NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:06:46 GMT <![CDATA[Soil Reboot: Compost & Green Manures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/soil-reboot-compost-green-manures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/soil-reboot-compost-green-manures Date: October 14, 2017

Explore cover cropping strategies that return fertility back to the land and hand-sow a fall cover crop mix to shelter and enrich the soil.

Facilitated by NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3558

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 14, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a0704c4c0c7.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Food Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/queens-food-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/queens-food-day Date: October 14, 2017

In honor of World Food Day, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens Action Council (QuAC), and City Harvest are hosting a fun, interactive, and educational day of learning, cooking, eating, advocacy, and wellness.

Explore and become a part of the landscape of food justice in Northwest Queens with a variety of community organizations sharing knowledge and resources on nutrition education, food affordability and accessibility, urban farming, planting and gardening, sustainability, and healthy living.

Participating partners include GrowNYC, NYC Compost Project at Big Reuse, Allergic to Salad, Smiling Hogshead Ranch, and Spice Tree Organics.

Join us for activities, conversations, cooking demos, community building, performances like Lauren Hale Biniaris’ dance work-in-process ‘Hungry’ which explores the complicated world of food politics, and more!

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture will also be activating the Park with site-specific performance from 1-5 PM. !

Presented in partnership with Queens Action Council (QuAC) and City Harvest

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594aaed83b228.jpg Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage and The Heather Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-and-the-heather-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-and-the-heather-garden Date: October 14, 2017

Here's your chance to see inside of the Fort Tryon Park Cottage! The 1908 cottage flanking the Heather Garden was originally the gatehouse of the C.K.G Billings Estate and has retained its charm over its many uses in the last 108 years.

The Heather Garden is part of the larger Fort Tryon Park, which was donated to NYC in 1935 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and designed by the renowned Olmsted Brothers. It boasts over 500 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs, and breathtaking views of the majestic New Jersey Palisades.

Come on a tour to learn more!

There is limited space and tours will be first come first serve. There is no early registration*

30 minute tours will be given at the Cottage beginning at 12pm. If you show up at 12pm you can sign up for a later tour that has available space but must report back at least 10 minutes before the tour begins.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: The Cottage (in Fort Tryon Park),Stone Pillars (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85944277284600000, -73.93451279071500000; 40.85944885864500000, -73.93404876855500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b1fa259bc5a.JPG Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: October 14, 2017

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

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

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baf07381f7d.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: October 14, 2017

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

Registration is requested.

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983a58432dd5.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:45:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: October 15, 2017

Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification along the way!

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

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baca8418d84.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Coastal Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/coastal-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/coastal-cleanup Date: October 15, 2017

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

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

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

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/harvest-festival Date: October 15, 2017

Each fall, Randall's Island Park Alliance’s annual Harvest Festival celebrates the bounty of the earth and the completion of another fruitful season at the Urban Farm.

Enjoy live music, face painting, self-guided tours of the Urban Farm, and more fun fall activities!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Field 62 - 63 (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.78335503947300000, -73.92465233802800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58910483a5ed3.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage and The Heather Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-and-the-heather-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-and-the-heather-garden Date: October 15, 2017

Here's your chance to see inside of the Fort Tryon Park Cottage! The 1908 cottage flanking the Heather Garden was originally the gatehouse of the C.K.G Billings Estate and has retained its charm over its many uses in the last 108 years.

The Heather Garden is part of the larger Fort Tryon Park, which was donated to NYC in 1935 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and designed by the renowned Olmsted Brothers. It boasts over 500 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs, and breathtaking views of the majestic New Jersey Palisades.

Come on a tour to learn more!

