super Hike (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/rangers-choice-forest-park-super-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/rangers-choice-forest-park-super-hike-vigorous Date: December 17, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate to vigorous. Our vigorous hikes are longer, with hills and rugged terrain.

This extensive one-way hike highlights Forest Park's history and its surrounding neighborhoods of Kew Gardens, Glendale, Richmond Hill, and Woodhaven. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, pack a light snack and bring water.

Please note: Registration is required. To register for this event, please visit our Urban Park Rangers program registration page. Registration opens on December 6.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69929885864258000, -73.86170196533203000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Skyline Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/its-my-park-at-skyline-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/its-my-park-at-skyline-playground Date: December 17, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths to help beautify Skyline Playground.

We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: Clyde Place and Prospect Avenue (in Skyline Playground)

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R123 Skyline Playground 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.63980198533700000, -74.09018931486700000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: December 17, 2017

The North Woods is the largest of the Park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: December 17, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04bf8b2b093.jpg Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Solstice Candle Light Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/winter-solstice-candle-light-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/winter-solstice-candle-light-walk Date: December 17, 2017

This season, the Urban Park Rangers celebrate history, wildlife, the cosmos, and the holidays with a fun-filled, candlelight walk on the Putnam Trail.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.88903808593750000, -73.89234161376953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0f3b6a1c2c9.jpg Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: December 18, 2017

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

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets)

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-18 2017-12-18 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Linden Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/its-my-park-at-linden-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/its-my-park-at-linden-park Date: December 19, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Man Up Inc to clean up at Linden Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 484-0221

Location: 799 Van Siclen Avenue

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2017-12-19 2017-12-19 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66079830000000000, -73.88590570000000000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: December 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: December 19, 2017

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.

Bring a water bottle, and wear closed-toed shoes and clothing you don’t mind getting dirty.

Registration is requested.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983a58432dd5.jpg Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:29:41 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Ethan Allen Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/its-my-park-at-ethan-allen-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/its-my-park-at-ethan-allen-playground Date: December 20, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Man Up Inc to clean and beautify at Ethan Allen Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 484-0221

Location: 799 Van Siclen Avenue

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2017-12-20 2017-12-20 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66079830000000000, -73.88590570000000000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: December 20, 2017

Central Park has long been revered as a masterpiece of living art. Visitors on this tour will admire park vistas as if walking through a landscape painting, all while learning about the park's intricate design features. Discover the park's most artfully executed landscapes on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Sheep Meadow, the Mall, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves hills and stairs. The tour starts at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-20 2017-12-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Living With Deer Information Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/living-with-deer-information-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/20/living-with-deer-information-session Date: December 20, 2017

White-tailed deer are an important part of New York State's rich ecosystem and are greatly valued by many New Yorkers. However, at high population levels deer can pose significant challenges to human health and safety through deer-vehicle collisions and associations with tick-borne illnesses, and can damage forest biodiversity and tree regeneration.

Learn more about how to coexist with deer by attending this information session, led by NYC Parks' Wildlife Unit, for Staten Island residents.

Seating is limited; please RSVP by emailing wildlifeunit@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1447

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-12-20 2017-12-20 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:59:47 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Betsy Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/its-my-park-at-betsy-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/its-my-park-at-betsy-head-park Date: December 21, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Man Up Inc to clean and beautify at Betsy Head Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 484-0221

Location: Betsy Head Park Gymnasium (in Betsy Head Park)

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B008 Betsy Head Park 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66298798634700000, -73.91218834034200000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: December 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Gaits Soundscape 2017]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/the-gaits-soundscape-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/21/the-gaits-soundscape-2017 Date: December 21, 2017

Celebrate the winter solstice with an immersive soundwalk along the High Line. Participants become performers as your footsteps are turned into sounds, creating a collective, whimsical music piece including twinkling metallic sounds, electric guitar chords, dulcimer notes, and water splashes. Inspired by Phil Kline's annual Unsilent Night, the original score was composed by Lainie Fefferman, Jascha Narvenson, and Cameron Britt for the High Line.

Download the iPhone or Android application and join the fun starting at 5:30 p.m. when we'll be registering participants and distributing small wearable speakers* for the duration of the event to the first 100 participants. The walk begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. on the street level below the High Line at Gansevoort and Washington Streets, moves through the park, and ends at West 30th Street.

*If you own a small portable speaker, bring it along to use during the soundwalk. Also, if you own a phone that doesn't have a headphone jack please make sure to bring an adapter.

