NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 25 May 2016 23:14:44 GMT <![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: May 28, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708052c197fc.JPG Tue, 24 May 2016 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/family-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/family-arts-and-crafts Date: May 28, 2016

Participants of all ages will have fun creating arts and crafts items to take home. Using favorite nature-based topics like trees, animals, flowers, and insects, you will explore a variety of mediums such as pencils, chalk, watercolor, and more.

Foster your curious spirit and express your imagination!

Pre-registration is not required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/569e56758fb98.jpg Tue, 24 May 2016 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/science-in-the-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/science-in-the-park2 Date: May 29, 2016

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for free, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park on Sundays in May and June.

Topics include pond exploration, engineering, inserts, and flight.

Generously funded by Council Member Barry Grodenchik.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Wed, 25 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Matter Friday Work Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/earth-matter-friday-work-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/earth-matter-friday-work-days Date: June 3, 2016

Want a hands-on experience with composting? Come get your hands dirty and join Earth Matter on a Friday Work Day. There are several ways you can get involved:

  • Animal Care: Caring for our chickens, goats, rabbits, worms, and bees
  • Our Daily Compost: Blending greens and browns to make black gold
  • Carpentry: Supporting a variety of projects — help make a new sifter, fix paddock gates, etc.
  • Gardening: Tending to our plants, and other activities for those with a green thumb

Register here.

Upon registering, you will be contacted by Earth Matter to confirm your volunteer registration. Please let Earth Matter know if you will be coming in a large group or will be traveling with children, so they can plan our work day accordingly. You can note this in the comments section upon registering.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Compost Learning Center at the Urban Farm

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2016-06-03 2016-06-03 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70123672485400000, -74.01168060302700000 Wed, 25 May 2016 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Soil Searching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/family-art-project-soil-searching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/family-art-project-soil-searching Date: June 4, 2016

What makes soil healthy and rich? Outdoor explorations and indoor group experiments, plus drawing and staining with actual soil, watercolors and other mixed media, help us get in touch with the natural world around us.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573b62177614d.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 19:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Conservation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/garden-conservation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/garden-conservation-day Date: June 4, 2016

Come and get your hands dirty at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum while helping us beautify our grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57432a4a2982c.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 19:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Twigs & Swigs: Exploring NYRP’s Bed-Stuy Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/twigs-swigs-exploring-nyrps-bedstuy-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/twigs-swigs-exploring-nyrps-bedstuy-gardens Date: June 4, 2016

We're making our way back to Bed-Stuy! Join the New York Restoration Project (NYRP), your neighbors, and other green souls at the Jane Bailey Memorial Garden for an afternoon of greening and preening.

Spend the summer day:

  • mulching perennials
  • caring for street tree pits
  • removing litter
  • or all of the above!

NYRP's Twigs & Swigs program is hosted in partnership with The Bronx Brewery, which means the event will conclude with a sponsored Happy Hour! All levels of experience are welcome but the happy hour is reserved for our friends that are 21 years old and older.

All tools including work gloves will be provided. Please wear clothes you won't mind getting dirty and, of course, closed-toed shoes are required.

Volunteer activities will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The happy hour will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please note: You must participate in volunteer work in order to receive a complimentary brew.

Please RSVP here.

For more information about this event, please visit nyrp.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2016-06-04 2016-06-04 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.68759918212890600, -73.95819854736328000 Wed, 25 May 2016 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/science-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/science-in-the-park Date: June 5, 2016

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for free, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park on Sundays in May and June.

Topics include pond exploration, engineering, inserts, and flight.

Pre-registration is required. Please register here.

Generously funded by Council Member Barry Grodenchik.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Wed, 25 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Alpine Garden Walking Tour of Fort Tryon Park with Expert Horticulturist John Kelly]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/garden-walking-tour-of-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/garden-walking-tour-of-fort-tryon-park Date: June 5, 2016

As part of Garden Days at Fort Tryon Park, take a guided tour of the Alpine and Heather Gardens which were part of the original Olmsted Brother's design. Learn more about the 500 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs and how its became a garden with year-round horticultural interest. Horticulturist John Kelly who leads the team that sustains the garden, will talk about the garden's evolution from the park's dedication by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in 1935 to the present.

These tours are wheelchair-accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park’s many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573cdb89bc76f.jpg Thu, 19 May 2016 13:01:44 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Basic Chicken Keeping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/city-chicken-institute-basic-chicken-keeping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/city-chicken-institute-basic-chicken-keeping Date: June 9, 2016

Visit a live chicken coop and learn how to raise your own flock at New York Restoration Project's interactive discussion about keeping chickens in an urban setting.

Workshops are suitable for all levels of experience. Workshops may include hands-on components, so please come in appropriate attire. You will be provided with all necessary tools and gloves.

Garden gates open at 5:30 p.m.; the workshop begins at 6 p.m.

For more informaiton and updates, please visit the City Chicken Institute's Meetup page.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Imani Community Garden

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2016-06-09 2016-06-09 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67620086669922000, -73.93289947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fea3c18891e.JPG Wed, 25 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Matter Friday Work Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/earth-matter-friday-work-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/earth-matter-friday-work-days Date: June 10, 2016

Want a hands-on experience with composting? Come get your hands dirty and join Earth Matter on a Friday Work Day. There are several ways you can get involved:

  • Animal Care: Caring for our chickens, goats, rabbits, worms, and bees
  • Our Daily Compost: Blending greens and browns to make black gold
  • Carpentry: Supporting a variety of projects — help make a new sifter, fix paddock gates, etc.
  • Gardening: Tending to our plants, and other activities for those with a green thumb

Register here.

Upon registering, you will be contacted by Earth Matter to confirm your volunteer registration. Please let Earth Matter know if you will be coming in a large group or will be traveling with children, so they can plan our work day accordingly. You can note this in the comments section upon registering.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Compost Learning Center at the Urban Farm

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2016-06-10 2016-06-10 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70123672485400000, -74.01168060302700000 Wed, 25 May 2016 16:00:09 EDT