There is limited space and tours will be first come first serve. There is no early registration*

30 minute tours will be given at the Cottage beginning at 12pm. If you show up at 12pm you can sign up for a later tour that has available space but must report back at least 10 minutes before the tour begins.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: The Cottage (in Fort Tryon Park),Stone Pillars (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85944277284600000, -73.93451279071500000; 40.85944885864500000, -73.93404876855500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b1fa259bc5a.JPG Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: October 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-10-15 2017-10-15 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Living Laboratory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory Date: October 15, 2017

Join us as we venture into the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and investigate the design of this living laboratory. Discover what plants and animals call this secluded Park woodland their home!

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

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baf24d2443c.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/little-hell-gate-salt-marsh-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/little-hell-gate-salt-marsh-tour Date: October 15, 2017

Join us for a tour of our flagship salt marsh! Learn about the ecology of the space, view wildlife up close, and learn how the island’s history has shaped our natural areas.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79146526423800000, -73.92687702179000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5965143221bc9.JPG Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 15, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a06cd57d111.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:29:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: October 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fall Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/16/bryant-park-fall-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/16/bryant-park-fall-birding-tours Date: October 16, 2017

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.

Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-10-16 2017-10-16 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.75482015790700000, -73.98410060310600000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/fitness-walk Date: October 17, 2017

Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles). For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-10-17 2017-10-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/biweekly-gardening-club Date: October 17, 2017

Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone. Gardening is shown to be very beneficial for both body and mind, as wel as our planet.

All ages and experience are welcome.

All gloves, tools, and other necessary materials will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-10-17 2017-10-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 17, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-17 2017-10-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a0704c4c0c7.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: October 17, 2017

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-17 2017-10-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Keeping Chickens Part 2: Fall and Winter (Brooklyn)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/keeping-chickens-part-2-fall-and-winter-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/17/keeping-chickens-part-2-fall-and-winter-brooklyn Date: October 17, 2017

Learn the nuts and bolts of keeping chickens in the city. This workshop will be the second in a two-part series and will cover maintenance for the fall and winter seasons.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Tranquility Garden

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2017-10-17 2017-10-17 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.69459915161100000, -73.94319915771500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599d992016a35.jpg Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm and Compost Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/18/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/18/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days Date: October 18, 2017

Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Learn how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, but may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-18 2017-10-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929753eed195.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 18, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-18 2017-10-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/18/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/18/farm-open-hours Date: October 18, 2017

Drop in at the Queens Botanical Garden Farm to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, QBG Farm demonstrates the link between sustainable farming and composting in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-18 2017-10-18 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592976bb8a458.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/19/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/19/fitness-walk Date: October 19, 2017

Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles). For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-10-19 2017-10-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/19/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/19/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds Date: October 19, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-10-19 2017-10-19 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9a3e79ea5f.JPG Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/19/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/19/biweekly-gardening-club Date: October 19, 2017

Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone. Gardening is shown to be very beneficial for both body and mind, as wel as our planet.

All ages and experience are welcome.

All gloves, tools, and other necessary materials will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-10-19 2017-10-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (for 3 and 4 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/19/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/19/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds Date: October 19, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Space is limited and registration required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

This program will not meet on Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving Day).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-10-19 2017-10-19 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9a8a4f2d96.jpg Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/19/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/19/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: October 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-19 2017-10-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/19/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/19/tour-the-battery Date: October 19, 2017

Join us for a tour of The Battery, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan.

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Tours of The Battery take place every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. and last about an hour. Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Sign up
RSVP and receive a free Battery Bug button when you arrive!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-10-19 2017-10-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf4930d27f.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 16:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fall Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/19/bryant-park-fall-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/19/bryant-park-fall-birding-tours Date: October 19, 2017

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.

Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-10-19 2017-10-19 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75482015790700000, -73.98410060310600000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 20, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-20 2017-10-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/bird-walks Date: October 21, 2017

Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/green-team Date: October 21, 2017

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoying nature, and making the park look its best.

All volunteers must fill out a waiver onsite and submit it before any activity begins. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: October 21, 2017

Come out on Saturdays for our Bike Ride Program!

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

Please note:

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

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

This event is rain or shine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 261-1764

Location: Claremont Neighborhood Center

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2017-10-21 2017-10-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Garden Work Days: NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/farm-garden-work-days-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/farm-garden-work-days-nyc-compost-project Date: October 21, 2017

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

Registration is requested.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983ab09b99d5.jpg Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: October 21, 2017

Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification along the way!

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

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baca8418d84.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: October 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 21, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a0704c4c0c7.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/farmhouse-family-day Date: October 21, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walk for Families: PARKitecture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/discovery-walk-for-families-parkitecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/discovery-walk-for-families-parkitecture Date: October 21, 2017

Help us to decode the sculpted secrets of Bethesda Terrace, and discover how nature inspires Central Park's art and design.

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

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bac96a5822c.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn: NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: October 21, 2017

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

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

Registration requested

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983a68067632.jpg Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Flow.17 Meet the Artist PhotographyTour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/flow17-meet-the-artist-photographytour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/flow17-meet-the-artist-photographytour Date: October 21, 2017

"Can photography change how we see our surroundings? What comprises a beautiful photograph? How can photography and history interrelate?

Join Randall's Island Park Alliance's selected 2017 FLOW artist Rose DeSiano to address these questions, and take some photographs of your own! We'll meet at 2:00 p.m. to learn about this year's FLOW art pieces, discuss some of Randall's Island's history, and talk about photographic composition and story-telling. Bring your camera or camera phone (RIPA will also offer a few instant film cameras to borrow for the event) and spend the afternoon capturing Island images that you can take home with you. We hope you'll return throughout the year to continue your photographic journey on Randall's Island.

This event is free and family-friendly. All are welcome!

The FLOW art series is planned in conjunction with the Randall's Island Park Alliance, the Bronx Museum and NYC Parks.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ff9d80e145b.jpg Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: October 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods Date: October 22, 2017

Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification along the way!

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

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bace3b065a3.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/prospect-park-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/prospect-park-walking-tours Date: October 22, 2017

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

Presented by Turnstile Tours in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Parkside & Ocean Avenue entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.65517425537109400, -73.96237945556640000 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 22, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: October 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-10-22 2017-10-22 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: October 22, 2017

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

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

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baf07381f7d.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Dyed in Queens Demonstrations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/dyed-in-queens-demonstrations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/dyed-in-queens-demonstrations Date: October 22, 2017

Artist-in-residence Jess Brey experiments with Queens Botanical Garden-grown botanicals to extract natural dyes! Observe her process as she pushes plants to their limit by applying resist and mordant techniques to create art.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-22 2017-10-22 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599f4b66c0c5a.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:44:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Foliage Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/foliage-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/foliage-walk Date: October 22, 2017

Join us for a guided walk along our waterfront to view the gorgeous fall colors in our horticultural areas and wetlands!

Participants can learn about why changes in leaf color occur, the chemical representation of each of the colors, and why the leaves of different species turn different hues. In addition to the breathtaking views along the waterfront, participants will be guided through our salt marsh and our recently completed woodland path!

Hot beverages will be provided.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bf024f4b097.JPG Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 22, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a06cd57d111.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:29:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/23/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/23/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: October 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-23 2017-10-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/fitness-walk Date: October 24, 2017

Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles). For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-10-24 2017-10-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/biweekly-gardening-club Date: October 24, 2017

Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone. Gardening is shown to be very beneficial for both body and mind, as wel as our planet.

All ages and experience are welcome.

All gloves, tools, and other necessary materials will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-10-24 2017-10-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 24, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-24 2017-10-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a0704c4c0c7.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: October 24, 2017

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-24 2017-10-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Season Extension and Cover Crops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/season-extension-and-cover-crops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/24/season-extension-and-cover-crops Date: October 24, 2017

Harvest your greens and root veggies well into December with low tunnels and row cover. We’ll discuss and build some simple season extension methods. We’ll also discuss and plant a cover crop seed mix.

Registered GreenThumb community gardeners will be eligible to receive row cover and cover crop seeds, while supplies last!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Howard Garden

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2017-10-24 2017-10-24 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.66360092163100000, -73.91929626464800000 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm and Compost Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days Date: October 25, 2017

Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Learn how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, but may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-25 2017-10-25 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929753eed195.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: October 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-25 2017-10-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/25/farm-open-hours Date: October 25, 2017

Drop in at the Queens Botanical Garden Farm to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, QBG Farm demonstrates the link between sustainable farming and composting in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-25 2017-10-25 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592976bb8a458.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/fitness-walk Date: October 26, 2017

Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles). For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-10-26 2017-10-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds Date: October 26, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-10-26 2017-10-26 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9a3e79ea5f.JPG Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/biweekly-gardening-club Date: October 26, 2017

Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone. Gardening is shown to be very beneficial for both body and mind, as wel as our planet.

All ages and experience are welcome.

All gloves, tools, and other necessary materials will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-10-26 2017-10-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: October 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-26 2017-10-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (for 3 and 4 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds Date: October 26, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Space is limited and registration required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

This program will not meet on Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving Day).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-10-26 2017-10-26 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9a8a4f2d96.jpg Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/tour-the-battery Date: October 26, 2017

Join us for a tour of The Battery, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan.

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Tours of The Battery take place every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. and last about an hour. Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Sign up
RSVP and receive a free Battery Bug button when you arrive!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-10-26 2017-10-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf4930d27f.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 16:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/pumpkin-painting-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/26/pumpkin-painting-bronx Date: October 26, 2017

It's that time of year to use your creative chops and turn pumpkins into festive decorations. GreenThumb will have pumpkins and paint ready - please bring any other supplies and decorations to add to the beauty of your seasonal creation. This is a great workshop for the whole family!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: United We Stand Community Garden

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2017-10-26 2017-10-26 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.80530166626000000, -73.91529846191400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599d9b124ac56.jpg Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 27, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-27 2017-10-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/bird-walks Date: October 28, 2017

Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bulbs: Design and Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/bulbs-design-and-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/bulbs-design-and-planting Date: October 28, 2017

Participants will learn about different types of bulbs, how to properly plant them, and how to design a beautiful spring display full of flowers.

Pre-registration required at tbcevents.eventbrite.com.

Facilitated by The Battery Conservancy.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.70328903198242000, -74.01482391357422000 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods Date: October 28, 2017

Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification along the way!

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

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bace3b065a3.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: October 28, 2017

Come out on Saturdays for our Bike Ride Program!

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

Please note:

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

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

This event is rain or shine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 261-1764

Location: Claremont Neighborhood Center

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2017-10-28 2017-10-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 28, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a0704c4c0c7.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: October 28, 2017

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/halloween-harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/halloween-harvest-festival Date: October 28, 2017

The Socrates season always goes out with a BANG with our Halloween Harvest Festival! This year’s theme is Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead with vibrant performance and music presented by Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York, which has been sharing Mexican heritage and culture with the NYC community for more than 30 years.

Join us for spooky costume- and art-making with Socrates artists, fantastical face-painting with Agostino Arts, and add your mementos and relics to ancestral altars set up throughout the landscape. Urban Shaman Mama Donna will be offering harvest animal blessings for your pets, and if your pooch is in costume you can participate in a Socrates tradition – our annual Canine Costume Contest with fun prizes and local judges, including Château le Woof! Todos están bienvenidos a participar en este festival inspirado por el Dia de los Muertos, una celebración Mexicana que honora los muertos.

Presented in partnership with Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594aaf866a48e.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: October 28, 2017

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

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

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baf07381f7d.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: October 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks with New York City Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon Date: October 29, 2017

Register for one or all five free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon! Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds— like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Registration is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-29 2017-10-29 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599ed1fb7c8de.JPG Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: October 29, 2017

Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification along the way!

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

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baca8418d84.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/waterfront-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/waterfront-walks Date: October 29, 2017

Conservancy Docents provide Waterfront Walks educating the public on the park’s unique design, history, and ecology on the last Sunday of each month at 10:00 p.m. from April through October. Wear comfortable shoes—these tours traverse the beautiful park landscape!

Please RSVP here.

Interested in taking a group tour? Groups of 6 or more, please fill out a group tour request form to schedule a tour.

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy reserves the right to cancel due to extreme weather conditions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: October 29, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-10-29 2017-10-29 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Living Laboratory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory Date: October 29, 2017

Join us as we venture into the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and investigate the design of this living laboratory. Discover what plants and animals call this secluded Park woodland their home!

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

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baf24d2443c.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Foliage Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/foliage-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/foliage-walk Date: October 29, 2017

Join us for a guided walk along our waterfront to view the gorgeous fall colors in our horticultural areas and wetlands!

Participants can learn about why changes in leaf color occur, the chemical representation of each of the colors, and why the leaves of different species turn different hues. In addition to the breathtaking views along the waterfront, participants will be guided through our salt marsh and our recently completed woodland path!

Hot beverages will be provided.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bf024f4b097.JPG Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 29, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 29, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a06cd57d111.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:29:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/30/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/30/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-30 2017-10-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/biweekly-gardening-club Date: October 31, 2017

Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone. Gardening is shown to be very beneficial for both body and mind, as wel as our planet.

All ages and experience are welcome.

All gloves, tools, and other necessary materials will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 31, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a0704c4c0c7.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: October 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Garden Work Days (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/01/farm-garden-work-days-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/01/farm-garden-work-days-nyc-compost-project Date: November 1, 2017

Cultivate an intimate understanding of the interconnections between soil, plants, and human health by working directly with the land. We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, composting, etc.

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

Free admission | Registration is requested

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

Location: Heritage Farm (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-11-01 2017-11-01 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64157297921900000, -74.10124459372400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983aaaf50239.jpg Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/01/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/01/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: November 1, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-11-01 2017-11-01 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598339c41a7b3.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:30:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/02/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/02/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds Date: November 2, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-11-02 2017-11-02 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9a3e79ea5f.JPG Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/02/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/02/biweekly-gardening-club Date: November 2, 2017

Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone. Gardening is shown to be very beneficial for both body and mind, as wel as our planet.

All ages and experience are welcome.

All gloves, tools, and other necessary materials will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-11-02 2017-11-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (for 3 and 4 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/02/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/02/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds Date: November 2, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Space is limited and registration required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

This program will not meet on Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving Day).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-11-02 2017-11-02 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9a8a4f2d96.jpg Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/02/fall-foliage-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/02/fall-foliage-tour Date: November 2, 2017

Tour the Snug Harbor campus when the fall colors are at their most beautiful. The Fall Foliage Tour begins at the Carl Grillo Glass House and continues through the Pond Garden, and ends in the NY Chinese Scholars garden.

Tickets at fallfoliage2017.bpt.me.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3512

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-11-02 2017-11-02 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597a5fec6dbf8.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/04/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/04/bird-walks Date: November 4, 2017

Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-11-04 2017-11-04 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Garden Tours & Activity Table]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/04/seasonal-garden-tours-activity-table http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/04/seasonal-garden-tours-activity-table Date: November 4, 2017

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Plus, check out our activity table every weekend from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-11-04 2017-11-04 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599ca013539ca.jpg Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Police Officer Nicholas Demutiis Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/05/its-my-park-at-police-officer-nicholas-demutiis-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/05/its-my-park-at-police-officer-nicholas-demutiis-park Date: November 5, 2017

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Friends of QueensWay to plant daffodil bulbs at Police Officer Nicholas Demutiis Park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (347) 840-0698

Location: Near the Subway Steps (in Police Officer Nicholas Demutiis Park)

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Q118 Police Officer Nicholas Demutiis Park 2017-11-05 2017-11-05 12:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.68135871561700000, -73.83888439003000000 Wed, 06 Sep 2017 13:15:03 EDT