This High Line public program is free and open to visitors of all ages. Advance RSVP is strongly encouraged to secure your spot.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 606-9922

Location: Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-12-21 2017-12-21 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.73939895629883000, -74.00820159912110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a26cbcb074fd.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Betsy Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/22/its-my-park-at-betsy-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/22/its-my-park-at-betsy-head-park Date: December 22, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Man Up Inc to clean and beautify at Betsy Head Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 484-0221

Location: Betsy Head Park Gymnasium (in Betsy Head Park)

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B008 Betsy Head Park 2017-12-22 2017-12-22 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66298798634700000, -73.91218834034200000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[The Painted Rock Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/22/the-painted-rock-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/22/the-painted-rock-project Date: December 22, 2017

The Painted Rock Project is a collaboration between St. Mary's Recreation Center, Senior Marlins and Bronx Works. Starting in the beginning of October, painted rocks will be hidden around St. Mary's Park. The rocks can be traded in at Betances Community Center, E. Robert Moore E. Senior Center, Mott Haven Farmers Market *Mondays Only and St. Mary's Recreation Center for various rewards. Feel free to paint your own rocks at home and hide them in the park as well. Get updates on this project through social media. @HLMottHaven, #MottHavenRocks, #BronxWorks.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 7184025155

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-12-22 2017-12-22 10:00 am 3:30 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-22 2017-12-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: December 23, 2017

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

Rain or shine, there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

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

RSVP

Individuals and small groups are asked to register for the project by emailing dp.reynolds@verizon.net.

Groups of 15+ volunteers must submit a Group Request to join the Stewards for their weekly cleanups a month prior to desired date. Be sure to indicate on the form that you would like to work alongside the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2017-12-23 2017-12-23 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: December 23, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to have good.clean.fun and borrow reuseable gloves to pick up trash while you are exercising at McCarren Park.

We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2017-12-23 2017-12-23 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: December 23, 2017

The North Woods is the largest of the Park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-23 2017-12-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Birding Van Tour: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/rangers-choice-birding-van-tour-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/rangers-choice-birding-van-tour-owls Date: December 23, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throught the year; our Exploration Series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

Winter is the best time of year to spot owls as the leaves are gone, making it harder for them to hide, and the days are shorter, which is perfect for our nocturnal residents.

Please note: Registration is required for this program. To register, visit the Urban Park Rangers events registration page. Registration opens on December 13.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-12-23 2017-12-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0f3c7d3041d.jpg Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:59:54 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers Date: December 23, 2017

Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky on a special winter walking tour! Join us for a free 45-minute long tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.

Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check thehighline.org or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates prior to arriving at the park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-12-23 2017-12-23 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.73939895629883000, -74.00820159912110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a26cd5866f46.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Solstice Hike: Staten Island's North Shore 'Greenbelt']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/winter-solstice-hike-staten-islands-north-shore-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/winter-solstice-hike-staten-islands-north-shore-greenbelt Date: December 23, 2017

Celebrate the Season!

Explore some of Staten Island's North Shore natural areas on this Winter Solstice hike. This easy to moderate hike will make its way through the North shore "Greenbelt" parks of Jones Woods, Goodhue Park, Allison Pond Park, and Snug Harbor. These four parks comprise over 100 acres of woods, ponds and creeks located less than two miles from the Staten Island Ferry.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 886-4389

Location: Franklin Avenue at Arnold Street (in Jones Woods Park)

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R048 Jones Woods Park 2017-12-23 2017-12-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.63809892385100000, -74.09067840929300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0afc106b8b8.jpg Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Birding Jamaica Bay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/birding-jamaica-bay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/birding-jamaica-bay Date: December 23, 2017

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2017-12-23 2017-12-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.59870147705078000, -73.76619720458984000 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/23/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: December 23, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-23 2017-12-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-24 2017-12-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/24/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/24/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: December 24, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-12-24 2017-12-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04bfc528802.jpg Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/24/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/24/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: December 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-24 2017-12-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: December 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-25 2017-12-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/26/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/26/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: December 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-26 2017-12-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/27/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/27/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: December 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-27 2017-12-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/28/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/28/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: December 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-28 2017-12-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Painted Rock Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/29/the-painted-rock-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/29/the-painted-rock-project Date: December 29, 2017

The Painted Rock Project is a collaboration between St. Mary's Recreation Center, Senior Marlins and Bronx Works. Starting in the beginning of October, painted rocks will be hidden around St. Mary's Park. The rocks can be traded in at Betances Community Center, E. Robert Moore E. Senior Center, Mott Haven Farmers Market *Mondays Only and St. Mary's Recreation Center for various rewards. Feel free to paint your own rocks at home and hide them in the park as well. Get updates on this project through social media. @HLMottHaven, #MottHavenRocks, #BronxWorks.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 7184025155

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-12-29 2017-12-29 10:00 am 3:30 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 29, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-29 2017-12-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/30/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/30/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: December 30, 2017

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

Rain or shine, there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

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

RSVP

Individuals and small groups are asked to register for the project by emailing dp.reynolds@verizon.net.

