NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:06:11 GMT <![CDATA[Central Park Birding Basics: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/central-park-birding-basics-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/central-park-birding-basics-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: May 10, 2018

Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the Pond and the Hallett Nature Sanctuary. Preserved for decades as a bird sanctuary, the Hallett provides habitat for a diverse wildlife population while serving as a peaceful haven for visitors. How many birds can you spot on this tour? Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from our tour guides.

Details

Meet: Chess & Checkers House (Mid-Park at 64th Street) Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free; registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ welcome; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 10 minutes before the start to allow time for check in.
Restrictions: Dogs are not permitted in the Hallett.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-10 2018-05-10 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a844b3cb5264.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 10, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-10 2018-05-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/tour-the-battery Date: May 10, 2018

Join us every Thursday for tours of The Battery!

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123443491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-05-10 2018-05-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf6fc5c831c.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:44:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 10, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Register in advance for easiest check-in here! (Pre-registration not required)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-10 2018-05-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours Date: May 10, 2018

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-05-10 2018-05-10 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4de6062b67.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 11, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-11 2018-05-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 11, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.
Terrain: A few hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-11 2018-05-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Birding Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/summer-on-the-hudson-birding-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/summer-on-the-hudson-birding-walks Date: May 11, 2018

Meet at 120th Street and Riverside Drive and explore Riverside Park on a family-friendly bird walk. Who knows what birds we'll discover while taking in views of the Hudson River!

No registration necessary.

In partnership with New York City Audubon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 120th Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2018-05-11 2018-05-11 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81145694649100000, -73.96427392959600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da2aa502db.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 15:44:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/family-camping Date: May 11, 2018

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

Family Camping programs take place in all five boroughs, but space is limited and families are chosen by lottery.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To register, visit our Urban Park Rangers' Registration Page. Lottery registration begins on Wednesday, May 2

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2018-05-11 2018-05-11 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf9b928c0f8.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:59:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Bonanza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/birding-bonanza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/birding-bonanza Date: May 12, 2018

Randall’s Island Park is home to over 180 species of birds. Join us for a day of free, family-friendly bird watching! Learn about the amazing adaptations of birds as they thrive in the Island’s restored habitats.

  • Explore 20 acres of natural habitat
  • Guided walks with experts from RIPA and NYC Audubon
  • Live birds and information on bird rehabilitation from the Wild Bird Fund
  • Binoculars and bird guides provided
  • Crafts, games, and refreshments

Suitable for ages 7+ (with an adult)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.79146526423800000, -73.92687702179000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a99c0b9c6df2.jpg Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Statues and Monuments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families-statues-and-monuments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families-statues-and-monuments Date: May 12, 2018

Join us on a kid-friendly adventure as we discover the secrets and mysteries of Central Park’s most beloved children’s sculptures! Central Park Conservancy Guides will lead this wintery exploration, featuring some of the Park’s most popular statues for children. Highlights of this guided walk include Balto, Alice in Wonderland, and Hans Christian Andersen.

Details

Meet: In front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with inclines and stairs; may not be suitable for strollers
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park),East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77220153808594000, -73.96759796142578000; 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a82034d737db.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[International Migratory Bird Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/international-migratory-bird-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/international-migratory-bird-day Date: May 12, 2018

Help Prospect Park Alliance celebrate the importance of stop-overs, like Prospect Park, to migratory birds. More than 250 species have been recorded in the park, and it is not uncommon to see 100 or more species in one spring day.

  • Blooming Naturalist 10:00 a.m. - Noon: Learn about native plants and their importance to migratory birds.
  • Nature on the Go! 11:00 a.m. - Noon: 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 11 pm.
  • Nature's Helpers Noon - 1:00 p.m.: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This is a nature walk that leaves promptly at 12 pm.

Register today to let us know you are coming!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Help the Garden Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/help-the-garden-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/help-the-garden-day Date: May 12, 2018

Nestled at the far end of Highland Park is a delightful community garden filled with beds of shade trees, flowers, fruits, and herbs.

Join our community gardeners and learn some basic gardening skills at our monthly Help the Garden Day. Seasonal tasks include, weeding, watering, mulching, composting, pruning, and planting.

Please contact josephine.scalia@parks.nyc.gov to register.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Community Garden

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2018-05-12 2018-05-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.68304974157400000, -73.88744783401500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab29f0ae59b2.JPG Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:14:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost 101 (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/compost-101-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/compost-101-nyc-compost-project Date: May 12, 2018

What is compost? How do I make it? Do I need a bin? Do I need worms? This workshop will introduce you to compost, how it’s made, and what to do with it when it’s done.

Registration is requested

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 at nyc.gov/compostproject.

Start time: 11:00 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 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac27a1d5bcfe.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 12, 2018

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 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd471e760f.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Japanese Drummers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/arts-culture-fun-taikoza-japanese-drummers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/arts-culture-fun-taikoza-japanese-drummers Date: May 12, 2018

Join NYC Parks for special concerts featuring the group Taikoza. They have created a new sound featuring the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Roughly translated, Taiko means "big drums" - and that’s exactly what Taikoza brings: big drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying, room-thumping energy. This exciting group draws from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual performance.

About Taikoza

Taikoza was formed in New York City by members of Ondekoza (the group that started the renaissance of taiko in Japan in the 60s and introduced Taiko to the world). The members of Taikoza have performed in some of the most prestigious halls and locations including Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, and Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad50cb8ddd8a.jpg Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour Date: May 12, 2018

Staff pick! Celebrate spring with a staff-led tour of Central Park’s only formal garden. Admire thousands of colorful tulips, two picturesque allées of blooming crabapple trees, and a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894. Conservatory Garden looks unlike anything else in Central Park — learn about its history, design, and blooms from the people who know it best.

Details

Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Map of start location
Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Ave, and enter the Garden at the north gate.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: $15 (Members $10) Last Saturday of every month is free with registration. To purchase tickets, please click here!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820742d7d6e.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Survival Series: Water Filtration Techniques]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/survival-series-water-filtration-techniques http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/survival-series-water-filtration-techniques Date: May 12, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and that 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, a survival programs is perfect for you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Mon, 02 Apr 2018 11:59:26 EDT
<![CDATA[International Migratory Bird Day: Piping Plovers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/international-migratory-bird-day-piping-plovers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/international-migratory-bird-day-piping-plovers Date: May 12, 2018

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. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

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

Participants are chosen by lottery. To register, visit our Urban Park Rangers' Registration Page. Registration opens on Wednesday, May 2.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rockaway Beach

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.57675429500000000, -73.83708376220000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac2529489916.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 11:59:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Second Saturday Free Tree Give-Away]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/second-saturday-free-tree-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/second-saturday-free-tree-giveaway Date: May 12, 2018

New York Restoration Project and St. Mary's Senior Marlins are hosting a Free Tree Give-away. Join us and learn how to care for your new tree.

FREE for everyone.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 11:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Butterfly Project NYC Native Plant Share]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/butterfly-project-nyc-native-plant-share http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/butterfly-project-nyc-native-plant-share Date: May 12, 2018

Join Bronx Green-Up/The New York Botanical Garden and Butterfly Project NYC to find out more about the connections between native plants and pollinators and how to encourage them in urban landscapes. This year’s workshop is part of NYC Wildflower Week. Plants will be available for pick-up, to be used in schoolyards, community gardens, and other public spaces while supplies last.

Please note: Pre-registration is required. To register, fill out the online form at https://goo.gl/oxrPXq or call Bronx Green-Up at (718) 817-8026 by May 7 at 5 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: Grove Hill Learning Garden

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2018-05-12 2018-05-12 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81969833374023400, -73.90930175781250000 Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:59:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Highbridge Rocks Community Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/highbridge-rocks-community-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/highbridge-rocks-community-festival Date: May 12, 2018

Get to know your resilient 450-million-year-old neighbors: the rocks of Highbridge Park. Discover their unique geologic features, make art, and celebrate the park’s adventurous assets.

Watch climbing demonstrations by REI and then try bouldering yourself!

Tour the Old Croton Aqueduct, hear geology stories from the Urban Park Rangers and Word Up Community Bookstore, make rock rubbings with Creative Art Works, or create your own masterpiece with Sugar Hill Children’s Museum!

(Photo credit: John Suhar)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Adventure Playground (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.83613128714800000, -73.93675994873000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab552c32fdc6.jpeg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 15:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/spring-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/spring-fest Date: May 12, 2018

Ever seen a sheep get a haircut? Join us on the farm for this annual event with sheep shearing and wool spinning demos throughout the afternoon!

Celebrate spring's arrival and pick up flower and vegetable seedlings for your garden. Learn about our Community Compost Program, enjoy in-depth tours with our farmers, and find out how easy recycling can be at the Con Edison Ecology booth. There will be live music, kids' crafts, hayrides, and tasty local food on the farm all day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/summer-on-the-hudson-baylander-billion-oyster-project-presentation1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/summer-on-the-hudson-baylander-billion-oyster-project-presentation1 Date: May 12, 2018

Come see and learn about the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. It's the latest effort to restore our harbor!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da3f20803e.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:59:21 EDT
<![CDATA[The Collage Garden Exhibition Opening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/the-collage-garden-exhibition-opening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/the-collage-garden-exhibition-opening Date: May 12, 2018

Welcome to the Concrete Jungle! First germinated in Norway, then sprouted in the Netherlands, @the_collage_garden (an Instagram group) are excited to grow the next international collage garden in the beautiful 6BC Botanical Garden in the East Village of New York City.

Garden-themed collages from all over the world were sent to us and will be on display throughout the grounds to bring art to the community. A collage workshop will take place during the day.

Rain date: May 20.
*Photo courtesy from the_collage_garden's Instagram page.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 756-9365

Location: 6BC Botanical Garden

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2018-05-12 2018-05-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72378853246800000, -73.98061631289700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac6824315bba.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Terrariums]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/natures-workshop-terrariums http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/natures-workshop-terrariums Date: May 12, 2018

Join the Urban Park Rangers for Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 12, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Tour ends at the Dairy (mid-Park at 65th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: Moderate inclines and some stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: May 12, 2018

Explore Union Square Park on the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour Union Square: The Crossroads of New York. Join us for this engaging tour led by the historians at Big Onion Walking Tours to discover the social and political history of the neighborhood, all of Union Square’s famed monuments and buildings surrounding the park, and the people and events that shaped this vibrant community to what it is today.

Tours are FREE and held every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Meet in front of the Barnes & Noble at 33 East 17th Street.

Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups of 10 or more. To RSVP for a group, please call (212) 517-1826.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Barnes & Noble

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2018-05-12 2018-05-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73702140000000000, -73.98960260000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa050ac64ffa.png Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition Opening: El Dorado / The New 49ers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/exhibition-opening-el-dorado-the-new-49ers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/exhibition-opening-el-dorado-the-new-49ers Date: May 12, 2018

El Dorado is an art installation presented by Lewis H. Latimer House Museum that pays tribute to the 49% of New Yorker households that speak a language other than English. This installation consists of 100 colored “guagua” sculptures, 49 of them painted gold, presented as a contemporary archeological site.

Join us for the opening reception with the artist's talk.

About the Artist
Cecile Chong has received fellowships and residencies including the Joan Mitchell Center, Wave Hill Winter Workspace, the Lower East Side Printshop, MASS MoCA Studios, Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, The Center for Book Arts, Socrates Sculpture Park, AIM - Bronx Museum, Urban Artist Initiative NYC, Aljira Emerge and the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant. Solo exhibitions include Selena Gallery, BRIC House, Emerson Gallery Berlin, Germany, Honey Ramka Project Space, Figuresworks, Praxis International Art Project Space, Corridor Gallery and ArtSPACE. Group exhibitions include El Museo del Barrio, Nevada Museum of Art, The Bronx Museum of Arts, Hunterdon Museum, CUE Art Foundation, Wave Hill, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Sue Scott Gallery in the US and the Cynthia Corbett Gallery in London. Cecile's work is in the collections of El Museo del Barrio, Museum of Chinese in America, The Center for Book Arts and Citibank Art Advisory. Her work has been reviewed in Artnet, Huffington Post, El Diario La Prensa, Singtao Daily, 3dotswater.com and The New York Times. She received an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design in 2008, an MA in education from Hunter College, and a BA in Studio Art from Queens College. Her early schooling took place in Ecuador, Macau and China. Cecile lives and works in New York and is currently part of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program.

Three art & literary workshops centered around El Dorado will be held at the Museum throughout the summer, taught by artists Cecile Chong, Chris Moya, and Sherese Francis.

This program is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aca720792063.jpg Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:44:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/spring-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/spring-birding Date: May 13, 2018

Welcome migratory birds back to Wave Hill this spring! Explore the gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow on a quest to spot both resident and rare birds as they pass through on their northern journey or settle down for the season.

Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 9:30 am 11:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd845a264f.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Introducing…. The Bug Club: The Greenbelt Amateur Entomologist Society - The Insect Illusions!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/introducing-the-bug-club-the-greenbelt-amateur-entomologist-society http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/introducing-the-bug-club-the-greenbelt-amateur-entomologist-society Date: May 13, 2018

Learn what it takes to be an Amateur Entomologist by exploring the world of insects! The Bug Club is an educational mini-series that explores the anatomy, life-cycles and the natural history of bugs through engaging activities, bug excursions in the Greenbelt, and live insect demos.

Ages 5+. All donations are welcome.

The Bug Club: The Insect Illusions!
Following within the Greenbelt Nature Center's footprints of the Staten Island Naturalist William T. Davis, we will explore the world of insects through journaling and drawing live insects both in the classroom and outside.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aaaccc7a3847.png Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Super Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/alley-pond-park-super-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/alley-pond-park-super-hike Date: May 13, 2018

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

Hiking and nature enthusiasts are welcome on this lengthy one-way, guided hike from Alley Pond Park to Oakland Lake. There wil be plenty of wildlife viewing, spring flora, and history along the way.

Please wear appropriate shoes and bring water and a snack for the hike.

Please note: Registration is required; to register, please visit Urban Park Rangers Registraton page. Lottery registration begins on Wednesday, May 2.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74500025804800000, -73.74355792999300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac2682b3e362.JPG Mon, 02 Apr 2018 13:29:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Messages for Mother Earth and Mom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/family-art-project-messages-for-mother-earth-and-mom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/family-art-project-messages-for-mother-earth-and-mom Date: May 13, 2018

Celebrate all mothers this weekend, including mother earth! Bring photos of the moms in your life whom you wish to acknowledge through notes and images on special papers.

Learn about Pachamama, revered in South America, who teaches moderation in what we take from the earth. Make an inspired painting on a card with pop-out elements. Place it in a translucent envelope for a gift Mom will treasure. Mother’s Day event.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd8ac7fab9.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:59:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother’s Day Brunch in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/mothers-day-brunch-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/mothers-day-brunch-in-the-garden Date: May 13, 2018

Treat mom to a delicious farm-to-table brunch! Featuring a sumptuous menu by local caterers, guests will enjoy freshly-made hot dishes, muffins, scones, fair trade coffees, teas, and a complimentary glass of wine. Enjoy a stroll around the Garden.

10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. sessions are available.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-13 2018-05-13 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c611126b8a.JPG Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/yoga-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/yoga-in-the-garden Date: May 13, 2018

Through July, enjoy Sunday mornings in the garden as the setting for your yoga practice.

Classes are led by certified Yoga Haven instructors.

All levels are welcome; please bring a mat and be on time. Indoor space is provided in case of rain.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd92f7da62.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 13, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.
Terrain: A few hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Salamander Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/kids-salamander-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/kids-salamander-exploration Date: May 13, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

This program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac251457b9a3.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/family-nature-walk Date: May 13, 2018

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands.

Registration is not required. Ages six and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd9c868f08.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Wildflowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/nature-photography-wildflowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/nature-photography-wildflowers Date: May 13, 2018

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature's wild flowers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park)

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R172 Brookfield Park 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.56166747849400000, -74.15999635582000000 Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Science in the Park: Baywaters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/science-in-the-park-baywaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/science-in-the-park-baywaters Date: May 13, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Little Bay Park. We'll grab a seining net and learn about the various creatures that live in the bay. Boots provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 7183524793

Location: Cryders Lane and Utopia Parkway (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.78898561356900000, -73.79389047622700000 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:44:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 13, 2018

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 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd78f1edb2.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 13, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Register in advance for easiest check-in here! (Pre-registration not required)

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) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/14/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/14/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours Date: May 14, 2018

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of Midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow!

Photo Credit: Angelito Jusay.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-05-14 2018-05-14 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4dd5050cbe.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 14, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-14 2018-05-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/14/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/14/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 14, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.
Terrain: A few hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-14 2018-05-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Migration Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/spring-migration-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/spring-migration-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon Date: May 15, 2018

Join us for a bird walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery.

The walk will be led by Gabriel Willow, an educator from NYC Audubon. Gabriel is an experienced birder and naturalist, and is well-versed in the ecology and history of New York City. He has been leading walks for NYC Audubon for more than ten years, guiding new and experienced birders in all five boroughs and beyond.

After the walk, we hope you will linger to enjoy the nation's largest perennial garden open 365 days free to the public! Learn more about The Battery at thebattery.org.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3495

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-05-15 2018-05-15 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a440aefc3eb9.jpg Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 15, 2018

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 2018-05-15 2018-05-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd471e760f.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 15, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-15 2018-05-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 15, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Tour ends at the Dairy (mid-Park at 65th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: Moderate inclines and some stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-15 2018-05-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/gallery-tour Date: May 15, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow. Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat features artworks that delve into the relationship between birds and their habitats—from the role birds play in propagating plants to changes in how natural and built environments affect migration patterns.

Artists working in photography, video, artist books, wall painting, installation, drawing and sound include Tatiana Arocha, Tanya Chaly, Marna Chester, Nina Katchadourian, Paula McCartney, Jeff Mertz, Peter Morgan, Sarah Nicholls, James Proseck, Jenna Spevek and Fred Tomaselli.

In the Sunroom Project Space, Adrienne Elise Tarver builds tactile plant sculptures that create an immersive, sheltering landscape.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-15 2018-05-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd4ff10ff7.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Le Petit Art: Dioramas and 3D Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/kids-le-petit-art-dioramas-and-3d-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/kids-le-petit-art-dioramas-and-3d-art Date: May 15, 2018

Kids create adorable miniature art and miniature worlds as gifts for others, or to keep. Parents and kids may participate together.

April: Rain Diorama
May: Flower Faeries in My Garden Diorama
June: Painted Stone Bug

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-15 2018-05-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/stargazing Date: May 15, 2018

Head to the High Line each Tuesday night for a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.

Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 3, and Tuesday, October 30.

In the event of rain, Stargazing on the High Line will be cancelled. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by 3pm.

Partners
Stargazing at the High Line is presented by Friends of the High Line in partnership with the Amateur Astronomers Association.

Support
High Line Programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212)206-9922

Location: On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2018-05-15 2018-05-15 6:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.74177862855900000, -74.00772690773000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5abe4da6c8e7d.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:14:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: May 16, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-16 2018-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 16, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-16 2018-05-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: May 16, 2018

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, one of the most magical places in the Park.

Details

Meet: Tour starts at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: Wood-chipped trails and some hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10) To purchase tickets, please click here
Restrictions: Dogs are not permitted in the Hallett.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-16 2018-05-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820ad44a031.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/farm-open-hours Date: May 16, 2018

Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, our farm demonstrates the link between composting and sustainable farming 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: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-16 2018-05-16 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c48f601150.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 17, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Flowers Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/spring-flowers-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/spring-flowers-walk Date: May 17, 2018

Visit Snug Harbor at its most beautiful!

We’ll walk through the Perennial, White, and Pond gardens, exploring our spring flowering bulbs and perennials and learning about their origins and significance with Snug Harbor’s Director of Horticulture, Greg Lord. This event is rain or shine.

Recent restoration of the White Garden trellis was generously funded by Northfield Bank.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3512

Location: Carl Grillo Glasshouse (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac27c56a0cf8.jpg Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/tour-the-battery Date: May 17, 2018

Join us every Thursday for tours of The Battery!

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123443491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf6fc5c831c.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:44:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 17, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Register in advance for easiest check-in here! (Pre-registration not required)

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) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours Date: May 17, 2018

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4de6062b67.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 18, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Register in advance for easiest check-in here! (Pre-registration not required)

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) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-18 2018-05-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 18, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.
Terrain: A few hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-18 2018-05-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Staten Island BioBlitz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/staten-island-bioblitz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/staten-island-bioblitz Date: May 18, 2018

Join the Urban Park Rangers as we take a night hike through Blue Heron Park while researchers from the Staten Island Zoo, The Nature Conservancy, The Greenbelt Conservancy, and local naturalists conduct a BioBlitz, survey the park’s flora and fauna.

This BioBlitz will increase public interest of biodiversity inside Blue Heron Park.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2018-05-18 2018-05-18 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acfa593cb9d3.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Watching at the Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir Date: May 19, 2018

Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Binoculars are recommended.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 718-235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2018-05-19 2018-05-19 8:00 am 11:00 am 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Horseshoe Crabs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/horseshoe-crabs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/horseshoe-crabs Date: May 19, 2018

The horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus) has been around since before the dinosaurs, roughly 1.2 billion years. Every May and June, horseshoe crabs emerge from the Atlantic Ocean onto the beaches of Brooklyn. Learn more about this "living fossil".

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Plumb Beach Parking Lot

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2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.58354531960800000, -73.92113113403300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac3da5538d9e.jpg Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Restoration Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/forest-restoration-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/forest-restoration-volunteer-days Date: May 19, 2018

Work together with The Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy and NYC Parks staff to help restore Van Cortlandt Park's forests.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Bird Calls Mural]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/family-art-project-bird-calls-mural http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/family-art-project-bird-calls-mural Date: May 19, 2018

Join returning visiting artist Virva Hinnemo to construct and paint a collaborative mural with sculptural branches—a forest mural that will be animated with bird calls! Make your own individual, lightweight, cardboard bird that will flutter into the mural or hover on sticks on the ceiling.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4a8670027f.jpg Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Fun with Fungi: Mycoculture Using Compost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/fun-with-fungi-mycoculture-using-compost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/fun-with-fungi-mycoculture-using-compost Date: May 19, 2018

Discover the wonders of the fungal kingdom! Learn about the basics of fungal biology and the role of fungi as decomposers. Participants will then learn how compost may be applied as a substrate to cultivate beneficial fungi. Finally, participants will be guided in assembling their own coffee-and-cardboard mushroom starter kit to take home.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

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

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c88d8ad4bb.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/farmhouse-family-day Date: May 19, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 19, 2018

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 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd471e760f.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 19, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Register in advance for easiest check-in here! (Pre-registration not required)

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) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour Date: May 19, 2018

Staff pick! Celebrate spring with a staff-led tour of Central Park’s only formal garden. Admire thousands of colorful tulips, two picturesque allées of blooming crabapple trees, and a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894. Conservatory Garden looks unlike anything else in Central Park — learn about its history, design, and blooms from the people who know it best.

Details

Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Map of start location
Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Ave, and enter the Garden at the north gate.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: $15 (Members $10) Last Saturday of every month is free with registration. To purchase tickets, please click here!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820742d7d6e.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The New York City Naturalist Club: Urban Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/the-new-york-city-naturalist-club-urban-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/the-new-york-city-naturalist-club-urban-wildlife Date: May 19, 2018

Get to know your neighbors! New York has a reputation as a concrete jungle, but thousands of animal species can be found in our parks. Join the Urban Park Rangers as they guide you to just a few of the many birds, reptiles, and mammals that call New York City home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1444

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac3daac3f2d1.jpg Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island BioBlitz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/staten-island-bioblitz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/staten-island-bioblitz Date: May 19, 2018

Join the Urban Park Rangers as we walk through Blue Heron Park while researchers from the Staten Island Zoo, The Nature Conservancy, The Greenbelt Conservanc, and local naturalists conduct a BioBlitz, surveying the park’s flora and fauna.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acfa5fc7e114.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Photo Hike with Alice Austen House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/photo-hike-with-alice-austen-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/photo-hike-with-alice-austen-house Date: May 19, 2018

Strap on your hiking boots and bring a camera! Join us on a family-friendly nature photowalk led by Staten Island photographer Gail Middleton and a Greenbelt Educator to celebrate a new exhibition featuring early wildlife photographer George Shiras.

Please RSVP to the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy by calling (718) 351-3450 or emailing naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a997d4178213.jpg Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:29:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Birdy Basecamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/birdy-basecamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/birdy-basecamp Date: May 19, 2018

Drop by Birdy Basecamp to chat with local naturalists and bird experts from NYC Audubon. See nests, eggs, feathers and other avian objects. View the Birdy Family Album and find out which birds call the Bronx home. All ages are welcome.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4a8f28234b.jpg Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Walk: Plants for Bird-Friendly Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/nature-walk-plants-for-birdfriendly-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/nature-walk-plants-for-birdfriendly-gardens Date: May 19, 2018

Planting a variety of native plants in our gardens, parks, and public spaces can help us restore essential habitat for birds and improve our own local ecosystem. Explore Wave Hill with Tod Winston, Manager of National Audubon’s Plants for Birds program, to see native plants that provide food, cover, and nesting sites for our local avian population.

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

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 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4aa0691e08.jpg Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees Date: May 19, 2018

Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park woodland community.

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Details

Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills and stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8204b215bb3.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Illustrating Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/illustrating-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/illustrating-birds Date: May 19, 2018

Join the Urban Park Rangers for Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies will be provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Highland Avenue Entrance (in Captain Tilly Park)

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Q052 Captain Tilly Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.71079601552100000, -73.79861783981300000 Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Marvelous Mushrooms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/marvelous-mushrooms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/marvelous-mushrooms Date: May 19, 2018

Fungi can be helpful in your garden and delicious in the kitchen. This class offers a peek into the fungi kingdom at large and addresses DIY indoor growing and cultivation methods with the option to transfer your fungi to your outdoor garden. In addition to a demonstration of basic propagation techniques, the class offers resources for finding mushroom materials to work with as you set about on your homegrown mycological pursuits.

Members of registered GreenThumb gardens will receive starter materials for growing mushrooms.

With Jan Mun, Brooklyn College; Gil Lopez, Smiling Hogshead Ranch; GreenThumb

Please RSVP on Eventbrite.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Campos Community Garden

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2018-05-19 2018-05-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72719955444300000, -73.97760009765600000 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:44:56 EST
<![CDATA[Gallery Drop-In with Artists and Curators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/gallery-tour Date: May 19, 2018

Stop by Glyndor Gallery where artists and curators will be on hand to give a behind the scenes look at Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat.

Artists will speak to their specific environmental concerns and the way that they study birds and habitat to create their work. They will share insights into their techniques and practice as artists/naturalists.

Check Wave Hill's website for a list of participating artists.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: CONSUMATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/arts-culture-fun-consumata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/arts-culture-fun-consumata Date: May 19, 2018

Join us for a concert with CONSUMATA as we kick off the Bronx River Alliance paddling season. Check out www.bronxriver.org/flotilla for more fun activities during the day. CONSUMATA is a Brooklyn Based band to make you dance. Cumbia-punk, ska-funk, boss-a-renge, dubbed out tarantellas. Come and enjoy the music.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lafayette Avenue and Edgewater Road (in Hunts Point Riverside Park)

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.81769943237305000, -73.88130187988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad657ab9d710.jpg Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 19, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.
Terrain: A few hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: May 19, 2018

Explore Union Square Park on the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour Union Square: The Crossroads of New York. Join us for this engaging tour led by the historians at Big Onion Walking Tours to discover the social and political history of the neighborhood, all of Union Square’s famed monuments and buildings surrounding the park, and the people and events that shaped this vibrant community to what it is today.

Tours are FREE and held every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Meet in front of the Barnes & Noble at 33 East 17th Street.

Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups of 10 or more. To RSVP for a group, please call (212) 517-1826.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Barnes & Noble

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2018-05-19 2018-05-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73702140000000000, -73.98960260000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa050ac64ffa.png Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Hunter Island Sunset Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/hunter-island-sunset-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/hunter-island-sunset-hike Date: May 19, 2018

Each season we feature some of the Rangers' favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. From stunning wildlife viewing to behind-the-scenes access, these programs are not to be missed.

Enjoy the sunset from this nature sanctuary in NYC's largest park!

Participants are chosen by lottery. To register, please visit Urban Park Rangers Registration page. Registration opens on Wednesday May 9.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.86869812011719000, -73.79699707031250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac3db5e8fdba.jpg Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Watching at the Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir Date: May 20, 2018

Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by Jean Loscalzo of the Queens County Bird Club.

Binoculars are recommended for this event.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 718-235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2018-05-20 2018-05-20 8:00 am 11:00 am 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da674de357.jpg Wed, 07 Mar 2018 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Bees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/natures-workshop-bees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/natures-workshop-bees Date: May 20, 2018

Join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity.

Without pollinators, most of our flowering plants would be unable to reproduce. Throughout evolution, flowers and animals have relied on each other for life itself. Learn about the connections between bees and other species and how to encourage them in urban landscapes.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:29:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Bay Waters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/science-in-the-park-baywaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/science-in-the-park-baywaters Date: May 20, 2018

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Little Bay Park. We'll grab a seining net and learn about the various creatures that live in the bay. Boots provided.

This series will not meet on June 17.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Cryders Lane and Utopia Parkway (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.78898561356900000, -73.79389047622700000 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 20, 2018

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 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd78f1edb2.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing Club: The Full Moon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/stargazing-club-the-full-moon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/stargazing-club-the-full-moon Date: May 20, 2018

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

Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. The Full Moon will be on full display for viewing through a telescope.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 362-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.74260657788600000, -73.74107217788700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf97daee1cd.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:44:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/21/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/21/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours Date: May 21, 2018

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of Midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow!

Photo Credit: Angelito Jusay.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-05-21 2018-05-21 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4dd5050cbe.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 21, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-21 2018-05-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/21/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/21/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 21, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Tour ends at the Dairy (mid-Park at 65th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: Moderate inclines and some stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-21 2018-05-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 22, 2018

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 2018-05-22 2018-05-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd471e760f.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 22, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-22 2018-05-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 22, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Tour ends at the Dairy (mid-Park at 65th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: Moderate inclines and some stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-22 2018-05-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/gallery-tour Date: May 22, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow. Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat features artworks that delve into the relationship between birds and their habitats—from the role birds play in propagating plants to changes in how natural and built environments affect migration patterns.

Artists working in photography, video, artist books, wall painting, installation, drawing and sound include Tatiana Arocha, Tanya Chaly, Marna Chester, Nina Katchadourian, Paula McCartney, Jeff Mertz, Peter Morgan, Sarah Nicholls, James Proseck, Jenna Spevek and Fred Tomaselli.

In the Sunroom Project Space, Adrienne Elise Tarver builds tactile plant sculptures that create an immersive, sheltering landscape.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-22 2018-05-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd4ff10ff7.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Le Petit Art: Dioramas and 3D Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/kids-le-petit-art-dioramas-and-3d-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/kids-le-petit-art-dioramas-and-3d-art Date: May 22, 2018

Kids create adorable miniature art and miniature worlds as gifts for others, or to keep. Parents and kids may participate together.

April: Rain Diorama
May: Flower Faeries in My Garden Diorama
June: Painted Stone Bug

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-22 2018-05-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/stargazing Date: May 22, 2018

Head to the High Line each Tuesday night for a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.

Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 3, and Tuesday, October 30.

In the event of rain, Stargazing on the High Line will be cancelled. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by 3pm.

Partners
Stargazing at the High Line is presented by Friends of the High Line in partnership with the Amateur Astronomers Association.

Support
High Line Programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212)206-9922

Location: On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2018-05-22 2018-05-22 6:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.74177862855900000, -74.00772690773000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5abe4da6c8e7d.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:14:31 EDT