NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:37:09 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Finishing a Coop: Construction Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/city-chicken-institute-bronx-finishing-a-coop-construction-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/city-chicken-institute-bronx-finishing-a-coop-construction-basics Date: April 29, 2015

You can raise chickens in New York City! Visit a live chicken coop and learn about the benefits of raising your own flock in an urban setting. There are workshops that 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.

Each workshop will focus on a topic while also allowing time for general chicken keeping information.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Paradise on Earth

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2015-04-29 2015-04-29 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.8269, -73.8939 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5528266ce1cee.jpg Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition Opening - Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/exhibition-opening-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/exhibition-opening-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: April 29, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity.

Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-29 2015-04-29 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526054a9a5.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: April 30, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-04-30 2015-04-30 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: April 30, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-30 2015-04-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: April 30, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-04-30 2015-04-30 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: April 30, 2015

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

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

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-30 2015-04-30 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f0d48bd4d01.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Weed Walk: A Plant ID Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/grow-to-learn-nybg-and-bronx-greenup-weed-walk-a-plant-id-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/grow-to-learn-nybg-and-bronx-greenup-weed-walk-a-plant-id-workshop Date: April 30, 2015

A weed is just a plant out of place. If we know which weeds are in and around our garden, we may put some of them to productive use.

Join us for a stroll around Drew Gardens to begin identifying those weeds. This workshop is a partnership between Grow to Learn NYC and Bronx Green-Up/The New York Botanical Garden.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Drew Gardens

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2015-04-30 2015-04-30 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.8398, -73.8789 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/garden-crew Date: April 30, 2015

Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds, as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification and other horticultural techniques, join the Garden Crew in their weekly workdays.

*All participants are provided with monthly training sessions and asked to commit to at least three work days. Ongoing trainings and orientations are scheduled for the first work day of every month. For information about New York Restoration Project Crews or to register, email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-04-30 2015-04-30 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: April 30, 2015

Discover the birds that call Bryant Park home, as well as those that may stop by during migration. A surprising diversity of avian visitors drop in, even in the heart of midtown. Sightings could include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, even an American woodcock!

Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon.

Follow our sightings virtually on the Bryant Park Blog.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-30 2015-04-30 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c593df1141.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Night Lights at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/night-lights-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/night-lights-at-wave-hill Date: April 30, 2015

Wave Hill’s 50th anniversary festivities reach a crescendo this spring with a month-long celebration, when, for the first time in Wave Hill’s history, visitors will be invited to attend in the evening to enjoy the garden landscape at a time of day and during a season when it is normally closed to the public. Take in The Lightening: a Project for Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden, an immersive, plein-air installation by acclaimed artist by Chris Doyle. Wander through Glyndor Gallery and find plenty to edify body and soul in The Shop and The Café.

Shown here: Chris Doyle, The Lightening, 2015, still from digital animation.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-30 2015-04-30 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522c0b09b446.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 1, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-01 2015-05-01 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 1, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-01 2015-05-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: May 1, 2015

Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look at the world’s greatest urban park.

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

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-01 2015-05-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d225a5880.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Night Lights at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/night-lights-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/night-lights-at-wave-hill Date: May 1, 2015

Wave Hill’s 50th anniversary festivities reach a crescendo this spring with a month-long celebration, when, for the first time in Wave Hill’s history, visitors will be invited to attend in the evening to enjoy the garden landscape at a time of day and during a season when it is normally closed to the public. Take in The Lightening: a Project for Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden, an immersive, plein-air installation by acclaimed artist by Chris Doyle, with music by composer Jeremy Turner, recorded by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Stop by Glyndor Gallery to see Chris Doyle: Landscape Fictions. Visit The Shop, The Café and the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory, and enjoy informal piano performances in Wave Hill House. This evening’s pianist is David Virelles

Shown here: Chris Doyle, The Lightening, 2015, still from digital animation.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-01 2015-05-01 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522c0b09b446.jpg Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 2, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-02 2015-05-02 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/its-my-park-day-at-westerleigh-parkerleigh-park-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/its-my-park-day-at-westerleigh-parkerleigh-park-2015 Date: May 2, 2015

On It's My Park Day, the Friends of Westerleigh Park will be cleaning around the park. Volunteers will help rake the leaves. Enjoy a day with the Friends of Westerleigh Park. We have coffee and donuts.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef98a45e92.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: May 2, 2015

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5-12. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee garden, and more.

