NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 31 Jul 2016 01:55:10 GMT <![CDATA[Park Spotlight: Family Tree Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/park-spotlight-family-tree-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/park-spotlight-family-tree-walk Date: August 3, 2016

Join Environmental Educator Christina Tobitsch on a tree walk fit for the entire family.

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-03 2016-08-03 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5764327b6b6c4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Wednesday Night Tour: Family Tree Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/wednesday-night-tour-family-tree-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/wednesday-night-tour-family-tree-walk Date: August 3, 2016

Join Environmental Educator Christina Tobitsch on a tree walk fit for the entire family.

Photo by: Julienne Schaer

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-03 2016-08-03 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.70270156860400000, -73.99530029296900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57603f3c0040c.JPG Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Wednesdays Outdoor Music: Libby Richman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/sunset-wednesdays-outdoor-music-libby-richman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/sunset-wednesdays-outdoor-music-libby-richman Date: August 3, 2016

Each Sunset Wednesday, enjoy outdoor concerts by vibrant New York City musicians who will bring a pop sensibility to their performance on Wave Hill’s Great Lawn.

Based in the Bronx, saxophonist Libby Richman leads Libby & Co., an ensemble that plays original contemporary jazz. Her sound echoes many influences including classical, Latin, and current music. Libby has shared the stage with jazz luminaries Lou Donaldson, guitarist John Hart, Cameron Brown, Virginia Mayhew, and drummer Sylvia Cuenca. As a side musician she has performed with Leslie Gore, Martha Reeves, The Shirelles, the Earls, The Duprees, The Kit McClure Big Band, and The Guy Lombardo Orchestra. Joining Libby are Hiroshi Yamazaki (keyboard), Fred Weidenhammer(upright bass), and Alan Bates (drums). The concert includes the pop tunes “Happy” (Pharell Williams) and “Sunny” (Bobby Hebb), and the musical theater classic, “Tonight”, from West Side Story.

Visitors may bring a lawn chair and picnic during the performance.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-03 2016-08-03 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577c10711318e.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 20:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Gateway Triangle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/04/its-my-park-at-gateway-triangle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/04/its-my-park-at-gateway-triangle Date: August 4, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with League Education and Treatment Center to help care for Gateway Triangle through weeding, litter removal, and leaf raking. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Gateway Triangle

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B388 Gateway Triangle 2016-08-04 2016-08-04 9:30 am 2:00 pm 40.68399810791015600, -73.96829986572266000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:00:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Camp for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/04/garden-camp-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/04/garden-camp-for-kids Date: August 4, 2016

If your child loves the great outdoors, animals, science, and crafts, Garden Camp may be the perfect way for them to spend a week at Morris-Jumel.

Gardener Karen will lead a fun-filled schedule of planting, exploring, observing, and creating around the historic grounds of the mansion. No two days are the same, and getting a little dirty is happily encouraged!

This camp is recommended for children ages 5 - 11. A parent or legal guardian must be present. Advanced registration is required. Space is limited. To register, please email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-08-04 2016-08-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bfaa49f32a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Thursday Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/04/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/04/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps Date: August 4, 2016

The Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Corps volunteers perform a multitude of different projects throughout the park. The group meets at a different location every week helping in a variety of landscape and horticultural projects. Regardless of physical ability, there's something for everyone to do.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-08-04 2016-08-04 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/04/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/04/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: August 4, 2016

Like many New Yorkers, you may love the idea of raising your own garden but lack the knowledge, space or confidence to do so. Garden Crew is the perfect opportunity to dive into the soil and figure it all out! Here you’ll learn about plant maintenance and care throughout the seasons while helping to beautify Sherman Creek Park.

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Call 917-291-6436 or email volunteer@nyrp.org for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-08-04 2016-08-04 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/04/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/04/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 4, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-04 2016-08-04 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: East Side Evening Stroll]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/04/central-park-tour-east-side-evening-stroll http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/04/central-park-tour-east-side-evening-stroll Date: August 4, 2016

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

Learn about the Zoo, the Arsenal, Balto, The Mall, Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, and the Lake on this tour designed for New York summer evenings. This tour will take place on Thursdays through Aug 18.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-04 2016-08-04 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579a44b9537e5.jpg Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:00:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/compost-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/compost-workdays Date: August 5, 2016

Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents. You’ll learn Queens Botanical Garden’s compost recipe and make a three-yard batch in our aerated static bin system, using residential food scraps accepted at our Queens based drop-off locations.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Registration is required, please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 500

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-08-05 2016-08-05 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acf62b4a59.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Camp for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/garden-camp-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/garden-camp-for-kids Date: August 5, 2016

If your child loves the great outdoors, animals, science, and crafts, Garden Camp may be the perfect way for them to spend a week at Morris-Jumel.

Gardener Karen will lead a fun-filled schedule of planting, exploring, observing, and creating around the historic grounds of the mansion. No two days are the same, and getting a little dirty is happily encouraged!

This camp is recommended for children ages 5 - 11. A parent or legal guardian must be present. Advanced registration is required. Space is limited. To register, please email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-08-05 2016-08-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bfaa49f32a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Libertad Urban Farm Community Workday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/libertad-urban-farm-community-workday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/libertad-urban-farm-community-workday Date: August 5, 2016

Join Bronx Green-Up at the BLK Projek's event to help this urban farm build more raised beds to grow more for the summer season.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Libertad Urban Farm

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2016-08-05 2016-08-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82339370000000000, -73.89286190000000000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 5, 2016

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 2016-08-05 2016-08-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 5, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-05 2016-08-05 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike and Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/hike-and-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/hike-and-draw Date: August 5, 2016

Relax and de-stress on four summer evenings with our new program partner The Art Students League. Focusing in on nature and transferring it to paper can be a calming and meditative process. Bring a bottle of water and a light-weight portable chair to the nature center. From there we will venture out with artists Pedro Ramirez and Amy Digi to beautiful sights worth feasting your eyes on.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-05 2016-08-05 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575989eb63518.JPG Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/family-camping-fort-totten-park-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/family-camping-fort-totten-park-queens Date: August 5, 2016

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery, please visit our Program Registration page. Registration opens from July 19 through July 26.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-08-05 2016-08-05 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.79240036010742000, -73.77700042724610000 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: August 6, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Sifting Saturdays: QBG Farm and Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/sifting-saturdaysqbg-farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/sifting-saturdaysqbg-farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: August 6, 2016

For the last stage in the composting process, sift cured compost that will be used on the farm at Queens Botanical Garden to enrich the soil.

For more information, please email farm@queensbotanical.org or call (718) 886-3800 ext. 500. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Registration is required, please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 500

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-08-06 2016-08-06 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ad02e17282.JPG Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Hendrick I. Lott House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/its-my-park-at-hendrick-i-lott-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/its-my-park-at-hendrick-i-lott-house Date: August 6, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Hendrick I. Lott House Preservation Alliance to help with raking, weeding, and mulching at Hendrick I. Lott House. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hendrick I. Lott House

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B433 Hendrick I. Lott House 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.61029815673828000, -73.93260192871094000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:00:51 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Alice Austen Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/its-my-park-at-alice-austen-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/its-my-park-at-alice-austen-park Date: August 6, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with National Resources Protective Association to clean up the debris at Alice Austen Park's beach. We look forward to cleaning up the beach with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4488

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:00:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Neighborhoods: North Shore]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/green-neighborhoods-north-shore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/green-neighborhoods-north-shore Date: August 6, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team in collaboration with the Natural Areas Conservancy for a special North Shore Green Neighborhood event!

Participants will remove invasive species from the newly planted forest in Jones Woods Park. But first, Clara Holmes, Seed Collector Coordinator, will discuss her work with The Greenbelt Native Plant Center (GNPC) on Staten Island. GNPC is a 13-acre greenhouse, nursery, and seed bank facility of NYC Parks that provides locally-appropriate seeds and plants to projects in all five boroughs.

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Seed Bank, a program of the GNPC, aims to ensure protection, conservation, and proper use of the seed resources in the mid-Atlantic region.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1433

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

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R048 Jones Woods Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.63850021362305000, -74.09079742431640000 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: August 6, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender, loving care to Conference House Park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the warm weather. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 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 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/green-team Date: August 6, 2016

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please login to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

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 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57644826540cc.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Owl's Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park Date: August 6, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Owl's Head Hort Group to help with a general cleanup and some horticulture work at Owl's Head Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 748-9522

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

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.63952255249023400, -74.03029632568360000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:00:51 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Gouverneur Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/its-my-park-at-gouverneur-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/its-my-park-at-gouverneur-playground Date: August 6, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Claremont Healthy Village to help beautify Gouverneur Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 896-4259

Location: Gouverneur Playground

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X222 Gouverneur Playground 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.83580017089844000, -73.90339660644531000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:00:51 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/its-my-park-at-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/its-my-park-at-silver-lake-park Date: August 6, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Silver Lake Park Conservancy to help with general park cleaning, and to help continue painting benches within Silver Lake Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 561-6831

Location: Silver Lake Park Entrance (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.62981787951800000, -74.08958625793500000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:00:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Orientation Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/sherman-creek-stewards-orientation-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/sherman-creek-stewards-orientation-session Date: August 6, 2016

Learn more about New York Restoration Project's weekly volunteer opportunities! Whether you are interested in getting your hands dirty with traditional ornamental gardening, removing the vines threatening our native NYC trees, or just want to meet an awesome group of people just as excited about getting into nature as you, our weekly Garden and Forest Crews could be for you! Attend an orientation to learn how to get involved. Come prepared to work!

Please register by calling 917-291-6436 or emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 10:30 am 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Helping Hummingbirds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/helping-hummingbirds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/helping-hummingbirds Date: August 6, 2016

Learn about these beautiful birds of the Greenbelt and how you can help them this summer. Hike in search of hummingbirds, and make a nectar feeder to take home.

This program is appropriate for children 6 and older. Registration is required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 6, 2016

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 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57854fd52687e.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 6, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, 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. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: August 6, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. Volunteers may assist with caring for tree beds, garden beds, or general park clean up. We look forward to caring for the park with you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park House (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.67380142211900000, -73.94390106201200000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:00:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Ferments Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/seasonal-ferments-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/seasonal-ferments-workshop Date: August 6, 2016

Smell, taste, discuss and make a few simple seasonal ferments. In this workshop, we’ll explore and craft two delicious types of ferments that are easily made at home without any special ingredients or equipment: a sauerkraut (and its cousins) as well as various styles of sour cream. Depending on what’s in season there may be additional ferments to explore. Materials fee: $8.

Cheryl Paswater is an Certified Fermentationist, Educator, and Health Coach who, after a near-death experience, turned to holistic medicine for help. After radical diet and lifestyle changes, she started teaching about fermentation, old world food preservation, healthy eating, sustainable food, and holistic health. Cheryl runs a popular fermentation project and CSA called Contraband Ferments. She lives in Brooklyn, NY

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57470f132d20f.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 6, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/community-rowing Date: August 6, 2016

Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Hot Compost Hands-On Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/hot-copost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/hot-copost Date: August 6, 2016

Take your composting to the next level at this hands-on workshop! Learn to make and manage a “thermophilic” batch of compost—a pile that will heat up to kill weed seeds and pathogens—ready to use in as little as three months! Participants work together with NYC Compost Project staff to build a pile at our compost demo site. Come ready to get dirty!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-08-06 2016-08-06 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57927904910da.JPG Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Reading of 'Our Town' with UP Theater Company]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/reading-of-our-town-with-up-theater-company http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/reading-of-our-town-with-up-theater-company Date: August 6, 2016

UP Theatre Company presents new and exciting professional performances by local artists to Northern Manhattan. “Our Town” is a classic play that touches on the themes of every day life and is sure to make audiences of any generation take a look at the world and people around them in a new light.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 3:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57977b8ccaef2.PNG Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/family-camping-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/family-camping-bronx Date: August 6, 2016

We camp to create lasting memories, connect to the natural world, and bond with our families.

The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter the lottery, visit our Urban Park Rangers' registration page. Registration will open from July 20 through 27.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/family-camping-wolfes-pond-park-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/family-camping-wolfes-pond-park-staten-island Date: August 6, 2016

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery, please visit our Urban Park Rangers' program registration page. Registration will open from July 20 through July 27.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: 9718) 967-3542

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

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.51829910278320000, -74.18720245361328000 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Volunteer Day!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/garden-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/garden-volunteer-day Date: August 7, 2016

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 monthly under the supervision of Gardener Karen and NYC Parks.

All tools and instructions will be provided; just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden. Close-toed shoes are required, and RSVP is appreciated to jardinera.karen@gmail.com.

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 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bfb718fe43.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Leaf Arrow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/family-performance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/family-performance-festival Date: August 7, 2016

Each summer, Central Park Conservancy hosts a series of eco-education and multicultural performances for the whole family to enjoy. Formerly known as A Clearing in the Forest, this year's Family Performance Festival is chock-a-block full of fun and learning through music, storytelling, park adventures, puppetry, and more!

Through contemporary and historical storytelling, songs, and traditional dance, learn about the special relationship the Native American people have with the Earth. Celebrate your appreciation of the natural environment with an interactive show featuring coyote tales, creation stories, and historic folklore. This unique performance will remind even the youngest audience members that we must respect and care for our parks!

This family-friendly program is free. All ages are welcome. Please let us know you’re coming. In case of inclement weather, please check Central Park Conservancy's website or call (646) 208-4111 for updates.

Programs are between 60 and 90 minutes long.

For a complete listing of performances, visit Central Park Conservancy's Family Performance Festival page.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575864c56797b.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[What's in Bloom in the Heather Garden? August Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/whats-in-bloom-in-the-heather-garden-august-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/whats-in-bloom-in-the-heather-garden-august-tour Date: August 7, 2016

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

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5775480687462.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: August 7, 2016

On Sunday afternoons, volunteers go into Highbridge Forest and tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, from native plant and tree identification to the how, why, and what of invasive species removal. Later, you can tell your friends and family how you helped preserve a forest in the middle of Manhattan!

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Email volunteer@nyrp.org or call 917-291-6436 for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 7, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/community-rowing Date: August 7, 2016

Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 7, 2016

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 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57855167069c7.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 7, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Sanctuaries: Closing Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/sanctuariesclosing-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/sanctuariesclosing-reception Date: August 7, 2016

Meet Arocha and take one last look at SANCTUARIES. Refreshments will be served.

Visual artist Tatiana Arocha's SANCTUARIES is a series of wall-scale intricately-layered reinventions of natural Colombian landscape, hand-constructed on digital canvases, printed, and arrayed into immersive murals. Both a refuge and warning, SANCTUARIES uses a combination of natural specimens, human artifacts, and modern technologies to evoke a rainforest that is as lush as it is imperiled.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-08-07 2016-08-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c96fa2744a.PNG Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: August 8, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the Park’s most elegant locations: the Vale of Cashmere and the Rose Garden. Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 8, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 8, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:22 EDT
<![CDATA[My Reptile Guy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/my-reptile-guy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/my-reptile-guy Date: August 9, 2016

Enjoy this original and educational show featuring the display of several exotic animals.

Sponsored by Young Peoples Day Camp

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/garden-crew Date: August 9, 2016

Help care for our vegetable beds at Friends’ Compost and Garden Site. Grown produce will be donated to local food pantries.

Bring water and sunscreen.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.90449905395508000, -73.89640045166016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575977812bcf2.JPG Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: August 9, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Stewards]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/forest-stewards http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/forest-stewards Date: August 9, 2016

Lend a hand and care for the forest during the growing season. Learn skills including cutting back overgrown plants, identifying and weeding invasive plants, spreading wood chips on the trails, and more.

Bring water and a snack. This volunteer program is recommended for adults and teens comfortable with strenuous outdoor activities. Volunteer and community service credit available.

Suitable for ages 13 and older.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:00:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 9, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/walking-meditation Date: August 10, 2016

This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society. The Walking Meditation classes will begin at the Upper Terrace gravel (across from the Bryant Park Cafe) with opening remarks and instruction; then, the class will conduct a slow and mindful turn about the park.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays Date: August 10, 2016

Spend the morning on the farm learning how composted food scraps nourish the soil to grow healthy food in NYC. Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Registration is required; please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 500

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-08-10 2016-08-10 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acde135923.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fun for the Wee Ones]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/summer-fun-for-the-wee-ones http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/summer-fun-for-the-wee-ones Date: August 10, 2016

Join Greenbelt Educators for a fun-filled summer adventure with stories, nature exploration, and sprinklers.

This program will take place outdoors (weather-permitting), and is suitable for ages two to four.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories in the Garden: Creepy Crawlies and Wiggly Wormies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/stories-in-the-garden-creepy-crawlies-and-wiggly-wormies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/stories-in-the-garden-creepy-crawlies-and-wiggly-wormies Date: August 10, 2016

Each week Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature tales. These stories—classics and more—come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs, and puppetry.

Where do bugs live? This week, listen to stories that give you a bug’s-eye-view of the world, and then join us as we wiggle, flutter, and dance like some of the garden’s tiniest residents. We’ll be reading Some Bugs by Angela Diterlizzi, Bear and Bee by Sergio Ruzzier, and Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aardema.

Programs are held outdoors, but move into Wave Hill House in inclement weather. Ideal for children ages three to six with an adult.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57855347e268a.jpg Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: August 10, 2016

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to the Park's northernmost highlights, including Conservatory Garden, the Harlem Meer, and the North Woods.

The tour starts inside Central Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, and ends at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues).

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: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.79430007934570000, -73.95120239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708024fda209.JPG Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 10, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Wednesdays Welcome Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/sunset-wednesdays-welcome-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/sunset-wednesdays-welcome-walk Date: August 10, 2016

An experienced Wave Hill guide will be your concierge for this drop-in tour. Explore what makes the gardens so unique, and learn how to maximize your Wave Hill experience this summer.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578553d743f53.jpg Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/sunset-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/sunset-yoga1 Date: August 10, 2016

Enjoy a peaceful evening yoga class on the lawns of Wave Hill. Participants should bring a mat, dress in loosely fitting clothing and expect to be outside unless precipitation or excessive humidity is present and the class moves indoors. All levelsare welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 6:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5785539523311.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:00:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Composting 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/composting-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/composting-101 Date: August 10, 2016

Have you wanted to start composting but have no idea how to start? If so, then join Audubon New York and the NYC Compost Project at McGolrick Park in Greenpoint for a Composting 101 workshop! Participants will get hands-on experience on how to produce compost locally by transforming their food scraps into compost gold and learn how composting helps birds and other wildlife of Brooklyn! Workshops are open to adults and families.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 979-3077

Location: Central Pavilion (in Msgr. McGolrick Park)

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B114 Msgr. McGolrick Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.72444915771484400, -73.94336700439453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577fe99cce20a.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:00:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Birds of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/birds-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/birds-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: August 10, 2016

Join birder and naturalist Heather Wolf to learn about the birds of Brooklyn Bridge Park and tips for how to spot them.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576433a12a8dd.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:00:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Wednesday Night Tour: Birds of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/wednesday-night-tours-birds-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/wednesday-night-tours-birds-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: August 10, 2016

Join birder and naturalist Heather Wolf to learn about the birds of the park and tips on how to spot them.

Photo by Julienne Schaer

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.70270156860400000, -73.99530029296900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57604187c2f72.JPG Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Wednesdays Outdoor Music: Bronx Salsa Fest with Orquesta SCC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/sunset-wednesdays-outdoor-music-bronx-salsa-fest-with-orquesta-scc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/sunset-wednesdays-outdoor-music-bronx-salsa-fest-with-orquesta-scc Date: August 10, 2016

Each Sunset Wednesday, enjoy outdoor concerts by vibrant New York City musicians who will bring a pop sensibility to their performance on Wave Hill’s Great Lawn. Orquesta SCC is an NYC-based, 11-member, all male contemporary salsa big band led by Jose Vazquez-Cofresi and Edwin Perez. SCC stands for Salsa Con Conciencia, and the band’s mission is to make music that benefits society. The group has toured in more than 23 European and Latin American countries, and its music has been featured on the FOX Television show “So You Think You Can Dance” and the NFL’s “Monday Night Football” broadcasts. This event will be part of the Bronx Salsa Fest celebration. Visitors may bring a lawn chair and picnic during the performance.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5785543a01fb0.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:00:45 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA: Monthly Monitoring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring Date: August 10, 2016

Hike to Walker Pond to listen for (and possibly see) frogs.

A headlamp or flashlight is required. This program is suitable for ages 8 and older.

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Thursday Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps Date: August 11, 2016

The Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Corps volunteers perform a multitude of different projects throughout the park. The group meets at a different location every week helping in a variety of landscape and horticultural projects. Regardless of physical ability, there's something for everyone to do.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: August 11, 2016

Like many New Yorkers, you may love the idea of raising your own garden but lack the knowledge, space or confidence to do so. Garden Crew is the perfect opportunity to dive into the soil and figure it all out! Here you’ll learn about plant maintenance and care throughout the seasons while helping to beautify Sherman Creek Park.

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Call 917-291-6436 or email volunteer@nyrp.org for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 11, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Auto-Watering Systems]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/city-chicken-institute-autowatering-systems http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/city-chicken-institute-autowatering-systems Date: August 11, 2016

Visit a live chicken coop and learn how to raise your own flock. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn about several options for providing your chickens with fresh water year round and some simple ways to reduce your chores.

Workshops are suitable for all levels of experience. Workshops may include hands-on components, so please come in appropriate attire. You will be provided with all necessary tools and gloves.

Garden gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the workshop begins at 6 p.m.

For more informaiton and updates visit our Meetup.com page

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Imani Community Garden

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2016-08-11 2016-08-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67620086669922000, -73.93289947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fea6a9bc6cb.JPG Wed, 25 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: East Side Evening Stroll]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/central-park-tour-east-side-evening-stroll http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/central-park-tour-east-side-evening-stroll Date: August 11, 2016

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

Learn about the Zoo, the Arsenal, Balto, The Mall, Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, and the Lake on this tour designed for New York summer evenings. This tour will take place on Thursdays through Aug 18.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579a44b9537e5.jpg Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:00:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Orchid Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/orchid-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/orchid-sale Date: August 12, 2016

As part of the upcoming exhibition, Taiwan: A World of Orchids, orchids will be available for sale, while supplies last at Queens Botanical Garden in the Gift Shop.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-08-12 2016-08-12 8:00 am 5:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579279a4e2eea.JPG Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/compost-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/compost-workdays Date: August 12, 2016

Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents. You’ll learn Queens Botanical Garden’s compost recipe and make a three-yard batch in our aerated static bin system, using residential food scraps accepted at our Queens based drop-off locations.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Registration is required, please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 500

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-08-12 2016-08-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acf62b4a59.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[New Roots Community Farm Work Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/new-roots-community-farm-work-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/new-roots-community-farm-work-day Date: August 12, 2016

Volunteer with us as we partner with the International Rescue Committee and provide this urban farm with summer garden care for their vegetable plants and flower beds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New Roots Community Garden

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2016-08-12 2016-08-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82122039794922000, -73.92516326904297000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:00:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Taiwan: A World of Orchids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/taiwan-a-world-of-orchids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/taiwan-a-world-of-orchids Date: August 12, 2016

Taiwan: A World of Orchids will return for a three-day celebration! Enjoy a stunning display of orchids and a weekend of live music.

The orchid exhibit will open for viewing from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Orchids will be available for purchase at the Gift Shop.

Program

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Live music by students of Kevin Shue

Saturday Only
World-class musicians, Wei-Yang Andy Lin (erhu) and Nan-Cheng Chen (cello), play traditional Taiwanese music at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

In partnership with the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in New York (TECONY). With special thanks to Ambassador Lily L.W. Hsu, Director General, and TECO-NY.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-08-12 2016-08-12 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57927a3343ada.JPG Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: August 12, 2016

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 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 12, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike and Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/hike-and-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/hike-and-draw Date: August 12, 2016

Relax and de-stress on four summer evenings with our new program partner The Art Students League. Focusing in on nature and transferring it to paper can be a calming and meditative process. Bring a bottle of water and a light-weight portable chair to the nature center. From there we will venture out with artists Pedro Ramirez and Amy Digi to beautiful sights worth feasting your eyes on.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575989eb63518.JPG Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/family-camping-conference-house-park-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/family-camping-conference-house-park-staten-island Date: August 12, 2016

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery, please visit our Program Registration page July 26 through August 2.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Conference House Park

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.50189971923828000, -74.22799682617188000 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Orchid Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/orchid-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/orchid-sale Date: August 13, 2016

As part of the upcoming exhibition, Taiwan: A World of Orchids, orchids will be available for sale, while supplies last at Queens Botanical Garden in the Gift Shop.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-08-13 2016-08-13 8:00 am 5:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579279a4e2eea.JPG Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: August 13, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Sir William's Dog Run Cleanup Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/fort-tryon-sir-williams-dog-run-cleanup-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/fort-tryon-sir-williams-dog-run-cleanup-day Date: August 13, 2016

Join a cleanup at Fort Tryon’s Sir William Dog Run! Volunteers can help pick up litter and redistribute some of the wood chips to areas that have low spots.

This will benefit all our furry friends who use our dog run!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Sir William's Dog Run (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.86181010625700000, -73.93174206880200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57925147d06c6.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle and Pick Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/upper-river-paddle-pick-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/upper-river-paddle-pick-up Date: August 13, 2016

Join us on a paddling adventure and help us clean the freshwater sections of the Bronx River of floatables!

Please wear closed-toed, attached shoes and complete an ACA adult or child waiver. Please bring limited personal belongings and a light snack.

How to register
Registration opens at 10:00 a.m. two weeks prior to the trip date and closes at 10:00 a.m. on the day before the trip. Please register here. Only 20 tickets will be available, once the tickets are sold out, there are no spots open and no waiting list. Please plan your purchase accordingly.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard

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2016-08-13 2016-08-13 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88420104980500000, -73.86689758300800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d0897f13d1d.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: August 13, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender, loving care to Conference House Park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the warm weather. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 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 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Neighborhoods: Inwood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/green-neighborhoods-inwood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/green-neighborhoods-inwood Date: August 13, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team in restoring precious woodland in Inwood Hill Park. Volunteers will spruce up the surrounding restoration site in an effort to support the natural woodlands. No experience necessary, training will be provided the day of the event. Come dressed in long pants, closed-toed shoes (boots or sneakers preferred), and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-2761

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86999893188476600, -73.92109680175781000 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/green-team Date: August 13, 2016

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please login to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

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 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57644826540cc.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Conservation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/garden-conservation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/garden-conservation-day Date: August 13, 2016

Come get your hands dirty while helping us beautify our grounds!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57977c12dd87e.jpg Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:00:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Fishy Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/family-art-project-fishy-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/family-art-project-fishy-fun Date: August 13, 2016

Focus on friends with fins, especially those popular goldfish swimming in Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden. Turn colorful paper bags into fantastic 3-D fish that can swim through the air and flutter home with you.

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 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578fdc9edf7b0.jpg Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:00:52 EDT
<![CDATA[A Day in the Life of the Bronx River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/a-day-in-the-life-of-the-bronx-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/a-day-in-the-life-of-the-bronx-river Date: August 13, 2016

Together with professional scientists, our Citizen Science Stewards will participate in different studies throughout the watershed, culminating with a data exchange information about how to get involved with our various CS opportunities.

More information will be coming soon!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4690

Location: Concrete Plant Park,180th Street and Boston Road (in Bronx Park)

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X305, X002 Concrete Plant Park, Bronx Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000; 40.84260177612300000, -73.87819671630900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575193ec5f7b4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Taiwan: A World of Orchids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/taiwan-a-world-of-orchids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/taiwan-a-world-of-orchids Date: August 13, 2016

Taiwan: A World of Orchids will return for a three-day celebration! Enjoy a stunning display of orchids and a weekend of live music.

The orchid exhibit will open for viewing from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Orchids will be available for purchase at the Gift Shop.

Program

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Live music by students of Kevin Shue

Saturday Only
World-class musicians, Wei-Yang Andy Lin (erhu) and Nan-Cheng Chen (cello), play traditional Taiwanese music at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

In partnership with the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in New York (TECONY). With special thanks to Ambassador Lily L.W. Hsu, Director General, and TECO-NY.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-08-13 2016-08-13 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57927a3343ada.JPG Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 13, 2016

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 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578fdd065ad61.jpg Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:00:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 13, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, 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. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Power of Herbs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/greenthumb-workshop-power-of-herbs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/greenthumb-workshop-power-of-herbs Date: August 13, 2016

Herbs are powerful in treating common sicknesses as well as other aspects impacting our quality of life. Let us explore the ancient art of herbs for arthritis, asthma, diabetes, blood pressure, beauty care, and much more.

RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Sparrow's Nest Community Garden

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2016-08-13 2016-08-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74029000000000000, -73.85893100000000000 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park Date: August 13, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Healthy and Livable Mott Haven Partnership for Second Saturdays in St. Mary's Park!

Second Saturdays in St. Mary's Park is an outdoor community event of family-friendly fitness, arts, and volunteering occurring every second Saturday through October in the largest park in the South Bronx.

From 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. there will be games for kids and adults, fitness activities, giveaways, music, dancing, and so much more!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 146th Street and St. Ann's Avenue (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81212116493200000, -73.91367053985600000 Fri, 08 Jul 2016 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Cooking Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/kids-cooking-workshop-at-6b-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/kids-cooking-workshop-at-6b-garden Date: August 13, 2016

Cook up a seasonal summer dish with vegetables from our local farmers' market and fresh herbs from the 6&B's herb garden. We'll taste-test, and everyone will take home a recipe card!

This workshop is suitable for ages five and up.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 6th Street and Avenue B Community Garden

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2016-08-13 2016-08-13 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.72430038452100000, -73.98210144043000000 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Affair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/family-affair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/family-affair Date: August 13, 2016

Bronx Museum educators will be in Target Bronx Community Garden leading activities centered around gardening, art, and our neighborhood. This event is best for children aged 12 and under and their families!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2016-08-13 2016-08-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.83280181884765600, -73.92680358886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57068c24a2e2f.JPG Fri, 27 May 2016 11:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 13, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/community-rowing Date: August 13, 2016

Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT