NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:39:22 GMT <![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: September 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 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 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: September 6, 2017

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost. Bring a water bottle, wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

This event takes place on the first Wednesdays of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on the second and third Saturdays of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-09-06 2017-09-06 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598339c41a7b3.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:30:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/06/farm-open-hours Date: September 6, 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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2017-09-06 2017-09-06 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[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/fitness-walk Date: September 7, 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 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 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/2017/09/07/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/biweekly-gardening-club Date: September 7, 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 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: September 7, 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 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Island Historical Tour (North)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/island-historical-tour-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/island-historical-tour-north Date: September 7, 2017

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bee251b986f.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 8, 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 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/weekend-nature-exploration Date: September 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bat Bonanza Night Hike at Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/bat-bonanza-night-hike-at-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/bat-bonanza-night-hike-at-willowbrook-park Date: September 8, 2017

Back by popular demand! Join us for an end-of-summer stroll around Willowbrook Park to search for nocturnal mammalian mosquito eaters.

Ages 8+.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.60414505004883000, -74.16001892089844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595a90fd081bd.jpg Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/upper-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/upper-river-paddle Date: September 9, 2017

Join the Bronx River Alliance on a 2.5-mile paddling adventure and explore the fresh water sections of the Bronx River, starting at 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard and ending at Bronx Zoo.

Register here!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard

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2017-09-09 2017-09-09 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.88420104980500000, -73.86689758300800000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/green-team Date: September 9, 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: September 9, 2017

Come out on Saturdays for our Bike Ride Program!

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

Please note:

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

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

This event is rain or shine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 261-1764

Location: Claremont Neighborhood Center

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2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Ikebana on View]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/ikebana-on-view http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/ikebana-on-view Date: September 9, 2017

Join us in celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana at Wave Hill. Ikebana is the Japanese tradition of flower arranging, and Sogetsu, founded in 1927, is an avant garde style, with study groups all over the world. A famous saying by founder Sofu Teshigahara—and the credo of the Sogetsu school—is that Sogetsu can be done by anyone, anywhere, anytime with any kind of material. View beautiful works of art in an exhibition featuring arrangements, courtesy of the New York Branch of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. Attend a live demonstration by Sogetsu instructors, and stop by The Shop at Wave Hill for a special promotion on ikebana-related titles.

Registration not required. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598e043617270.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: September 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: September 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 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[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 9, 2017

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598df806c8ef6.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Ikebana Demonstration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/ikebana-demonstration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/ikebana-demonstration Date: September 9, 2017

Attend a live demonstration by Sogetsu instructors, as part of our celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana at Wave Hill. Ikebana is the Japanese tradition of flower arranging, and Sogetsu, founded in 1927, is an avant garde style, with study groups all over the world. A famous saying by founder Sofu Teshigahara—and the credo of the Sogetsu school—is that Sogetsu can be done by anyone, anywhere, anytime with any kind of material. Stop by The Shop at Wave Hill for a special promotion on Ikebana-related titles. Registration not required.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598e06e4c5346.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: September 9, 2017

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: September 9, 2017

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost. Bring a water bottle, wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Registration is requested.

This event takes place on the first Wednesdays of the month,from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and the second and third Saturdays of the month, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983a58432dd5.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:45:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Fire Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/outdoor-skills-fire-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/outdoor-skills-fire-building Date: September 9, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you.

All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: September 9, 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Starfest in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/urban-starfest-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/urban-starfest-in-central-park Date: September 9, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe.

The Urban Park Rangers and the Amateur Astronomers Association invite you to enjoy the wonders of the universe at this annual event. New York City parks are the perfect places within the city to stargaze and learn more about the night sky.

Please note: this event was previously listed for September 30.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Sheep Meadow (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.77230072021484400, -73.97499847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59933806bcfab.jpg Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/fall-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/fall-birding Date: September 10, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds. NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission to the grounds.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598e079a41212.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/prospect-park-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/prospect-park-walking-tours Date: September 10, 2017

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

Presented by Turnstile Tours in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: September 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Thomas Jefferson Park to Randall's Island Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/thomas-jefferson-park-to-randalls-island-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/thomas-jefferson-park-to-randalls-island-moderate Date: September 10, 2017

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.

Enjoy the urban wildlife and landscaping of Thomas Jefferson Park. Then journey along the greenway to Randall's Island to explore the salt marshes and waterside views of the city.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79342974627500000, -73.93723106384300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5989e3391f1a9.JPG Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/seining1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/seining1 Date: September 10, 2017

Our experienced Urban Park Rangers teach the ecology of our waterways on every seining 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: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bayview Avenue and Johnston Terrace (in Lemon Creek Park)

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R079 Lemon Creek Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.51328923519100000, -74.20030832167400000 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Red Trail from High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/trail-of-the-month-red-trail-from-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/trail-of-the-month-red-trail-from-high-rock-park Date: September 10, 2017

Hike the Red Trail to Historic Richmond Town on this long-distanced, fact-paced hike. The duration of hike is dependent on the size and pace of the group. Bring snacks and water. Sunscreen and insect repellent recommended.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: September 10, 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 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 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/2017/09/10/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/family-nature-walk Date: September 10, 2017

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. No registration is required.

Children 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 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598e08b61b3b4.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: September 10, 2017

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

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary, and lifejackets will be provided. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present. All participants must sign a liability waiver.

Please note: You must arrive at noon, as the Village Community Boathouse pair their boats, coxswains, and rowers by 12:30. Boats leave right after for the afternoon. Please check the Villiage Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook or Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, call (212) 229-2059.

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-09-10 2017-09-10 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Seaside Wildlife Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/seaside-wildlife-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/seaside-wildlife-exploration Date: September 10, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots for seaside creatures.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Canarsie Park House (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.62894289677700000, -73.89599752426100000 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/nature-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/nature-scavenger-hunt Date: September 10, 2017

Captain George H. Tilly Park is named for a local son of a prominent Jamaica family. The Tilly family once owned the land on which this park sits. At the turn of the last century, the bulk of the wooded land which comprise Captain George H. Tilly Park was owned by the Highland Park Society, a group of Jamaica landowners. In 1908, the landowners deeded the property to New York City for one dollar, insisting only that it always be used as a park.

Join the Rangers as they introduce you to this hidden nine-acre neighborhood green space.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Highland Avenue Entrance (in Captain Tilly Park)

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Q052 Captain Tilly Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.71079601552100000, -73.79861783981300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59930fffd0b81.jpg Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 10, 2017

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598dfb2eab0fe.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazz in the Park with Alex Nguyen and Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/jazz-in-the-park-with-alex-nguyen-and-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/jazz-in-the-park-with-alex-nguyen-and-friends Date: September 10, 2017

Come listen to jazz under the trees and watch the sun set behind the clouds.

This event will take place in four sessions on Sundays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the following dates: August 13, 20, 27, and September 10. When selecting tickets, please choose the option with the desired date.

About Alex Nguyen
Since arriving in NYC, trumpeter Alex Nguyen has been establishing himself for his distinctive lyrical and melodic style. The Savannah, GA native has garnered praise for his independent projects, including the Jazz Conceptions Orchestra, for which he arranges much of the material. Alex has appeared with such groups as the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band, the Curtis Fuller Quintet, and Celebration of Lionel Hampton; and one of his compositions “The First Year” was featured on NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron’s album The Traveler.

Alex is winner of the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition, placed second at the National Trumpet Competition, and was awarded residencies at Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead at the Kennedy Center, and the Steans Institute for Young Artists at the Ravinia Festival. A graduate of the University of North Florida’s Jazz Studies program where he worked with legendary alto saxophonist Bunky Green, Alex also holds a Masters in Jazz Studies from SUNY Purchase, where he worked with trumpeters Jon Faddis and Jim Rotondi. Alex is Music Director of St. George’s Church on Stuyvesant Park, and curates its Jazz in the Cave series.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Lawn (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.73418920855100000, -73.98416721820800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5928e7f353455.jpg Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:15:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/11/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/11/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: September 11, 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 2017-09-11 2017-09-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/fitness-walk Date: September 12, 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 2017-09-12 2017-09-12 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/2017/09/12/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/biweekly-gardening-club Date: September 12, 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 2017-09-12 2017-09-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 12, 2017

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide 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 2017-09-12 2017-09-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598df806c8ef6.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: September 12, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-12 2017-09-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm and Compost Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/13/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/13/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days Date: September 13, 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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2017-09-13 2017-09-13 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[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/13/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/13/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: September 13, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-13 2017-09-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/13/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/13/farm-open-hours Date: September 13, 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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2017-09-13 2017-09-13 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[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/14/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/14/fitness-walk Date: September 14, 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 2017-09-14 2017-09-14 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/2017/09/14/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/14/biweekly-gardening-club Date: September 14, 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 2017-09-14 2017-09-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/14/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/14/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: September 14, 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 2017-09-14 2017-09-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Coastal Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/15/coastal-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/15/coastal-cleanup Date: September 15, 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 2017-09-15 2017-09-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 15, 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 2017-09-15 2017-09-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/15/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/15/weekend-nature-exploration Date: September 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-09-15 2017-09-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/15/arts-culture-fun-flag-day-with-the-city-stompers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/15/arts-culture-fun-flag-day-with-the-city-stompers Date: September 15, 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: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Jackie Robinson Park entrance (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2017-09-15 2017-09-15 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.82519912719726600, -73.94149780273438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595a7bbf105a8.jpg Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Tour: High Line as Habitat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/wildlife-tour-high-line-as-habitat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/wildlife-tour-high-line-as-habitat Date: September 16, 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 2017-09-16 2017-09-16 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 Migration Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/cabrini-woods-migration-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/cabrini-woods-migration-walk Date: September 16, 2017

Urban forests like Fort Tryon's Cabrini Woods are critical links for migratory birds during their arduous thousand-mile journey along the Atlantic Flyway.
Join Gabriel Willow, expert naturalist, to learn about birds that visit Fort Tryon—including the warblers, vireos, thrushes, and others, and why they stop here on their way back from breeding grounds in northern forests in Canada, Upstate New York, and New England.
Bring binoculars.

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

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Photo by Beth Bergman

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Cabrini Woods (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-09-16 2017-09-16 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.85750949161600000, -73.93663707976200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59949b3d756b5.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/green-team Date: September 16, 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 2017-09-16 2017-09-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: September 16, 2017

Come out on Saturdays for our Bike Ride Program!

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

Please note:

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

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

This event is rain or shine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 261-1764

Location: Claremont Neighborhood Center

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2017-09-16 2017-09-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Garden Work Days: NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/farm-garden-work-days-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/farm-garden-work-days-nyc-compost-project Date: September 16, 2017

Cultivate an intimate understanding of the interconnections between soil, plants, and human health by working directly with the land. We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, composting, etc. Bring a water bottle, sun hat, closed-toed shoes, and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Registration is requested.

First Wednesday of the month: Meet at Heritage Farm
Third Saturday of the month: Meet at Compost Demonstration Garden (next to Heritage Farm)

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-09-16 2017-09-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983ab09b99d5.jpg Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: September 16, 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 2017-09-16 2017-09-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 16, 2017

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide 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 2017-09-16 2017-09-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598df806c8ef6.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: September 16, 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 at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets)

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: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-16 2017-09-16 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Butterfly Stroll: Discovery Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/butterfly-stroll-discovery-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/butterfly-stroll-discovery-hike Date: September 16, 2017

Hike along the Multipurpose Trail in search of butterfiles and fall wildflowers. This leisurely walk will last more than one hour. Distance will depend on the size and pace of the group.

Ages 8+.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-09-16 2017-09-16 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595e3c59ac780.jpg Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: September 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 2017-09-16 2017-09-16 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[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: September 16, 2017

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-09-16 2017-09-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Raptor Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/raptor-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/raptor-fest Date: September 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Stadium Ball Fields (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-09-16 2017-09-16 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.88795986685100000, -73.89642834663400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597b8648dc9b6.jpg Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Harvest Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/greenthumb-harvest-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/greenthumb-harvest-fair Date: September 16, 2017

Join GreenThumb for our annual celebration that honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City for their work during the season and gives them the opportunity to show off their harvests!

Bring your best harvest from your GreenThumb Community Garden to win prizes and join us as we celebrate the close of the growing season. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m.

Activities for all ages include:

  • Harvest Fair Contest
  • 2nd Annual GreenThumb Garden Recognition Awards
  • Workshop/s
  • Pumpkin Ring Toss
  • Bike Smoothies
  • Decorate a vegetable
  • Cooking Demos
  • Make a scarecrow
  • Garden Pumpkin Patch Walk
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Zumba
  • Fresh Chef Contest, register here
  • Live Entertainment and much more!

Rain or Shine

Volunteer
Get involved! We are still seeking volunteers for Harvest Fair. Sign up to gain event operations experience. Lunch will be provided. If you would like to volunteer, please register by September 5th.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bears Pacific Street Community Garden

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2017-09-16 2017-09-16 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.68320083618200000, -73.97720336914100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5992ecc9380ed.jpg Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn: NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: September 16, 2017

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

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

Registration requested

This event takes place on the first Wednesdays of the month, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and the second and third Saturdays of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-09-16 2017-09-16 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983a68067632.jpg Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: September 16, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-16 2017-09-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: FDR Boardwalk on Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/historic-new-york-fdr-boardwalk-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/historic-new-york-fdr-boardwalk-staten-island Date: September 17, 2017

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpreting historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history. Join the Urban Park Rangers as we hike the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Boardwalk and discuss the history of the boardwalk, beach ecology, and the iconic views of the Verrazzano Bridge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Freedom Circle

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2017-09-17 2017-09-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.57916880000000000, -74.07777370000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5989e97665595.jpg Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: September 17, 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 2017-09-17 2017-09-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Fire Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/outdoor-skills-fire-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/outdoor-skills-fire-building Date: September 17, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn how to safely and responsibly make a fire by using primitive and modern methods.

All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-09-17 2017-09-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.66555303613600000, -73.97154068946800000 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: September 17, 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 2017-09-17 2017-09-17 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[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: September 17, 2017

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

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary, and lifejackets will be provided. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present. All participants must sign a liability waiver.

Please note: You must arrive at noon, as the Village Community Boathouse pair their boats, coxswains, and rowers by 12:30. Boats leave right after for the afternoon. Please check the Villiage Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook or Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, call (212) 229-2059.

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-09-17 2017-09-17 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Highlights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/fort-tryon-park-highlights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/fort-tryon-park-highlights Date: September 17, 2017

Take in the scenic views of the Hudson River on this hike through Fort Tryon Park, highlighting its natural features, historic landmarks, and wildlife.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-09-17 2017-09-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5989ea207b35b.JPG Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Presentation: Ladybug Meet-and-Greet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/nature-presentation-ladybug-meetandgreet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/nature-presentation-ladybug-meetandgreet Date: September 17, 2017

Everyone is familiar with the cute little ladybug. But did you know there are many different kinds of ladybugs? And did you know the nine-spot ladybug is our official New York state insect? Learn more about these colorful creatures and meet a few live ladybugs with Environmental Educator Kerrilee Hunter of the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum.

Ages six and older are welcome with an adult.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-17 2017-09-17 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598e122d12710.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 17, 2017

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-17 2017-09-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598dfb2eab0fe.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Rangers Choice: Gather Around The Campfire]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/rangers-choice-gather-around-the-campfire http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/rangers-choice-gather-around-the-campfire Date: September 17, 2017

Join us around our roaring campfire for an evening of s'mores, games and storytelling.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To register, visit our Urban Park Rangers' Registration Page. Registration opens on Wednesday, September 6.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rockaway Beach

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2017-09-17 2017-09-17 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.57675429500000000, -73.83708376220000000 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/18/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/18/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: September 18, 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 2017-09-18 2017-09-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/19/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/19/fitness-walk Date: September 19, 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 2017-09-19 2017-09-19 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/2017/09/19/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/19/biweekly-gardening-club Date: September 19, 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 2017-09-19 2017-09-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/19/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/19/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 19, 2017

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide 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 2017-09-19 2017-09-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598df806c8ef6.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/19/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/19/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: September 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-19 2017-09-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm and Compost Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/20/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/20/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days Date: September 20, 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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2017-09-20 2017-09-20 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[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 20, 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 2017-09-20 2017-09-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/20/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/20/farm-open-hours Date: September 20, 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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2017-09-20 2017-09-20 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/2017/09/20/wildflower-meadow-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/20/wildflower-meadow-tour Date: September 20, 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 2017-09-20 2017-09-20 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[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/fitness-walk Date: September 21, 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 2017-09-21 2017-09-21 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/2017/09/21/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/biweekly-gardening-club Date: September 21, 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 2017-09-21 2017-09-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/21/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: September 21, 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 2017-09-21 2017-09-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 22, 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 2017-09-22 2017-09-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/weekend-nature-exploration Date: September 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-09-22 2017-09-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Autumn Equinox: Discovery Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/autumn-equinox-discovery-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/autumn-equinox-discovery-hike Date: September 22, 2017

Welcome the arrival of autumn! Take in the sights, scents, and sounds of the waning summer, and look ahead to what awaits the forest in fall!

Ages 5+.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-09-22 2017-09-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595e40717b14e.jpg Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/green-team Date: September 23, 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 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: September 23, 2017

Come out on Saturdays for our Bike Ride Program!

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

Please note:

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

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

This event is rain or shine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 261-1764

Location: Claremont Neighborhood Center

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2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Birding Road Trip]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/rangers-choice-birding-road-trip http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/rangers-choice-birding-road-trip Date: September 23, 2017

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

The Urban Park Rangers will offer this expedition to a variety of Brooklyn parks in search of early fall migrants.

Registration
Registration is required. Participants will be chosen by lottery. To register, please visit The Urban Park Rangers' registration page. Registration opens on Wednesday, September 13.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Wave Hill Ecology in a Bowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/family-art-project-wave-hill-ecology-in-a-bowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/family-art-project-wave-hill-ecology-in-a-bowl Date: September 23, 2017

Be inspired by the local hilly landscape that makes up the waves of Wave Hill. Use small items found on the grounds and sculpt with air-dry clay, rocks, sticks and moss, plus other up-cycled materials. You may even add water to create mini pools and invent your own mini ecological landscape system.

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

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

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 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59944c2503cd2.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: September 23, 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 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/birding Date: September 23, 2017

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

To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: 138th Place and 11th Avenue (in Powell's Cove Park)

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Q461 Powell's Cove Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78821945190400000, -73.83127593994100000 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Hooked]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/get-hooked http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/get-hooked Date: September 23, 2017

At Get Hooked, children have the opportunity to learn about the wildlife living in the waters surrounding Randall’s Island. Come out to the park to learn, explore, and fish!

Activities include fishing (catch and release), games, arts and crafts, and more.

All equipment is provided. Suitable for kids ages seven and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589103e2d30b0.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: September 23, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 23, 2017

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide 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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<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: September 23, 2017

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New york City and places often off-limits to the general public. On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city's rich history, or just an hour to unplug from the world.

Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike of Deere Park while learning about the forest.

Moderate Hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain. For this program, we recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes or boots.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Staten Island Boulevard and Shields Place (in Deere Park)

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