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 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:12:34 GMT <![CDATA[Discovery Club for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/discovery-club-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/discovery-club-for-families Date: October 2, 2016

This fall, get up close and personal with plants, bugs, and more in the Hallett Nature Sanctuary! Discovery Club families will enjoy exclusive access to Central Park's most secluded woodland—a unique living laboratory!

Adults and children alike will take part in an immersive woodland adventure, exploring how people, plants, and wildlife thrive in an urban park. "Insider's view" activities related to park design, horticulture, and gardening culminate with an opportunity to get your hands dirty with a Park improvement project. This five-part series is perfect for families with children in grades 1-4.

Each participating child receives a Discovery Kit (a kid-friendly backpack that contains binoculars, a magnifying glass, field guides, and other discovery tools), along with a Field Notebook, and a Discovery Journal.

Space is limited. Advance registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4b4eeb09b1.jpg Thu, 01 Sep 2016 19:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Be a Bee]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/family-art-project-be-a-bee http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/family-art-project-be-a-bee Date: October 2, 2016

Join us for this classic Family Art Project. Outfit yourself with wings, antennae, a pollen cup and a kazoo to hum with. Buzz around in a hive of six-sided cells and forage in the flowers. Join in a bee parade and do a bee dance in a cardboard hive.

The parade starts at 12:30 p.m., weather permitting.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d19bf6ab2cd.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:15:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: October 2, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike: Bugs and Butterflies (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/nature-exploration-hike-bugs-and-butterflies-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/nature-exploration-hike-bugs-and-butterflies-light Date: October 2, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2f861b30f9.jpg Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:30:26 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: October 2, 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 and garden beds, or helping with general park cleanup. 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 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.67380142211900000, -73.94390106201200000 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Candle-Making Drop-in Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/candlemaking-dropin-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/candlemaking-dropin-workshop Date: October 2, 2016

Try your hand at creating an assortment of beeswax candles to take home and enjoy.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d19e7da1472.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:15:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bees and Beekeeping Information Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/bees-and-beekeeping-information-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/bees-and-beekeeping-information-station Date: October 2, 2016

Chat with beekeepers, try on beekeeping gear, peek inside a hive, and learn fascinating facts about honeybees.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d19ed310457.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:15:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Honey Extraction Demonstration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/honey-extraction-demonstration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/honey-extraction-demonstration Date: October 2, 2016

Drop in and see the sticky process of extracting honey from the comb with our resident bee experts.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d19f57d5763.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:15:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Centennial Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/garden-centennial-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/garden-centennial-exhibition Date: October 2, 2016

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is pleased to present an exhibition of outdoor sculpture celebrating one hundred years of its formal garden designed by Delano & Aldrich in 1916.

Showcasing fifteen artists whose work draws on the site’s history, architecture, and surrounding natural environment, the exhibition encompasses artworks of steel, wood, fiberglass, ceramic, and recycled plastics, including augmented-reality interventions and kinetic art choreographed by elements of nature.

Featured artists include Markus Holtby, Fitzhugh Karol, Wendy Klemperer, William Logan, Shannon Novak, Sarah Olson, Sui Park, Camilla Quinn, Audrey Shachnow, Aaron Suggs, Naomi Teppich and Martin Springhetti, Gregory Thielker, Beatrice Wolert, and Christopher Yockey.

Image credit: Audrey Shachnow, The Golden Muse, 2016, marine plywood, threaded rods, acrylic paint, brass hardware. Photograph courtesy of Audrey Shachnow, July, 2016.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d085219eea8.JPG Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Design Tour with Public Garden Designer Ronda M. Brands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/heather-garden-design-tour-with-public-garden-designer-ronda-m-brands1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/heather-garden-design-tour-with-public-garden-designer-ronda-m-brands1 Date: October 2, 2016

Join public garden designer Ronda M. Brands for a behind-the-scenes look at the design and planting scheme of the three-acre Heather Garden with its 550 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs.

Brands and colleague Lynden Miller have served as garden consultants to the Fort Tryon Park Trust since 2009. Learn how they worked with the park's gardeners and the Olmsted Brother's original 1935 plant list to strengthen and rejuvenate the Heather Garden to make it a destination with horticultural interest in every season. Their Framework Plan also equipped the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks gardeners with information on how to best sustain the garden for future generations.

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 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57754aec83881.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:45:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditative Woodland Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/meditative-woodland-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/meditative-woodland-walk Date: October 2, 2016

Get grounded, balanced, and connected with nature! Walk/hike with artist, yogi, and nature-lover Sarah Hart of iHart Lens on a monthly meditative journey through the garden’s trails and paths.

Learn to use art, yoga, breathing techniques, and writing activities to awaken the senses and open yourself to a deeper consciousness.

Walks take place outdoors; in inclement weather, meditative activities will be brought indoors. These events are physical as well as mindful.

Meditative Woodland Walks continue November 6 this fall.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d19fe92b6d7.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:15:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Tracking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/animal-tracking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/animal-tracking Date: October 2, 2016

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:30:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Tide Pool Exploration and Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/tide-pool-exploration-and-seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/tide-pool-exploration-and-seining Date: October 2, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City in this tide pool exploration and seining program.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Cleveland Avenue and Mansion Avenue (in Seaside Wildlife Nature Park)

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R145 Seaside Wildlife Nature Park 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.54232727822800000, -74.14232563972500000 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:30:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: October 2, 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 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 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/2016/10/02/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 2, 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 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 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[Hike and Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/hike-and-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/hike-and-draw Date: October 2, 2016

Relax and de-stress 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 venture out to beautiful sites worth feasting your eyes on with artist Pedro Ramirez.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b36d3ebce18.jpg Fri, 02 Sep 2016 12:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Aqueduct Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/its-my-park-at-aqueduct-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/its-my-park-at-aqueduct-walk Date: October 2, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Aqueduct Walk to spruce up the Aqueduct Walk. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 659-0821

Location: Aqueduct Avenue and West Fordham Road (in Aqueduct Walk)

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X001 Aqueduct Walk 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.86266554155500000, -73.90403233942300000 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Education Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/03/bird-education-program1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/03/bird-education-program1 Date: October 3, 2016

For the Birds! is an elementary education program that teaches environmental awareness and appreciation of nature through the study of birds. During a four-, eight-, or 16-week session, public and private school students in grades two through four learn about their natural environment through classroom lessons, outdoor field trips, and a conservation project designed to improve bird habitat in the local community.

For the Birds! exposes students, usually for the first time, to the idea that their own neighborhoods provide valuable habitat to birds and other urban wildlife.

Volunteer Teachers
Audubon New York’s For the Birds! Program is looking for volunteer teachers for all five boroughs of NYC. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Rich Santangelo, For the Birds! Education Program Manager by email at rsantangelo@audubon.org or by phone at (212) 979-3077.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 979-3077

Location: National Audubon Headquarters

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2016-10-03 2016-10-03 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72900310000000000, -74.00563040000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bf52fa4b6ac.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:30:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/03/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/03/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: October 3, 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 2016-10-03 2016-10-03 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/03/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/03/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: October 3, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-03 2016-10-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/03/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/03/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: October 3, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-03 2016-10-03 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Education Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/bird-education-program1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/bird-education-program1 Date: October 4, 2016

For the Birds! is an elementary education program that teaches environmental awareness and appreciation of nature through the study of birds. During a four-, eight-, or 16-week session, public and private school students in grades two through four learn about their natural environment through classroom lessons, outdoor field trips, and a conservation project designed to improve bird habitat in the local community.

For the Birds! exposes students, usually for the first time, to the idea that their own neighborhoods provide valuable habitat to birds and other urban wildlife.

Volunteer Teachers
Audubon New York’s For the Birds! Program is looking for volunteer teachers for all five boroughs of NYC. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Rich Santangelo, For the Birds! Education Program Manager by email at rsantangelo@audubon.org or by phone at (212) 979-3077.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 979-3077

Location: National Audubon Headquarters

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2016-10-04 2016-10-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72900310000000000, -74.00563040000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bf52fa4b6ac.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:30:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 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 2016-10-04 2016-10-04 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Education Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/bird-education-program1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/bird-education-program1 Date: October 5, 2016

For the Birds! is an elementary education program that teaches environmental awareness and appreciation of nature through the study of birds. During a four-, eight-, or 16-week session, public and private school students in grades two through four learn about their natural environment through classroom lessons, outdoor field trips, and a conservation project designed to improve bird habitat in the local community.

For the Birds! exposes students, usually for the first time, to the idea that their own neighborhoods provide valuable habitat to birds and other urban wildlife.

Volunteer Teachers
Audubon New York’s For the Birds! Program is looking for volunteer teachers for all five boroughs of NYC. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Rich Santangelo, For the Birds! Education Program Manager by email at rsantangelo@audubon.org or by phone at (212) 979-3077.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 979-3077

Location: National Audubon Headquarters

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2016-10-05 2016-10-05 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72900310000000000, -74.00563040000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bf52fa4b6ac.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:30:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 5, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-05 2016-10-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Centennial Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/garden-centennial-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/05/garden-centennial-exhibition Date: October 5, 2016

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is pleased to present an exhibition of outdoor sculpture celebrating one hundred years of its formal garden designed by Delano & Aldrich in 1916.

Showcasing fifteen artists whose work draws on the site’s history, architecture, and surrounding natural environment, the exhibition encompasses artworks of steel, wood, fiberglass, ceramic, and recycled plastics, including augmented-reality interventions and kinetic art choreographed by elements of nature.

Featured artists include Markus Holtby, Fitzhugh Karol, Wendy Klemperer, William Logan, Shannon Novak, Sarah Olson, Sui Park, Camilla Quinn, Audrey Shachnow, Aaron Suggs, Naomi Teppich and Martin Springhetti, Gregory Thielker, Beatrice Wolert, and Christopher Yockey.

Image credit: Audrey Shachnow, The Golden Muse, 2016, marine plywood, threaded rods, acrylic paint, brass hardware. Photograph courtesy of Audrey Shachnow, July, 2016.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-10-05 2016-10-05 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d085219eea8.JPG Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Education Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/bird-education-program1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/bird-education-program1 Date: October 6, 2016

For the Birds! is an elementary education program that teaches environmental awareness and appreciation of nature through the study of birds. During a four-, eight-, or 16-week session, public and private school students in grades two through four learn about their natural environment through classroom lessons, outdoor field trips, and a conservation project designed to improve bird habitat in the local community.

For the Birds! exposes students, usually for the first time, to the idea that their own neighborhoods provide valuable habitat to birds and other urban wildlife.

Volunteer Teachers
Audubon New York’s For the Birds! Program is looking for volunteer teachers for all five boroughs of NYC. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Rich Santangelo, For the Birds! Education Program Manager by email at rsantangelo@audubon.org or by phone at (212) 979-3077.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 979-3077

Location: National Audubon Headquarters

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2016-10-06 2016-10-06 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72900310000000000, -74.00563040000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bf52fa4b6ac.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:30:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/greenbelt-peepers Date: October 6, 2016

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-old kids and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:45:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Workshop Series Begins: Garden Portraits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/art-workshop-series-begins-garden-portraits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/art-workshop-series-begins-garden-portraits Date: October 6, 2016

Using the grounds and gardens of Wave Hill as an outdoor portrait studio, students practice the fundamentals of lighting (both natural and artificial) while using photography in formal and informal ways. Led by photographer Benjamin Swett, this course includes slide lectures, demonstrations, and daily critiques of students’ work. The series continues Thursdays, October 13, 20, and 27 and November 3 and 10.

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 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d1a06e6f96b.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:15:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Thursday Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps Date: October 6, 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 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds Date: October 6, 2016

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. This program is suitable for three- and four-year-old tots.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: October 6, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: October 6, 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 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 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/2016/10/06/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 6, 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 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Education Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/bird-education-program1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/bird-education-program1 Date: October 7, 2016

For the Birds! is an elementary education program that teaches environmental awareness and appreciation of nature through the study of birds. During a four-, eight-, or 16-week session, public and private school students in grades two through four learn about their natural environment through classroom lessons, outdoor field trips, and a conservation project designed to improve bird habitat in the local community.

For the Birds! exposes students, usually for the first time, to the idea that their own neighborhoods provide valuable habitat to birds and other urban wildlife.

Volunteer Teachers
Audubon New York’s For the Birds! Program is looking for volunteer teachers for all five boroughs of NYC. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Rich Santangelo, For the Birds! Education Program Manager by email at rsantangelo@audubon.org or by phone at (212) 979-3077.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 979-3077

Location: National Audubon Headquarters

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2016-10-07 2016-10-07 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72900310000000000, -74.00563040000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bf52fa4b6ac.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:30:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 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: 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 2016-10-07 2016-10-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: October 7, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-07 2016-10-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle and Pick Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/upper-river-paddle-pick-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/upper-river-paddle-pick-up Date: October 8, 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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2016-10-08 2016-10-08 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/2016/10/08/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: October 8, 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 fall 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 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:15:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx River Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/1008-bronx-river-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/1008-bronx-river-forest-restoration Date: October 8, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team, Natural Areas Conservancy, and the Bronx River Alliance to care for trees in Bronx Park!

Volunteers will remove invasive species, plant native species, and maintain existing trail network. Volunteers will be trained in forest ecology and trail management techniques.

Come dressed in workboots or shoes, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Burke Avenue and Bronx Park East

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2016-10-08 2016-10-08 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.87150955200195000, -73.87057495117188000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Neighborhood: Inwood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/green-neighborhood-inwood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/green-neighborhood-inwood Date: October 8, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team in caring for street trees in Inwood! Please come in long pants and sturdy sneakers or boots.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Payson Avenue and Dyckman Street (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86685135826000000, -73.92872571945200000 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[International Coastal Cleanup Day at Kaiser Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/international-coastal-cleanup-day-at-kaiser-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/international-coastal-cleanup-day-at-kaiser-park Date: October 8, 2016

Celebrate the coastline of Coney Island Creek at Kaiser Park by volunteering with Partnerships for Parks. The event will include a cleanup project along the shoreline with free marine biology workshops.

Light snacks and water will be provided.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5350

Location: Kaiser Park

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B129 Kaiser Park 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.57904568370000000, -73.99582795550000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c5a356f148e.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:15:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/green-team Date: October 8, 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 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 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[Discovery Club for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/discovery-club-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/discovery-club-for-families Date: October 8, 2016

This fall, get up close and personal with plants, bugs, and more in the Hallett Nature Sanctuary! Discovery Club families will enjoy exclusive access to Central Park's most secluded woodland—a unique living laboratory!

Adults and children alike will take part in an immersive woodland adventure, exploring how people, plants, and wildlife thrive in an urban park. "Insider's View" activities related to park design, horticulture, and gardening culminate with an opportunity to get your hands dirty with a park improvement project. This five-part series is perfect for families with children in grades one through 4.

Each participating child receives a Discovery Kit (a kid-friendly backpack that contains binoculars, a magnifying glass, field guides, and other discovery tools), along with a field notebook, and a Discovery Journal.

Registration required; please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4b2a54fba5.jpg Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Build a Rain Water Harvesting System and Shade Structure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/build-a-rain-water-harvesting-system-and-shade-structure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/build-a-rain-water-harvesting-system-and-shade-structure Date: October 8, 2016

We are coming together as a community to build a much needed rain water harvesting system and wooden shade structure that will be used to collect water for the garden. If you have expertise and tools please join us.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East 43rd Street Block Association Community Garden Garden

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2016-10-08 2016-10-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.62851500000000000, -73.93439500000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e43189e96f0.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Raptors in the Autumn Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/family-art-project-raptors-in-the-autumn-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/family-art-project-raptors-in-the-autumn-sky Date: October 8, 2016

Make your own raptor puppet resembling the migrating hawks circling and gliding above the Hudson River. Then join visiting artist Andrea Lomantoon a group puppet project creating a giant raptor, complete with our feathery friend’s unique and powerful features. With winds in our favor, we’ll form a procession of raptor puppets in flight, leading up to an outdoor, group soar!

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 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d1a163363c3.jpg Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden Date: October 8, 2016

The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display in the Enid A. Haunt Conservatory, in addition to a special bonsai display.

Weekend events spotlight the art of ikebana, as well as taiko drumming, and celebrate the importance of flowers in Japanese culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-10-08 2016-10-08 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18cef20339.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:15:26 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park Date: October 8, 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 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81212116493200000, -73.91367053985600000 Fri, 08 Jul 2016 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: October 8, 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 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 8, 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 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Mott Haven Gardens and History Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/greenthumb-workshop-mott-haven-gardens-histories-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/greenthumb-workshop-mott-haven-gardens-histories-walking-tour Date: October 8, 2016

Come discover hundreds of years of local history as we walk one mile of the historic Mott Haven community.

We will start at Padre Plaza and visit Brook Park Youth Farm and Willis Avenue Community Garden. Tour attendees will visit the gardens and meet the local green stewards along the way.

Presented in partnership with Nilka Martell.

RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Padre Plaza, Success Garden

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2016-10-08 2016-10-08 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.80789947509765600, -73.91739654541016000 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Raptor Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/raptor-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/raptor-fest Date: October 8, 2016

Experience the thrill of viewing New York's premier predators live and up close.

Join NYC Parks at the annual Raptor Fest hosted by the Urban Park Rangers. The event is free to the public and will include live demonstrations, a raptor viewing area, and education/activity tables. Activities are provided by the Urban Park Rangers; live flying demonstrations by Skyhunters in Flight, and static animal displays by Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation.

This event is a great way for kids to learn about birds of prey, get up close and personal with them, and watch them perform amazing aerial feats. There will be at least a dozen different of birds on display, including falcons, hawks, and owls.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e562fc1dc14.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:45:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Into Fall Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/fall-into-fall-harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/fall-into-fall-harvest-festival Date: October 8, 2016

Celebrate autumn in the park at the mansion! Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is hosting an indoor/outdoor festival of fall delights for all ages. There’ll be music, crafts, games, a giant hay-bale tower, and seasonal treats, including fresh cider from our outdoor press. Meet some birds of prey, help harvest the season’s final bounty from our organic vegetable garden, ride in a horse-drawn wagon, and pick your own pumpkin from BPMM’s pop-up pumpkin patch. There’s something for everyone!

Rain Date: October 9

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c48baaf0c83.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:30:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Centennial Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/garden-centennial-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/garden-centennial-exhibition Date: October 8, 2016

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is pleased to present an exhibition of outdoor sculpture celebrating one hundred years of its formal garden designed by Delano & Aldrich in 1916.

Showcasing fifteen artists whose work draws on the site’s history, architecture, and surrounding natural environment, the exhibition encompasses artworks of steel, wood, fiberglass, ceramic, and recycled plastics, including augmented-reality interventions and kinetic art choreographed by elements of nature.

Featured artists include Markus Holtby, Fitzhugh Karol, Wendy Klemperer, William Logan, Shannon Novak, Sarah Olson, Sui Park, Camilla Quinn, Audrey Shachnow, Aaron Suggs, Naomi Teppich and Martin Springhetti, Gregory Thielker, Beatrice Wolert, and Christopher Yockey.

Image credit: Audrey Shachnow, The Golden Muse, 2016, marine plywood, threaded rods, acrylic paint, brass hardware. Photograph courtesy of Audrey Shachnow, July, 2016.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d085219eea8.JPG Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Workday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/compost-workday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/compost-workday Date: October 8, 2016

Every Saturday, New York Restoration Project takes the food scraps collected at Inwood Greenmarket and organic material we've collected in our daily work in the Sherman Creek and Highbridge Parks and process it into our compost windrow. Join us on the second Saturday of the month to get an inside look at this process and learn some of the basics of composting. The experience is 100% hands-on, so be prepared to do some heavy lifting and get dirty! At the end of the day, take home a free bag of NYRP compost.

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 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:01:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 8, 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 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 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[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 8, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/fall-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/fall-birding Date: October 9, 2016

Wave Hill’s garden setting overlooking the Hudson River provides the perfect habitat for resident and migrating birds. Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of bird species and their behaviors on these captivating walks. Birders of all levels are welcome. Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

This event is free with admission to the grounds. NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission to the grounds.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2ed4cb64ed.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:15:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Fall Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/birding-fall-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/birding-fall-migration Date: October 9, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2f9041f457.jpg Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:30:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Club for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/discovery-club-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/discovery-club-for-families Date: October 9, 2016

This fall, get up close and personal with plants, bugs, and more in the Hallett Nature Sanctuary! Discovery Club families will enjoy exclusive access to Central Park's most secluded woodland—a unique living laboratory!

Adults and children alike will take part in an immersive woodland adventure, exploring how people, plants, and wildlife thrive in an urban park. "Insider's view" activities related to park design, horticulture, and gardening culminate with an opportunity to get your hands dirty with a Park improvement project. This five-part series is perfect for families with children in grades 1-4.

Each participating child receives a Discovery Kit (a kid-friendly backpack that contains binoculars, a magnifying glass, field guides, and other discovery tools), along with a Field Notebook, and a Discovery Journal.

Space is limited. Advance registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4b4eeb09b1.jpg Thu, 01 Sep 2016 19:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden Date: October 9, 2016

The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display in the Enid A. Haunt Conservatory, in addition to a special bonsai display.

Weekend events spotlight the art of ikebana, as well as taiko drumming, and celebrate the importance of flowers in Japanese culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-10-09 2016-10-09 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18cef20339.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:15:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: October 9, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Deer Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/deer-exploration-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/deer-exploration-hike Date: October 9, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:30:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Centennial Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/garden-centennial-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/garden-centennial-exhibition Date: October 9, 2016

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is pleased to present an exhibition of outdoor sculpture celebrating one hundred years of its formal garden designed by Delano & Aldrich in 1916.

Showcasing fifteen artists whose work draws on the site’s history, architecture, and surrounding natural environment, the exhibition encompasses artworks of steel, wood, fiberglass, ceramic, and recycled plastics, including augmented-reality interventions and kinetic art choreographed by elements of nature.

Featured artists include Markus Holtby, Fitzhugh Karol, Wendy Klemperer, William Logan, Shannon Novak, Sarah Olson, Sui Park, Camilla Quinn, Audrey Shachnow, Aaron Suggs, Naomi Teppich and Martin Springhetti, Gregory Thielker, Beatrice Wolert, and Christopher Yockey.

Image credit: Audrey Shachnow, The Golden Muse, 2016, marine plywood, threaded rods, acrylic paint, brass hardware. Photograph courtesy of Audrey Shachnow, July, 2016.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d085219eea8.JPG Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Primitive Survival Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/rangers-choice-primitive-survival-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/rangers-choice-primitive-survival-skills Date: October 9, 2016

Our bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure Programs so amazing.

If you were dropped into the wilderness with nothing but the clothes on your back, could you make a fire, build a shelter, or gather clean drinking water? Discover how our ancestors mastered these crucial skills.

Registration is required.

How to Register
To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers program regisration page. Registration will open on Wednesday, September 28.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e4412d287cf.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:45:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: October 9, 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 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 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/2016/10/09/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 9, 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 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 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[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/family-nature-walk Date: October 9, 2016

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. Ages six and older are welcome with an adult.

This walk is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2edfca9e67.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:15:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/fall-foliage-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/fall-foliage-photography Date: October 9, 2016

With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping. Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests. Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Highland Park Entrance

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2016-10-09 2016-10-09 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.68822479248047000, -73.89073181152344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e553dfc9bf2.JPG Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:15:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 9, 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 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike and Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/hike-and-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/hike-and-draw Date: October 9, 2016

Relax and de-stress 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 venture out to beautiful sites worth feasting your eyes on with artist Pedro Ramirez.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b36d3ebce18.jpg Fri, 02 Sep 2016 12:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Education Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/bird-education-program1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/bird-education-program1 Date: October 10, 2016

For the Birds! is an elementary education program that teaches environmental awareness and appreciation of nature through the study of birds. During a four-, eight-, or 16-week session, public and private school students in grades two through four learn about their natural environment through classroom lessons, outdoor field trips, and a conservation project designed to improve bird habitat in the local community.

For the Birds! exposes students, usually for the first time, to the idea that their own neighborhoods provide valuable habitat to birds and other urban wildlife.

Volunteer Teachers
Audubon New York’s For the Birds! Program is looking for volunteer teachers for all five boroughs of NYC. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Rich Santangelo, For the Birds! Education Program Manager by email at rsantangelo@audubon.org or by phone at (212) 979-3077.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 979-3077

Location: National Audubon Headquarters

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2016-10-10 2016-10-10 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72900310000000000, -74.00563040000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bf52fa4b6ac.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:30:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: October 10, 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 2016-10-10 2016-10-10 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 10, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-10 2016-10-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Tompkinsville Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/its-my-park-at-tompkinsville-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/its-my-park-at-tompkinsville-park Date: October 10, 2016

This It’s My Park season, please join Island Voice and the local community as they host a day of unity at Tompkinsville Park. We are looking for volunteers to help beautify the park and assist in planting some bulbs.

There will also be a celebration through art, performances, and a chess tournament.

We look forward to celebrating and cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 524-7999

Location: Tompkinsville Park

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R024 Tompkinsville Park 2016-10-10 2016-10-10 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.63740158081055000, -74.07640075683594000 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Falconry Presentation: Skyhunters in Flight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/falconry-presentation-skyhunters-in-flight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/falconry-presentation-skyhunters-in-flight Date: October 10, 2016

Watch hawks, falcons and owls sharpen their hunting skills during an exciting outdoor flight demonstration with master falconer Brian Bradley of New Paltz, NY. Hear about the ancient sport of falconry and meet live raptors from around the world.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-10 2016-10-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2ee6cdb113.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:15:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 10, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours on Columbus Day! 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 2016-10-10 2016-10-10 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Education Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/bird-education-program1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/bird-education-program1 Date: October 11, 2016

For the Birds! is an elementary education program that teaches environmental awareness and appreciation of nature through the study of birds. During a four-, eight-, or 16-week session, public and private school students in grades two through four learn about their natural environment through classroom lessons, outdoor field trips, and a conservation project designed to improve bird habitat in the local community.

For the Birds! exposes students, usually for the first time, to the idea that their own neighborhoods provide valuable habitat to birds and other urban wildlife.

Volunteer Teachers
Audubon New York’s For the Birds! Program is looking for volunteer teachers for all five boroughs of NYC. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Rich Santangelo, For the Birds! Education Program Manager by email at rsantangelo@audubon.org or by phone at (212) 979-3077.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 979-3077

Location: National Audubon Headquarters

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2016-10-11 2016-10-11 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72900310000000000, -74.00563040000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bf52fa4b6ac.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:30:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden Date: October 11, 2016

The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display in the Enid A. Haunt Conservatory, in addition to a special bonsai display.

Weekend events spotlight the art of ikebana, as well as taiko drumming, and celebrate the importance of flowers in Japanese culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-10-11 2016-10-11 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18cef20339.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:15:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: October 11, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 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 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Education Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/bird-education-program1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/bird-education-program1 Date: October 12, 2016

For the Birds! is an elementary education program that teaches environmental awareness and appreciation of nature through the study of birds. During a four-, eight-, or 16-week session, public and private school students in grades two through four learn about their natural environment through classroom lessons, outdoor field trips, and a conservation project designed to improve bird habitat in the local community.

For the Birds! exposes students, usually for the first time, to the idea that their own neighborhoods provide valuable habitat to birds and other urban wildlife.

Volunteer Teachers
Audubon New York’s For the Birds! Program is looking for volunteer teachers for all five boroughs of NYC. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Rich Santangelo, For the Birds! Education Program Manager by email at rsantangelo@audubon.org or by phone at (212) 979-3077.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 979-3077

Location: National Audubon Headquarters

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2016-10-12 2016-10-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72900310000000000, -74.00563040000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bf52fa4b6ac.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:30:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden Date: October 12, 2016

The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display in the Enid A. Haunt Conservatory, in addition to a special bonsai display.

Weekend events spotlight the art of ikebana, as well as taiko drumming, and celebrate the importance of flowers in Japanese culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-10-12 2016-10-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18cef20339.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:15:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: October 12, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-12 2016-10-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Centennial Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/garden-centennial-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/garden-centennial-exhibition Date: October 12, 2016

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is pleased to present an exhibition of outdoor sculpture celebrating one hundred years of its formal garden designed by Delano & Aldrich in 1916.

Showcasing fifteen artists whose work draws on the site’s history, architecture, and surrounding natural environment, the exhibition encompasses artworks of steel, wood, fiberglass, ceramic, and recycled plastics, including augmented-reality interventions and kinetic art choreographed by elements of nature.

Featured artists include Markus Holtby, Fitzhugh Karol, Wendy Klemperer, William Logan, Shannon Novak, Sarah Olson, Sui Park, Camilla Quinn, Audrey Shachnow, Aaron Suggs, Naomi Teppich and Martin Springhetti, Gregory Thielker, Beatrice Wolert, and Christopher Yockey.

Image credit: Audrey Shachnow, The Golden Muse, 2016, marine plywood, threaded rods, acrylic paint, brass hardware. Photograph courtesy of Audrey Shachnow, July, 2016.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-10-12 2016-10-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d085219eea8.JPG Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Education Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/13/bird-education-program1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/13/bird-education-program1 Date: October 13, 2016

For the Birds! is an elementary education program that teaches environmental awareness and appreciation of nature through the study of birds. During a four-, eight-, or 16-week session, public and private school students in grades two through four learn about their natural environment through classroom lessons, outdoor field trips, and a conservation project designed to improve bird habitat in the local community.

For the Birds! exposes students, usually for the first time, to the idea that their own neighborhoods provide valuable habitat to birds and other urban wildlife.

Volunteer Teachers
Audubon New York’s For the Birds! Program is looking for volunteer teachers for all five boroughs of NYC. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Rich Santangelo, For the Birds! Education Program Manager by email at rsantangelo@audubon.org or by phone at (212) 979-3077.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 979-3077

Location: National Audubon Headquarters

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2016-10-13 2016-10-13 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72900310000000000, -74.00563040000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bf52fa4b6ac.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:30:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/13/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/13/greenbelt-peepers Date: October 13, 2016

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-old kids and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-10-13 2016-10-13 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:45:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Thursday Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/13/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/13/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps Date: October 13, 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 2016-10-13 2016-10-13 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/13/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/13/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden Date: October 13, 2016

The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display in the Enid A. Haunt Conservatory, in addition to a special bonsai display.

Weekend events spotlight the art of ikebana, as well as taiko drumming, and celebrate the importance of flowers in Japanese culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-10-13 2016-10-13 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18cef20339.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:15:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/13/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/13/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds Date: October 13, 2016

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. This program is suitable for three- and four-year-old tots.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-10-13 2016-10-13 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/13/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/13/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: October 13, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-13 2016-10-13 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/13/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/13/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: October 13, 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 2016-10-13 2016-10-13 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/2016/10/13/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/13/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 13, 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 2016-10-13 2016-10-13 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Education Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/14/bird-education-program1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/14/bird-education-program1 Date: October 14, 2016

For the Birds! is an elementary education program that teaches environmental awareness and appreciation of nature through the study of birds. During a four-, eight-, or 16-week session, public and private school students in grades two through four learn about their natural environment through classroom lessons, outdoor field trips, and a conservation project designed to improve bird habitat in the local community.

For the Birds! exposes students, usually for the first time, to the idea that their own neighborhoods provide valuable habitat to birds and other urban wildlife.

Volunteer Teachers
Audubon New York’s For the Birds! Program is looking for volunteer teachers for all five boroughs of NYC. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Rich Santangelo, For the Birds! Education Program Manager by email at rsantangelo@audubon.org or by phone at (212) 979-3077.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 979-3077

Location: National Audubon Headquarters

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2016-10-14 2016-10-14 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72900310000000000, -74.00563040000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bf52fa4b6ac.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:30:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/14/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/14/kiku-the-art-of-the-japanese-garden Date: October 14, 2016

The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display in the Enid A. Haunt Conservatory, in addition to a special bonsai display.

Weekend events spotlight the art of ikebana, as well as taiko drumming, and celebrate the importance of flowers in Japanese culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-10-14 2016-10-14 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18cef20339.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:15:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 14, 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 2016-10-14 2016-10-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/14/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/14/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: October 14, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-14 2016-10-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Watching at the Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/bird-watching-at-the-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/bird-watching-at-the-ridgewood-reservoir Date: October 15, 2016

Catch the fall migration at a bird-watching workshop led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Main entrance across from the Vermont Place Parking Lot

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2016-10-15 2016-10-15 8:00 am 10:30 am 40.68682208700500000, -73.88909471035000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57adcf643be01.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:45:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk Randall's Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/walk-randalls-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/walk-randalls-island Date: October 15, 2016

The American Heart Association recommends that adults get 150 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity each week. Come walk Randall's Island, get a free pedometer and map, and make exploring and enjoying our pathways a part of meeting that goal!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: October 15, 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 fall 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 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:15:26 EDT