NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:51:27 GMT <![CDATA[National Zoo Keeper Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/national-zoo-keeper-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/national-zoo-keeper-week Date: July 21, 2017

Celebrate National Zoo Keeper Week and salute Prospect Park Zoo’s talented team of animal care professionals.

Hands-on activities and games challenge visitors to see if they have what it takes to be a zookeeper! Talk to some of our professionals and learn about animal care careers.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park Zoo (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-07-21 2017-07-21 11:30 am 4:00 pm 40.66527557373047000, -73.96540832519531000 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/weekend-nature-exploration Date: July 21, 2017

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Discovery Pack, noon - 3:00 p.m.: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.

Bird Nerd Game Hour ,1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Learn about birds and nature in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!

Nature on the Go!, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us. This program leaves promptly at 2:00 p.m.

Animal Encounter, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-07-21 2017-07-21 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Peace in the Park: Embracing Life's Beauty]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/peace-in-the-park-embracing-lifes-beauty http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/peace-in-the-park-embracing-lifes-beauty Date: July 21, 2017

This is a free community event where families and friends have an opportunity to refresh and recharge amid the natural beauty of Central Park.

The event offers the public a peaceful, reflective, and delightful summer afternoon to:

  • Learn how to meditate anytime, anywhere
  • Enjoy kid-friendly activities
  • Feel the good space filled with uplifting positive energy
  • Learn about vegetarian and nutritious diet
  • Engage in sharing and listening from the heart

Be entertained by artistic performances, including music, song, and dance.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 565-5133

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-21 2017-07-21 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.97109985351562000 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/free-community-rowing-at-van-cortlandt-park-lake-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/free-community-rowing-at-van-cortlandt-park-lake-in-the-bronx Date: July 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-07-21 2017-07-21 4:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.88915215898600000, -73.89286369085300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593cc52b52532.JPG Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/movies-under-the-stars-beauty-and-the-beast2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/movies-under-the-stars-beauty-and-the-beast2 Date: July 21, 2017

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film.

Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter, Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen becomes the Empire's lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station's plans for the Rebel Alliance.

Know Before You Go

You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Orchard Beach (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-07-21 2017-07-21 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.86159896850600000, -73.79450225830100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59600c7994a4e.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/learntorow-1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/learntorow-1 Date: July 22, 2017

Unlike most other sports, rowing can be learned at any age and fitness level! Taking an introductory class with Row New York is a great way to get fit, have fun, and enjoy the beauty of the river against the backdrop of the city. It’s a truly unique experience! Learn to Row classes take place in the spring, summer, and fall at the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse on the Harlem River in Northern Manhattan.

Learn-to-Row 1: Intensive Learn-to-Row session, $130. All classes take place on Saturdays from 9:00am-1:00pm.

On this one-day program, you can:

  • Learn basics of sweep rowing.
  • Develop working knowledge of the sport including vocabulary and equipment.
  • Learn proper rowing technique on land and on the water.
  • Advance to water on a stable rowing barge to develop on-water technique.

This session prepares participants for our Level 2 course, in which advanced rowing skills are acquired on the water. Questions about Learn-to-Row? Visit Row New York's Q&A page.

Ready to register or learn more? Visit Row New York's Learn-to-Row page.

Questions about our 2017 Learn-To-Row 1 classes? Contact our Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach, Claudia Loeber, at cloeber@rownewyork.org for more information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433.3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-07-22 2017-07-22 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c03b3a57e6b.jpg Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/green-team Date: July 22, 2017

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

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

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: July 22, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: July 22, 2017

Come out on Saturdays for our Bike Ride Program!

  • Free bike riding classes and bike skills training
  • Explore exciting Bronx sites: Concrete Plant Park, Starlight Park, Crotona Park, Drew Playground, and Gouverneur Playground
  • Physical activity for family and adults of all ages: 10 years and older

Please note:

  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian to sign waiver but they can ride with group
  • Adults must be present to sign waiver and get fitted for a bicycle helmet

For more information, or to check for cancellations, call Mr. James at (347) 261-1764

This event is rain or shine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 261-1764

Location: Claremont Neighborhood Center

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2017-07-22 2017-07-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Naturalist Series: Small Worlds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/naturalist-series-small-worlds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/naturalist-series-small-worlds Date: July 22, 2017

Join us at the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh where we'll gather with an invertebrate expert to learn about the many different creatures that call Randall's Island home, both on land and in the water.

On this guided walk we will explore the world of snails, mussels, oysters, and other invertebrates. All of our sightings will contribute to our ongoing survey- Biodiversity of Randall's Island Park!

Location: Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79146526423800000, -73.92687702179000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591214e50e79b.jpg Mon, 03 Jul 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Spray a Watercolor Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/family-art-project-spray-a-watercolor-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/family-art-project-spray-a-watercolor-garden Date: July 22, 2017

In conjunction with the exhibition Flora Fantastica! in Glyndor Gallery, paint the colors of summer into a garden painting made without brushes, and inspired by all the flowering plants in the garden. Work with mists of watercolor in a painting outdoors, and combine it with color-soaked, paper flowers to create your own blooming vision. Bountiful Blooms Weekend event.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593834b9d3a4c.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/weekend-volunteer-corps1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/weekend-volunteer-corps1 Date: July 22, 2017

Get involved in your community! Help spruce up gardens, paint fences and benches, weed, spread mulch, and clean and maintain pathways. We can accommodate any group ranging from just a few people to up to 40 volunteers.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:45:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Healthy Summer Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/healthy-summer-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/healthy-summer-event Date: July 22, 2017

Harlem Grown's Healthy Summer is an annual end of summer event highlighting the importance of healthy habits! There will be yoga, fitness workouts from Harlem Cycle, local health resources, tasty cooking and snacking demos. You'll also be able to harvest your own veggies to take home!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-0113

Location: Harlem Grown

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2017-07-22 2017-07-22 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81380081176758000, -73.94280242919922000 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint a Community Mural]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/help-us-paint-a-community-mural http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/help-us-paint-a-community-mural Date: July 22, 2017

Please join The Natural Areas Conservancy in painting a beautiful new mural at the Bayswater Park barbecue area in Far Rockaway, Queens.

NYC-based artist Ruth Hofheimer's designs for the mural are inspired by the environmental diversity in Jamaica Bay and reflect the landscape, plants, and animals that live along NYC's coastline.

The mural will be outlined on the wall in advance, and artists at all levels and all ages are welcome to sign up for all or part of the painting process.

Painting can be messy and we recommend artists wear clothing that can get dirty. Please also bring your own water and sunscreen as it can get very hot and sunny in this park.

This mural was generously sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockway Parks Conservancy, and is in partnership with NYC Parks.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3356

Location: Bayswater Playground (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.59899902343750000, -73.76699829101562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5967ac7d74c33.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Lucy Wilner: Us and Them, Birds at the Intersection of Natural and Man-made Worlds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds Date: July 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59075dee7abf6.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/seining Date: July 22, 2017

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Get ready to get your hands wet, seining programs use nets to catch fish.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Neptune Avenue and Bayview Avenue

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2017-07-22 2017-07-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.57902020000000000, -73.99565570000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5939c72dc4cea.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/weekend-nature-exploration Date: July 22, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance for fun nature activities, and also participate in our 150th anniversary species count for special prizes.

Schedule of Activities

Discovery Pack, 10 a..m. – noon: get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.

Blooming Naturalist, 10 a.m.: So you think you are a naturalist? Investigate the natural world by learning how to use tools and guides used by biologist. This activity leads you through activities to discover the Audubon Center and Prospect Park.

Nature’s Helpers, 11 a.m.: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This is activity is led by Alliance staff and all materials are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: July 22, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 22, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59383991ee0bb.jpg Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nature-center-adventures2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nature-center-adventures2 Date: July 22, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer!

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nature-center-adventures11 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nature-center-adventures11 Date: July 22, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nature-center-adventures12 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nature-center-adventures12 Date: July 22, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer!

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nature-center-adventures4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nature-center-adventures4 Date: July 22, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nature-center-adventures6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nature-center-adventures6 Date: July 22, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: July 22, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance for a bird-watching walk and learn about Prospect Park's magnificent array of birds and how to identify them!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Rowing on Prospect Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free Date: July 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: The Well House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65684512758200000, -73.97034907341000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592238ca05299.JPG Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing Date: July 22, 2017

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

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

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

Free Sailing

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5909ec80b4a13.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walk: The Language of Flowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/garden-walk-the-language-of-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/garden-walk-the-language-of-flowers Date: July 22, 2017

The Victorians viewed individual flowers as objects of beauty, as well as symbols of emotion and sentiment. Walk the gardens with Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer to decode hidden messages in herbs and flowers according to the Victorian “Language of Flowers.”

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593835057f837.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tour of Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/free-tour-of-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/free-tour-of-washington-square-park Date: July 22, 2017

For nearly two centuries Washington Square Park has served as a beloved space for locals while attracting visitors from around the world. Join a Washington Square Park docent for this free tour, and learn about this iconic park past and present. Take a journey through history and learn about the park’s beginnings as a parade ground, the unmistakable monuments and the many people that have made the park the cultural hub that it is today.

First come, first served.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5967dcd4bd04f.png Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Rangers Choice: Medicinal Plants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/rangers-choice-medicinal-plants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/rangers-choice-medicinal-plants Date: July 22, 2017

Learn how common plants have been used by humans throughout history to ease pain and cure diseases.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 17:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Leadership Council Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/youth-leadership-council-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/youth-leadership-council-gardens Date: July 22, 2017

Come see what the youth volunteering in our garden through NYC Service are up to, and learn how you can be part of the fun. Learn about gardening, composting, and the herbs, get a temporary tattoo and your face painted, gran a cup of herbal tea, and much more. Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with your community.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 406-1542

Location: Ashford Learning Center

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2017-07-22 2017-07-22 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.67401320000000000, -73.88514810000000000 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition: Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: July 22, 2017

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

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

Organized & curated by Gail Middleton / Creative Photographers Guild

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59088cfc9d17a.jpg Tue, 02 May 2017 15:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Plants and Gardening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/learn-about-plants-and-gardening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/learn-about-plants-and-gardening Date: July 22, 2017

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with your community. Learn more about plants and gardening.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 406-1542

Location: Ashford Learning Center

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2017-07-22 2017-07-22 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.67401320000000000, -73.88514810000000000 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nature-center-adventures3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nature-center-adventures3 Date: July 22, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nature-center-adventures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nature-center-adventures Date: July 22, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nature-center-adventures13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nature-center-adventures13 Date: July 22, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nature-center-adventures5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nature-center-adventures5 Date: July 22, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nature-center-adventures7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nature-center-adventures7 Date: July 22, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: July 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/activity-table Date: July 22, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-07-22 2017-07-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929741d3ec6e.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/seining1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/seining1 Date: July 22, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70410156250000000, -73.99019622802734000 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 18:30:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-with-the-city-stompers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-with-the-city-stompers Date: July 22, 2017

The City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music. Swing your corner and do-si-do, join hands for a Virginia Reel and step right up and holler "yeehoo"!

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718 965-8938

Location: Ft. Hamilton Senior Center

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2017-07-22 2017-07-22 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.61333465576200000, -74.02997589111300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595a7b8b083c3.jpg Mon, 03 Jul 2017 14:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Spray a Watercolor Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/family-art-project-spray-a-watercolor-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/family-art-project-spray-a-watercolor-garden Date: July 23, 2017

In conjunction with the exhibition Flora Fantastica!in Glyndor Gallery, paint the colors of summer into a garden painting made without brushes, inspired by all the flowering plants in the garden. Work with mists of watercolor in a painting outdoors, and combine it with color-soaked, paper flowers to create your own blooming vision.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-07-23 2017-07-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593835961b31b.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint a Community Mural]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/help-us-paint-a-community-mural http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/help-us-paint-a-community-mural Date: July 23, 2017

Please join The Natural Areas Conservancy in painting a beautiful new mural at the Bayswater Park barbecue area in Far Rockaway, Queens.

NYC-based artist Ruth Hofheimer's designs for the mural are inspired by the environmental diversity in Jamaica Bay and reflect the landscape, plants, and animals that live along NYC's coastline.

The mural will be outlined on the wall in advance, and artists at all levels and all ages are welcome to sign up for all or part of the painting process.

Painting can be messy and we recommend artists wear clothing that can get dirty. Please also bring your own water and sunscreen as it can get very hot and sunny in this park.

This mural was generously sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockway Parks Conservancy, and is in partnership with NYC Parks.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3356

Location: Bayswater Playground (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2017-07-23 2017-07-23 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.59899902343750000, -73.76699829101562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5967ac7d74c33.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: July 23, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-07-23 2017-07-23 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/sunday-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/sunday-tai-chi Date: July 23, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-07-23 2017-07-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594ab8e9c9019.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-23 2017-07-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Sharks Among Us]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/sharks-among-us http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/sharks-among-us Date: July 23, 2017

These fearsome creatures of the deep are often misrepresented and misunderstood. Let's help change their image by breaking down fact from fiction, and discover more about these fascinating apex predators.

Learn about local sharks, their behaviors, and summertime shark safety.

Ages 8+.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-07-23 2017-07-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 03 Jul 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/weekend-nature-exploration Date: July 23, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance for fun nature activities, and also participate in our 150th anniversary species count for special prizes.

Schedule of Activities

Discovery Pack, 10 a..m. – noon: get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.

Blooming Naturalist, 10 a.m.: So you think you are a naturalist? Investigate the natural world by learning how to use tools and guides used by biologist. This activity leads you through activities to discover the Audubon Center and Prospect Park.

Nature’s Helpers, 11 a.m.: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This is activity is led by Alliance staff and all materials are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-07-23 2017-07-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/nature-center-adventures9 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/nature-center-adventures9 Date: July 23, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-07-23 2017-07-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/nature-center-adventures13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/nature-center-adventures13 Date: July 23, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer!

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-07-23 2017-07-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/nature-center-adventures1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/nature-center-adventures1 Date: July 23, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-07-23 2017-07-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/nature-center-adventures16 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/nature-center-adventures16 Date: July 23, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer!

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-07-23 2017-07-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/nature-center-adventures18 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/nature-center-adventures18 Date: July 23, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-07-23 2017-07-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/nature-center-adventures20 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/nature-center-adventures20 Date: July 23, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-07-23 2017-07-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Orchard Beach Lagoon Birding Excursion (Intermediate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/orchard-beach-lagoon-birding-excursion-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/orchard-beach-lagoon-birding-excursion-intermediate Date: July 23, 2017

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Explore the Orchard Beach Lagoon, including Bartow Creek as we look for birds that live in this estaurine habitat of the Long Island Sound.

Prior canoe experience is preferred; for ages 8 years and older only. Participants are chosen via lottery. To register for the lottery please visit our Event Registration page. Registration opens on July 12.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-07-23 2017-07-23 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: July 23, 2017

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

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary, and lifejackets will be provided. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. All participants must sign a liability waiver.

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

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

About Village Community Boathouse
Village Community Boathouse is a 501(c)(3) non-profit run by volunteers, based on the south side of Pier 40 on the Hudson River. While our community rowing programs are free, our facilities, boats and equipment require regular upkeep and repair. Your donations make our program possible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-07-23 2017-07-23 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Cooking Demo: Edible Flowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/cooking-demo-edible-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/cooking-demo-edible-flowers Date: July 23, 2017

A surprising number of beautiful flowers are edible, adding color and zing to salads or subtle floral aromas to desserts. Sample some delicious flowery recipes with Chef Stephen Rosenberg of Great Performances, then take a stroll with a horticultural interpreter to view gourmet blossoms in the garden.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-07-23 2017-07-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59383689d3453.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Workshop: Drawing FlowersAn Introduction to Botanical Illustration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/art-workshop-drawing-flowersan-introduction-to-botanical-illustration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/art-workshop-drawing-flowersan-introduction-to-botanical-illustration Date: July 23, 2017

Botanical illustration is the intersection of art and science. Observe and record the intricate details of Wave Hill’s summer flora with artist and naturalist Gabriel Willow. Using pen and pencil, practice accurate and scientific depictions of buds and blooms.

All levels are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-07-23 2017-07-23 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5938361ace913.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/nature-center-adventures21 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/nature-center-adventures21 Date: July 23, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-07-23 2017-07-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/activity-table Date: July 23, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-07-23 2017-07-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929741d3ec6e.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/nature-center-adventures11 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/nature-center-adventures11 Date: July 23, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-07-23 2017-07-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/nature-center-adventures15 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/nature-center-adventures15 Date: July 23, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-07-23 2017-07-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/nature-center-adventures14 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/nature-center-adventures14 Date: July 23, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-07-23 2017-07-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/nature-center-adventures17 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/nature-center-adventures17 Date: July 23, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-07-23 2017-07-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Center Adventures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/nature-center-adventures19 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/nature-center-adventures19 Date: July 23, 2017

Join our Adventure Guides, who lead free nature-related programs at our Nature Centers this summer.

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to the natural world. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-07-23 2017-07-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping and Orienteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/23/family-camping Date: July 23, 2017

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

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery, please visit our Event Registration page. Registration opens on July 12.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Marine Park

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B057 Marine Park 2017-07-23 2017-07-23 5:00 pm 7:00 am 40.60272115863300000, -73.92570495605500000 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/24/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/24/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: July 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-24 2017-07-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Newsies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/24/movies-under-the-stars-newsies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/24/movies-under-the-stars-newsies Date: July 24, 2017

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!


A musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Williamsbridge Oval

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-07-24 2017-07-24 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59601800c8cc1.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 11:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/25/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/25/fitness-walk Date: July 25, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-07-25 2017-07-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime at The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/25/storytime-at-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/25/storytime-at-the-battery Date: July 25, 2017

Drawing inspiration from books like The Carrot Seed and The Grouchy Ladybug, Storytime at The Battery will give children their first introduction to urban farming with activities like planting seeds, touching the soil, crafting, or tasting new and delicious herbs and vegetables.

Stories are geared toward children ages five to eight years old, but accessible for children ages three and older, so bring the whole family!

Free and open to the public.

Story Schedule

July 11 - The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss and The Empty Pot by Demi
July 13 - Wangari's Trees of Peace by Jeanette Winter
July 18 - The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin and The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
July 20 - Miss Maple's Seeds by Eliza Wheeler
July 25 - A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies
July 27 - The Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins
August 1 - Tidy by Emily Gravett
August 3 - Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell
August 8 - Rainbow Crow by Nancy Van Laan
August 10 - The Honeybee Man by Lela Nargi
August 15 - The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson
August 17 - Just A Dream by Chris Van Allsburg

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-07-25 2017-07-25 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.70328903198242000, -74.01482391357422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595d52f043c03.JPG Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/25/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/25/biweekly-gardening-club Date: July 25, 2017

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

All ages and experience are welcome.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-07-25 2017-07-25 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Summer Day Camp: Mini Camp 2017]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/25/mini-camp-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/25/mini-camp-2017 Date: July 25, 2017

Join us each week for activities and adventures, including one off-site visit to the Carousel for All Children at Willowbrook Park.

For kids ages 3 to 5 years old.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-07-25 2017-07-25 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5947d62e8c0f1.png Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/25/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/25/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: July 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-25 2017-07-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Painting Nature with the Art Student's League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/25/painting-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/25/painting-nature Date: July 25, 2017

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

Supplies will be provided!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-07-25 2017-07-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.90010070800800000, -73.87220001220700000 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/25/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/25/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 25, 2017

Explore the park like never before with signature exhibits, interactive displays, and arts and crafts. This summer's themes will include pollination and the estuary.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-25 2017-07-25 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70410156250000000, -73.99019622802734000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Natural Insect Repellent Candles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/25/natural-insect-repellant-candles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/25/natural-insect-repellant-candles Date: July 25, 2017

Annoyed by pesky nats and mosquitos that congregate in the garden once the summer sun sets? Interested in illuminating your garden at dusk? Join GreenThumb as we create our own natural insect repellent candles using citronella oil and soy wax.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Oasis Community Garden

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2017-07-25 2017-07-25 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.76639938354492000, -73.99199676513672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592f2f4fe1050.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: East Side Evening Stroll]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/25/central-park-tour-east-side-evening-stroll http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/25/central-park-tour-east-side-evening-stroll Date: July 25, 2017

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-25 2017-07-25 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579a44b9537e5.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm and Compost Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/26/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/26/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days Date: July 26, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-07-26 2017-07-26 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929753eed195.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Summer Day Camp: Mini Camp 2017]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/26/mini-camp-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/26/mini-camp-2017 Date: July 26, 2017

Join us each week for activities and adventures, including one off-site visit to the Carousel for All Children at Willowbrook Park.

For kids ages 3 to 5 years old.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-07-26 2017-07-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5947d62e8c0f1.png Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/26/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/26/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: July 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-26 2017-07-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/26/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/26/farm-open-hours Date: July 26, 2017

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-07-26 2017-07-26 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592976bb8a458.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance Fitness in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/26/dance-fitness-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/26/dance-fitness-in-the-park Date: July 26, 2017

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-07-26 2017-07-26 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78202599271400000, -73.92982745170600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a1b119975.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/27/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/27/fitness-walk Date: July 27, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-07-27 2017-07-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime at The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/27/storytime-at-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/27/storytime-at-the-battery Date: July 27, 2017

Drawing inspiration from books like The Carrot Seed and The Grouchy Ladybug, Storytime at The Battery will give children their first introduction to urban farming with activities like planting seeds, touching the soil, crafting, or tasting new and delicious herbs and vegetables.

Stories are geared toward children ages five to eight years old, but accessible for children ages three and older, so bring the whole family!

Free and open to the public.

Story Schedule

July 11 - The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss and The Empty Pot by Demi
July 13 - Wangari's Trees of Peace by Jeanette Winter
July 18 - The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin and The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
July 20 - Miss Maple's Seeds by Eliza Wheeler
July 25 - A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies
July 27 - The Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins
August 1 - Tidy by Emily Gravett
August 3 - Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell
August 8 - Rainbow Crow by Nancy Van Laan
August 10 - The Honeybee Man by Lela Nargi
August 15 - The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson
August 17 - Just A Dream by Chris Van Allsburg

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-07-27 2017-07-27 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.70328903198242000, -74.01482391357422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595d52f043c03.JPG Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/27/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/27/biweekly-gardening-club Date: July 27, 2017

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

All ages and experience are welcome.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-07-27 2017-07-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Summer Day Camp: Mini Camp 2017]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/27/mini-camp-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/27/mini-camp-2017 Date: July 27, 2017

Join us each week for activities and adventures, including one off-site visit to the Carousel for All Children at Willowbrook Park.

For kids ages 3 to 5 years old.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-07-27 2017-07-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5947d62e8c0f1.png Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: July 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-27 2017-07-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/27/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/27/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 27, 2017

Explore the park like never before with signature exhibits, interactive displays, and arts and crafts. This summer's themes will include pollination and the estuary.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-27 2017-07-27 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70410156250000000, -73.99019622802734000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Evening Stroll]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/27/central-park-tour-west-side-evening-stroll http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/27/central-park-tour-west-side-evening-stroll Date: July 27, 2017

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

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

There are a few inclines. The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West) and ends at Tavern on the Green (Central Park West between 66th and 67th Streets). For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-27 2017-07-27 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Growing Plants for Dye]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/27/growing-plants-for-dye http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/27/growing-plants-for-dye Date: July 27, 2017

Many of the beautiful plants that we grow in the garden can also be used to color yarn and cloth. Orange cosmos makes vibrant golds. Marigolds make yellow. Purple basil makes olive green. And there's lots more besides! This workshop will cover how to plan a dye plant garden, and then we'll get to work dying some yarn! Registered GreenThumb community garden groups may be eligible to take away a length of colored yarn.

Facilitated by Mark Leger, GreenThumb community gardener at Phoenix Community Garden

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Phoenix Community Garden

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2017-07-27 2017-07-27 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.67839813232422000, -73.91310119628906000 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Garden Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/27/evening-garden-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/27/evening-garden-walk Date: July 27, 2017

Enjoy an evening stroll in the gardens with a Wave Hill Garden Guide.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-07-27 2017-07-27 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5938377c6e4fd.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/27/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-with-the-city-stompers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/27/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-with-the-city-stompers Date: July 27, 2017

City Stompers presents Kitty & The Cosmic String Coalition!

Hailing from Virginia, Kitty & The Cosmic String Coalition are stopping at Bushwick Inlet Park on their way to the Newport Folk Festival to play a Square Dance for all.

Join the ruckus. Bring the whole family. All dances led by City Stompers’ Megan Downes.

Teen phenom Kitty Amaral brings her fiery fiddle to NYC for the first time! Joined by City Stompers’ favorite Virginian Danny Knicely on acoustic rhythm guitar and Aimee Curl on upright bass. Come over to Bushwick Inlet Park for a whole evening of southern Appalachian traditional music. Stomp your feet, hold hands with your neighbors and learn how to do traditional mountain square dances with each other.

This event is free and open all!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 718 965-8938

Location: Bushwick Inlet Park Center (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2017-07-27 2017-07-27 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.72172493331700000, -73.96043425798400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5939659859d49.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 13:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/28/prospect-park-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/28/prospect-park-walking-tours Date: July 28, 2017

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park on a guided walking tour of this iconic park in the heart of Brooklyn. The tour will examine the park’s many layers of natural and human history, from the landscape design to architectural eras visible in the built environment, to stories about how people have enjoyed the park over time.

Presented by Turnstile Tours in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Parkside & Ocean Avenue entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-07-28 2017-07-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.65517425537109400, -73.96237945556640000 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/28/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/28/weekend-nature-exploration Date: July 28, 2017

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Discovery Pack, noon - 3:00 p.m.: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.

Bird Nerd Game Hour ,1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Learn about birds and nature in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!

Nature on the Go!, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us. This program leaves promptly at 2:00 p.m.

Animal Encounter, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-07-28 2017-07-28 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/28/free-community-rowing-at-van-cortlandt-park-lake-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/28/free-community-rowing-at-van-cortlandt-park-lake-in-the-bronx Date: July 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-07-28 2017-07-28 4:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.88915215898600000, -73.89286369085300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593cc52b52532.JPG Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping and Early Morning Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/28/family-camping-and-early-morning-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/28/family-camping-and-early-morning-birding Date: July 28, 2017

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

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery please visit our Event Registration Page on July 19, www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-07-28 2017-07-28 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.87160110473600000, -73.93070220947300000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:15:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Power Rangers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/28/movies-under-the-stars-power-rangers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/28/movies-under-the-stars-power-rangers Date: July 28, 2017

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

Five ordinary teens must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove—and the world—is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it's too late, band together as the Power Rangers.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: St. Mary's Park Playground West (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-07-28 2017-07-28 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.81281493919200000, -73.91326284408600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59601c9a88439.jpg Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/29/learntorow-1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/29/learntorow-1 Date: July 29, 2017

Unlike most other sports, rowing can be learned at any age and fitness level! Taking an introductory class with Row New York is a great way to get fit, have fun, and enjoy the beauty of the river against the backdrop of the city. It’s a truly unique experience! Learn to Row classes take place in the spring, summer, and fall at the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse on the Harlem River in Northern Manhattan.

Learn-to-Row 1: Intensive Learn-to-Row session, $130. All classes take place on Saturdays from 9:00am-1:00pm.

On this one-day program, you can:

  • Learn basics of sweep rowing.
  • Develop working knowledge of the sport including vocabulary and equipment.
  • Learn proper rowing technique on land and on the water.
  • Advance to water on a stable rowing barge to develop on-water technique.

This session prepares participants for our Level 2 course, in which advanced rowing skills are acquired on the water. Questions about Learn-to-Row? Visit Row New York's Q&A page.

Ready to register or learn more? Visit Row New York's Learn-to-Row page.

Questions about our 2017 Learn-To-Row 1 classes? Contact our Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach, Claudia Loeber, at cloeber@rownewyork.org for more information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433.3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-07-29 2017-07-29 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c03b3a57e6b.jpg Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Osprey Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/29/birding-osprey-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/29/birding-osprey-watch Date: July 29, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-07-29 2017-07-29 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.60469818115234400, -73.93029785156250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5939c7b5d046c.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:00:01 EDT