NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:35:58 GMT <![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 9, 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 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59383991ee0bb.jpg Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/sunday-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/sunday-tai-chi Date: July 9, 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 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 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: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: July 9, 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 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 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[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: July 9, 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 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/family-nature-walk Date: July 9, 2017

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. No registration required. Ages six and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593701c42696c.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: July 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-07-09 2017-07-09 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Mon, 22 May 2017 15:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/freshwater-fishing Date: July 9, 2017

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

You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp or chain pickerel. This program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.83700180053700000, -73.89340209960900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5939bee93bad8.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: July 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-09 2017-07-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/09/activity-table Date: July 9, 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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2017-07-09 2017-07-09 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[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 10, 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 2017-07-10 2017-07-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/arts-culture-fun-flag-day-with-the-city-stompers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/10/arts-culture-fun-flag-day-with-the-city-stompers Date: July 10, 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 "yeehaw!"

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Beach 94th Street, off Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2017-07-10 2017-07-10 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.58319854736300000, -73.81539916992200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa2f2264ae3.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/fitness-walk Date: July 11, 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 2017-07-11 2017-07-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/biweekly-gardening-club Date: July 11, 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 2017-07-11 2017-07-11 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: July 11, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-11 2017-07-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 11, 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 2017-07-11 2017-07-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59383991ee0bb.jpg Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Painting Nature with the Art Student's League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/painting-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/painting-nature Date: July 11, 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 2017-07-11 2017-07-11 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/2017/07/11/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 11, 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 2017-07-11 2017-07-11 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70410156250000000, -73.99019622802734000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event Date: July 11, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-07-11 2017-07-11 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f92dcb14593.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Brewing Compost Tea]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/brewing-compost-tea http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/brewing-compost-tea Date: July 11, 2017

Compost tea inoculates plants and soil against disease by introducing an abundance and diversity of microorganisms, and it also contains nutrients vital to plant health. Learn more about how to make and apply this amazing brew to your garden. Registration required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 623-7368

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2017-07-11 2017-07-11 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.66759872436523400, -73.96179962158203000 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Kill Salt Marsh Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour Date: July 11, 2017

Join us for a tour of the Bronx Kill Salt Marsh to view wildlife up close, learn about the ecological importance of wetlands, and explore the waterfront adjacent to the Harlem and East Rivers.

Cold water will be provided.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Bronx Kill Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-07-11 2017-07-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79676106648500000, -73.91593360900900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58beeb04658ca.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: East Side Evening Stroll]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/central-park-tour-east-side-evening-stroll http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/11/central-park-tour-east-side-evening-stroll Date: July 11, 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 2017-07-11 2017-07-11 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/2017/07/12/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/12/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days Date: July 12, 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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2017-07-12 2017-07-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929753eed195.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/12/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/12/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: July 12, 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 2017-07-12 2017-07-12 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[Farm Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/12/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/12/farm-open-hours Date: July 12, 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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2017-07-12 2017-07-12 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/2017/07/12/dance-fitness-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/12/dance-fitness-in-the-park Date: July 12, 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 2017-07-12 2017-07-12 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/2017/07/13/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/13/fitness-walk Date: July 13, 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 2017-07-13 2017-07-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/13/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/13/biweekly-gardening-club Date: July 13, 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 2017-07-13 2017-07-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/13/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/13/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: July 13, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-13 2017-07-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/13/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/13/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 13, 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 2017-07-13 2017-07-13 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70410156250000000, -73.99019622802734000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Herbal Teas using Garden Herbs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/13/herbal-teas-using-garden-herbs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/13/herbal-teas-using-garden-herbs Date: July 13, 2017

Herbs can do more than enhance your food – many have medicinal properties as well. For this workshop we’ll partner with an herbalist from Sacred Vibes Apothecary to discuss the healing properties of herbs commonly found in our gardens and sample some recipes for herbal teas.

Led by Frances Dunston, herbalist with Sacred Vibes Apothecary.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Isabahlia Community Garden

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2017-07-13 2017-07-13 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.66582500000000000, -73.91623900000000000 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Garden Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/13/evening-garden-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/13/evening-garden-walk Date: July 13, 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 2017-07-13 2017-07-13 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59370368d7351.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 14, 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 2017-07-14 2017-07-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/14/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/14/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: July 14, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-14 2017-07-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/14/free-community-rowing-at-van-cortlandt-park-lake-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/14/free-community-rowing-at-van-cortlandt-park-lake-in-the-bronx Date: July 14, 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 2017-07-14 2017-07-14 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[Wildlife Tour: High Line as Habitat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/wildlife-tour-high-line-as-habitat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/wildlife-tour-high-line-as-habitat Date: July 15, 2017

Tour the High Line with horticulturist and resident wildlife expert, Maryanne Stubbs. This tour will focus on how pollinators, migratory birds, and other wildlife use the habitat and forage provided by the High Line's gardens.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:15 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: High Line (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-07-15 2017-07-15 8:00 am 9:15 am 40.74670028686523400, -74.00569915771484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f13685591a.jpg Fri, 19 May 2017 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Cabrini Woods Vegetation Walk with Expert Naturalist Mike Feller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/cabrini-woods-vegetation-walk-with-expert-naturalist-mike-feller http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/cabrini-woods-vegetation-walk-with-expert-naturalist-mike-feller Date: July 15, 2017

Join expert naturalist, Mike Feller, on a vegetation walk of Cabrini Woods! Mike will focus on the interplay of native and non native plants, their relative contributions as habitat, and the chemical arms race between plants and insects!

Please note: Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Cabrini Woods (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-07-15 2017-07-15 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.85750949161600000, -73.93663707976200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59497c3ec2aba.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:45:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Food & Farm Tour: South Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/bronx-food-farm-tour-south-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/bronx-food-farm-tour-south-bronx Date: July 15, 2017

This tour features the bounty of fresh food grown here in the Bronx and available at local farmers markets.

Padre Plaza Community Garden boasts food production, a Wednesday market, and seasonal events in the garden. Brook Park is a community hub for green growth, not just of plants, but of people. We’ll stop at the South Bronx Farmers Market to allow for some shopping of farm-fresh produce on the way to our final stop, La Finca del Sur Urban Farm, whose crops contribute to the community market.

Tour Guide: Sheryll Durrant, Garden Manager for Kelly Street Garden

In partnership with Bronx Green-Up of The New York Botanical Garden, The Bronx Tourism Council, Montefiore, NYC Parks GreenThumb, La Familia Verde, and Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center.

Registration
Tours include a delicious, healthy lunch catered by Bronx-based B. Blossom. Tickets are $15 by cash or check made payable to La Familia Verde. To reserve your place, fill out the form at tinyurl.com/BXfood-farmtours2017 or call (718) 817-8026. Credit card payment accepted at ilovethebronx.com.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cypress Avenue 6 Train Station

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2017-07-15 2017-07-15 9:30 am 2:30 pm 40.80536800000000000, -73.91404200000000000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/green-team Date: July 15, 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 2017-07-15 2017-07-15 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/2017/07/15/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: July 15, 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 2017-07-15 2017-07-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[White Island Birding Excursion (Advanced)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/white-island-birding-excursion-advanced1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/white-island-birding-excursion-advanced1 Date: July 15, 2017

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. A birding-by-canoe expedition with the Urban Park Rangers: explore the waters of Gerritsen Creek and paddle by this special island where only wildflowers and wild birds reside.

Prior canoe experience required. Ages 8 years and older only.

Participants are chosen via lottery. To register for the lottery, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on July 5.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Marine Park

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B057 Marine Park 2017-07-15 2017-07-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.60272115863300000, -73.92570495605500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5939c68a61310.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Lucy Wilner: Us and Them, Birds at the Intersection of Natural and Man-made Worlds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds Date: July 15, 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 2017-07-15 2017-07-15 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59075dee7abf6.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 15, 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 2017-07-15 2017-07-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59383991ee0bb.jpg Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: July 15, 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 2017-07-15 2017-07-15 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[Rowing on Prospect Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free Date: July 15, 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 2017-07-15 2017-07-15 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[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/wave-hill-history-walk Date: July 15, 2017

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini.

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 2017-07-15 2017-07-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593704683913b.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition: Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: July 15, 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 2017-07-15 2017-07-15 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[Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing Date: July 15, 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 2017-07-15 2017-07-15 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5909ec80b4a13.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: July 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-15 2017-07-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/activity-table Date: July 15, 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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2017-07-15 2017-07-15 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[Family Camping: Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/family-camping Date: July 15, 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. Family Camping programs take place in all five boroughs, but space is limited and families are chosen by lottery.

To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 5. Selected parties will be notified of meeting locations and other details.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Park Preserve (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-07-15 2017-07-15 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.53039932250976600, -74.17379760742188000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5937200d02907.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 17:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/16/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/16/birding-hawk-watch Date: July 16, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Hoyt Avenue North and 19th Street

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2017-07-16 2017-07-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77220153808600000, -73.92739868164100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5939c70691664.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/16/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/16/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: July 16, 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 2017-07-16 2017-07-16 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/2017/07/16/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/16/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 16, 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 2017-07-16 2017-07-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59383991ee0bb.jpg Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/16/sunday-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/16/sunday-tai-chi Date: July 16, 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 2017-07-16 2017-07-16 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[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/16/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/16/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: July 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-07-16 2017-07-16 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Mon, 22 May 2017 15:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Wellness Workshop: Mandalas and Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/16/wellness-workshop-mandalas-and-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/16/wellness-workshop-mandalas-and-meditation Date: July 16, 2017

Tour Flora Fantastica! in Glyndor Gallery with a Wave Hill curator to see paintings inspired by mandalas—geometric patterns representing the circle of life and the energy of the universe. Then get centered with a few yoga poses, introspective meditation and art-making with artist, yogi and dosha healer Sara Hart.

All skill levels are welcome. Ages 12 and older are welcome with an adult.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-07-16 2017-07-16 12:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5937055131fc0.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/16/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/16/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: July 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-16 2017-07-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/16/activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/16/activity-table Date: July 16, 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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2017-07-16 2017-07-16 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[Family Camping: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/16/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/16/family-camping Date: July 16, 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 nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on July 5.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-07-16 2017-07-16 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59405b30beec9.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/17/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/17/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: July 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-17 2017-07-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/18/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/18/fitness-walk Date: July 18, 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 2017-07-18 2017-07-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/18/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/18/biweekly-gardening-club Date: July 18, 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 2017-07-18 2017-07-18 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/2017/07/18/mini-camp-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/18/mini-camp-2017 Date: July 18, 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 2017-07-18 2017-07-18 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[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/18/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/18/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 18, 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 2017-07-18 2017-07-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59383991ee0bb.jpg Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: July 18, 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 2017-07-18 2017-07-18 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[Painting Nature with the Art Student's League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/18/painting-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/18/painting-nature Date: July 18, 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 2017-07-18 2017-07-18 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/2017/07/18/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/18/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 18, 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 2017-07-18 2017-07-18 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70410156250000000, -73.99019622802734000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/18/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/18/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event Date: July 18, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-07-18 2017-07-18 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f92dcb14593.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Replenishing Your Soil]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/18/replenishing-your-soil http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/18/replenishing-your-soil Date: July 18, 2017

Want to learn how to keep your plants growing strong this season? In this workshop we will discuss how to use amendments such as bone and blood meal to reintroduce nutrients into your soil. Amending your soil throughout the season will keep your plants nourished and viable.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212)602-5300

Location: 400 Montauk Avenue Block Association

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2017-07-18 2017-07-18 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.66883290000000000, -73.87697560000000000 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: East Side Evening Stroll]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/18/central-park-tour-east-side-evening-stroll http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/18/central-park-tour-east-side-evening-stroll Date: July 18, 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 2017-07-18 2017-07-18 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/2017/07/19/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/19/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days Date: July 19, 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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2017-07-19 2017-07-19 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[Coastal Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/19/coastal-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/19/coastal-cleanup Date: July 19, 2017

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

All volunteers must fill out a waiver on site and submit it before any activity begins. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-19 2017-07-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Summer Day Camp: Mini Camp 2017]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/19/mini-camp-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/19/mini-camp-2017 Date: July 19, 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 2017-07-19 2017-07-19 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: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/19/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/19/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: July 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-19 2017-07-19 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/19/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/19/farm-open-hours Date: July 19, 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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2017-07-19 2017-07-19 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[Wildflower Meadow Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/19/wildflower-meadow-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/19/wildflower-meadow-tour Date: July 19, 2017

Stretching along the East River near the iconic Hell Gate Bridge, our Wildflower Meadow is home to an array of native and ornamental plants that provide food and shelter for bees, butterflies, birds, and other wildlife. Join an experienced member of the Randall's Island Park Alliance's Horticulture Department for a stroll through the meadow. Smell the flowers, search high and low for meadow residents, and take in the breathtaking views.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-07-19 2017-07-19 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bedbb106dd3.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance Fitness in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/19/dance-fitness-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/19/dance-fitness-in-the-park Date: July 19, 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 2017-07-19 2017-07-19 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/2017/07/20/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/fitness-walk Date: July 20, 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 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/biweekly-gardening-club Date: July 20, 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 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 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/2017/07/20/mini-camp-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/mini-camp-2017 Date: July 20, 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 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 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/2017/07/20/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: July 20, 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 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 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[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 20, 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 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 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/2017/07/20/central-park-tour-west-side-evening-stroll http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/central-park-tour-west-side-evening-stroll Date: July 20, 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 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 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[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/arts-culture-fun-flag-day-with-the-city-stompers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/arts-culture-fun-flag-day-with-the-city-stompers Date: July 20, 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: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 816-6172

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa2f2264ae3.jpg Wed, 17 May 2017 15:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Garden Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/evening-garden-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/evening-garden-walk Date: July 20, 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 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593706975a47a.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 21, 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 2017-07-21 2017-07-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:00 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[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[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[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[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 Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:00:01 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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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