This program takes place on Saturdays from April 11 to June 20 (except May 23). Children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2015.

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-02 2015-05-02 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Ospreys]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/birding-ospreys http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/birding-ospreys Date: May 2, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Bring a pair of binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 10:00 am 40.7952, -73.7784 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508831167b65.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/million-treesnyc-tree-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/million-treesnyc-tree-giveaway Date: May 2, 2015

GreenThumb and New York Restoration Project (NYRP) are teaming up to bring you free trees as part of the Million TreesNYC initiative!

Please check back later to register to reserve a tree to plant in your front or back yards, gardens or commercial property. Registration is typically available approximately two weeks prior to the giveaway. If registration is full, a limited number of trees is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the event.

NYRP’s city-wide tree giveaway program is a part of MillionTreesNYC, the initiative to plant and care for one million new trees in New York City by 2015. It is the largest municipal giveaway in the country, and is generously supported by sponsors TD Bank and Toyota.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: GreenThumb Compound

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2015-05-02 2015-05-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9475 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: May 2, 2015

Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!

Woodlands Discovery Club for Families is the perfect adventure for families looking to get out of the house and explore a woodland without ever leaving the city. In each weekly two-hour session, families will learn together and connect with nature through hands-on science activities, using tools from your very own Discovery Kits! Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

This five-week program takes place Saturday mornings in the North Woods. There are two upcoming sessions, currently open to families with children in grades 1-4:

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register Now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55046808eda96.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 2, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Discover Freshkills Park: Jane's Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/discover-freshkills-park-janes-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/discover-freshkills-park-janes-walk Date: May 2, 2015

Freshkills Park staff will be on hand to guide you through the history of the site as the Fresh Kills Landfill and discuss the development of new capital projects at Freshkills Park as visitors start to see the Draft Master Plan designed by James Corner Field Operations come to life. Come check out this normally closed site and bring your own ideas about park design and personal waste stream!

Due to space constraints, reservation is required. Please reserve online.

This tour is a part of the Jane's Walk Series, organized by the Municipal Art Society - read more about Jane's Walk events.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: St. George Ferry Terminal

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2015-05-02 2015-05-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6436, -74.0734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5537eecc7c39b.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Resident Green Committee Summit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/resident-green-committee-summit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/resident-green-committee-summit Date: May 2, 2015

Resident Green Committees and interested guests are invited to join the NYCHA Gardening and Sustainability Unit at their inaugural Resident Green Committee Summit.

The day will include keynote speakers, a variety of environmental workshops, a raffle, a green organization fair, a delicious catered lunch, and many surprises! Come out and network with fellow Resident Green Committees.

RSVP by Friday, April 17th to hold your space. Contact Maegan Blansett at Maegan.Blansett@nycha.nyc.gov or (212) 306-3327, or Juan Rodriguez at Juan.Rodriguez@nycha.nyc.gov or (212)306-3317 with any questions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 740-1255

Location: Williamsburg Community Center

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2015-05-02 2015-05-02 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7092, -73.9439 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Elements Art Expo NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/elements-art-expo-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/elements-art-expo-nyc Date: May 2, 2015

This event will be a fantastic experience for the individual, couple or family out for a day of fun, and ready to explore the Conference House and Park. Art is for everyone and this event will have something for everyone! And admission is free!

A wide selection of juried paintings, photography, sculptures, installations, and arts and crafts in all it's disciplines will be on view! The art scholar and novice alike will delight in finding art along the trails, by the shore and on the open green of the park, in the large tent as well as the Conference House. Take a journey across centuries while touring through this historic home.

There will be a craft tent/area to visit, including a wide array of craft,­ wearable art, jewelry, pottery, quilting, and home fashions to name a few ­ to see and purchase!

Sample the cuisine of our area's fine restaurants at our food court. Everything from barbecue to pastries will be available to purchase.

For those of you who fancy a test of skill, there will be a miniature golf course which has been designed by a native Staten Island artist. This is not just ordinary mini golf, but the artistic expression of the artist's interpretation of the game!