Groups of 15+ volunteers must submit a Group Request to join the Stewards for their weekly cleanups a month prior to desired date. Be sure to indicate on the form that you would like to work alongside the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2017-12-30 2017-12-30 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/30/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/30/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: December 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-30 2017-12-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/30/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/30/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park Date: December 30, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Leif Ericson Park Comfort Station (in Leif Ericson Park)

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2017-12-30 2017-12-30 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63167225669400000, -74.01325619220700000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/30/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/30/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers Date: December 30, 2017

Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky on a special winter walking tour! Join us for a free 45-minute long tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.

Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check thehighline.org or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates prior to arriving at the park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-12-30 2017-12-30 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.73939895629883000, -74.00820159912110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a26cd5866f46.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Evergreen Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/30/evergreen-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/30/evergreen-walk Date: December 30, 2017

Stroll the campus with us and see the different types of broadleaf and needle leaf evergreens growing at Snug Harbor. The walk includes the Pond Garden, the New York Chinese Scholars Garden, Tuscan Garden, and White Garden.

Dress warmly and meet at the Carl Grillo Glass House.

Tickets are available at evergreenwalk2017.bpt.me.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3512

Location: Carl Grillo Glasshouse (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-12-30 2017-12-30 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a25bd116ac58.jpeg Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:29:41 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-30 2017-12-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/31/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/31/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: December 31, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-31 2017-12-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/31/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/31/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: December 31, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-12-31 2017-12-31 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04bff6e7828.jpg Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/31/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/31/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: December 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-31 2017-12-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[New Year's Day Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/01/new-year-day-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/01/new-year-day-hike-light Date: January 1, 2018

If your New Year’s resolution is to get healthy, why not start outdoors? Dress warmly, put on your hiking shoes, and head to the park.

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

Our hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging form light, to moderate to vigorous. Our light hikes feature a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-01-01 2018-01-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[New Year's Day Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/01/new-year-day-hike-light1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/01/new-year-day-hike-light1 Date: January 1, 2018

If your New Year’s resolution is to get healthy, why not start outdoors? Dress warmly, put on your hiking shoes, and head to a park.

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

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light to moderate to vigorous. Our light hikes feature a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-01-01 2018-01-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[New Year's Day Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/01/new-year-day-hike-light3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/01/new-year-day-hike-light3 Date: January 1, 2018

If your New Year’s resolution is to get healthy, why not start outdoors? Dress warmly, put on your hiking shoes, and head to a park.

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

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate, to vigorous. Our light hike features a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2018-01-01 2018-01-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[New Year's Day Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/01/new-year-day-hike-light2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/01/new-year-day-hike-light2 Date: January 1, 2018

If your New Year’s resolution is to get healthy, why not start outdoors? Dress warmly, put on your hiking shoes, and head to a park.

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

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate, to vigorous. Our light hikes feature a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q024 Kissena Park 2018-01-01 2018-01-01 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75007010229800000, -73.80746781826000000 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[New Year's Day Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/01/new-year-day-hike-light4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/01/new-year-day-hike-light4 Date: January 1, 2018

If your New Year’s resolution is to get healthy, why not start outdoors? Dress warmly, put on your hiking shoes, and head to a park.

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

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate,to vigorous. Our light hike features a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-01-01 2018-01-01 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86970138549800000, -73.92060089111300000 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 4, 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.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-04 2018-01-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/04/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/04/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: January 4, 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. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-04 2018-01-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 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.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-05 2018-01-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/05/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/05/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: January 5, 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.

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-05 2018-01-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: January 6, 2018

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

Rain or shine, there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

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

RSVP

Individuals and small groups are asked to register for the project by emailing dp.reynolds@verizon.net.

