NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:29:28 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 8, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-08 2015-07-08 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/greenbelt-peepers Date: July 8, 2015

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

The program is for kids ages 2-3 year olds and their caregivers. Actiivies will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting).

Registration is required. Space is limited. There will be no programming on July 1.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-07-08 2015-07-08 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/frogwatch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/frogwatch Date: July 8, 2015

Calling all citizen scientists! We need volunteers to assist monthly with observing, monitoring, and collecting data on our local amphibian populations.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-07-08 2015-07-08 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Night Walk with Expert Naturalist Mike Feller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/inwood-night-walk-with-expert-naturalist-mike-feller http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/inwood-night-walk-with-expert-naturalist-mike-feller Date: July 8, 2015

The forest is a busy place at night as southern flying squirrels, skunks, underwing moths, cave crickets, screech owls, and other nocturnal animals become active. Bring the whole family for an exciting exploration of nature on Manhattan island. The walk is accessible; however, persons with mobility issues may encounter difficulty due to steep and rough paths.

Mike Feller's Nature Walks are generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-07-08 2015-07-08 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.86999893188476600, -73.92109680175781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55940788a3f5e.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 9, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-09 2015-07-09 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: ArtFarm Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-artfarm-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-artfarm-animals Date: July 9, 2015

ArtFarm will bring some of their furry (and scaly) friends down to Summer in the Square this July. Hosted in the Activities Pavilion, kids will get the unique opportunity to meet and learn about animals in a fun and interactive way.

Please visit Summer in the Square to confirm that the event is taking place.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 9:30 am 10:00 am 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5570c0f132ddd.jpg Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: July 9, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: July 9, 2015

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors [weather-permitting] for 3-4 year olds and their caregiver. Registration required. Space is limited. No program on 7/2.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildflower Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/wildflower-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/wildflower-garden-tour Date: July 9, 2015

Come take a tour of our Wildflower Meadow!

Stretching along the East River near the iconic Hell Gate Bridge, our Wildflower Meadow is home to an array of native and ornamental plants that provide food and shelter for bees, butterflies, birds, and other wildlife.

Join an experienced member of the Alliance's Horticulture Department for a walk and talk about our favorite subject… flowers!

All are welcome and no fee is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7849, -73.9358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555a5aacaa415.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: An Evening Stroll in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/central-park-tour-an-evening-stroll-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/central-park-tour-an-evening-stroll-in-central-park Date: July 9, 2015

Join us after work for an evening stroll in Central Park. Central Park Conservancy guides lead you on a casual walk from the southeast corner of the Park to Bethesda Terrace.

Learn about the Zoo, the Arsenal, Balto, The Mall, Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, and the lake along the way on this tour designed for New York summer evenings. This tour will take place on Thursdays for 6 weeks only.

The tour route involves some stairs and a few inclines. Tour starts at Doris C. Freedman Plaza (Fifth Avenue and 60th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review these 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 Central Park Conservancy's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Doris Freedman Plaza (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7648, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557f12c1d1b7a.jpg Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Creatures of the Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/creatures-of-the-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/creatures-of-the-night Date: July 9, 2015

Explore Prospect Park after dark with expert naturalist Paul Keim. Share wine and cheese with Paul as he speaks about the ecological role that bats and nocturnal insects play in our environment, followed by a walking tour to spot and identify the Park's various species of resident bats in flight. Adults 21 and over only. Reservations required - call (718) 287-3400 x 303 or register online.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 10, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-10 2015-07-10 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 10, 2015

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. Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our 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 2015-07-10 2015-07-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b40985853e.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/family-camping-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/family-camping-staten-island Date: July 10, 2015

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 1st

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Park

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-07-10 2015-07-10 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.5828, -74.1241 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bird-walks Date: July 11, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Forest Trail Work & Forest Clean Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bronx-forest-trail-work-forest-clean-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bronx-forest-trail-work-forest-clean-up Date: July 11, 2015

Help NYC Parks restore forest in Bronx Park!

Trails provide access to the forest, but too many trails can confuse visitors and disrupt the ecology of the forest. Volunteers will drag brush and install seed to close unnecessary trails, and help formalize a single loop trail through the woodland.

Please come dressed in work boots or sturdy shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Registration is required, please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Burke Avenue and Bronx Park East

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8715, -73.8706 Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: July 11, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/community-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/community-paddle Date: July 11, 2015

Calling all novice paddlers: Come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River and experience the beauty of estaury! Waterproof gear and footwear recommended.

No registrations required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559184e0a99ad.jpg Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 11, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Tea for 2 Billion Organisms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/greenthumb-workshop-tea-for-2-billion-organisms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/greenthumb-workshop-tea-for-2-billion-organisms Date: July 11, 2015

This is the second in a series of compost workshops in Staten Island. These three monthly workshops will teach you everything you need to know to successfully use compost in your garden: learn the basics of composting at Composting 101, how to supercharge your garden with compost tea at Tea for 2 Billion… Organisms, and how to use compost to improve your plants and soil at Feed the Soil, Not the Plants.

This workshop is given in partnership with NYC Compost Project.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Moravian Churches Community Garden

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6135, -74.119 Wed, 27 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Paddling 101 (Basic)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/paddling-101-basic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/paddling-101-basic Date: July 11, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York CIty. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays.

Learn to paddle with the Rangers and then use your new skills to explore the shores and learn about life at the lake. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 1st.

Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5594058c8494b.JPG Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/saltwater-fishing Date: July 11, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Most fishing programs are first-come, first served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 135th Street Entrance

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.811, -73.9344 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: July 11, 2015

Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome at these free events! An urban farm expert will be on site to answer questions. You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: July 11, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/popup-audubon-ii-fishing-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/popup-audubon-ii-fishing-fun Date: July 11, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore aquatic and avian ecology in Prospect Park.

  • Family Fishing Clinics, 1–2 pm & 3–4 pm: This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve.
  • Family Bird Watching, 4:30–6 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North End of Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6582, -73.9664 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Medicinal Herbs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/workshop-medicinal-herbs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/workshop-medicinal-herbs Date: July 11, 2015

Join us this summer at the Wyckoff Farmhouse for a medicinal herbs workshop. This workshop is part of a series of six workshops for adults and teens in what we’re calling “creative homesteading.” Get your hands dirty in the garden, experiment with natural dyes, learn about herbal medicine, preserve your harvest, and more at the oldest house in New York!

In this hands-on medicine making class we will focus on creating a home first aid kit for summer maladies. We will address the following conditions: cuts and scrapes, burns (sun and fire), bug bites, muscle aches, bleeding and bruises, and poison ivy and poison oak rash. We will talk about safety and effectiveness of various ingredients as well as child friendly dosages. Extensive handouts will be provided.

Advance (free) registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit Wyckoff Museum Workshops website.

Start time: 1:00 pm

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 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5576f2a3454ba.jpg Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: July 11, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public. On our hikes you can gain orienteering skills, explore our City's rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world. Moderate hikes feature longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recomend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7007, -73.855 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: July 11, 2015

This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: July 11, 2015

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 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 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fun on the Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/fun-on-the-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/fun-on-the-farm Date: July 11, 2015

Visitors of all ages can come help Prospect Park Alliance staff take care of the potato plot, herb gardens, and berry patches by pulling weeds and helping to water. Bring a hat and a bottle of water and we will provide the tools and gloves.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/family-camping-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/family-camping-brooklyn Date: July 11, 2015

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/reigster on Wednesday, June 24th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Marine Park at E. 36th Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.6054, -73.9276 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 12, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-12 2015-07-12 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Blue Trail (Northwest)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/trail-of-the-month-blue-trail-northwest1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/trail-of-the-month-blue-trail-northwest1 Date: July 12, 2015

Join a fast-paced hike from the Greenbelt Nature Center to Bloodroot Valley, while learning about the fascinating history of Seaview Hospital.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Blue Trail (Northwest)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/trail-of-the-month-blue-trail-northwest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/trail-of-the-month-blue-trail-northwest Date: July 12, 2015

Traverse through the Bloodroot Valley area and learn about the history of Seaview Hospital.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Festival de las Flores: Day 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/festival-de-las-flores-day-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/festival-de-las-flores-day-2 Date: July 12, 2015

Join Queens Botanical Garden and the Silleteros in Jackson Heights for the parade on 37th Avenue from 69th to 86th Street. After the parade, come back to Queens Botanical Garden for a day of music and culture with musicians and artists, various food and craft vendors, and a special ticketed comedy show in the evening.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c483988ced.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/popup-audubon-ii-fishing-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/popup-audubon-ii-fishing-fun Date: July 12, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore aquatic and avian ecology in Prospect Park.

  • Family Fishing Clinics, 1–2 pm & 3–4 pm: This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve.
  • Family Bird Watching, 4:30–6 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North End of Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6582, -73.9664 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: July 12, 2015

This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/freshwater-fishing Date: July 12, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Most fishing programs are first-come, first served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: July 12, 2015

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. 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 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 (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fun on the Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/fun-on-the-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/fun-on-the-farm Date: July 12, 2015

Visitors of all ages can come help Prospect Park Alliance staff take care of the potato plot, herb gardens, and berry patches by pulling weeds and helping to water. Bring a hat and a bottle of water and we will provide the tools and gloves.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike & Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/hike-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/hike-draw Date: July 12, 2015

Join artist Lovie Pignata.

We'll provide supplies. Bring a light chair you can carry on the trails.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430.1890

Location: Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8837, -73.8815 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 13, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-13 2015-07-13 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 13, 2015

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. Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street)

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) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43ff0b067.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[EcoCrafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/ecocrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/ecocrafts Date: July 13, 2015

Recycle used and natural materials into new creations at Classic Playground. Projects include wearable crafts, repurposed items, and creative ways to look at nature.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

Location: Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8852, -73.8905 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Healthy Soils]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/greenthumb-workshop-healthy-soils http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/greenthumb-workshop-healthy-soils Date: July 13, 2015

Want to learn how to keep your plants growing strong this season? Plant health is usually directly linked to the health of the soil it is growing in. We will cover soil health basics, including different ways of checking to see how your soil is doing. We will also cover the ways you can amend or prepare your soil in order to improve its health.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Eagles Slope

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2015-07-13 2015-07-13 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.8157, -73.9116 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 14, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-14 2015-07-14 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: July 14, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/garden-crew Date: July 14, 2015

Help care for our vegetable beds (where all of our produce will be donated to local food pantries and sold at our Youth Run Farm Stand), and compost bins. Bring water and sunscreen.

Meet at the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park’s Compost Garden Site. All volunteers must register at (718) 601-1553 for further instructions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

Location: Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9045, -73.8964 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: July 14, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.

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

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 our 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 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/15/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/15/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 15, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-15 2015-07-15 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[My Reptile Guys]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/15/my-reptile-guys http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/15/my-reptile-guys Date: July 15, 2015

Enjoy this original and educational show featuring the display of some exotic animals.

Please bring a low chair or blanket.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext.302

Location: Buz O' Rourke Playground (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-07-15 2015-07-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.771, -73.7712 Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/15/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/15/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-15 2015-07-15 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 16, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-16 2015-07-16 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: ArtFarm Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-artfarm-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-artfarm-animals Date: July 16, 2015

ArtFarm will bring some of their furry (and scaly) friends down to Summer in the Square this July. Hosted in the Activities Pavilion, kids will get the unique opportunity to meet and learn about animals in a fun and interactive way.

Please visit Summer in the Square to confirm that the event is taking place.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-07-16 2015-07-16 9:30 am 10:00 am 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5570c0f132ddd.jpg Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: July 16, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-07-16 2015-07-16 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/waterfront-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/waterfront-garden-tour Date: July 16, 2015

Take a tour of our waterfront garden! Located along the coast of the East River, the garden offers year-round beauty, from spring blooming daffodils and narcissus, to winter blooming witchhazel and amamellis.

Join an experienced member of our Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers that are growing on the island along the waterside. You will be able to enjoy breath-taking views of Manhattan while you explore the winding paths of our shade garden.

All are welcome and no fee is required. We will be meeting at the Randall's Island side of the 103rd St. footbridge. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-07-16 2015-07-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7849, -73.9358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555a56aeb40ff.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: An Evening Stroll in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/central-park-tour-an-evening-stroll-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/central-park-tour-an-evening-stroll-in-central-park Date: July 16, 2015

Join us after work for an evening stroll in Central Park. Central Park Conservancy guides lead you on a casual walk from the southeast corner of the Park to Bethesda Terrace.

Learn about the Zoo, the Arsenal, Balto, The Mall, Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, and the lake along the way on this tour designed for New York summer evenings. This tour will take place on Thursdays for 6 weeks only.

The tour route involves some stairs and a few inclines. Tour starts at Doris C. Freedman Plaza (Fifth Avenue and 60th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review these 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 Central Park Conservancy's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Doris Freedman Plaza (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-16 2015-07-16 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7648, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557f12c1d1b7a.jpg Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Lecture: Change, Continuity, and Civic Ambition: Cultural Landscapes, Design, and Historic Preservation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/lecture-change-continuity-and-civic-ambition-culutral-landscapes-design-and-historic-preservation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/lecture-change-continuity-and-civic-ambition-culutral-landscapes-design-and-historic-preservation Date: July 16, 2015

The lecture, Change Continuity, and Civic Ambition: Cultural Landscapes, Design and Historic Preservation, will be given by Charles Birnbaum, President and CEO, The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Washington D.C.

The Cultural Landscape Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides people with the ability to see, understand and value landscape architecture and its practitioners, in the way many people have learned to do with buildings and their designers. Through its website, lectures, outreach and publishing, TCLF broadens the support and understanding for cultural landscapes nationwide to help safeguard our priceless heritage for future generations.

Charles A. Birnbaum is the President and CEO of The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) in Washington, DC. Previously, Charles spent fifteen years as the coordinator of the National Park Service Historic Landscape Intiative and a decade in private practice in New York. At TCLF he created the What’s Out There database of North America’s designed landscapes; Pioneers of American Landscape Design video oral histories, books and online database; dozens of publications; and lectures, symposia and exhibitions, many of have received awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects. In 1997–1998 Charles was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and in 2004 an American Academy in Rome fellow. Charles, a regular Huffington Post contributor, has also served as a visiting professor at Ohio State and Columbia University.

This event is in conjunction with the Arsenal Gallery's exhibition Living Landmarks.

Admission is free for all related programs but space is limited. To RSVP, please email artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-16 2015-07-16 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579ad05b4d58.jpg Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Infrastructure Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/green-infrastructure-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/green-infrastructure-tour Date: July 16, 2015

Come see the new green infrastructure and help us keep our river clean and streets clear from flooding.

No registration required.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Morrison Avenue & Colgate Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2015-07-16 2015-07-16 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81982426670900000, -73.87264387971600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55919df2c250b.JPG Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Creatures of the Night: Family Edition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/creatures-of-the-night-family-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/creatures-of-the-night-family-edition Date: July 16, 2015

Explore Prospect Park after dark with expert naturalist Paul Keim. Share snacks and beverages with Paul as he speaks about the ecological role that bats and nocturnal insects play in our environment, followed by a walking tour to spot and identify the Park's various species of resident bats in flight. Families with children 8 and over invited to attend. Reservations required - call (718) 287-3400 x 303 or register online.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-16 2015-07-16 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Fri, 22 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 17, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-17 2015-07-17 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 17, 2015

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. Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our 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 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b40985853e.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: July 17, 2015

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 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 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bird-walks Date: July 18, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 18, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Salad at Battery Urban Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/making-salad-at-battery-urban-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/making-salad-at-battery-urban-farm Date: July 18, 2015

Tour the vegetable farm and the new Forest Farm and harvest all the ingredients we’ll need for a delicious salad. Learn how to make an easy salad dressing and then, of course, eat it!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 409-3720

Location: Castle Clinton (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7037, -74.0168 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: July 18, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/upper-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/upper-river-paddle Date: July 18, 2015

Come canoe by Shoelace Park, Bronx River Forest, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo and experience the natural beauty that NYC has to offer. For those who feel strong, we will offer the opportunity to paddle south for a short distance and then returning to the riverwalk. This paddle starts at 219th St. and ends in the Mitsubishi Riverwalk of the Bronx Zoo. These trips are approximately two and a half hours on water and have one portage. Water proof gear and footwear are recommended.

$30, registration required. Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.88420104980469000, -73.86689758300781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a13e7c98f.jpg Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[White Island Birding Excursion by Canoe (Advanced)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/white-island-birding-excursion-by-canoe-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/white-island-birding-excursion-by-canoe-advanced Date: July 18, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York CIty. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays.

A birding-by-canoe expedition! Explore the water of Gerritsen Creek and paddle by this special island where only wildflowers and wild birds reside. Prior canoe experience is required. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 9th.

Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Children ages 8 and older are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B057 Marine Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6027, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5582fc34be2b5.jpg Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 18, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: July 18, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.

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

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 our 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 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: July 18, 2015

Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome at these free events! An urban farm expert will be on site to answer questions. You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: July 18, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/popup-audubon-ii-fishing-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/popup-audubon-ii-fishing-fun Date: July 18, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore aquatic and avian ecology in Prospect Park.

  • Family Fishing Clinics, 1–2 pm & 3–4 pm: This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve.
  • Family Bird Watching, 4:30–6 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North End of Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6582, -73.9664 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: July 18, 2015

This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Flushing Freedom Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/rangers-choice-flushing-freedom-mile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/rangers-choice-flushing-freedom-mile Date: July 18, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. Space is limited on all Ranger's Choice Programs and registration is required.

This walk highlights historic sites in Flushing, dating back as early as the late 1600's. Flushing was home to a famous inventor, a passageway of the Underground Railroad, and has one of the city's few landmarked trees. Our tour route takes you on a journey through past, present, and future.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 8th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Daniel Carter Beard Mall

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.7634, -73.8299 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Spinning and Felting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/workshop-spinning-and-felting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/workshop-spinning-and-felting Date: July 18, 2015

Join us this summer at the Wyckoff Farmhouse for a spinning and felting workshop. This workshop is part of a series of six workshops for adults (and teens) in what we’re calling “creative homesteading”. Get your hands dirty in the garden, experiment with natural dyes, learn about herbal medicine, preserve your harvest, and more at the oldest house in New York!

This workshop focuses on the process of cloth making from raw fleece and roving (cleaned, carded fleece) to yarn and felted fabrics. We will be spinning—both with a drop spindle as well as with a spinning wheel. We will be felting—both needle felting and water felting. We will be creating beads, patches, paintings, and creatures. If you can imagine it, you can felt it! During the workshop there will be discussions of the methods used throughout the history of cloth making. Be prepared to leave this class with something wonderful that you’ve made.

Advance (free) registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit wyckoffmuseum.org/workshops.

Start time: 1:00 pm

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 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5576f435b8f6f.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: July 18, 2015

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. 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/community-paddle1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/community-paddle1 Date: July 18, 2015

Calling all novice paddlers: Come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River and experience the beauty of estuary! Waterproof gear and footwear recommended.

No registrations required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559184e0a99ad.jpg Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fun on the Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/fun-on-the-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/fun-on-the-farm Date: July 18, 2015

Visitors of all ages can come help Prospect Park Alliance staff take care of the potato plot, herb gardens, and berry patches by pulling weeds and helping to water. Bring a hat and a bottle of water and we will provide the tools and gloves.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/family-camping-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/family-camping-staten-island Date: July 18, 2015

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 8th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/family-camping-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/family-camping-manhattan Date: July 18, 2015

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 8th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.7796, -73.9694 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 19, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-19 2015-07-19 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Island Hopping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/rangers-choise-island-hopping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/rangers-choise-island-hopping Date: July 19, 2015

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

Spend a day exploring the islands that surround the Orchard Beach Estuary by canoe.

Prior canoe/kayak experience is required. Space is limited on all Ranger's Choice Programs and registration is required. Participants are chosen by lottery and must have prior canoe experience. For ages 8 and up. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Thursday, July 9th.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-07-19 2015-07-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8586, -73.8027 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/birding-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/birding-ridgewood-reservoir Date: July 19, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age.

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2015-07-19 2015-07-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6864, -73.8892 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/popup-audubon-ii-fishing-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/popup-audubon-ii-fishing-fun Date: July 19, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore aquatic and avian ecology in Prospect Park.

  • Family Fishing Clinics, 1–2 pm & 3–4 pm: This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve.
  • Family Bird Watching, 4:30–6 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North End of Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-19 2015-07-19 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6582, -73.9664 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: July 19, 2015

This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-19 2015-07-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Orienteering and Compasses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/orienteering-and-compasses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/orienteering-and-compasses Date: July 19, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public. On our hikes you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city's rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world. For all hiking programs we recomend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

On this program, your Ranger guide will teach the basics of using an orienteering compass and challenge participants to navigate through the park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-07-19 2015-07-19 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fun on the Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/fun-on-the-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/fun-on-the-farm Date: July 19, 2015

Visitors of all ages can come help Prospect Park Alliance staff take care of the potato plot, herb gardens, and berry patches by pulling weeds and helping to water. Bring a hat and a bottle of water and we will provide the tools and gloves.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-19 2015-07-19 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike and Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/hike-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/hike-draw Date: July 19, 2015

Join artist Lovie Pignata. We'll provide supplies. Please bring a light chair you can carry on the trails.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718.430.1890

Location: Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-19 2015-07-19 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8837, -73.8815 Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/family-camping-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/family-camping-bronx Date: July 19, 2015

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/reigster on Wednesday, July 8th.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-19 2015-07-19 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.8916, -73.8929 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[EcoCrafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/20/ecocrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/20/ecocrafts Date: July 20, 2015

Recycle used and natural materials into new creations at Classic Playground. Projects include wearable crafts, repurposed items, and creative ways to look at nature.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

Location: Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-20 2015-07-20 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8852, -73.8905 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/21/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/21/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: July 21, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-07-21 2015-07-21 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike and Paint]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/21/hike-and-paint http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/21/hike-and-paint Date: July 21, 2015

Join artist Gerry McCleave for hike and paint in Van Cortlandt Park. Paints and brushes will be provided. Please bring a light folding chair you can carry on the trails.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-21 2015-07-21 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.9001, -73.8722 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/21/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/21/garden-crew Date: July 21, 2015

Help care for our vegetable beds (where all of our produce will be donated to local food pantries and sold at our Youth Run Farm Stand), and compost bins. Bring water and sunscreen.

Meet at the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park’s Compost Garden Site. All volunteers must register at (718) 601-1553 for further instructions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

Location: Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-21 2015-07-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9045, -73.8964 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Bookkeeping and Accounting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/21/greenthumb-workshop-bookkeeping-and-accounting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/21/greenthumb-workshop-bookkeeping-and-accounting Date: July 21, 2015

Learn how to effectively keep track of your community garden expenses. This workshop is an introduction to basic bookkeeping tools and systems to manage garden finances, including receipt organization and sticking to a budget.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Brooklyn Public Library

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2015-07-21 2015-07-21 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.6723, -73.968 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 22, 2015

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. Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street)

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 (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 2015-07-22 2015-07-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43ff0b067.jpg Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Dunes: Walk and Talk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/22/dune-walk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/22/dune-walk-and-talk Date: July 22, 2015

Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology is a new summer program, a thematic series of nature walks, talks, and art workshops, designed to encompass the various natural elements of Conference House Park.

The most distinctive natural feature of Conference House Park is the mile-and-a-half beachfront along the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways. These ever present bodies of water have shaped and influenced the Park environment for years. While the park's natural topography and features are constantly changing, none have experienced more change than the beachfront. Through the constant influence of the Raritan Bay, the shoreline has ebbed, flowed, and eroded while in some places expanded.

This family-friendly, educational walk and talk is designed to increase the appreciation and understanding of Conference House Park's waterfront environment: the signature bluffs, dunes, meadows, and wetlands. The walk will highlight some of the resiliency initiatives being undertaken to better protect and safeguard the shoreline from future severe weather events.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-07-22 2015-07-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557c400bf1ff7.jpg Mon, 15 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: ArtFarm Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-artfarm-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-artfarm-animals Date: July 23, 2015

ArtFarm will bring some of their furry (and scaly) friends down to Summer in the Square this July. Hosted in the Activities Pavilion, kids will get the unique opportunity to meet and learn about animals in a fun and interactive way.

Please visit Summer in the Square to confirm that the event is taking place.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-07-23 2015-07-23 9:30 am 10:00 am 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5570c0f132ddd.jpg Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:00:04 EDT