Some works of art will be feature in Conference House Park begining a week before our event and lasting up to a week after.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Park

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.5028, -74.2525 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b42d358c161.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 2, 2015

Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy, its classic design, glorious fountains, and six densely planted acres. Thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials and annuals bloom throughout the seasons in this special place in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Cherry Blossom Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/cherry-blossom-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/cherry-blossom-festival Date: May 2, 2015

The cherry trees are blooming! Come join the Randall’s Island Park Alliance at our free annual Cherry Blossom Festival – all are welcomed! There will be face painting, kite flying (bring your own or make on site), butterfly release, crafts, games, and more! In addition, there will be a drumming performance by NY Taiko Aiko Kai at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., a performance by Okinawa Dance Group at noon, and an exhibition of locally made Japanese pottery from Togei Kyoshitsu Studio.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512ee0686d19.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 2, 2015

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 2, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 2, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[On A Wing Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/on-a-wing-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/on-a-wing-festival Date: May 2, 2015

Kick off the May migration season with Central Park Conservancy's annual On A Wing Festival. Look for migrating warblers and other songbirds in the Ramble. Meet live bats, butterflies, and birds of prey at the Belvedere Castle. Contribute to the park's biodiversity by releasing live painted lady butterflies into the Shakespeare Garden!

Borrow a Discovery Kit and participate in a scavenger hunt in the Ramble, exploring firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the Park a sanctuary for birds and other winged beings. This festival features interactive presentations by Central Park Zoo Wildlife Theater, Organization for Bat Conservation, NYC Audubon Society, Urban Park Rangers, and more.

This event takes place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or heat index above 95 degrees). For more information, please call (212) 776-1069.

Find a complete schedule and more information here.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1069

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5525509db126c.jpg Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day Rockaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/earth-day-rockaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/earth-day-rockaway Date: May 2, 2015

This 9th annual celebration lets kids and families take part in free environmental activities along the waterfront.

Sponsored by the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance in partnership with City Parks Foundation

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 59th Street Playground (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5891, -73.7889 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Discover Freshkills Park: Jane's Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/discover-freshkills-park-janes-walk1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/discover-freshkills-park-janes-walk1 Date: May 2, 2015

Freshkills Park staff will be on hand to guide you through the history of the site as the Fresh Kills Landfill and discuss the development of new capital projects at Freshkills Park as visitors start to see the Draft Master Plan designed by James Corner Field Operations come to life. Come check out this normally closed site and bring your own ideas about park design and personal waste stream!

Due to space constraints, reservation is required. Please reserve online.

This tour is a part of the Jane's Walk Series, organized by the Municipal Art Society - read more about Jane's Walk events.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: St. George Ferry Terminal

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2015-05-02 2015-05-02 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6436, -74.0734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5537eecc7c39b.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: May 2, 2015

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

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

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d3f773fa5.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Birdwalk: Marvelous Migrants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/early-morning-birdwalk-marvelous-migrants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/early-morning-birdwalk-marvelous-migrants Date: May 3, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to search for some of the dazzling birds that visit the park before flying to northern breeding grounds.

Tour leaves promptly at 8 am. This walk is led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-03 2015-05-03 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 3, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-03 2015-05-03 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike to the Alley Pond Giant (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/hike-to-the-alley-pond-giant-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/hike-to-the-alley-pond-giant-vigorous Date: May 3, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Our Urban Park Ranger guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.

The Alley Pond Giant is one such treasure, the largest and oldest tree in the five boroughs. Vigorous hikes are long distanced, with hills and rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Space is limited. Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 23rd.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-05-03 2015-05-03 10:00 am 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550883d32b522.jpg Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/birding-basics-for-families Date: May 3, 2015

Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Conservancy Discovery Guides and NYC Audubon Society. Learn how to spot our feathered residents that make Central Park their home, and their foreign cousins as they pass through Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the Park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

Families only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Ages 5+. Free, pre-registration is recommended. Space is limited; arrive early for check in.

This program takes place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or heat index above 95 degrees).

For more information, please call 212.860.1378

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860.1378

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-03 2015-05-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f8b1598d246.jpg Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/million-treesnyc-tree-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/million-treesnyc-tree-giveaway Date: May 3, 2015

GreenThumb and New York Restoration Project (NYRP) are teaming up to bring you free trees as part of the Million TreesNYC initiative!

Please check back later to register to reserve a tree to plant in your front or back yards, gardens or commercial property. Registration is typically available approximately two weeks prior to the giveaway. If registration is full, a limited number of trees is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the event.

NYRP’s city-wide tree giveaway program is a part of MillionTreesNYC, the initiative to plant and care for one million new trees in New York City by 2015. It is the largest municipal giveaway in the country, and is generously supported by sponsors TD Bank and Toyota.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Diamante Garden

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2015-05-03 2015-05-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7979, -73.9364 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Rangers' Choice: Nature Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/rangers-choice-nature-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/rangers-choice-nature-photography Date: May 3, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

Bring your camera and get inspired by the powerful images of nature as we walk through the park. Space is limited. Registration is required. To register, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 22nd.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-05-03 2015-05-03 11:00 am 40.6036, -74.1584 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55088448cdc14.jpg Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: May 3, 2015

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

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

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-03 2015-05-03 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 3, 2015

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-03 2015-05-03 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 3, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-03 2015-05-03 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/freshwater-fishing Date: May 3, 2015

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

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. All equipment is provided, and most are first-come, first-served.

Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2015-05-03 2015-05-03 12:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55104d439a6d6.JPG Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Photography Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/nature-photography-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/nature-photography-workshop Date: May 3, 2015

Learn how to take better nature photos with Queens Botanical Garden as your backdrop.

Photographer H. David Stein will offer a slide show of examples, and offer pointers on light and composition. The workshop includes outdoor photography time. Beginning photographers are welcome.

Advance registration and payment is required. Please register here. Participants must bring their own camera. This event is held rain or shine.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-03 2015-05-03 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: May 3, 2015

Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons." Take a walking tour of the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park. Discover which plants are in bloom in each of the seasons, even in the dead of winter. Learn about the gardens' history, future, and secrets from a member of Fort Tryon's expert horticulture staff.

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:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-05-03 2015-05-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Night Lights at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/night-lights-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/03/night-lights-at-wave-hill Date: May 3, 2015

Wave Hill’s 50th anniversary festivities reach a crescendo this spring with a month-long celebration, when, for the first time in Wave Hill’s history, visitors will be invited to attend in the evening to enjoy the garden landscape at a time of day and during a season when it is normally closed to the public. Take in The Lightening: a Project for Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden, an immersive, plein-air installation by acclaimed artist by Chris Doyle, with music by composer Jeremy Turner, recorded by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Stop by Glyndor Gallery to see Chris Doyle: Landscape Fictions. Visit The Shop, The Café and the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory, and enjoy informal piano performances in Wave Hill House. This evening’s pianist is David Virelles.

Shown here: Chris Doyle, The Lightening, 2015, still from digital animation.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-03 2015-05-03 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522c0b09b446.jpg Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/04/birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/04/birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: May 4, 2015

Discover the birds that call Bryant Park home, as well as those that may stop by during migration. A surprising diversity of avian visitors drop in, even in the heart of midtown. Sightings could include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, even an American woodcock!

Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon.

Follow our sightings virtually on the Bryant Park Blog.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-04 2015-05-04 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c562236ed5.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/04/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/04/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 4, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-04 2015-05-04 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/04/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/04/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 4, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-04 2015-05-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 4, 2015

Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look at the world’s greatest urban park.

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

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-04 2015-05-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d225a5880.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 5, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-05 2015-05-05 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 5, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-05 2015-05-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: May 5, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-05-05 2015-05-05 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 6, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-06 2015-05-06 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 6, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-06 2015-05-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: May 6, 2015

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

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

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-06 2015-05-06 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 7, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-07 2015-05-07 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 7, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: May 7, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 7, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/garden-crew Date: May 7, 2015

Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds, as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification and other horticultural techniques, join the Garden Crew in their weekly workdays.

*All participants are provided with monthly training sessions and asked to commit to at least three work days. Ongoing trainings and orientations are scheduled for the first work day of every month. For information about New York Restoration Project Crews or to register, email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: May 7, 2015

Discover the birds that call Bryant Park home, as well as those that may stop by during migration. A surprising diversity of avian visitors drop in, even in the heart of midtown. Sightings could include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, even an American woodcock!

Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon.