Groups of 15+ volunteers must submit a Group Request to join the Stewards for their weekly cleanups a month prior to desired date. Be sure to indicate on the form that you would like to work alongside the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2018-01-06 2018-01-06 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[MulchFest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/mulchfest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/mulchfest Date: January 6, 2018

Bring your holiday tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city!

Join NYC Parks, the New York City Department of Sanitation , and GreeNYC to recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips. These wood chips are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide. Or, take home your very own bag of mulch to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree. More than 26,000 trees were recycled last year. Help us top this number!

How to 'Chip In'

This year, MulchFest will take place on January 6 and 7, 2018. It’s easier than ever to chip in! There are two ways you can help:

Chipping Locations

You can bring your tree to a chipping location on January 6 and 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We’ll chip your tree, and give you your very own bag of mulch! Find a chipping location!

Drop Off Locations

Or you can bring your tree to a drop-off site from Sunday, December 31, 2017 through Sunday, January 7, 2018. Leave your tree with us, and we’ll recycle it for you later! Find a drop-off location!

The NYC Department of Sanitation will also be conducting special curbside collections for mulching and recycling of Christmas trees from Tuesday, January 2, 2018 through Saturday, January 13, 2018.

What to Bring

Please remember to remove all lights, ornaments, and netting before bringing the tree to a MulchFest site. Bags will be provided if you wish to take some free mulch home. Mulch is available at the sites marked with an asterisk (*) below.

How to Volunteer

Help us spread mulch in tree beds throughout the city! Join our Stewardship Team on Saturday, January 6 to help us spread mulch and insulate our young trees from the cold weather. Find a site near you, and help give back! Register today!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York City

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2018-01-06 2018-01-06 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.71328353881800000, -74.00698089599600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a28538464fb5.jpg Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 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.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-06 2018-01-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers Date: January 6, 2018

Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky on a special winter walking tour! Join us for a free 45-minute long tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.

Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check thehighline.org or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates prior to arriving at the park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2018-01-06 2018-01-06 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.73939895629883000, -74.00820159912110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a26cd5866f46.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/06/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: January 6, 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.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-06 2018-01-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/07/mulchfest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/07/mulchfest Date: January 7, 2018

Bring your holiday tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city!

Join NYC Parks, the New York City Department of Sanitation , and GreeNYC to recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips. These wood chips are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide. Or, take home your very own bag of mulch to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree. More than 26,000 trees were recycled last year. Help us top this number!

How to 'Chip In'

This year, MulchFest will take place on January 6 and 7, 2018. It’s easier than ever to chip in! There are two ways you can help:

Chipping Locations

You can bring your tree to a chipping location on January 6 and 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We’ll chip your tree, and give you your very own bag of mulch! Find a chipping location!

Drop Off Locations

Or you can bring your tree to a drop-off site from Sunday, December 31, 2017 through Sunday, January 7, 2018. Leave your tree with us, and we’ll recycle it for you later! Find a drop-off location!

The NYC Department of Sanitation will also be conducting special curbside collections for mulching and recycling of Christmas trees from Tuesday, January 2, 2018 through Saturday, January 13, 2018.

What to Bring

Please remember to remove all lights, ornaments, and netting before bringing the tree to a MulchFest site. Bags will be provided if you wish to take some free mulch home. Mulch is available at the sites marked with an asterisk (*) below.

How to Volunteer

Help us spread mulch in tree beds throughout the city! Join our Stewardship Team on Saturday, January 6 to help us spread mulch and insulate our young trees from the cold weather. Find a site near you, and help give back! Register today!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York City

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2018-01-07 2018-01-07 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.71328353881800000, -74.00698089599600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a28538464fb5.jpg Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 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.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-07 2018-01-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:14:59 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/07/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/07/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: January 7, 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. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-07 2018-01-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/winter-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/09/winter-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon Date: January 9, 2018

Join us for Bird Walks in The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diverse wintering birds that find food and habitat on The Battery's waterfront, such as ducks, geese, loons, grebes, and gulls. We might even spot a seal!

The walk will be led by Gabriel Willow, an educator from NYC Audubon. Gabriel is an experienced birder and naturalist, and is well-versed in the ecology and history of New York City. He has been leading walks for NYC Audubon for more than ten years, guiding new and experienced birders in all five boroughs and beyond.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-01-09 2018-01-09 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 11:14:47 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 11, 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.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-11 2018-01-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: January 11, 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.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-11 2018-01-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 12, 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.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-12 2018-01-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/12/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/12/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: January 12, 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. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-12 2018-01-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/13/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/13/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: January 13, 2018

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

Rain or shine, there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

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

RSVP

Individuals and small groups are asked to register for the project by emailing dp.reynolds@verizon.net.

Groups of 15+ volunteers must submit a Group Request to join the Stewards for their weekly cleanups a month prior to desired date. Be sure to indicate on the form that you would like to work alongside the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2018-01-13 2018-01-13 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost 101 (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/13/compost-101-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/13/compost-101-nyc-compost-project Date: January 13, 2018

What is compost? How do I make it? Do I need a bin? Do I need worms? This workshop will introduce you to compost, how it's made, and what to do with it when it's done.

Admission is free | Registration requested.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-01-13 2018-01-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a25b87d80931.jpg Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:29:41 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 13, 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.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-13 2018-01-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Second Saturday Bike Park Orientation Days at Highbridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/13/second-saturday-bike-park-orientation-days-at-highbridge2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/13/second-saturday-bike-park-orientation-days-at-highbridge2 Date: January 13, 2018

Led by professional ride leaders and master trailbuilders, participants learn what it takes to build and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!

Participants earn their turns through the valuable experience of volunteering and riding. There will be light trail maintenance tasks for all ages, followed by free guided rides for all volunteers, including use of bikes and protective gear.

Make this day a great introduction to the park, and to the sport of off-road cycling!

Please bring water, sunscreen, bug repellant, and sturdy shoes or boots.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (734) 358-2826

Location: 131 Fort George Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2018-01-13 2018-01-13 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.85829828559300000, -73.92688941955600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04805bd888f.jpg Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/13/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/13/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers Date: January 13, 2018

Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky on a special winter walking tour! Join us for a free 45-minute long tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.

Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check thehighline.org or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates prior to arriving at the park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2018-01-13 2018-01-13 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.73939895629883000, -74.00820159912110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a26cd5866f46.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/13/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/13/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: January 13, 2018

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.

Bring a water bottle, and wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Registration is requested.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-01-13 2018-01-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983a58432dd5.jpg Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:29:41 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/13/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/13/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: January 13, 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.

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-13 2018-01-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Highbridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/13/nature-photography-highbridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/13/nature-photography-highbridge-park Date: January 13, 2018

Bring your camera and join photographer Michael Palma Mir as you capture the park’s natural assets, such as rock outcrops, magnificent cliffs, trees, and plants from behind the lens. Mike will discuss nature photography strategies for dealing with difficult lighting situations, lens and zoom choice for perspective control, and composition, using Highbridge Park and its many vistas.

Please note: Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2018-01-13 2018-01-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2821e047f0e.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/14/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/14/birding-owls Date: January 14, 2018

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

Please note: Participants are chosen by lottery. To register for the lottery, please visit our Urban Park Rangers Program Registration page. Registration begins on Wednesday, January 3.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-01-14 2018-01-14 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.74409866333008000, -73.74420166015625000 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:14:52 EST
<![CDATA[Animal of the Month Club: Aquatic Rodents]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/14/animal-of-the-month-club-aquatic-rodents http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/14/animal-of-the-month-club-aquatic-rodents Date: January 14, 2018

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

Join the Urban Park Rangers as we view beavers and muskrats in their natural habitat and see how their lives impact New Yorkers.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Historic Richmond Town (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2018-01-14 2018-01-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.57204310000000000, -74.14418860000000000 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:14:52 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 14, 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.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-14 2018-01-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:14:59 EST
<![CDATA[North Manhattan Parks Super Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/14/north-manhattan-parks-super-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/14/north-manhattan-parks-super-hike-moderate Date: January 14, 2018

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

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate, to vigorous. Our moderate hikes are longer and faster paced, on rugged terrain.

Please note: Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration begins on Wednesday, January 3.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-01-14 2018-01-14 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.87160110473600000, -73.93070220947300000 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:14:52 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Natural Dyes and Colors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/14/natures-workshop-natural-dyes-and-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/14/natures-workshop-natural-dyes-and-colors Date: January 14, 2018

Learn how to make dyes using natural materials found right here in Van Cortlandt Park!

You will learn how to identify the fruits, seeds, and leaves of local plants to use in dyes. Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to different methods for processing these materials into natural dyes.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-01-14 2018-01-14 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/14/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/14/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: January 14, 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.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-14 2018-01-14 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/15/central-park-tour-seneca-village1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/15/central-park-tour-seneca-village1 Date: January 15, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-15 2018-01-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST