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 Sat, 24 Jun 2017 15:51:38 GMT <![CDATA[Summer Solstice & Wellness Day Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/summer-solstice-wellness-day-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/summer-solstice-wellness-day-celebration Date: June 24, 2017

Celebrate the summer solstice with a day of wellness at New Roots Community Garden. Featuring gentle flow yoga meditation (11:00 am - Bring your yoga mat), Egyptian bellydance, internal healing, tai chi, massage, nutrition, mindful drawing, cooking, natural soapmaking, activities for children, and more.

** If you will be joining us for Brunch please bring a dish/fruit or a beverage to share **

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 617-5765

Location: New Roots Community Garden

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<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590cdda15dff4.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 24, 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 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/basic-canoeing Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

This basic canoeing program is great for all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.83700180053700000, -73.89340209960900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e3376b417.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet the Bees: A Hands-On Adventure in the Apiary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/meet-the-bees-a-handson-adventure-in-the-apiary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/meet-the-bees-a-handson-adventure-in-the-apiary Date: June 24, 2017

Observe bee behavior in the gardens, then suit up in a hat and veil to peek inside a hive filled with 50,000 honeybees. Search for worker bees, drones, brood (baby bees) and maybe even catch a glimpse of the elusive queen. Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day leads this fascinating foray into the world of the honeybee. Appropriate for curious adults and kids ages 14 and older accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591082d3b13cb.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/saltwater-fishing Date: June 24, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel. Whether you choose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81906574643900000, -73.96124034186400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e3b5b3437.jpg Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park Date: June 24, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 972-1721

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

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63167225669400000, -74.01325619220700000 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pollination Headquarters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/pollination-headquarters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/pollination-headquarters Date: June 24, 2017

Get your pollinator info here! See butterfly and insect displays, pick up self-guided tours, take home pollinator-friendly plant lists and adopt a bee-condo.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59108366bae16.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-up Audubon II: Water Detectives]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/popup-audubon-ii-water-detectives http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/popup-audubon-ii-water-detectives Date: June 24, 2017

What's in the Park's water? Join Prospect Park Alliance to learn about water chemistry and identify the creatures that live in and around the Park’s waterways. Pop-up Audubon II is best for children 8 and over. Events include:

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm: Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Shoreline Water Walk, noon–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk and explore the plants and wildlife that make the lakeshore so special.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Discover the creatures that live in Prospect Park’s waterbodies and the chemistry that helps them grow in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This program leaves promptly at 2 pm.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm:After learning how to use binoculars, join Alliance naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Presented by Con Edison.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f522826496.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/intermediate-canoeing Date: June 24, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Some experience is preferred; first-come, first-served. The line to participate may be closed prior to 1:30 p.m., due to demand.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Beach 35th Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.59740066528320000, -73.76799774169922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e40fc24f9.jpg Fri, 12 May 2017 11:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Butterfly Block Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/butterfly-block-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/butterfly-block-party Date: June 24, 2017

Calling all swallowtails, fritillaries, skippers and hairstreaks! Everyone’s invited to the Butterfly Block Party in the Flower Garden. Mingle with guest naturalists and meet your local Lepidoptera.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591083ce5224c.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Rowing on Prospect Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free Date: June 24, 2017

The Village Community Boathouse is offering free public rowing on Prospect Park Lake this summer.

Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the ample waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary. Sessions run from noon until 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays from June 10 to August 26. Boats are launched from the ramp on Well House Drive in the southwest corner of the lake. The temporary boathouse–two shipping containers–is located just across from the ramp.

Who Can Participate
Community rowing is open to all, although some physical dexterity is required to get in and out of the boats. The focus of the program is recreation in a safe and respectful environment. Each participant must sign a waiver; kids and teens younger than 18 must be escorted by a parent. Life jackets are provided—and must be worn!

What You'll Row
We use a diverse fleet of traditional wooden rowing boats, built by volunteers and similar in shape and appearance to those used in the early days of park rowing.

How the Villiage Community Boathouse is Funded
We are a nonprofit organization entirely run by volunteers. While no commitment is required from those who row with us, our facilities, boats and equipment require regular upkeep and repair. The park is surrounded by a large and diverse population that needs more access to on-water recreation.Your donations make our program possible. If you're looking to volunteer, please email volunteers@vcb.nyc.

Contact
For more information about the Village Community Boathouse and its programs, please email info@vcb.nyc. Please check the Village Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter for possible last minute changes due to weather or other circumstances.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: The Well House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65684512758200000, -73.97034907341000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592238ca05299.JPG Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Native Pollinators Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/native-pollinators-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/native-pollinators-walk Date: June 24, 2017

Flowers attract the attention of both human and animal visitors. Honeybees, bumblebees, and butterflies are easily spotted in the garden, but solitary bees, beetles, and other native pollinators are often overlooked. Entomologist Lawrence Forcella and naturalists Gabriel Willow and Paul Keim lead these fascinating walks to observe our local pollinators at work.

Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. This events repeats at 3:00 p.m.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910843727eb9.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: June 24, 2017

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

Discovery Walks for Families take place on Saturdays and on select school holidays from April 1 through June 24 at various locations throughout the Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6facc56553.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Edible Container Garden Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/edible-container-garden-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/edible-container-garden-workshop Date: June 24, 2017

Plant herbs in a container that you may take with you and grow for seasoning your homemade dishes!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592722567a18b.jpg Thu, 25 May 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition: Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: June 24, 2017

Come view original artwork celebrating nature and the natural environment of Staten Island. Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, Staten Island’s land conservation organization.

Exhibition hours: Monday – Friday by appointment only, Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m

Organized & curated by Gail Middleton / Creative Photographers Guild

Opening reception: Saturday, May 6, 2017 / 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59088cfc9d17a.jpg Tue, 02 May 2017 15:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bicycling Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/bicycling-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/bicycling-basics Date: June 24, 2017

This is a three-hour, on-bike class for adults and mature teens who have recently learned how to ride a bike or who want to improve their core cycling skills. You’ll learn how to adjust your helmet for a safe, comfortable fit, choose an appropriately sized bike, adjust the seat, perform a simple mechanical inspection to ensure the bike is road-ready, start & stop with confidence, shift gears, scan & signal, and navigate around common road hazards. This class is free.

Please register on our registration page.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65900039672900000, -73.88690185546900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592eec21eb289.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing Date: June 24, 2017

Rocking the Boat invites you all to free community rowing experience.

Through Community Rowing, you'll explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats and learn about local waterways. The free program takes place every Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

For three of those days, community members can also try their hand at sailing.

Free Sailing

The City’s only sailing program aims to make sailing a staple of the South Bronx waterfront. Free sailing takes place on:

  • Sunday, June 10
  • Saturday, August 12
  • Sunday, September 10

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5909ec80b4a13.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: June 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/activity-table Date: June 24, 2017

Every weekend from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., please stop by our activity table to create something new. Activities are appropriate for all ages!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-24 2017-06-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929741d3ec6e.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Native Pollinators Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/native-pollinators-walk1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/native-pollinators-walk1 Date: June 24, 2017

Flowers attract the attention of both human and animal visitors. Honeybees, bumblebees, and butterflies are easily spotted in the garden, but solitary bees, beetles and other native pollinators are often overlooked. Entomologist Lawrence Forcella and naturalists Gabriel Willow and Paul Keim lead these fascinating walks to observe our local pollinators at work.

Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910c7eba154a.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 16:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Marvelous Moths Talk and Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/marvelous-moths-talk-and-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/marvelous-moths-talk-and-walk Date: June 24, 2017

Often overshadowed by their more flamboyant butterfly relatives, moths play an important role in the ecosystem as pollinators for night-blooming flowers, and as food for many larger creatures. Join Environmental Educator Pam Golben of the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum for a peek into the fascinating world of moths. This evening program includes a short, indoor presentation and a twilight foray into the gardens to look for moths.

Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910858dd372c.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 16:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Butterfly Habitat Hats]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/family-art-project-butterfly-habitat-hats http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/family-art-project-butterfly-habitat-hats Date: June 25, 2017

See them and sketch them flying and sipping the nectar of their favorite flowering shrub or bush. Then learn about local butterfly species and make a butterfly-habitat hat filled with flowers and insects in an active landscape.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591085d4e84c4.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 16:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Beautification Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/fort-tryon-park-beautification-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/fort-tryon-park-beautification-day Date: June 25, 2017

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

Tools and gloves will be provided.

Groups must RSVP by emailing info@FortTryonParkTrust.org by June 11.

Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a4c2c966626.jpg Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Pollination Headquarters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/pollination-headquarters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/pollination-headquarters Date: June 25, 2017

Get your pollinator info here! See butterfly and insect displays, pick up self-guided tours, take home pollinator-friendly plant lists and adopt a bee-condo.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910862397f76.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 16:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/waterfront-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/waterfront-walks Date: June 25, 2017

Conservancy Docents provide Waterfront Walks educating the public on the park’s unique design, history, and ecology on the last Sunday of each month at 10:00 p.m. from April through October. Wear comfortable shoes—these tours traverse the beautiful park landscape!

Please RSVP here.

Interested in taking a group tour? Groups of 6 or more, please fill out a group tour request form to schedule a tour.

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy reserves the right to cancel due to extreme weather conditions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/sunday-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/sunday-tai-chi Date: June 25, 2017

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594ab8e9c9019.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: June 25, 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 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayak Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/kayak-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/kayak-staten-island Date: June 25, 2017

Join Kayak Staten Island for free public kayaking off the shore at Page Ave. Beach, Tottenville. Boats and life jackets will be provided for a short paddle off the shore. Launch help and paddling tips are given by experienced kayakers at the shore and on the water. Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Page Avenue Beach

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2017-06-25 2017-06-25 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.50236193262400000, -74.22824013233200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594ad12b2fa22.JPG Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-up Audubon II: Water Detectives]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/popup-audubon-ii-water-detectives http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/popup-audubon-ii-water-detectives Date: June 25, 2017

What's in the Park's water? Join Prospect Park Alliance to learn about water chemistry and identify the creatures that live in and around the Park’s waterways. Pop-up Audubon II is best for children 8 and over. Events include:

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm: Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Shoreline Water Walk, noon–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk and explore the plants and wildlife that make the lakeshore so special.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Discover the creatures that live in Prospect Park’s waterbodies and the chemistry that helps them grow in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This program leaves promptly at 2 pm.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm:After learning how to use binoculars, join Alliance naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Presented by Con Edison.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f522826496.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 25, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/freshwater-fishing Date: June 25, 2017

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel. Whether you chose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 08 May 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Butterfly Block Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/butterfly-block-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/butterfly-block-party Date: June 25, 2017

Calling all swallowtails, fritillaries, skippers, and hairstreaks! Everyone’s invited to the Butterfly Block Party in the Flower Garden. Mingle with guest naturalists and meet your local Lepidoptera.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591086d929277.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 16:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: June 25, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled. Pier 40 will be closed on the 25th from noon to the public because of the Heritage of Pride event. We will resume rowing Tuesday, June 27 at 5:30 pm.

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).

The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary.

Please note: It is very important that you arrive between noon and 12:30 p.m., as the Village Community Boathouse pair their boats, coxswains, and rowers by 12:30. Boats leave right after for the afternoon. In some cases, the Villiage Community Boathouse will have additional boats leaving at a later time but the chances to get out on a boat then are much slimmer. Please check the Villiage Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook or Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, call (212) 229-2059.

About Free Community Rowing
The Community Rows are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds onsite. The rows last, depending on river conditions and rower level experience, between one and three hours.Most of these rows have mixed crews with those that have never been on the river before and some old hands. Visit the Village Community Boathouse's website for more information and photos!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-06-25 2017-06-25 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/forest-crew Date: June 25, 2017

Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly basis.

College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green-collar field are strongly encouraged to attend regularly and to view this as an apprenticeship opportunity. Consistency will be rewarded!

Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05a5a67417.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Native Pollinators Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/native-pollinators-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/native-pollinators-walk Date: June 25, 2017

Flowers attract the attention of both human and animal visitors. Honeybees, bumblebees, and butterflies are easily spotted in the garden, but solitary bees, beetles, and other native pollinators are often overlooked. Entomologist Lawrence Forcella and naturalists Gabriel Willow and Paul Keim lead these fascinating walks to observe our local pollinators at work.

Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. This event repeats at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910873185de5.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 16:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Buzz on Bees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/buzz-on-bees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/buzz-on-bees Date: June 25, 2017

Celebrate nature’s winged aviators at this family-friendly workshop! Visit Queens Botanical Garden's Bee Garden, learn about these amazing insects, sample local honey, and make a beeswax candle to take home.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-25 2017-06-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59273419435ef.jpg Thu, 25 May 2017 18:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 25, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590ce10452e8b.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 16:29:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: June 25, 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 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/activity-table Date: June 25, 2017

Every weekend from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., please stop by our activity table to create something new. Activities are appropriate for all ages!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-25 2017-06-25 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929741d3ec6e.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Orientation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/volunteer-orientation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/volunteer-orientation Date: June 25, 2017

Want to get more involved at Brooklyn Bridge Park this year? Learn about our volunteer positions and their schedules!

Directions to find the group will be sent by email to registered volunteers only on the day before orientation.

Fill out a Volunteer Application and then log-in to your Volunteer Profile to sign-up for orientation on the calendar.

For more information, please email Karla Osorio-Perez at kosorio-perez@brooklynbridgepark.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 334 Furman Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.69403178914900000, -73.99932694435100000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Native Pollinators Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/native-pollinators-walk1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/native-pollinators-walk1 Date: June 25, 2017

Flowers attract the attention of both human and animal visitors. Honeybees, bumblebees, and butterflies are easily spotted in the garden, but solitary bees, beetles, and other native pollinators are often overlooked. Entomologist Lawrence Forcella and naturalists Gabriel Willow and Paul Keim lead these fascinating walks to observe our local pollinators at work.

Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59108809a06e0.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 16:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/25/seining Date: June 25, 2017

Learn about the remarkable creatures of the East River as our scientists use a seining net to humanely catch and release these unique critters.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-25 2017-06-25 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70410156250000000, -73.99019622802734000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/26/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/26/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: June 26, 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 2017-06-26 2017-06-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/fitness-walk Date: June 27, 2017

Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles). For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/biweekly-gardening-club Date: June 27, 2017

Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone. Gardening is shown to be very beneficial for both body and mind, as wel as our planet.

All ages and experience are welcome.

All gloves, tools, and other necessary materials will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 27, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590ce046bc4d3.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Painting Nature with the Art Student's League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/painting-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/painting-nature Date: June 27, 2017

Bring your child for a fun afternoon of painting the scenery around them, with the help of Art Student's League's Pedro Rodriguez. It's a cool activity for a hot day.

Supplies will be provided!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.90010070800800000, -73.87220001220700000 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event Date: June 27, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains). The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary, and lifejackets will be provided. Please dress for cooler weather, and follow the Village Community Boathouse on social media for last minute schedule changes due to weather. You must arrive early (no later than 6:00 p.m.) in order to row. Rows last between 1 and 2 hours.

As temperatures on the water are generally cooler than on land, please dress accordingly, especially if you are not planning to actively row.

ITS IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU COME BEFORE EARLY. No later than 6 PM. WE PAIR OUR BOATS WITH COXSWAINS (1) AND ROWERS (4 for each boat) ) BY 6pm AND BOATS LEAVE RIGHT AFTER FOR THE EVENING ROW. Rows last usually between 1 and 2 hours.

About Free Community Rowing
The Community Rows are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds onsite. The rows last, depending on river conditions and rower level experience, between one and three hours.Most of these rows have mixed crews with those that have never been on the river before and some old hands. Visit the Village Community Boathouse's website for more information and photos!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-06-27 2017-06-27 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f92dcb14593.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: East Side Evening Stroll]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/central-park-tour-east-side-evening-stroll http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/central-park-tour-east-side-evening-stroll Date: June 27, 2017

Join us after work for an evening stroll along part of Central Park's East Side. Central Park Conservancy guides lead you on a casual walk from the southeast corner of the Park to Bethesda Terrace.

Learn about the Zoo, the Arsenal, Balto, The Mall, Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, and the Lake on this tour designed for New York summer evenings.

There are some stairs and a few inclines. 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: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-27 2017-06-27 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579a44b9537e5.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Attracting Pollinators and Pest-Managing Predator Insects with Native Plants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/attracting-pollinators-and-pestmanaging-predator-insects-with-native-plants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/27/attracting-pollinators-and-pestmanaging-predator-insects-with-native-plants Date: June 27, 2017

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

Facilitated by Bronx Green-Up/New York Botanical Garden, Dina Garcia of New Roots Community Farm, and GreenThumb.

Este taller se ofrecerá con traducción al Español.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: New Roots Community Garden

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2017-06-27 2017-06-27 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.82122039794922000, -73.92516326904297000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 11:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm and Compost Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days Date: June 28, 2017

Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Learn how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, but may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-28 2017-06-28 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929753eed195.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 28, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/farm-open-hours Date: June 28, 2017

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-28 2017-06-28 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592976bb8a458.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: June 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Keeping Chickens Part 1: Spring and Summer (Brooklyn)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/keeping-chickens-part-1-spring-and-summer-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/keeping-chickens-part-1-spring-and-summer-brooklyn Date: June 28, 2017

Learn the nuts and bolts of keeping chickens in the city. This workshop will be the first in a two-part series: this summer, we’ll cover maintenance for spring and summer. In the fall, we’ll discuss maintenance for fall and winter. Gardeners who attend both sessions will be eligible to receive a book on keeping chickens!

Facilitated by GreenThumb and Alex LaMond, GreenThumb community gardener at Tranquility Farm

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Tranquility Garden

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2017-06-28 2017-06-28 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69459915161100000, -73.94319915771500000 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance Fitness in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/dance-fitness-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/dance-fitness-in-the-park Date: June 28, 2017

Dance Fitness is the perfect way to have fun while getting an amazing work out! These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air. Follow certified instructors from Sweet Water Dance & Yoga for a fun, high-energy workout along the park’s shoreline!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78202599271400000, -73.92982745170600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a1b119975.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Wednesdays Outdoor Music: Mary Courtney & Morning Star]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/sunset-wednesdays-outdoor-music-mary-courtney-morning-star http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/28/sunset-wednesdays-outdoor-music-mary-courtney-morning-star Date: June 28, 2017

Mary Courtney hails from a large musical family in Castlegregory, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Now residing in the Bronx, she is the lead singer, songwriter, guitarist, and bodhrán (Irish hand-held drum) player with her trio Mary Courtney & Morning Star, guitar and vocals; Patrick Madden, fiddle; Donal Ryan, tenor banjo. She uses her voice to spread Irish culture, educate her audience about the struggles of her people, and capture her experience in the United States.

From rock ‘n’ roll to the ethereal strains of an ancient Celtic band, she can sing anything and make every song unforgettable. Courtney has three recordings to her credit, has collaborated with Larry Kirwan and the Black 47s and appeared on stage at the BB King Blues Club for the opening night party for the Tony Award-winning play “The Lieutenant of Inismore.”

At Wave Hill, she offers traditional Irish folk songs, so many of which draw their inspiration from the wild flowers of the Irish countryside, and her own unique tunes.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-06-28 2017-06-28 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910888f5045c.jpg Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/fitness-walk Date: June 29, 2017

Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles). For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/biweekly-gardening-club Date: June 29, 2017

Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone. Gardening is shown to be very beneficial for both body and mind, as wel as our planet.

All ages and experience are welcome.

All gloves, tools, and other necessary materials will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: June 29, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/tour-the-battery Date: June 29, 2017

Join us for a tour of The Battery, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan.

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Tours of The Battery take place every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. and last about an hour. Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Sign up
RSVP and receive a free Battery Bug button when you arrive!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf4930d27f.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Evening Stroll]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/central-park-tour-west-side-evening-stroll http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/central-park-tour-west-side-evening-stroll Date: June 29, 2017

Join us after work for an evening stroll along part of Central Park’s West side. Central Park Conservancy guides lead you on a casual walk from the southwest corner of Central Park to Tavern on the Green.

Learn about the Maine Monument, west side arches, Heckscher Ballfields, Sheep Meadow, and Tavern on the Green on this tour designed for New York summer evenings.

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) and ends at Tavern on the Green (Central Park West between 66th and 67th Streets). 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: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 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 2017-06-29 2017-06-29 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Composting 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/outdoor-composting-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/outdoor-composting-101 Date: June 29, 2017

Join us at La Plaza Cultural Community Garden to learn how garden trimmings and food scraps can become garden gold through composting. This class explains the outdoor composting process, how to use finished compost, and how to troubleshoot common composting problems.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: La Plaza Cultural

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2017-06-29 2017-06-29 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72529983520500000, -73.97859954834000000 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 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: 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 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: June 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/free-community-rowing-at-van-cortlandt-park-lake-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/free-community-rowing-at-van-cortlandt-park-lake-in-the-bronx Date: June 30, 2017

Join Village Community Boathouse's special new public rowing program on Van Cortlandt Park Lake in the Bronx!

This is a great chance to explore a beautiful park, learn to use the sculling boat, and introduce others to the joy of rowing. Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary.

Check the Village Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, visit their website at VCB.NYC. Email mailinglist@vcb.nyc to join the mailing list for updates.

For specifics on the Van Cortlandt Park lake row, please email VCPark@vcb.nyc.

Volunteers
We always apprecite volunteers. Those kind enough to help with the setup, please go to the container in the parking lot south of the lake. Volunteers should meet at 4:00 p.m.

About Free Community Rowing
The Community Rows are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds onsite. The rows last, depending on river conditions and rower level experience, between one and three hours.Most of these rows have mixed crews with those that have never been on the river before and some old hands. Visit the Village Community Boathouse's website for more information and photos!

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: South end of lake (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 4:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.88915215898600000, -73.89286369085300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593cc52b52532.JPG Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/family-camping-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/family-camping-bronx Date: June 30, 2017

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

Please note: Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery, please visit our Event Registration page. Register on Wednesday, June 21.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-06-30 2017-06-30 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e6bab901a.JPG Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/upper-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/upper-river-paddle Date: July 1, 2017

Please note: This event is sold out.

Join the Bronx River Alliance on a 2.5-mile paddling adventure and explore the fresh water sections of the Bronx River!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard

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2017-07-01 2017-07-01 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.88420104980500000, -73.86689758300800000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/green-team Date: July 1, 2017

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoying nature, and making the park look its best.

All volunteers must fill out a waiver onsite and submit it before any activity begins. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please log-in to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: July 1, 2017

Volunteer this It's My Park season with the Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender loving care to our beloved park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the spring/summer weather and upcoming events. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Raymond Bush Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/its-my-park-at-raymond-bush-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/its-my-park-at-raymond-bush-playground Date: July 1, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to be active, stretch, and have fun while cleaning up trash at Raymond Bush Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Raymond Bush Playground

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2017-07-01 2017-07-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68650054931640600, -73.94159698486328000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Owl's Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park Date: July 1, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Owl's Head Hort Group to do horticultural beautification at Owl's Head Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 748-9522

Location: 67th Street and Colonial Road (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.63952255249023400, -74.03029632568360000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Cabrini Woods Stewardship Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/cabrini-woods-stewardship-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/cabrini-woods-stewardship-day Date: July 1, 2017

Join the Fort Tryon Park Trust for a cleanup day in Cabrini Woods! This small woodland, located along Cabrini Boulevard just north of 190th Street, is an important ecological asset, as its rich biodiversity provides critical food and habitat for local wildlife. Help us restore and protect the native ecology and 80+ bird species that visit Cabrini Woods by participating in stewardship activities like weeding and debris removal.

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Tools, gloves, and safety goggles will be provided.

Volunteers younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Groups must email info@FortTryonParkTrust.org to RSVP by June 23.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592eec1e6d2a1.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Lucy Wilner: Us and Them, Birds at the Intersection of Natural and Man-made Worlds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds Date: July 1, 2017

Join us for an exhibit at Conference House Park, Lucy Wilner: Us and Them, Birds at the Intersection of Natural and Man-made Worlds, on display through July 23.

Wilner’s paintings explore the realms of imagination evoked by today’s new ecological and trans-species consciousness. Far from naturalistic, they present symbolic relationships, especially those between human beings, our histories, tools, and environments, and the natural world.

Gallery hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. / Closed holidays / Free admission

Opening reception: Saturday, May 13, 2017 / 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Image: Lucy Wilner, Aperture (detail), 72” x 60” inches, acrylic on canvas 2016

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59075dee7abf6.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 1, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59383991ee0bb.jpg Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: July 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/compost-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/compost-101 Date: July 1, 2017

Join the NYC Compost Project to learn how to reduce your waste and create “black gold” for your garden by composting leaves, kitchen scraps, garden trimmings, and weeds. This workshop covers the essentials of outdoor composting in an urban setting.

Weather permitting, we will visit our Compost Demonstration Site.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-07-01 2017-07-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59273a5dc4184.jpg Thu, 25 May 2017 18:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park Date: July 1, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Canine Coalition to clean and spread mulch at the dog run at St. Mary's Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 571-5324

Location: Cypress Avenue Entrance (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.80941708570300000, -73.91244208812700000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Wolfe's Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/its-my-park-at-wolfes-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/its-my-park-at-wolfes-pond-park Date: July 1, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with New York City Mountain Bike Association to clean the trails at Wolfe's Pond Park. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes and bring water, bug repellent, and sunscreen.

We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 9178855843

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park House (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.51743626775300000, -74.19087117910400000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: July 1, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Garden Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/family-garden-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/family-garden-walk Date: July 1, 2017

Visit favorite, family-friendly locations in the gardens on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5931c6b462c7d.jpg Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Rowing on Prospect Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free Date: July 1, 2017

The Village Community Boathouse is offering free public rowing on Prospect Park Lake this summer.

Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the ample waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary. Sessions run from noon until 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays from June 10 to August 26. Boats are launched from the ramp on Well House Drive in the southwest corner of the lake. The temporary boathouse–two shipping containers–is located just across from the ramp.

Who Can Participate
Community rowing is open to all, although some physical dexterity is required to get in and out of the boats. The focus of the program is recreation in a safe and respectful environment. Each participant must sign a waiver; kids and teens younger than 18 must be escorted by a parent. Life jackets are provided—and must be worn!

What You'll Row
We use a diverse fleet of traditional wooden rowing boats, built by volunteers and similar in shape and appearance to those used in the early days of park rowing.

How the Villiage Community Boathouse is Funded
We are a nonprofit organization entirely run by volunteers. While no commitment is required from those who row with us, our facilities, boats and equipment require regular upkeep and repair. The park is surrounded by a large and diverse population that needs more access to on-water recreation.Your donations make our program possible. If you're looking to volunteer, please email volunteers@vcb.nyc.

Contact
For more information about the Village Community Boathouse and its programs, please email info@vcb.nyc. Please check the Village Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter for possible last minute changes due to weather or other circumstances.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: The Well House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65684512758200000, -73.97034907341000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592238ca05299.JPG Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing Date: July 1, 2017

Rocking the Boat invites you all to free community rowing experience.

Through Community Rowing, you'll explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats and learn about local waterways. The free program takes place every Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

For three of those days, community members can also try their hand at sailing.

Free Sailing

The City’s only sailing program aims to make sailing a staple of the South Bronx waterfront. Free sailing takes place on:

  • Sunday, June 10
  • Saturday, August 12
  • Sunday, September 10

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5909ec80b4a13.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition: Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: July 1, 2017

Come view original artwork celebrating nature and the natural environment of Staten Island. Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, Staten Island’s land conservation organization.

Exhibition hours: Monday – Friday by appointment only, Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m

Organized & curated by Gail Middleton / Creative Photographers Guild

Opening reception: Saturday, May 6, 2017 / 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59088cfc9d17a.jpg Tue, 02 May 2017 15:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Garden Tours and Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/seasonal-garden-tours-activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/seasonal-garden-tours-activity-table Date: July 1, 2017

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Plus, every weekend from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., check out our activity table!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-07-01 2017-07-01 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929a609a8190.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: July 1, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/activity-table Date: July 1, 2017

Every weekend from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., please stop by our activity table to create something new. Activities are appropriate for all ages!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-07-01 2017-07-01 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929741d3ec6e.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Tending to a Growing Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/tending-to-a-growing-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/tending-to-a-growing-garden Date: July 1, 2017

Visitors of all ages can come help Prospect Park Alliance take care of the potato plot, herb gardens, and berry patches at Lefferts Historic House by pulling weeds and helping to water the plants.

Bring a hat and a bottle of water, and we will provide the tools and gloves!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59494657ecd13.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/02/early-morning-bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/02/early-morning-bird-walk Date: July 2, 2017

This is the time of year when young birds outnumber adult birds. Join the Prospect Park Alliance in search of fledglings as they test their wings!

The tour leaves promptly at 8:00 a.m.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-07-02 2017-07-02 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5949472d553eb.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/02/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/02/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day Date: July 2, 2017

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

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

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

RSVP by emailing John.Kelly@parks.nyc.gov

Groups must RSVP by June 19.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-07-02 2017-07-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58cff0c98d14c.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/02/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/02/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 2, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-07-02 2017-07-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59383991ee0bb.jpg Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/02/sunday-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/02/sunday-tai-chi Date: July 2, 2017

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-07-02 2017-07-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594ab8e9c9019.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/02/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/02/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: July 2, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-02 2017-07-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/02/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/02/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: July 2, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-07-02 2017-07-02 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/02/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/02/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: July 2, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).

The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary.

Please note: It is very important that you arrive between noon and 12:30 p.m., as the Village Community Boathouse pair their boats, coxswains, and rowers by 12:30. Boats leave right after for the afternoon. In some cases, the Villiage Community Boathouse will have additional boats leaving at a later time but the chances to get out on a boat then are much slimmer. Please check the Villiage Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook or Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, call (212) 229-2059.

About Free Community Rowing
The Community Rows are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds onsite. The rows last, depending on river conditions and rower level experience, between one and three hours.Most of these rows have mixed crews with those that have never been on the river before and some old hands. Visit the Village Community Boathouse's website for more information and photos!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-07-02 2017-07-02 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Mon, 22 May 2017 15:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/02/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/02/forest-crew Date: July 2, 2017

Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly basis.

College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green-collar field are strongly encouraged to attend regularly and to view this as an apprenticeship opportunity. Consistency will be rewarded!

Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-07-02 2017-07-02 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05a5a67417.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Garden Tours & Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/02/seasonal-garden-tours-activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/02/seasonal-garden-tours-activity-table Date: July 2, 2017

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1 to 2pm. Plus, every weekend from 2 to 4pm, check out our activity table!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-07-02 2017-07-02 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929a67faaf53.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:45:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/02/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/02/activity-table Date: July 2, 2017

Every weekend from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., please stop by our activity table to create something new. Activities are appropriate for all ages!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-07-02 2017-07-02 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929741d3ec6e.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:59:45 EDT