Follow our sightings virtually on the Bryant Park Blog.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c593df1141.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Night Lights at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/night-lights-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/night-lights-at-wave-hill Date: May 7, 2015

Wave Hill’s 50th anniversary festivities reach a crescendo this spring with a month-long celebration, when, for the first time in Wave Hill’s history, visitors will be invited to attend in the evening to enjoy the garden landscape at a time of day and during a season when it is normally closed to the public. Take in The Lightening: a Project for Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden, an immersive, plein-air installation by acclaimed artist by Chris Doyle, with music by composer Jeremy Turner, recorded by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Stop by Glyndor Gallery to see Chris Doyle: Landscape Fictions. Visit The Shop, The Café and the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory, and enjoy informal piano performances in Wave Hill House. This evening’s pianist is Greg Kallor.

Shown here: Chris Doyle, The Lightening, 2015, still from digital animation.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522c0b09b446.jpg Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 8, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-08 2015-05-08 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 8, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 8, 2015

Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look at the world’s greatest urban park.

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

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d225a5880.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: May 8, 2015

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

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

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d3f773fa5.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Night Lights at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/night-lights-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/night-lights-at-wave-hill Date: May 8, 2015

Wave Hill’s 50th anniversary festivities reach a crescendo this spring with a month-long celebration, when, for the first time in Wave Hill’s history, visitors will be invited to attend in the evening to enjoy the garden landscape at a time of day and during a season when it is normally closed to the public. Take in The Lightening: a Project for Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden, an immersive, plein-air installation by acclaimed artist by Chris Doyle, with music by composer Jeremy Turner, recorded by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Stop by Glyndor Gallery to see Chris Doyle: Landscape Fictions. Visit The Shop, The Café and the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory, and enjoy informal piano performances in Wave Hill House. This evening’s pianist is Greg Kallor.

Shown here: Chris Doyle, The Lightening, 2015, still from digital animation.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522c0b09b446.jpg Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 9, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-09 2015-05-09 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Planting Day at W.T. Davis Wildlife Refuge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/milliontreesnyc-planting-day-at-wt-davis-wildlife-refuge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/milliontreesnyc-planting-day-at-wt-davis-wildlife-refuge Date: May 9, 2015

Planting trees is the first step to a healthy urban forest! Eight years ago, the city launched the MillionTreesNYC initiative with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the city. The benefits to be gained were clear: improved air and water quality; reduced pollution from storm water runoff, flooding and erosion; and reduced energy costs, to name a few.

Since 2007, we have come a long way towards reaching our goal of planting one million trees, and we are confident that we will get there.

We invite you to join us this spring to plant trees at William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge with us!

Registration for this event is required. Register online.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: W.T. Davis Wildlife Refuge at Park Drive North (in Richmond Parkway )

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R065 Richmond Parkway 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5964, -74.1683 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5515ab8b53aee.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: May 9, 2015

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5-12. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee garden, and more.

This program takes place on Saturdays from April 11 to June 20 (except May 23). Children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2015.

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-09 2015-05-09 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Explorers: Sensational Spring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/seasonal-explorers-sensational-spring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/seasonal-explorers-sensational-spring Date: May 9, 2015

Get to know the outdoors this spring season by joining the Greenbelt staff for some fun-filled activities, crafts, stories and hikes (weather permitting). This mini-series will consist of three Saturday morning sessions and is suitable for ages 5 to 7 yrs old, accompanied by a chaperone. Join us for one week or all three.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: May 9, 2015

Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!

Woodlands Discovery Club for Families is the perfect adventure for families looking to get out of the house and explore a woodland without ever leaving the city. In each weekly two-hour session, families will learn together and connect with nature through hands-on science activities, using tools from your very own Discovery Kits! Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

This five-week program takes place Saturday mornings in the North Woods. There are two upcoming sessions, currently open to families with children in grades 1-4:

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register Now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55046808eda96.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 9, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 9, 2015

Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy, its classic design, glorious fountains, and six densely planted acres. Thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials and annuals bloom throughout the seasons in this special place in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 9, 2015

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 9, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 9, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day Date: May 9, 2015

Get up close and personal with NYC's wild residents.

Learn about squirrels, coyotes, skunks, urban birds, and more. The Urban Park Rangers will also inform you about the best places to see wildlife in NYC and how to safely interact with them. Learn from New York State licensed rehabilitators and additional wildlife enthusiasts.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550884c2a6671.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 10, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-10 2015-05-10 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother's Day at the Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/mothers-day-at-the-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/mothers-day-at-the-ridgewood-reservoir Date: May 10, 2015

Bring your mom for an early morning bird watching walk led by Steve and Heidi Nanz of the Brooklyn Bird Club. Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2015-05-10 2015-05-10 8:30 am 11:00 am 40.6864, -73.8892 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Willow Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/birding-willow-lake http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/birding-willow-lake Date: May 10, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Bring a pair of binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 9:00 am 40.7227, -73.827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a25a51e66.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/birding-basics-for-families Date: May 10, 2015

Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Conservancy Discovery Guides and NYC Audubon Society. Learn how to spot our feathered residents that make Central Park their home, and their foreign cousins as they pass through Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the Park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

Families only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Ages 5+. Free, pre-registration is recommended. Space is limited; arrive early for check in.

This program takes place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or heat index above 95 degrees).

For more information, please call 212.860.1378

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860.1378

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f8b1598d246.jpg Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/weekend-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/weekend-volunteer-corps Date: May 10, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for a day of fun as they gear up for spring cleaning!

Help the environment in your community. Typical tasks include sprucing up gardens, painting fences and benches, weeding, spreading mulch, sweeping and clearing pathways, and removing trash.

Please pre-register online.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 10, 2015

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 10, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Ethnobotany and Native Herbs Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/rangers-choice-ethnobotany-and-native-herbs-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/rangers-choice-ethnobotany-and-native-herbs-workshop Date: May 10, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. This hands-on workshop will allow you to learn more about herbs and edible plants that grow naturally in NYC parks. After walking through the trails of Inwood Hill Park and identifying species, return to our indoor classroom and create a terrarium to start your own indoor herb garden.

Registration required. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers on Wednesday, April 29th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 1:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/seining Date: May 10, 2015

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

Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages.

All equipment is provided, and most are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 1:00 pm 40.6027, -73.9335 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Among the Wildflowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/among-the-wildflowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/among-the-wildflowers Date: May 10, 2015

Spring is here and so are the wildflowers. Join the Greenbelt educators on a leisurely hike to look for these "Spring Beauties" along our trails. We'll take some time to smell the flowers before heading to the Nature Center to create wildflower seed balls to take home and enjoy. These creations also make great gifts for mom in celebration of Mother's Day. This program is part of the 8th annual NYC Wildflower Week.

Registration required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Night Lights at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/night-lights-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/night-lights-at-wave-hill Date: May 10, 2015

Wave Hill’s 50th anniversary festivities reach a crescendo this spring with a month-long celebration, when, for the first time in Wave Hill’s history, visitors will be invited to attend in the evening to enjoy the garden landscape at a time of day and during a season when it is normally closed to the public. Take in The Lightening: a Project for Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden, an immersive, plein-air installation by acclaimed artist by Chris Doyle, with music by composer Jeremy Turner, recorded by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Stop by Glyndor Gallery to see Chris Doyle: Landscape Fictions. Visit The Shop, The Café and the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory, and enjoy informal piano performances in Wave Hill House. This evening’s pianist is Greg Kallor.

Shown here: Chris Doyle, The Lightening, 2015, still from digital animation.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522c0b09b446.jpg Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: May 11, 2015

Discover the birds that call Bryant Park home, as well as those that may stop by during migration. A surprising diversity of avian visitors drop in, even in the heart of midtown. Sightings could include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, even an American woodcock!

Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon.

Follow our sightings virtually on the Bryant Park Blog.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-11 2015-05-11 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c562236ed5.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 11, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-11 2015-05-11 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 11, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-11 2015-05-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 11, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-11 2015-05-11 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 12, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-12 2015-05-12 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 12, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-12 2015-05-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: May 12, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-05-12 2015-05-12 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 13, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-13 2015-05-13 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 13, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-13 2015-05-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch Monthly Monitoring Sessions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/frogwatch-monthly-monitoring-sessions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/frogwatch-monthly-monitoring-sessions Date: May 13, 2015

Join us for monthly monitoring sessions where we listen for the calls of local frogs. FrogWatch USA is a nationwide program that monitors and tracks amphibian populations by collecting data with help from volunteers like you! Bring a headlamp or flashlight for the night walk and monitoring.

This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. Registration required.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-05-13 2015-05-13 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551acf0784300.png Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT