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 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:45:22 GMT <![CDATA[Sakura Matsuri 2017: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Cherry Blossom Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/sakura-matsuri-2017-brooklyn-botanic-garden-cherry-blossom-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/sakura-matsuri-2017-brooklyn-botanic-garden-cherry-blossom-festival Date: April 29, 2017

Sakura Matsuri, the annual cherry blossom festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, offers over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. The festival marks the end of hanami, the Japanese cultural tradition of enjoying each moment of the cherry blossom season.

For more information about the festival, please visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Sakura Matsuri Festival page.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 623-7200

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.66910171508789000, -73.96219635009766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b471f346a53.jpg Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:44:49 EST
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/green-team Date: April 29, 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 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Udall's Park Preserve]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-udalls-park-preserve http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-udalls-park-preserve Date: April 29, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Udalls Cove Preservation Committee to clean up at Udall's Park Preserve. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 224-7256

Location: Parking Lot on Sandhill Road (in Udall's Park Preserve)

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Q452 Udall's Park Preserve 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77367869259600000, -73.74501262147500000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: April 29, 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 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Barking Up a Wave Hill Tree]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/family-art-project-barking-up-a-wave-hill-tree http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/family-art-project-barking-up-a-wave-hill-tree Date: April 29, 2017

With wax crayons and paper in hand, visit some of Wave Hill’s treasured trees and have a tactile experience through observation, touch, and simple, but rich, bark rubbings. Using these rubbings, work with burlap, cheesecloth, strips of leather, craft paper and yarn to create a collection of rich textures and bark-inspired designs.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c0781e9680c.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Bell Malls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-bell-malls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-bell-malls Date: April 29, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Bayside Hills Civic Association to clean up Bell Malls. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bell Malls

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2017-04-29 2017-04-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75115440000000000, -73.76316440000000000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 29, 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 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9d460676df.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Neighborhood Walk: Trees of Riverdale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/neighborhood-walk-trees-of-riverdale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/neighborhood-walk-trees-of-riverdale Date: April 29, 2017

Wave Hill’s wonderful collection of trees is complemented by some equally fine specimens outside our walls. Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day leads an easy walk to meet some of our most impressive, arboreal neighbors.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c078af0234e.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: April 29, 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 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:15:03 EST
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/conservatory-garden-tour Date: April 29, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brust Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-brust-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-brust-park Date: April 29, 2017

Please note: this project was rescheduled from April 1 due to weather.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Stewards of Lower Brust Park to help clean up of Brust Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (201) 344-6465

Location: Lower Brust Park Entrance (in Brust Park)

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X055 Brust Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.88945817474100000, -73.90300446748700000 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Junior Arborist Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/junior-arborist-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/junior-arborist-station Date: April 29, 2017

Kids ages five and older are invited to don tree-climbing harnesses and hardhats and ascend into the canopy of our old sugar maple tree to get a birds-eye view of Wave Hill.

Arborists from Almstead Tree and Shrub Care, who generously sponsor this free program, are on hand to assist budding arborists, as well as answer questions about the big old trees at Wave Hill.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c0785da075a.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Games 2017]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/street-games-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/street-games-2017 Date: April 29, 2017

Play old-school street games from the '60s and '70s at our 10th annual Street Games festival in East Harlem!

Make your first stop to the NYC Parks booth to pick up a Street Games Passport! Complete 5 out of 10 of the activities on the passport to redeem a prize.

Games include:

  • Pogo Sticks
  • Hula Hoops
  • Double Dutch
  • Hippity Hop
  • Yo-Yos
  • Box Car Derby
  • Jumbo Games
  • Obstacle Course
  • Imagination Playground
  • Ultimate Disc
  • Wheelchair Basketball

Street Games is also more than just games! Join us for performances by a yo-yo master, hip-hop breakdancers, and the Dance Theatre of Harlem!

In the event of heavy rain or extreme weather, Street Games may be canceled. The decision to cancel the event will be made by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017 and will be prominently posted on our website and social media channels.

Accessibility
For accessibility information, please contact Chris Noel by April 27 at (718) 760-6831 or Christopher.Noel@parks.nyc.gov.

Become a Volunteer
Help us make this festival a fun day for all New Yorkers! If you would like to volunteer, please register here. You must be 18 years old or older to become a Street Games volunteer. For more information about volunteering at Street Games, please email Venus Melo at Venus.Melo@parks.nyc.gov with Street Games Volunteer in the subject line.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8214

Location: 112th Street and First Avenue (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.79342974627500000, -73.93723106384300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ed482b4fa74.jpg Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walk: Trees and the Designed Landscape]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/garden-walk-trees-and-the-designed-landscape http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/garden-walk-trees-and-the-designed-landscape Date: April 29, 2017

Trees play an integral role in landscape design, from defining garden spaces to softening architecture and acting as focal points. Take a spring stroll with Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer to see how trees enhance the design of the gardens at Wave Hill.

This walk repeats on Sunday, April 30.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c078fe8ec66.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Snug Harbor Peony Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/snug-harbor-peony-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/snug-harbor-peony-walk Date: April 29, 2017

Peonies have inspired gardeners, artists, and poets for over a thousand years. Some of them evoke images that match the exquisite beauty of the flowers: Flying Swallow in Red Dress, Gold Flecks in Chinese Ink, Green Dragon in a Pink Pool, and Necklace with Precious Pearls.

Bring your friends and get inspired with us!

Tickets are $10 per person. Purchase tickets here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-425-3515

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e52d28e8668.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: Spring Blossoms (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/nature-exploration-spring-blossoms-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/nature-exploration-spring-blossoms-light Date: April 29, 2017

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

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.

Light hikes are leisurely strolls on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6eca3f4025.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/discovery-walks-for-families-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/discovery-walks-for-families-belvederes-kingdom Date: April 29, 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: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f77334549.jpg Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Highland Park Community Garden Opening Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/highland-park-community-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/highland-park-community-garden Date: April 29, 2017

Enjoy a fun-filled opening day at Highland Park's community garden. Enjoy workshops, music, and games.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden (in Highland Park)

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B047 Highland Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.68289947509800000, -73.88790130615200000 Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Orientation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/volunteer-orientation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/volunteer-orientation Date: April 29, 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 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.69403178914900000, -73.99932694435100000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Cooking DemoA Tasty Tree: Cooking with Juniper]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/cooking-demoa-tasty-tree-cooking-with-juniper http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/cooking-demoa-tasty-tree-cooking-with-juniper Date: April 29, 2017

The juniper berry is one of the few flavorings to come from a conifer tree. Offering a hint of resin with a slight tang of citrus, it features in the traditional cuisines of Scandinavia and many other regions of Europe. Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day explains the origin of this evocative spice while a chef from Great Performances inspires with some freshly prepared recipes.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07942848d3.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 29, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Jackie Robinson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-jackie-robinson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-jackie-robinson-park Date: April 30, 2017

Calling all park lovers! This spring, the New York Junior League's Playground Improvement Project committee ("PIP") invites you to join them in rolling up your sleeves to help revitalize Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem.

Throughout five weekends in April and May PIP committee members, New York Junior League volunteers, and community volunteers will spend a day in the park gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this highly used space. PIP will provide you with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt.

All volunteer days are rain or shine.

Registration
All participants (ages 16 and older) must register in advance. Volunteers can sign up nyjl.org/playground Please RSVP if you are interested in participating in one or more park days (April 22, 23, 29, 30 and May 6, 7, 13, 20, 21). Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project
For more than 25 years, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) has been a New York Junior League signature community project. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized, and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community. PIP focuses on sites and parks that need major renovation and have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Weekend cleanup days include landscaping and repairing the parks. We work with over 700 volunteers each season to help improve the park and make a positive impact on the community. Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.82630157470703000, -73.94120025634766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f0eb9d98e36.jpg Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Birds of High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/birds-of-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/birds-of-high-rock-park Date: April 30, 2017

Join Seth Wollney for a walk around High Rock Park in search of spring migrants including warblers, thrushes, vireos, and more!

Seth will help participants develop bird identification and binocular skills. We will visit Lake Ohrbach, Pumphouse Pond, and Walker Pond if time allows. Be prepared for moderate up-hill hiking and dress for the weather!

Bring field guides, and binoculars. All levels of bird watchers are welcome.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebad8a526f1.jpg Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Ospreys]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/birding-ospreys http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/birding-ospreys Date: April 30, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask an Urban Park Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6ed83cfef8.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Barking Up a Wave Hill Tree]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/family-art-project-barking-up-a-wave-hill-tree http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/family-art-project-barking-up-a-wave-hill-tree Date: April 30, 2017

With wax crayons and paper in hand, visit some of Wave Hill’s treasured trees and have a tactile experience through observation, touch, and simple, but rich, bark rubbings. Using these rubbings, work with burlap, cheesecloth, strips of leather, craft paper, and yarn to create a collection of rich textures and bark-inspired designs.

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 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c0799e45759.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Workshop: Woodgrain Prints and Monoprints]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/art-workshop-woodgrain-prints-and-monoprints http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/art-workshop-woodgrain-prints-and-monoprints Date: April 30, 2017

In this printmaking workshop with artist Wennie Huang, combine monoprint methods with direct printing from cut-wood sections to create works in ink, mixed media, and/or text.

Ages 12 and older are welcome with an adult.

Registration is required on-site at the Perkins Visitor Center or by calling (718) 549-3200 x251. Drop-ins are welcome as space permits.

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 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07abd91f76.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sakura Matsuri 2017: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Cherry Blossom Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/sakura-matsuri-2017-brooklyn-botanic-garden-cherry-blossom-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/sakura-matsuri-2017-brooklyn-botanic-garden-cherry-blossom-festival Date: April 30, 2017

Sakura Matsuri, the annual cherry blossom festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, offers over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. The festival marks the end of hanami, the Japanese cultural tradition of enjoying each moment of the cherry blossom season.

For more information about the festival, please visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Sakura Matsuri Festival page.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 623-7200

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.66910171508789000, -73.96219635009766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b471f346a53.jpg Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:44:49 EST
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/waterfront-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/waterfront-walks Date: April 30, 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 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Hound Hike: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/hound-hike-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/hound-hike-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 30, 2017

Take one of our signature tours with your favorite four-legged friend and let our Central Park Conservancy guide give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural and architectural elements the Park has to offer.

This is an on-leash event. Due to varied terrain, strollers for dogs/people are not suggested. Please also wear comfortable shoes.

This is a members-only event. Visit the CPC Member Programs page for event listings. Not a member? Join now!

This is a Members' Only event; pre-registration is required.

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 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Nature Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/rangers-choice-nature-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/rangers-choice-nature-photography Date: April 30, 2017

Join the Urban Park Rangers as we capture the scenic beauty of the reservoir, the natural environment surrounding it, and the changes of the spring season.

Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on April 19.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Silver Lake Park

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.62770080566406000, -74.09980010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6edd96a586.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arbor Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/arbor-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/arbor-fest Date: April 30, 2017

It's a fun-filled day at Queens Botanical Garden's Arbor Fest!

Enjoy a variety of activities for all ages, including live music, tours, puppet and bubble performances, arts and crafts, petting zoo, face painting, food and craft vendors, art exhibits, demonstrations, beer tent, ceremonial tree plantings, and more!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-04-30 2017-04-30 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58eba528bdf7d.PNG Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boatbuilding at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/free-boatbuilding-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/free-boatbuilding-at-pier-40 Date: April 30, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Boatbuilding of traditional Whitehall gigs: larger wooden rowboats for four rowers and a coxswain (captain).

We build these boats at our workshop on Pier 40. But we also row them throughout the summer twice a week.

The Village Community Boathouse also offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., from April 24 through November 15, 2017.

This event is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-04-30 2017-04-30 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f925bc084fa.png Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/free-community-rowing-at-pier-401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/free-community-rowing-at-pier-401 Date: April 30, 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.

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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2017-04-30 2017-04-30 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/freshwater-fishing Date: April 30, 2017

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel. Participation is first-come, first-served. This program is recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.83700180053700000, -73.89340209960900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6ef21e7087.JPG Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Nicholas Park - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-park-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-park-spring-cleaning Date: April 30, 2017

Please note: this event was rescheduled from April 23

This It's My Park season, join members of the TRASH project and Friends of St. Nicholas Park for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will clean and beautify St. Nicholas's playgrounds. We look forward to cleaning up the playgrounds with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 353-6559

Location: West 135th Street Plaza (in St. Nicholas Park)

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M077 St. Nicholas Park 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81710052490200000, -73.94799804687500000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Ten Eyck Playground - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/its-my-park-at-ten-eyck-playground-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/its-my-park-at-ten-eyck-playground-spring-cleaning Date: April 30, 2017

This It's My Park season, join Friends of Ten Eyck Playground for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will spruce up the tree beds around Ten Eyck Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 844-7043

Location: Sprinkler (in Ten Eyck Playground)

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B311 Ten Eyck Playground 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70896658544300000, -73.93863290548300000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walk: Trees and the Designed Landscape]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/garden-walk-trees-and-the-designed-landscape http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/garden-walk-trees-and-the-designed-landscape Date: April 30, 2017

Trees play an integral role in landscape design, from defining garden spaces to softening architecture and acting as focal points. Take a spring stroll with Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer to see how trees enhance the design of the gardens at Wave Hill.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07b492d443.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/forest-crew Date: April 30, 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: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05a5a67417.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 30, 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 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9d5c07fd64.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/spring-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/spring-walk Date: April 30, 2017

Spring is a time for nature. Join us as we explore budding flowers, migrating birds, butterflies, emerging mushrooms, and more.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bf02c5e5c3c.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: April 30, 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 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:15:03 EST
<![CDATA[Highland Park and Ridgewood Reservoir: A Sanctuary for Shedding Stress]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir-a-sanctuary-for-shedding-stress http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir-a-sanctuary-for-shedding-stress Date: April 30, 2017

Highland Park was created to provide city dwellers with an experience of beauty and nature, as well as recreation, to restore our minds, bodies and souls.

Join us in a sensory journey as we walk, sit, and reflect along the forest bluestone overlook, the newly-renovated and landscaped Boulder Arch Bridge, and the paths of the Ridgewood Reservoir. Participants will be invited to share their reflections, and observations through creative journaling.

Led by Charles Monaco & Julia Kristeller, Highland Park Community Advocates

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Highland Boulevard and Bulwer Place

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2017-04-30 2017-04-30 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.68215721751200000, -73.89324140548700000 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/01/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/01/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: May 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-01 2017-05-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/01/learntorow-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/01/learntorow-2 Date: May 1, 2017

Learn-to-Row 2 picks up where Learn-to-Row 1 leaves off. Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges. The majority of the time will be spent increasing focus on working together, developing rhythm, and building power to move the boat as efficiently as possible. All classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

After completing Learn-to-Row 2, participants will have the opportunity to continue rowing with our Recreational Masters program!

The prerequisite for this course is our Learn-to-Row 1 program.

Questions about our 2017 Learn-To-Row 2 classes? Contact our Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach, Claudia Loeber, at cloeber@rownewyork.org for more information.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-05-01 2017-05-01 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c03fd5a5a97.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 2, 2017

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

This tour is 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 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e507ef4a078.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 2, 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 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event Date: May 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.

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

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: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-05-02 2017-05-02 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f92dcb14593.jpg Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/learntorow-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/learntorow-2 Date: May 2, 2017

Learn-to-Row 2 picks up where Learn-to-Row 1 leaves off. Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges. The majority of the time will be spent increasing focus on working together, developing rhythm, and building power to move the boat as efficiently as possible. All classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

After completing Learn-to-Row 2, participants will have the opportunity to continue rowing with our Recreational Masters program!

The prerequisite for this course is our Learn-to-Row 1 program.

Questions about our 2017 Learn-To-Row 2 classes? Contact our Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach, Claudia Loeber, at cloeber@rownewyork.org for more information.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-05-02 2017-05-02 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c03fd5a5a97.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Counts: Volunteer Opportunity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/fort-tryon-counts-volunteer-opportunity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/fort-tryon-counts-volunteer-opportunity Date: May 3, 2017

We need your help! NYC Parks and the Fort Tryon Park Trust are conducting a public use study of Fort Tryon Park to help inform management of the park and its resources. We need volunteers to help count park visitors, observe park use patterns, and administer visitor questionnaires throughout the day on Wednesday, May 3 and Sunday, May 7.

This study will enable us to:

  • Learn how many people the park serves
  • Secure data to inform decisions about park maintenance and capital improvements
  • Identify ways to ensure the park best serves the community

This is a unique opportunity to give back to Fort Tryon Park and learn about the park’s impact! To make the study successful, we need volunteers to collect data throughout the park in 2.5-hour shifts. All volunteers will receive a special thank you gift for their participation.

Sign up for a volunteer shift!

All volunteers must be 18 years old or older.

Have questions? Email Jocelyn.Lee@parks.nyc.gov

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 8:00 am 8:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58dc052071854.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost: Farm & Garden Work Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/nyc-compost-farm-garden-work-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/nyc-compost-farm-garden-work-days Date: May 3, 2017

Cultivate an intimate understanding of the interconnections between soil, plants, and human health by working directly with the land. We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, and composting.

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

This volunteer event takes place on the first Wednesday of the month at Heritage Farm and on the third Saturday of the month at the Compost Demonstration Garden.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebd2eecf3aa.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: May 3, 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 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project: Turn and Learn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/nyc-compost-project-turn-and-learn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/nyc-compost-project-turn-and-learn Date: May 3, 2017

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e52e32df34f.jpg Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: May 3, 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 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Dance Fitness in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/dance-fitness-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/dance-fitness-in-the-park Date: May 3, 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 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 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[Learn-to-Row 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/learntorow-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/learntorow-2 Date: May 3, 2017

Learn-to-Row 2 picks up where Learn-to-Row 1 leaves off. Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges. The majority of the time will be spent increasing focus on working together, developing rhythm, and building power to move the boat as efficiently as possible. All classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

After completing Learn-to-Row 2, participants will have the opportunity to continue rowing with our Recreational Masters program!

The prerequisite for this course is our Learn-to-Row 1 program.

Questions about our 2017 Learn-To-Row 2 classes? Contact our Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach, Claudia Loeber, at cloeber@rownewyork.org for more information.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-05-03 2017-05-03 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c03fd5a5a97.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/greenbelt-peepers Date: May 4, 2017

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

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children ages 2-3 years old with their caregiver. Space is limited.

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Coastal Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/coastal-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/coastal-cleanup Date: May 4, 2017

Coastal Cleanup Volunteers give back to the community by helping us remove hundreds of pounds of trash from Pier 1 salt marshes and beaches. Scheduled times are according to low tides, from May through October.

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.

Groups with 10 members or fewer are welcome to join in our 2-hour long Coastal Cleanup sessions. Space is limited. Please fill out a Coastal Cleanup Group Form to request a date.

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 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Art Workshop Series Begins: Woodland Watercolors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/art-workshop-series-begins-woodland-watercolors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/art-workshop-series-begins-woodland-watercolors Date: May 4, 2017

Explore Wave Hill’s woodlands and shady areas using watercolor and related media to capture dappled light and luminous colors, with artist Wennie Huang. Materials not included; hardware, such as easels and brushes, will be provided. This six-session workshop continues May 11, 18, and 25, and June 1 and 8.

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 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e508d9c2299.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 4, 2017

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

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather permitting) for children ages 3-4 years old with their caregiver. Space is limited.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 4, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/tour-the-battery Date: May 4, 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 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 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[Horticulture Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/horticulture-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/horticulture-volunteer-days Date: May 4, 2017

Help keep Queens Botanical Garden clean, green, and growing!

Join our horticulture staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics while working hands-on with our plants.

Registration is required; registration opens one month prior to the event. Participants must be 16 years old or older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-05-04 2017-05-04 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c16630645d9.JPG Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Island Historical Tour (North)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/island-historical-tour-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/island-historical-tour-north Date: May 4, 2017

Did you know that the Randall's Island was once three separate land masses? The island has a rich and unique history. Come learn more about the influential people, the bridges, and the landscape changes that transformed the Randall's Island into the beautiful park it is today!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bee251b986f.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 5, 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 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 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/2017/05/05/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: May 5, 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 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 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[Storefront Science: Afterschool Pop-Up Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program Date: May 5, 2017

Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A!

Learn how to identify different trees and insects. Test and play with various science tools through interactive games for children during this two-hour exploration session.

Funded through the generosity of Coucilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fd2f4c1a6.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: May 6, 2017

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

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

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

RSVP:

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 16:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/early-morning-bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/early-morning-bird-walk Date: May 6, 2017

Join naturalist Gabriel Willow on a special early-morning walk to spot the amazing diversity of birds in the gardens and woodlands, as well as in the skies above, before the gates open to the public. Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult.

Free, but advance registration is required, onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center or by calling (718) 549-3200 ext. 251.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e509385b6ef.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Jackie Robinson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-jackie-robinson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-jackie-robinson-park Date: May 6, 2017

Calling all park lovers! This spring, the New York Junior League's Playground Improvement Project committee ("PIP") invites you to join them in rolling up your sleeves to help revitalize Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem.

Throughout five weekends in April and May PIP committee members, New York Junior League volunteers, and community volunteers will spend a day in the park gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this highly used space. PIP will provide you with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt.

All volunteer days are rain or shine.

Registration
All participants (ages 16 and older) must register in advance. Volunteers can sign up nyjl.org/playground Please RSVP if you are interested in participating in one or more park days (April 22, 23, 29, 30 and May 6, 7, 13, 20, 21). Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project
For more than 25 years, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) has been a New York Junior League signature community project. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized, and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community. PIP focuses on sites and parks that need major renovation and have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Weekend cleanup days include landscaping and repairing the parks. We work with over 700 volunteers each season to help improve the park and make a positive impact on the community. Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.82630157470703000, -73.94120025634766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f0eb9d98e36.jpg Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Park Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/conference-house-park-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/conference-house-park-tree-planting Date: May 6, 2017

Trees provide many benefits to New Yorkers, such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs.

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the forest in Conference House Park! Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques.

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

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required for this event. Please register here!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Billop Avenue and Main Street (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.49907697804100000, -74.24353218078600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9e452392ff.jpg Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bush Terminal Piers Marsh Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/bush-terminal-piers-marsh-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/bush-terminal-piers-marsh-planting Date: May 6, 2017

Come restore Bush Terminal Piers Park with the Stewardship Team! We will be planting native marsh plants along the shore and cleaning up debris in this scenic coastal wetland. Come dressed in long pants, clothes that can dirty, and durable boots or sneakers. Please bring your own water bottle!

Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Bush Terminal Park

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BT15 Bush Terminal Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65444807667800000, -74.01672906878700000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders Date: May 6, 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: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f4748e981.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/green-team Date: May 6, 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 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 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/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: May 6, 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 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Soil Health]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/spring-soil-health http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/spring-soil-health Date: May 6, 2017

Spring is here and it’s time to prepare for the growing season! Join Queens Botanical Garden Farm staff to learn how to grow healthy plants and care for your soil. Learn about soil testing, cover crops, and compost application, and get planning tips.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58eb94df9e199.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Boardwalk Barrels of Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/coney-island-boardwalk-barrels-of-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/coney-island-boardwalk-barrels-of-fun Date: May 6, 2017

Boardwalk Barrels of Fun is an art competition and family fun day event. We will be painting trash barrels with colorful landscapes, seascapes, and carnival-themed art.

Winners will be chosen in several categories:

Family — children ages 12 and younger with guardians
Student — junior high school, high school, college
Open — all other participants and winners will receive prizes

Rain or Shine

Please note: all art becomes property of NYC Parks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8998

Location: West 10th Street Boardwalk Entrance (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.57329940795900000, -73.97799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f686755fcb6.JPG Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[In Alice's Garden: Spring Service Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/in-alices-garden-spring-service-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/in-alices-garden-spring-service-day Date: May 6, 2017

Come out to Clear Comfort for a day of service. We’ll be planting, prepping beds, manicuring the lawn, and sprucing up the grounds for the season. Let us know if you plan to help—groups and individuals welcome!

To register, please call (718) 816-4506 ext. 10 or email info@aliceausten.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc5defb1b75.jpg Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Riverkeeper Sweep]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/bronx-river-sweep http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/bronx-river-sweep Date: May 6, 2017

The 6th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep will be coming to the Bronx River and lead teams of people to pick up trash all along the Bronx River and assessing what they find. If you would like to be a part of this event, the Riverkeeper Sweep is looking for people to fill out the numbes of sites lead by others or you can be a leader and be the point of contact at a specific location.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park,Shoelace Park (in Bronx Park)

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X305, X002 Concrete Plant Park, Bronx Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000; 40.89120101928711000, -73.86319732666016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee3adee54fa.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Snug Harbor Plant sale and SI Orchid Society Show and Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/snug-harbor-plant-sale-si-orchid-society-show-and-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/snug-harbor-plant-sale-si-orchid-society-show-and-sale Date: May 6, 2017

Your garden will be the envy of the block with hard-to-find annuals and hardy perennials, including herbaceous peonies, various iris species, and cultivars on sale.

The Heritage Farm will offer seedlings from our heated poly-house ready to transplant in your home garden. Farm seedlings include various herbs, broccoli, chard, eggplant, kale, tomatoes, peppers, and more, all grown without the use of chemicals, pesticides, or synthetic fertilizers.

Snug Harbor’s Horticulture Department will give a presentation on unusual annuals for containers.

The NYC Compost Project will give away 15-pound bags of DSNY Compost (while supplies last).

The Staten Island Orchid Society and Deep Cut Orchid Society will host an orchid competition and offer educational lectures and expert advice.

Join us for this exciting annual event!

Exclusive Snugh Harbor Cultural Center member hours: Friday, May 5 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e51657ac89a.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 6, 2017

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

This tour is 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 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e509de73191.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: May 6, 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 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Farm Spring Sheep Shearing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/queens-farm-spring-sheep-shearing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/queens-farm-spring-sheep-shearing Date: May 6, 2017

Ever seen a sheep get its haircut? Join us on the farm for this annual spring celebration with sheep shearing demonstrations throughout the afternoon!

Our livestock coordinator will be shearing our flock of four Cotswold ewes and two Romney wethers using a traditional blade shearing technique. Fiber artists will be on hand to exhibit how wool is spun into yarn. Learn about our Community Compost Program and adopt a vermicomposting worm at the ConEdison Ecology booth. T

here will be special farm tours, hayrides, kids' crafts, colonial cooking demos, live music, and delicious local food on the farm all day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b7320da5750.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Wildlife Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/urban-wildlife-appreciation-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/urban-wildlife-appreciation-festival Date: May 6, 2017

Join NYC Parks, the Urban Park Rangers, and the Fort Tryon Park Trust at the Urban Wildlife Festival to get up close and personal with owls, hawks, porcupines, tortoises, and more at this free festival in Highbridge Park.

Learn about their traits and behaviors from New York State licensed rehabilitators and the Urban Park Rangers. Come and enjoy relay races, animal themed arts and crafts, a free puppet show performed by the City Parks PuppetMobile, and dance to the sounds of live music from Shine and the Moonbeams!


Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.84230041503906000, -73.93499755859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d14a0bb6ab6.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Cherry Blossom Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/cherry-blossom-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/cherry-blossom-festival Date: May 6, 2017

Each spring Randall’s Island Park Alliance's annual Cherry Blossom Festival ushers in the warmer months, and gives visitors the opportunity to appreciate the Park’s spring beauty.

Set along the backdrop of the Hell Gate Bridge and the Urban Farm, the festival welcomes the park’s cherry blossoms with live music, performances, games, exhibitions, face painting, and more, inspired by Japanese culture.

Activities:

  • Face painting
  • Kite flying
  • Samurai hat making
  • Peek-a-boo photo sculptures by Rica Takashima
  • Crafts, games, and more!

Live Performances:

  • J.D. Patch Band (Noon - 4:00 p.m.)
  • Taiko Aiko Kai Drumming (12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.)
  • Junko Fisher Okinawan Dance Company (1:30 p.m.)
  • Taisan Tanaka Calligraphy (2:30 p.m.)

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Field 62 - 63 (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.78335503947300000, -73.92465233802800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589102f064a23.jpg Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Garden Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/spring-garden-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/spring-garden-tours Date: May 6, 2017

Explore seasonal garden highlights at the Queens Botanical Garden with QBG's knowledgeable staff on the first weekend of each month. Tours are drop-in and free with Garden admission.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-05-06 2017-05-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b4633ca2afd.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/freshwater-fishing Date: May 6, 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 Urban Park 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: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Meet inside the park at Kissena Lake (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74771921002100000, -73.80528949618200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f05a64d4c.JPG Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Living Laboratory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory Date: May 6, 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: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f7381c8f3.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet Birds of Prey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/birds-of-prey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/birds-of-prey Date: May 6, 2017

This is an exciting chance to meet live hawks, owls, and falcons. Learn about the many adaptations that make these animals some of the most skilled hunter on the planet.

Sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: East 16th Road to East 18th Road on Cross Bay Boulevard (in Broad Channel Park)

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Q460 Broad Channel Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.60100173950200000, -73.81980133056600000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Opening Reception: Botany and Beauty: Artists Celebrate the Plants of Snug Harbor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/opening-reception-botany-and-beauty-artists-celebrate-the-plants-of-snug-harbor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/opening-reception-botany-and-beauty-artists-celebrate-the-plants-of-snug-harbor Date: May 6, 2017

Support your favorite local artists in Botany and Beauty, a group show celebrating art inspired by Snug Harbor’s gardens, plants, and flowers.

Plants give us the air we breathe and the food we eat through the oxygen and sugars produced by photosynthesis. That same process nourished the very origins of life over 400 million years ago. Plants also sustain us on a spiritual level, giving us continuity, peace, and inspiring botanical gardens like Snug Harbor.

In Botany and Beauty, the artists express their gratitude to our local flora through sculpture, painting, printmaking, and mixed media.

Artists: Larry Anderson, Mary Bullock, Anthony Butera, Richard Capuozzo, Brendan Coyle, Steve Foust, Griselda Healy, Patti Kelly, Ann Marie McDonnell, Bill Murphy, John Naughton, Kurt Novak, Andrea Phillips, Vincent Verdi, Universal Temple of the Arts

Curator: Mary Bullock

The exhibition lasts from April 26 to June 25. Gallery admission is $5 ($4 for students/Seniors/Members; free for children younger than 12 years old.) The reception is free. Summer hours are Wednewsday thourgh Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C) (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee568d5e44f.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird-Watching at the Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir Date: May 7, 2017

Catch the warbler wave! Welcome them back at a spring bird-watching workshop led by The Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2017-05-07 2017-05-07 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Counts: Volunteer Opportunity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/fort-tryon-counts-volunteer-opportunity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/fort-tryon-counts-volunteer-opportunity Date: May 7, 2017

We need your help! NYC Parks and the Fort Tryon Park Trust are conducting a public use study of Fort Tryon Park to help inform management of the park and its resources. We need volunteers to help count park visitors, observe park use patterns, and administer visitor questionnaires throughout the day on Wednesday, May 3 and Sunday, May 7.

This study will enable us to:

  • Learn how many people the park serves
  • Secure data to inform decisions about park maintenance and capital improvements
  • Identify ways to ensure the park best serves the community

This is a unique opportunity to give back to Fort Tryon Park and learn about the park’s impact! To make the study successful, we need volunteers to collect data throughout the park in 2.5-hour shifts. All volunteers will receive a special thank you gift for their participation.

Sign up for a volunteer shift!

All volunteers must be 18 years old or older.

Have questions? Email Jocelyn.Lee@parks.nyc.gov

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 8:00 am 8:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58dc052071854.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Jackie Robinson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-jackie-robinson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-jackie-robinson-park Date: May 7, 2017

Calling all park lovers! This spring, the New York Junior League's Playground Improvement Project committee ("PIP") invites you to join them in rolling up your sleeves to help revitalize Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem.

Throughout five weekends in April and May PIP committee members, New York Junior League volunteers, and community volunteers will spend a day in the park gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this highly used space. PIP will provide you with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt.

All volunteer days are rain or shine.

Registration
All participants (ages 16 and older) must register in advance. Volunteers can sign up nyjl.org/playground Please RSVP if you are interested in participating in one or more park days (April 22, 23, 29, 30 and May 6, 7, 13, 20, 21). Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project
For more than 25 years, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) has been a New York Junior League signature community project. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized, and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community. PIP focuses on sites and parks that need major renovation and have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Weekend cleanup days include landscaping and repairing the parks. We work with over 700 volunteers each season to help improve the park and make a positive impact on the community. Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.82630157470703000, -73.94120025634766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f0eb9d98e36.jpg Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Park Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/conference-house-park-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/conference-house-park-tree-planting Date: May 7, 2017

Trees provide many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs.

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the forest in Conference House Park! Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques.

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

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required for this event. Please register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Billop Avenue and Main Street (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.49907697804100000, -74.24353218078600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9e4dce9f67.jpg Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks with New York City Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon Date: May 7, 2017

Register for one or multiple free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon!

Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Registration is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-05-07 2017-05-07 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6a5110f582.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day Date: May 7, 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 April 23.

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 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 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[Ranger's Choice: Woodland Fairy House Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/rangers-choice-woodland-fairy-house-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/rangers-choice-woodland-fairy-house-walk Date: May 7, 2017

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

In folklore, the woodland fairies awaken the forest and bring about spring. We'll observe the fanciful plants and animals which inhabit the forest floor. Then, everyone will get a chance to create their own miniature fairy house utilizing materials from the woods and leave them behind for the fairies.

Space is limited and registration is required. If necessary, a lottery will be run to select participants. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on April 19.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: May 7, 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 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 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[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 7, 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 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYCH2O Tour of the Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/nych2o-tour-of-the-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/nych2o-tour-of-the-ridgewood-reservoir Date: May 7, 2017

Take a history, engineering and ecology tour of the reservoir and Brooklyn Waterworks led by guides from NYCH2O

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-235-4100

Location: Ridgewood Reservior

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2017-05-07 2017-05-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.68249893188500000, -73.88819885253900000 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:15:01 EDT