NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2020 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 01 Oct 2020 17:07:13 GMT <![CDATA[Hudson River Virtual Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/07/hudson-river-virtual-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/07/hudson-river-virtual-walks Date: October 7, 2020

Tune in live with HRPK’s River Project to enjoy virtual programs and connect with the Park’s Estuarine Sanctuary. Discover HRPK’s dynamic shoreline with guided walking tours of the Park’s historic vessels, hidden gardens, and historic landmarks.

Join us to explore HRPK’s rich past and vibrant present, all from the comfort of your home.

  • Wednesdays, 2pm
  • July 8, Aug 5, Sept 2, Oct 7

Sign up now at hudsonriverpark.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 627-2020

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-10-07 2020-10-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f0379ceed81a.JPG Tue, 07 Jul 2020 14:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of The Battery Urban Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/08/tour-of-the-battery-urban-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/08/tour-of-the-battery-urban-farm Date: October 8, 2020

Take a tour of The Battery Urban Farm to learn about how we grow produce in the heart of downtown New York City.

RSVP is required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2020-10-08 2020-10-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70328903198242000, -74.01482391357422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f57d759b8aff.jpg Wed, 09 Sep 2020 16:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Live from the Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/08/live-from-the-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/08/live-from-the-field Date: October 8, 2020

Tune in live with HRPK’s River Project to enjoy virtual programs and connect with the Park’s Estuarine Sanctuary. Science programming for everyone!

HRPK scientists are conducting research throughout the park and we want you to join in! Tune in live as we study environmental DNA, analyze microplastics, sample fish populations, and more.

Sign up now at hudsonriverpark.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 627-2020

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-10-08 2020-10-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f0483976ebcd.JPG Fri, 17 Jul 2020 08:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm Workshop at The Battery: Medicinal Plants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/08/farm-workshop-at-the-battery-medicinal-plants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/08/farm-workshop-at-the-battery-medicinal-plants Date: October 8, 2020

Stroll through the park with The Battery Conservancy’s staff and learn the healing properties of plants. The tour will take place in the Forest Farm and perennial gardens throughout The Battery. We will identify native plants like hyssop, wild ginger, coneflower, and bugbane, as well as other introduced species traditionally used in herbal medicine.

RSVP is required.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2020-10-08 2020-10-08 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.70328903198242000, -74.01482391357422000 Wed, 23 Sep 2020 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodlands and Waterfowl: White Trail to Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/09/woodlands-and-waterfowl-white-trail-to-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/09/woodlands-and-waterfowl-white-trail-to-willowbrook-park Date: October 9, 2020

Join us for a meander along with White Trail through one of the Greenbelt’s oldest stand of trees. It’s a great time to look for seasonal migrants, and we are sure to see some waterfowl in the lake.

Maximum of 10 people per session. All COVID-19 social distancing and face covering protocols will be followed.

Registration is required on Eventbrite

Registration: By registering for this event, you confirm that you have read our Covid-19 precautions and media consent. The event is free but registration is required.

Gear: Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, long, light colored pants are preferred. Closed-toed shoes (sneakers or boots) are required. Please bring water, sunscreen, and insect repellent.

Cancellation: This program may be cancelled if registration is too low, or if there is inclement weather predicted on the day of the event. Please ensure that we have your correct information so that we can contact you in the event of a cancellation. As we receive cancellations, names will be added from the waitlist. If you know you will be unable to attend, please cancel your registration by emailing sigreenbelteducation@gmail.com or calling (718) 351-3450 ext. 0, so we can fill the reservation.

Media Consent: By registering for this program, you are agreeing to have your image used in promotional materials by the Greenbelt Conservancy, including but not limited to, photographs and video. If you choose not to give consent, please let us know by emailing us at sigreenbelteducation@gmail.com before the event.

COVID-19 Precautions:

- All visitors and staff must wear a mask during the entire event.

- Masks and hand sanitizer will be available.

- All equipment will be sanitized before and after the event (will be included if we are using equipment).

- By participating in this event you are acknowledging that you and your guests have not experienced a fever, not tested positive for COVID-19, have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 or traveled to a restricted state within 14 days of the event. Should you develop symptoms after registration, please cancel your registration by emailing sigreenbelteducation@gmail.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2020-10-09 2020-10-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6f890b6fbbf.jpg Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/09/the-amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/09/the-amazing-maize-maze Date: October 9, 2020

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers is “on exhibit” in Queens as the Amazing Maize Maze through October 30. The maze experience begins with a Stalk Talk and a Sunflowers themed gameboard. It culminates with bragging rights as mazers find their way to Victory Bridge.

New York City’s only corn maze is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning September 18 through October 30 and Monday, October 12, 2020. It’s open Saturdays, Sundays and Columbus Day from 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; and 12:00 pm - 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.

Purchase tickets online.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2020-10-09 2020-10-09 12:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6a148186375.jpg Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/10/fall-foliage-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/10/fall-foliage-hike Date: October 10, 2020

With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping. Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests. Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.

Share your best NYC Parks fall foliage photos with us on Twitter and Instagram with #FallforNYC. We’re sharing our favorite photos at @nycparks!

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Buddy Monument (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2020-10-10 2020-10-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.70133568698000000, -73.84157711267500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6a522f54830.jpeg Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Animal Tracking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/10/outdoor-skills-animal-tracking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/10/outdoor-skills-animal-tracking Date: October 10, 2020

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills. In this program, learn how to identify animal tracks to understand animal behavior.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on the New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Prospect Avenue and Brentwood Avenue (in Allison Pond Park)

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R052 Allison Pond Park 2020-10-10 2020-10-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.63831534864300000, -74.10274819544500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e276f3164b3e.jpg Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Harvest Weekends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/10/harvest-weekends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/10/harvest-weekends Date: October 10, 2020

Enjoy fall on the farm at Harvest Weekends through October 25!

Queens Farm gate admission is free so that visitors can enjoy wandering the grounds to see the fall foliage and scoop up their pumpkins from the farm’s Pumpkin Patch. The farm also features hayrides, its seasonal farmstand with a variety of Hudson Valley apples, donuts, fresh cider and apple pies for a taste of New York! The farm store sells seasonal mums, locally-made jams and honey.

Activities are priced separately. All proceeds support the care and operations of the historic farm.

For more information about the farm's COVID-19 visitor guidelines at queensfarm.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2020-10-10 2020-10-10 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6a4c9f3930f.jpg Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:30:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/10/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/10/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm Date: October 10, 2020

Pumpkin Picking at Historic Richmond Town’s Decker Farm returns with all of your favorite autumnal activities! Search the patch for the perfect pumpkin, enjoy an old-fashioned hay-ride pulled by a tractor, and indulge in delicious fall food favorites, all without leaving Staten Island!

Each weekend features a new theme for fun outings all October long! Check historicrichmondtown.org for more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 ext. 266

Location: Decker Farm

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2020-10-10 2020-10-10 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.58259963989300000, -74.15370178222700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e160a79454dc.png Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/10/the-amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/10/the-amazing-maize-maze Date: October 10, 2020

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers is “on exhibit” in Queens as the Amazing Maize Maze through October 30. The maze experience begins with a Stalk Talk and a Sunflowers themed gameboard. It culminates with bragging rights as mazers find their way to Victory Bridge.

New York City’s only corn maze is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning September 18 through October 30 and Monday, October 12, 2020. It’s open Saturdays, Sundays and Columbus Day from 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; and 12:00 pm - 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.

Purchase tickets online.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2020-10-10 2020-10-10 12:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6a148186375.jpg Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Tree Trail Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/10/fall-foliage-tree-trail-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/10/fall-foliage-tree-trail-walk Date: October 10, 2020

With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping. Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests. Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.

Share your best NYC Parks fall foliage photos with us on Twitter and Instagram with #FallforNYC. We’re sharing our favorite photos at @nycparks!

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2020-10-10 2020-10-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d8125eb61e0a.jpeg Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/10/nature-exploration-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/10/nature-exploration-hike Date: October 10, 2020

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

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

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1444

Location: West 100 Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2020-10-10 2020-10-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79420089721680000, -73.96279907226562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6cb891f3e4d.jpeg Thu, 24 Sep 2020 11:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Autumn Walk in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/10/autumn-walk-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/10/autumn-walk-in-the-park Date: October 10, 2020

Join Randall's Island Park Alliance's staff for a guided walk along our waterfront to view the fall colors. Learn the reasons behind changes in leaf color, the chemical representation of each of the colors they turn, and why leaves of different species achieve different hues.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2020-10-10 2020-10-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f68c081a5d07.jpg Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Leaf Rubbing with Foliage Friends (Morning Session)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/11/making-leaf-rubbing-with-foliage-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/11/making-leaf-rubbing-with-foliage-friends Date: October 11, 2020

This program is running two sessions on October 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.).

Celebrate the season’s colorful changes with the Greenbelt Educators, and join us for a short and safe nature walk to gather some of autumn’s beautiful fallen leaves. We’ll learn some basics about how to identify our local tree friends, especially from the leaves and seeds that fall to the ground.

We will return to the Nature Center with our bounties, and create beautiful designs in open air on the back patio by learning the simple art of leaf-rubbings. Nature’s art can be so inspiring! When we return home with our creations, it’ll always remind us of this day, this season, and the names of some of our tallest tree friends.

This program is geared towards Early Childhood Education, but all are welcome! There is so much for all of us to learn, and the creative possibilities of leaf-rubbing art are actually endless! Come create with us!

Registration required

Registration: By registering for this event, you confirm that you have read our Covid-19 precautions and media consent. The event is free but registration is required.

Gear: Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, long, light colored pants are preferred. Closed-toed shoes (sneakers or boots) are required. Please bring water, sunscreen, and insect repellent.

Cancellation: This program may be canceled if registration is too low, or if there is inclement weather predicted on the day of the event. Please ensure that we have your correct information so that we can contact you in the event of a cancellation. As we receive cancellations, names will be added from the waitlist. If you know you will be unable to attend, please cancel your registration by emailing sigreenbelteducation@gmail.com or calling (718) 351-3450 ext. 0, so we can fill the reservation.

Media Consent: By registering for this program, you are agreeing to have your image used in promotional materials by the Greenbelt Conservancy, including but not limited to, photographs and video. If you choose not to give consent, please let us know by emailing us at sigreenbelteducation@gmail.com before the event.

COVID-19 Precautions:

- All visitors and staff must wear a mask during the entire event.

- Masks and hand sanitizer will be available.

- All equipment will be sanitized before and after the event (will be included if we are using equipment).

- By participating in this event you are acknowledging that you and your guests have not experienced a fever, not tested positive for COVID-19, have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 or traveled to a restricted state within 14 days of the event. Should you develop symptoms after registration, please cancel your registration by emailing sigreenbelteducation@gmail.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2020-10-11 2020-10-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f7371531b5a6.png Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Fall Migrants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/11/birding-fall-migrants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/11/birding-fall-migrants Date: October 11, 2020

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best viewing spots in New York City to see fall migratory birds.

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

Please bring your own binoculars.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

Stay home if you're sick
Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
Wear a face covering
Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2020-10-11 2020-10-11 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76020050048828000, -73.75810241699219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b96c785f3e00.jpg Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/11/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/11/family-nature-walk Date: October 11, 2020

Lace up your shoes for a nature walk at Freshkills Park! Freshkills Park staff will take you behind the scenes to visit areas that are currently closed to the public. On this one-mile walk, you’ll use a nature journal (provided) to learn about the different plants and animals found in the woods, wetlands, and grasslands at Freshkills Park.

Register online

There is a $10 suggested donation per participant. Your donation supports education, programming, and research at the Freshkills Park Alliance and makes programs like this possible.

Transportation: By registering for this event, you confirm you will provide your own transportation. Each ticket admits 1 car, containing up to 5 participants. During registration you will be asked about additional participants in your car.

Gear: Wear a hat and sturdy shoes that you don’t mind getting wet or muddy. Please also bring water, a snack, and sunblock.

Technology: Feel free to take photos, but consider carefully before bringing any electronic devices with you as they may possibly get wet, damaged, or dropped during the program.

Restrictions: You will be asked to sign an activity waiver before participating in the program.

Cancellation: This tour will be canceled if registration is too low, or if there is a 60% or greater chance of rain on the day of the event. You will be asked to confirm your registration by email before the tour. As we receive cancellations, names will be added from the waitlist. If you know you will be unable to attend, please cancel your registration by emailing info@freshkillspark.org so we can fill the reservation.

COVID-19 Precautions:

All visitors and staff must wear a mask during the entire event.

Masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer will be available.

All high contact points will be sanitized before and after the event.

By participating in this event you are acknowledging that you and your guests have not experienced a fever, not tested positive for COVID-19, and have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 within 14 days of the event. Should you develop symptoms after registration, please cancel your registration by emailing info@freshkillspark.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (929) 481-2795

Location: Freshkills Park Event Entrance

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2020-10-11 2020-10-11 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58599853515625000, -74.19180297851562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6395e3a0eaf.png Fri, 25 Sep 2020 15:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Super Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/11/van-cortlandt-super-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/11/van-cortlandt-super-hike Date: October 11, 2020

Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate, to vigorous.

This challenging eight-mile hike winds its way through most of Van Cortlandt Park's many diverse forests and ecosystems. Vigorous hikes feature long distances with hills and rugged terrain.

Registration is required for this program. To register, visit the Urban Park Ranger's registration page.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2020-10-11 2020-10-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e12b45d1a01.jpg Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours in Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/11/waterfront-walks-guided-park-tours-in-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/11/waterfront-walks-guided-park-tours-in-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: October 11, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join our docents on a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s sustainable design, and how the Park came to life!

Wear comfortable shoes, these tours traverse the beautiful park landscape! All tours meet at Pier 1 entrance and last about an hour.

Free with RSVP. Visit the Waterfront Walks page to register.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 802-0603

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2020-10-11 2020-10-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e59686d78f0f.jpg Sat, 26 Sep 2020 18:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The Lenape]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/11/historic-new-york-the-lenape http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/11/historic-new-york-the-lenape Date: October 11, 2020

The Lenape are a signficant part of the formation of our city. Learn how native tribes used the local waterways, native plants, and wildlife in everyday life, and how the Lenape legacy lives on today through their words and artifacts still being discovered.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2020-10-11 2020-10-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 Tue, 29 Sep 2020 16:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Harvest Weekends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/11/harvest-weekends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/11/harvest-weekends Date: October 11, 2020

Enjoy fall on the farm at Harvest Weekends through October 25!

Queens Farm gate admission is free so that visitors can enjoy wandering the grounds to see the fall foliage and scoop up their pumpkins from the farm’s Pumpkin Patch. The farm also features hayrides, its seasonal farmstand with a variety of Hudson Valley apples, donuts, fresh cider and apple pies for a taste of New York! The farm store sells seasonal mums, locally-made jams and honey.

Activities are priced separately. All proceeds support the care and operations of the historic farm.

For more information about the farm's COVID-19 visitor guidelines at queensfarm.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2020-10-11 2020-10-11 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6a4c9f3930f.jpg Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:30:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/11/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/11/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm Date: October 11, 2020

Pumpkin Picking at Historic Richmond Town’s Decker Farm returns with all of your favorite autumnal activities! Search the patch for the perfect pumpkin, enjoy an old-fashioned hay-ride pulled by a tractor, and indulge in delicious fall food favorites, all without leaving Staten Island!

Each weekend features a new theme for fun outings all October long! Check historicrichmondtown.org for more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 ext. 266

Location: Decker Farm

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2020-10-11 2020-10-11 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.58259963989300000, -74.15370178222700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e160a79454dc.png Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/11/the-amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/11/the-amazing-maize-maze Date: October 11, 2020

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers is “on exhibit” in Queens as the Amazing Maize Maze through October 30. The maze experience begins with a Stalk Talk and a Sunflowers themed gameboard. It culminates with bragging rights as mazers find their way to Victory Bridge.

New York City’s only corn maze is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning September 18 through October 30 and Monday, October 12, 2020. It’s open Saturdays, Sundays and Columbus Day from 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; and 12:00 pm - 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.

Purchase tickets online.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2020-10-11 2020-10-11 12:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6a148186375.jpg Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/11/nature-exploration-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/11/nature-exploration-canarsie-park Date: October 11, 2020

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

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2020-10-11 2020-10-11 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.62880322721400000, -73.89578819274900000 Tue, 29 Sep 2020 16:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Leaf Rubbing with Foliage Friends (Afternoon Session)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/11/making-leaf-rubbing-with-foliage-friends-morning-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/11/making-leaf-rubbing-with-foliage-friends-morning-session Date: October 11, 2020

This program is running two sessions on October 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.).

Celebrate the season’s colorful changes with the Greenbelt Educators, and join us for a short and safe nature walk to gather some of autumn’s beautiful fallen leaves. We’ll learn some basics about how to identify our local tree friends, especially from the leaves and seeds that fall to the ground.

We will return to the Nature Center with our bounties, and create beautiful designs in open air on the back patio by learning the simple art of leaf-rubbings. Nature’s art can be so inspiring! When we return home with our creations, it’ll always remind us of this day, this season, and the names of some of our tallest tree friends.

This program is geared towards Early Childhood Education, but all are welcome! There is so much for all of us to learn, and the creative possibilities of leaf-rubbing art are actually endless! Come create with us!

Registration required

Registration: By registering for this event, you confirm that you have read our Covid-19 precautions and media consent. The event is free but registration is required.

Gear: Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, long, light colored pants are preferred. Closed-toed shoes (sneakers or boots) are required. Please bring water, sunscreen, and insect repellent.

Cancellation: This program may be canceled if registration is too low, or if there is inclement weather predicted on the day of the event. Please ensure that we have your correct information so that we can contact you in the event of a cancellation. As we receive cancellations, names will be added from the waitlist. If you know you will be unable to attend, please cancel your registration by emailing sigreenbelteducation@gmail.com or calling (718) 351-3450 ext. 0, so we can fill the reservation.

Media Consent: By registering for this program, you are agreeing to have your image used in promotional materials by the Greenbelt Conservancy, including but not limited to, photographs and video. If you choose not to give consent, please let us know by emailing us at sigreenbelteducation@gmail.com before the event.

COVID-19 Precautions:

- All visitors and staff must wear a mask during the entire event.

- Masks and hand sanitizer will be available.

- All equipment will be sanitized before and after the event (will be included if we are using equipment).

- By participating in this event you are acknowledging that you and your guests have not experienced a fever, not tested positive for COVID-19, have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 or traveled to a restricted state within 14 days of the event. Should you develop symptoms after registration, please cancel your registration by emailing sigreenbelteducation@gmail.com.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2020-10-11 2020-10-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f7371531b5a6.png Tue, 29 Sep 2020 15:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayak Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/11/kayak-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/11/kayak-tour Date: October 11, 2020

Kayak along Freshkills Park's waterways! This two-mile round-trip paddle is a chance to explore the creeks and shorelines of Freshkills Park and experience the wildlife while the site is closed to the public. We know this program fills quickly and wish we could offer it more frequently. But we have a small staff and are generally limited to trips on the weekend during high tide.

Register online.

Registration for this tour opens Sunday, September 27 at 10:00 a.m.

There is a $20 suggested donation per participant. Your donation supports education, programming, and research at the Freshkills Park Alliance and makes programs like this possible.

Registration: By registering for this event, you confirm you will provide your own transportation. Each ticket holder may bring up to 3 additional guests in their car. Due to limited reservations, carpooling with friends and family is encouraged.

Location: We will meet in the LA Fitness parking lot (350 Wild Avenue, Staten Island NY 10314) before caravanning to the Freshkills Park site together.

Gear: Wear sturdy shoes that you don’t mind getting wet or muddy. Wear clothes that can get wet, and avoid heavy fabric like cotton and jeans. Please also bring water and sunblock. Life jackets will be provided and are required during the tour.

Technology: Feel free to take photos, but consider carefully before bringing any electronic devices with you as they may possibly get wet, damaged, or dropped during the program.

Restrictions: All visitors must be at least 16 years of age and able to kayak to attend this tour. You will be asked to sign an activity waiver before participating in the program.

Cancellation: This tour will be canceled if registration is too low, or if there is a 60% or greater chance of rain on the day of the event. You will be asked to confirm your registration by email before the tour. As we receive cancellations, names will be added from the waitlist. If you know you will be unable to attend, please cancel your registratrion by emailing info@freshkillspark.org so we can fill the reservation.

Covid-19 Precautions:

All Visitors and Staff must wear a mask during the entire event.

Masks, Gloves, and Hand sanitizer will be available.

All high contact points will be sanitized before and after the event.

By participating in this event you are acknowledging that you and your guests have not experienced a fever, not tested positive for COVID-19, and have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 within 14 days of the event. Should you develop symptoms after registration, please cancel your registration by emailing info@freshkillspark.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (929) 481-2795

Location: Freshkills Park Event Entrance

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2020-10-11 2020-10-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.58599853515625000, -74.19180297851562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f63987ac8636.png Fri, 25 Sep 2020 15:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Areas Tour – Explore the Salt Marsh!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/14/natural-areas-tour-explore-the-salt-marsh http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/14/natural-areas-tour-explore-the-salt-marsh Date: October 14, 2020

Explore the wetlands of Randall’s Island Park! Enjoy views of beautiful wildflowers, birds, and other native wildlife while learning about some of the fascinating history that has shaped the natural areas on the Island.

Register online

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2020-10-14 2020-10-14 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.79159522763100000, -73.92558956146200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f68b802cb081.png Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:45:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Hike: To The Overlook]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/15/adult-hike-to-the-overlook http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/15/adult-hike-to-the-overlook Date: October 15, 2020

Join us as we marvel at the fall colors as we hike to our destination of the Richmond County Golf Course’s overlook. Meet at the High Rock parking lot, 200 Nevada Ave. off of Rockland Ave. Maximum of 10 people per session. All COVID-19 social distancing and face covering protocols will be followed.

Registration is required on Eventbrite.

Registration: By registering for this event, you confirm that you have read our Covid-19 precautions and media consent. The event is free but registration is required.

Gear: Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, long, light colored pants are preferred. Closed-toe shoes (sneakers or boots) are required. Please bring water, sunscreen, and insect repellent.

Cancellation: This program may be canceled if registration is too low, or if there is inclement weather predicted on the day of the event. Please ensure that we have your correct information so that we can contact you in the event of a cancellation. As we receive cancellations, names will be added from the waitlist. If you know you will be unable to attend, please cancel your registration by email at sigreenbelteducation@gmail.com or phone. (718) 351-3450 ext. 0, so we can fill the reservation.

Media Consent: By registering for this program, you are agreeing to have your image used in promotional materials by the Greenbelt Conservancy, including but not limited to, photographs and video. If you choose not to give consent, please let us know by emailing us at sigreenbelteducation@gmail.com before the event.

Covid-19 Precautions:

- All Visitors and Staff must wear a mask during the entire event.

- Masks and Hand sanitizer will be available.

-All equipment will be sanitized before and after the event. (will be included if we are using equipment)

- By participating in this event you are acknowledging that you and your guests have not experienced a fever, not tested positive for COVID-19, have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 or traveled to a restricted state within 14 days of the event. Should you develop symptoms after registration, please cancel your registration by emailing sigreenbelteducation@gmail.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2020-10-15 2020-10-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58380126953125000, -74.12329864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6f7edb3a7e5.jpg Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:30:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of The Battery Urban Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/15/tour-of-the-battery-urban-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/15/tour-of-the-battery-urban-farm Date: October 15, 2020

Take a tour of The Battery Urban Farm to learn about how we grow produce in the heart of downtown New York City.

RSVP is required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2020-10-15 2020-10-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70328903198242000, -74.01482391357422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f57d759b8aff.jpg Wed, 09 Sep 2020 16:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Live from the Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/15/live-from-the-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/15/live-from-the-field Date: October 15, 2020

Tune in live with HRPK’s River Project to enjoy virtual programs and connect with the Park’s Estuarine Sanctuary. Science programming for everyone!

HRPK scientists are conducting research throughout the park and we want you to join in! Tune in live as we study environmental DNA, analyze microplastics, sample fish populations, and more.

Sign up now at hudsonriverpark.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 627-2020

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-10-15 2020-10-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f0483976ebcd.JPG Fri, 17 Jul 2020 08:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm Workshop at The Battery: Seed Saving]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/15/farm-workshop-at-the-battery-seed-saving http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/15/farm-workshop-at-the-battery-seed-saving Date: October 15, 2020

Take a guided tour of The Battery Urban Farm and learn to save seeds from our flower plants before the end of the season.

RSVP is required.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2020-10-15 2020-10-15 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.70328903198242000, -74.01482391357422000 Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/16/the-amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/16/the-amazing-maize-maze Date: October 16, 2020

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers is “on exhibit” in Queens as the Amazing Maize Maze through October 30. The maze experience begins with a Stalk Talk and a Sunflowers themed gameboard. It culminates with bragging rights as mazers find their way to Victory Bridge.

New York City’s only corn maze is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning September 18 through October 30 and Monday, October 12, 2020. It’s open Saturdays, Sundays and Columbus Day from 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; and 12:00 pm - 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.

Purchase tickets online.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2020-10-16 2020-10-16 12:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6a148186375.jpg Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Green Team in Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/17/green-team-in-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/17/green-team-in-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: October 17, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week!

Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the Park look its best.

All volunteers must fill out a waiver and bring it to their first volunteer activity in the park. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian before any activity begins; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No experience necessary. Visit here to fill out a waiver.

Groups with 10 members or fewer are welcome to join in Green Team sessions. Please contact the the Volunteer Department to request a date.

Full details available here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 7188020603

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2020-10-17 2020-10-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70294877799900000, -73.99473768472700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e5962e211d56.jpg Mon, 28 Sep 2020 15:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Textile Transformations II: From a Social Distance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/17/textile-transformations-ii-from-a-social-distance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/17/textile-transformations-ii-from-a-social-distance Date: October 17, 2020

Take part in a participatory fiber arts project.

Artist Janice Patrignani will provide materials and Zoom tutorials about the fiber arts Techniques of natural Echo Printing and Dying. To participate you will pick up a materials packet, then go for a short walk in search of leaves. Trace the leaves onto a cotton cloth with fabric markers. Pack up all the leaves that you traced and put all the supplies back into the packet, return it to the Greenbelt Nature Center, and receive follow-up Zoom and an invitation to pick up your textiles “transformed”.

This project funded in part by a DCA Art Fund Grant from Staten Island Arts with public funding from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Recommended for ages 6+.

Register on Eventbrite

Recommended for ages 6+.

Registration: By registering for this event, you confirm that you have read our Covid-19 precautions and media consent. The event is free but registration is required.

Media Consent: By registering for this program, you are agreeing to have your image used in promotional materials by the Greenbelt Conservancy, including but not limited to, photographs and video. If you choose not to give consent, please let us know by emailing us at sigreenbelteducation@gmail.com before the event.

Covid-19 Precautions:

- All visitors and staff must wear a mask during the entire event.

- Masks and hand sanitizer will be available.

- All equipment will be sanitized before and after the event (will be included if we are using equipment).

- By participating in this event you are acknowledging that you and your guests have not experienced a fever, not tested positive for COVID-19, have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 or traveled to a restricted state within 14 days of the event. Should you develop symptoms after registration, please cancel your registration by emailing sigreenbelteducation@gmail.com.

This project funded in part by a DCA Art Fund Grant from Staten Island Arts with public funding from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2020-10-17 2020-10-17 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6e59c97e70b.jpg Tue, 29 Sep 2020 15:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/17/fall-foliage-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/17/fall-foliage-hike Date: October 17, 2020

With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping. Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests. Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.

Share your best NYC Parks fall foliage photos with us on Twitter and Instagram with #FallforNYC. We’re sharing our favorite photos at @nycparks!

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Lot (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2020-10-17 2020-10-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.58455681703400000, -74.12498116493200000 Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Harvest Weekends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/17/harvest-weekends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/17/harvest-weekends Date: October 17, 2020

Enjoy fall on the farm at Harvest Weekends through October 25!

Queens Farm gate admission is free so that visitors can enjoy wandering the grounds to see the fall foliage and scoop up their pumpkins from the farm’s Pumpkin Patch. The farm also features hayrides, its seasonal farmstand with a variety of Hudson Valley apples, donuts, fresh cider and apple pies for a taste of New York! The farm store sells seasonal mums, locally-made jams and honey.

Activities are priced separately. All proceeds support the care and operations of the historic farm.

For more information about the farm's COVID-19 visitor guidelines at queensfarm.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2020-10-17 2020-10-17 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6a4c9f3930f.jpg Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:30:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/17/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/17/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm Date: October 17, 2020

Pumpkin Picking at Historic Richmond Town’s Decker Farm returns with all of your favorite autumnal activities! Search the patch for the perfect pumpkin, enjoy an old-fashioned hay-ride pulled by a tractor, and indulge in delicious fall food favorites, all without leaving Staten Island!

Each weekend features a new theme for fun outings all October long! Check historicrichmondtown.org for more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 ext. 266

Location: Decker Farm

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2020-10-17 2020-10-17 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.58259963989300000, -74.15370178222700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e160a79454dc.png Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/17/the-amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/17/the-amazing-maize-maze Date: October 17, 2020

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers is “on exhibit” in Queens as the Amazing Maize Maze through October 30. The maze experience begins with a Stalk Talk and a Sunflowers themed gameboard. It culminates with bragging rights as mazers find their way to Victory Bridge.

New York City’s only corn maze is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning September 18 through October 30 and Monday, October 12, 2020. It’s open Saturdays, Sundays and Columbus Day from 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; and 12:00 pm - 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.

Purchase tickets online.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2020-10-17 2020-10-17 12:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6a148186375.jpg Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Photo Scavenger Hunt Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/17/photo-scavenger-hunt-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/17/photo-scavenger-hunt-hike Date: October 17, 2020

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

This guided hike through Sunset Park will challenge your photography skills as you work to complete a photo scavenger hunt. Bring your own digital camera or smartphone.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: 43rd Street and Seventh Avenue (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2020-10-17 2020-10-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.64636741800000000, -74.00180339810000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f7398ff1a292.jpg Tue, 29 Sep 2020 16:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: Hunter Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/17/nature-exploration-hunter-island-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/17/nature-exploration-hunter-island-moderate Date: October 17, 2020

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Join our hikes and explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Moderate intensity hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2020-10-17 2020-10-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6cc23c9b778.jpeg Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Great Trees of Kissena Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/17/great-trees-of-kissena-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/17/great-trees-of-kissena-park Date: October 17, 2020

With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping. Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests.

Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.

Share your best NYC Parks fall foliage photos with us on Twitter and Instagram with #FallforNYC. We’re sharing our favorite photos at @nycparks!

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2020-10-17 2020-10-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75007010229800000, -73.80746781826000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e553259b06a.jpg Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Autumn Walk in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/17/autumn-walk-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/17/autumn-walk-in-the-park Date: October 17, 2020

Join Randall's Island Park Alliance's staff for a guided walk along our waterfront to view the fall colors. Learn the reasons behind changes in leaf color, the chemical representation of each of the colors they turn, and why leaves of different species achieve different hues.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2020-10-17 2020-10-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f68c081a5d07.jpg Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/18/bird-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/18/bird-tour Date: October 18, 2020

Lace up your shoes for a nature walk at Freshkills Park! Freshkills Park staff will take you behind the scenes to visit areas that are currently closed to the public. On this tour, you will learn about the different birds found in the woods, wetlands, and grasslands at Freshkills Park.

There is a $10 suggested donation per participant. Your donation supports education, programming, and research at the Freshkills Park Alliance and makes programs like this possible.

Register online

Transportation: By registering for this event, you confirm you will provide your own transportation. Each ticket admits 1 car, containing up to 5 participants. During registration you will be asked about additional participants in your car.

Gear: Wear a hat and sturdy shoes that you don’t mind getting wet or muddy. Please also bring water, a snack, and sunblock.

Technology: Feel free to take photos, but consider carefully before bringing any electronic devices with you as they may possibly get wet, damaged, or dropped during the program.

Restrictions: You will be asked to sign an activity waiver before participating in the program.

Cancellation: This tour will be canceled if registration is too low, or if there is a 60% or greater chance of rain on the day of the event. You will be asked to confirm your registration by email before the tour. As we receive cancellations, names will be added from the wait list. If you know you will be unable to attend, please cancel your registration by email so we can fill the reservation by emailing info@freshkillspark.org.

COVID-19 Precautions:

All visitors and staff must wear a mask during the entire event.

Masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer will be available.

By participating in this event you are acknowledging that you and your guests have not experienced a fever, not tested positive for COVID-19, and have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 within 14 days of the event. Should you develop symptoms after registration, please cancel your registration by emailing info@freshkillspark.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (929) 481-2795

Location: Freshkills Park Event Entrance

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2020-10-18 2020-10-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58599853515625000, -74.19180297851562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f639c4d79941.png Mon, 28 Sep 2020 15:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Land to Sand Bike Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/18/land-to-sand-bike-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/18/land-to-sand-bike-tour1 Date: October 18, 2020

Bike through Prospect Park, Ocean Parkway, and other parks to Coney Island while enjoying the sights and sounds of fall. Participants should bring their own bike and helmet and will learn about biking protocol in NYC Parks.

Registration is required. To register, visit the Urban Park Ranger Registration Page. Registration opens on Wednesday October 7.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2020-10-18 2020-10-18 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf9e44c4fa1.jpg Wed, 30 Sep 2020 15:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: Baisley Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/18/nature-exploration-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/18/nature-exploration-hike Date: October 18, 2020

Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.

On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Baisley Pond Park Parking Lot (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2020-10-18 2020-10-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.67470169067400000, -73.78440093994100000 Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Harvest Weekends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/18/harvest-weekends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/18/harvest-weekends Date: October 18, 2020

Enjoy fall on the farm at Harvest Weekends through October 25!

Queens Farm gate admission is free so that visitors can enjoy wandering the grounds to see the fall foliage and scoop up their pumpkins from the farm’s Pumpkin Patch. The farm also features hayrides, its seasonal farmstand with a variety of Hudson Valley apples, donuts, fresh cider and apple pies for a taste of New York! The farm store sells seasonal mums, locally-made jams and honey.

Activities are priced separately. All proceeds support the care and operations of the historic farm.

For more information about the farm's COVID-19 visitor guidelines at queensfarm.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2020-10-18 2020-10-18 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6a4c9f3930f.jpg Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:30:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/18/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/18/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm Date: October 18, 2020

Pumpkin Picking at Historic Richmond Town’s Decker Farm returns with all of your favorite autumnal activities! Search the patch for the perfect pumpkin, enjoy an old-fashioned hay-ride pulled by a tractor, and indulge in delicious fall food favorites, all without leaving Staten Island!

Each weekend features a new theme for fun outings all October long! Check historicrichmondtown.org for more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 ext. 266

Location: Decker Farm

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2020-10-18 2020-10-18 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.58259963989300000, -74.15370178222700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e160a79454dc.png Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/18/the-amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/18/the-amazing-maize-maze Date: October 18, 2020

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers is “on exhibit” in Queens as the Amazing Maize Maze through October 30. The maze experience begins with a Stalk Talk and a Sunflowers themed gameboard. It culminates with bragging rights as mazers find their way to Victory Bridge.

New York City’s only corn maze is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning September 18 through October 30 and Monday, October 12, 2020. It’s open Saturdays, Sundays and Columbus Day from 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; and 12:00 pm - 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.

Purchase tickets online.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2020-10-18 2020-10-18 12:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6a148186375.jpg Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/18/nature-exploration-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/18/nature-exploration-hike Date: October 18, 2020

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

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

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2020-10-18 2020-10-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6cc424d7a21.jpeg Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ask a Scientist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/21/ask-a-scientist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/21/ask-a-scientist Date: October 21, 2020

Tune in live with HRPK’s River Project to enjoy virtual programs and connect with the Park’s Estuarine Sanctuary. Science programming for everyone!

Engage with real scientists in real time! Each month, we invite you to explore current park research with a local STEM expert followed by a live Q&A session. Dive into a fascinating science topic each month including fish ecology, marine plastics and diversity & inclusion in STEM.

  • July 22, August 12: Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m.
  • September 16, October 21: Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.

Sign up now at hudsonriverpark.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 627-2020

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-10-21 2020-10-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f0487ed13f4c.jpg Thu, 16 Jul 2020 15:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of The Battery Urban Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/22/tour-of-the-battery-urban-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/22/tour-of-the-battery-urban-farm Date: October 22, 2020

Take a tour of The Battery Urban Farm to learn about how we grow produce in the heart of downtown New York City.

RSVP is required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2020-10-22 2020-10-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70328903198242000, -74.01482391357422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f57d759b8aff.jpg Wed, 09 Sep 2020 16:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Live from the Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/22/live-from-the-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/22/live-from-the-field Date: October 22, 2020

Tune in live with HRPK’s River Project to enjoy virtual programs and connect with the Park’s Estuarine Sanctuary. Science programming for everyone!

HRPK scientists are conducting research throughout the park and we want you to join in! Tune in live as we study environmental DNA, analyze microplastics, sample fish populations, and more.

Sign up now at hudsonriverpark.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 627-2020

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-10-22 2020-10-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f0483976ebcd.JPG Fri, 17 Jul 2020 08:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Cleanup at Schmul Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/23/volunteer-cleanup-at-schmul-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/23/volunteer-cleanup-at-schmul-park Date: October 23, 2020

Invasive weeds are invading Schmul Park! Become a “Weed Warrior” and help Freshkills Park remove these plants from among our new native plantings. Learn how to identify the native and invasive plants while helping to beautify the landscape! We'll also be working to remove litter and make the place beautiful in all ways.

Register online

Registration: By registering for this event, you confirm you will provide your own transportation.

Gear: Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty, long pants are preferred. Closed-toed shoes like sneakers or boots are required. Please also bring water and sunblock. Gardening gloves will be provided.

Technology: Feel free to take photos, but consider carefully before bringing any electronic devices with you as they may possibly get wet, damaged, or dropped during the program.

Restrictions: You will be asked to sign an activity waiver before participating in the program. Participants must be Ages 16+ (and accompanied by an adult if under 18).

Cancellation: This event will be canceled if registration is too low, or if there is a 60% or greater chance of rain on the day of the event. You will be asked to confirm your registration by email before the event. As we receive cancellations, names will be added from the waitlist. If you know you will be unable to attend, please cancel your registration by emailing info@freshkillspark.org so we can fill the reservation.

Covid-19 Precautions:

  • All Visitors and Staff must wear a mask during the entire event.
  • Masks, Gloves, and Hand sanitizer will be available.
  • All gardening equipment will be sanitized before and after the event.

By participating in this event you are acknowledging that you and your guests have not experienced a fever, not tested positive for COVID-19, and have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 within 14 days of the event. Should you develop symptoms after registration, please cancel your registration by emailing info@freshkillspark.org.

To learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities to visit Freshkills Park, join the mailing list

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (929) 481-2795

Location: Pearson Street and Watson Avenue (in Schmul Park)

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R045 Schmul Park 2020-10-23 2020-10-23 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.59000023028300000, -74.18734967708600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f68d7aecf8a9.jpg Tue, 29 Sep 2020 16:45:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Songbirds and Raptors: to Moses Mountain]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/23/songbirds-and-raptors-to-moses-mountain http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/23/songbirds-and-raptors-to-moses-mountain Date: October 23, 2020

Join us as we hike along the Blue Trail, then up to Moses Mountain in search of the last remaining fall migrant birds.

Maximum of 10 people per session. All COVID-19 social distancing and face covering protocols will be followed.

Registration is required on Eventbrite.

Registration: By registering for this event, you confirm that you have read our COVID-19 precautions and media consent. The event is free but registration is required.

Gear: Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, long, light colored pants are preferred. Closed-toe shoes (sneakers or boots) are required. Please bring water, sunscreen, and insect repellent.

Cancellation: This program may be cancelled if registration is too low, or if there is inclement weather predicted on the day of the event. Please ensure that we have your correct information so that we can contact you in the event of a cancellation. As we receive cancellations, names will be added from the waitlist. If you know you will be unable to attend, please cancel your registration by emailing sigreenbelteducation@gmail.com or calling (718) 351-3450 ext. 0, so we can fill the reservation.

Media Consent: By registering for this program, you are agreeing to have your image used in promotional materials by the Greenbelt Conservancy, including but not limited to, photographs and video. If you choose not to give consent, please let us know by emailing us at sigreenbelteducation@gmail.com before the event.

Covid-19 Precautions:

- All visitors and staff must wear a mask during the entire event.

- Masks and hand sanitizer will be available.

- All equipment will be sanitized before and after the event (will be included if we are using equipment).

- By participating in this event you are acknowledging that you and your guests have not experienced a fever, not tested positive for COVID-19, have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 or traveled to a restricted state within 14 days of the event. Should you develop symptoms after registration, please cancel your registration by emailing sigreenbelteducation@gmail.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2020-10-23 2020-10-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6f8f4d16562.jpg Tue, 29 Sep 2020 15:59:54 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/23/the-amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/23/the-amazing-maize-maze Date: October 23, 2020

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers is “on exhibit” in Queens as the Amazing Maize Maze through October 30. The maze experience begins with a Stalk Talk and a Sunflowers themed gameboard. It culminates with bragging rights as mazers find their way to Victory Bridge.

New York City’s only corn maze is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning September 18 through October 30 and Monday, October 12, 2020. It’s open Saturdays, Sundays and Columbus Day from 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; and 12:00 pm - 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.

Purchase tickets online.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2020-10-23 2020-10-23 12:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6a148186375.jpg Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Window Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/24/nature-window-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/24/nature-window-scavenger-hunt Date: October 24, 2020

Join us for our first children’s walk of the fall as we try to find shapes in nature. Each child will craft a nature leaf window and will be put on a scavenger hunt trying to find all different types of leaves in the Greenbelt.

This program is geared towards ages 4-8. Come learn and create with us! Maximum of 10 people per session.

Registration is required on Eventbrite.

Registration: By registering for this event, you confirm that you have read our Covid-19 precautions and media consent. The event is free but registration is required.

Gear: Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, long, light colored pants are preferred. Closed-toe shoes (sneakers or boots) are required. Please bring water, sunscreen, and insect repellent.

Cancellation: This program may be canceled if registration is too low, or if there is inclement weather predicted on the day of the event. Please ensure that we have your correct information so that we can contact you in the event of a cancellation. As we receive cancellations, names will be added from the waitlist. If you know you will be unable to attend, please cancel your registration by emailing sigreenbelteducation@gmail.com or calling (718) 351-3450 ext. 0, so we can fill the reservation.

Media Consent: By registering for this program, you are agreeing to have your image used in promotional materials by the Greenbelt Conservancy, including but not limited to, photographs and video. If you choose not to give consent, please let us know by emailing us at sigreenbelteducation@gmail.com before the event.

Covid-19 Precautions:

-All Visitors and Staff must wear a mask during the entire event.

-Masks and Hand sanitizer will be available.

-All equipment will be sanitized before and after the event. (will be included if we are using equipment)

-By participating in this event you are acknowledging that you and your guests have not experienced a fever, not tested positive for COVID-19, have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 or traveled to a restricted state within 14 days of the event. Should you develop symptoms after registration, please cancel your registration by email. sigreenbelteducation@gmail.com

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2020-10-24 2020-10-24 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 29 Sep 2020 16:15:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Areas Tour – Explore the Salt Marsh!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/24/natural-areas-tour-explore-the-salt-marsh http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/24/natural-areas-tour-explore-the-salt-marsh Date: October 24, 2020

Explore the wetlands of Randall’s Island Park! Enjoy views of beautiful wildflowers, birds, and other native wildlife while learning about some of the fascinating history that has shaped the natural areas on the Island. Meet snowy egrets, yellow crowned night herons, red-tailed hawks, and more!

Register online

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2020-10-24 2020-10-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.79159522763100000, -73.92558956146200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f68b25c1547e.png Wed, 30 Sep 2020 15:30:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Hike: Cornucopia of Trees!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/24/fall-foliage-hike-cornucopia-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/24/fall-foliage-hike-cornucopia-of-trees Date: October 24, 2020

With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping. Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests. Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.

Share your best NYC Parks fall foliage photos with us on Twitter and Instagram with #FallforNYC. We’re sharing our favorite photos at @nycparks!

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2020-10-24 2020-10-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.83700180053700000, -73.89340209960900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6a5606a35a2.jpg Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Harvest Weekends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/24/harvest-weekends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/24/harvest-weekends Date: October 24, 2020

Enjoy fall on the farm at Harvest Weekends through October 25!

Queens Farm gate admission is free so that visitors can enjoy wandering the grounds to see the fall foliage and scoop up their pumpkins from the farm’s Pumpkin Patch. The farm also features hayrides, its seasonal farmstand with a variety of Hudson Valley apples, donuts, fresh cider and apple pies for a taste of New York! The farm store sells seasonal mums, locally-made jams and honey.

Activities are priced separately. All proceeds support the care and operations of the historic farm.

For more information about the farm's COVID-19 visitor guidelines at queensfarm.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2020-10-24 2020-10-24 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6a4c9f3930f.jpg Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:30:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/24/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/24/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm Date: October 24, 2020

Pumpkin Picking at Historic Richmond Town’s Decker Farm returns with all of your favorite autumnal activities! Search the patch for the perfect pumpkin, enjoy an old-fashioned hay-ride pulled by a tractor, and indulge in delicious fall food favorites, all without leaving Staten Island!

Each weekend features a new theme for fun outings all October long! Check historicrichmondtown.org for more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 ext. 266

Location: Decker Farm

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2020-10-24 2020-10-24 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.58259963989300000, -74.15370178222700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e160a79454dc.png Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/24/the-amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/24/the-amazing-maize-maze Date: October 24, 2020

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers is “on exhibit” in Queens as the Amazing Maize Maze through October 30. The maze experience begins with a Stalk Talk and a Sunflowers themed gameboard. It culminates with bragging rights as mazers find their way to Victory Bridge.

New York City’s only corn maze is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning September 18 through October 30 and Monday, October 12, 2020. It’s open Saturdays, Sundays and Columbus Day from 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; and 12:00 pm - 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.

Purchase tickets online.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2020-10-24 2020-10-24 12:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6a148186375.jpg Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Fire Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/24/outdoor-skills-fire-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/24/outdoor-skills-fire-building Date: October 24, 2020

Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. All programs are family-friendly but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2020-10-24 2020-10-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Wed, 30 Sep 2020 15:44:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayak Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/24/kayak-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/24/kayak-tour Date: October 24, 2020

Kayak along Freshkills Park's waterways! This two mile round-trip paddle is a chance to explore the creeks and shorelines of Freshkills Park and experience the wildlife while the site is closed to the public. We know this program fills quickly and wish we could offer it more frequently but we have a small staff and are generally limited to trips on the weekend during high tide.

Register online. Registration for this tour opens Saturday, October 10 at 10:00 a.m.

There is a $20 suggested donation per participant. Your donation supports education, programming, and research at the Freshkills Park Alliance and makes programs like this possible.

Registration: By registering for this event, you confirm you will provide your own transportation. Each ticket holder may bring up to 3 additional guests in their car. Due to limited reservations, carpooling with friends and family is encouraged.

Gear: Wear sturdy shoes that you don’t mind getting wet or muddy. Wear clothes that can get wet, and avoid heavy fabric like cotton and jeans. Please also bring water and sunblock. Life jackets will be provided and are required during the tour.

Technology: Feel free to take photos, but consider carefully before bringing any electronic devices with you as they may possibly get wet, damaged, or dropped during the program.

Restrictions: All visitors must be at least 16 years of age and able to kayak to attend this tour. You will be asked to sign an activity waiver before participating in the program.

Cancellation: This tour will be canceled if registration is too low, or if there is a 60% or greater chance of rain on the day of the event. You will be asked to confirm your registration by email before the tour. As we receive cancellations, names will be added from the waitlist. If you know you will be unable to attend, please cancel your registratrion by emailing info@freshkillspark.org so we can fill the reservation.

COVID-19 Precautions:

  • All visitors and staff must wear a mask during the entire event.
  • Masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer will be available.
  • All high contact points will be sanitized before and after the event.

By participating in this event you are acknowledging that you and your guests have not experienced a fever, not tested positive for COVID-19, and have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 within 14 days of the event. Should you develop symptoms after registration, please cancel your registration by emailing info@freshkillspark.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (929) 481-2795

Location: Freshkills Park Event Entrance

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2020-10-24 2020-10-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.58599853515625000, -74.19180297851562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f63a42fae0d8.png Wed, 30 Sep 2020 15:44:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Beautification Day and Bulb Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/25/fort-tryon-park-beautification-day-and-bulb-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/25/fort-tryon-park-beautification-day-and-bulb-planting Date: October 25, 2020

Join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust at its monthly beautification days. Activities will include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more.

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Groups of more than five must RSVP by emailing info@FortTryonParkTrust.org by October 15.

Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Register on Eventbrite.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2020-10-25 2020-10-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85941194491500000, -73.93413484096500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/562fcc73b6154.jpg Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:14:46 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/25/birding-hawk-watch1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/25/birding-hawk-watch1 Date: October 25, 2020

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

This hike will take us through the Bronx-Pelham Landfill in search of birds of prey and other wildlife along the way.

Please bring your own binoculars.

Registration is required. To register for this program please visit the Urban Park Ranger Program Registration Page. Registration opens on Wednesday October 14.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2020-10-25 2020-10-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aabe9b9565a7.jpg Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Rocks! Geology Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/25/inwood-rocks-geology-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/25/inwood-rocks-geology-hike Date: October 25, 2020

New York City is the site of ancient earth-shaking and earth-shaping events. The bedrock that anchors the city’s skyscrapers tells a story of a place going back more than a billion years. The island of Manhattan is built on three strata known as Manhattan Schist, Inwood Marble, and Fordham Gneiss.

Join our Urban Park Rangers on this hike and learn about why Manhattan rocks!

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2020-10-25 2020-10-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Harvest Weekends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/25/harvest-weekends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/25/harvest-weekends Date: October 25, 2020

Enjoy fall on the farm at Harvest Weekends through October 25!

Queens Farm gate admission is free so that visitors can enjoy wandering the grounds to see the fall foliage and scoop up their pumpkins from the farm’s Pumpkin Patch. The farm also features hayrides, its seasonal farmstand with a variety of Hudson Valley apples, donuts, fresh cider and apple pies for a taste of New York! The farm store sells seasonal mums, locally-made jams and honey.

Activities are priced separately. All proceeds support the care and operations of the historic farm.

For more information about the farm's COVID-19 visitor guidelines at queensfarm.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2020-10-25 2020-10-25 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6a4c9f3930f.jpg Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:30:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/25/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/25/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm Date: October 25, 2020

Pumpkin Picking at Historic Richmond Town’s Decker Farm returns with all of your favorite autumnal activities! Search the patch for the perfect pumpkin, enjoy an old-fashioned hay-ride pulled by a tractor, and indulge in delicious fall food favorites, all without leaving Staten Island!

Each weekend features a new theme for fun outings all October long! Check historicrichmondtown.org for more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 ext. 266

Location: Decker Farm

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2020-10-25 2020-10-25 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.58259963989300000, -74.15370178222700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e160a79454dc.png Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/25/the-amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/25/the-amazing-maize-maze Date: October 25, 2020

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers is “on exhibit” in Queens as the Amazing Maize Maze through October 30. The maze experience begins with a Stalk Talk and a Sunflowers themed gameboard. It culminates with bragging rights as mazers find their way to Victory Bridge.

New York City’s only corn maze is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning September 18 through October 30 and Monday, October 12, 2020. It’s open Saturdays, Sundays and Columbus Day from 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; and 12:00 pm - 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.

Purchase tickets online.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2020-10-25 2020-10-25 12:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6a148186375.jpg Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/25/fall-foliage-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/25/fall-foliage-hike Date: October 25, 2020

With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping. Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests. Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.

Share your best NYC Parks fall foliage photos with us on Twitter and Instagram with #FallforNYC. We’re sharing our favorite photos at @nycparks!

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Saratoga Square Park (in Saratoga Park)

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B079 Saratoga Park 2020-10-25 2020-10-25 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.68500137329101600, -73.91899871826172000 Tue, 29 Sep 2020 15:15:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Orchard School: Fall Fruit Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/27/open-orchard-school-fall-fruit-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/27/open-orchard-school-fall-fruit-tree-planting Date: October 27, 2020

Did you know that late fall is a great time to plant fruit trees? This virtual workshop led by artist and orchardist Sam Van Aken will cover the basics of planting fruit trees, including how to choose the right location, what size hole to dig, how deep to plant, and tips on watering to ensure your tree makes it through the winter and thrives in the spring.

Please RSVP to receive the link to join the webinar.

Proper planting will play a key role in the creation of Sam Van Aken’s upcoming project on Governors Island: a public orchard of 50 hybrid fruit trees containing rare and heirloom varieties that once grew in and around the NYC area, but which have all but vanished due to the rise of industrial-scale agriculture and a changing climate. After the orchard is planted, additional trees will be given away to community gardens across the city, reintroducing these local varieties of peaches, plums, apricots, cherries and apples back into the neighborhoods where they grew hundreds of years ago. In this workshop, you’ll learn how these special trees should be planted and cared for once in the ground, as well as best practices for planting fruit trees of all kinds.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-10-27 2020-10-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Shell-ebrate Oysters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/28/shellebrate-oysters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/28/shellebrate-oysters Date: October 28, 2020

Tune in live with HRPK’s River Project to enjoy virtual programs and connect with the Park’s Estuarine Sanctuary. Science programming for everyone!

HRPK’s Estuarine Sanctuary is full of fascinating wildlife, including the native Eastern oyster. Join us for virtual oyster monitoring sessions to learn about the history and important environmental role of this keystone species.

  • July 29, Aug 26, Sept 23, Oct 28

Sign up now at hudsonriverpark.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 627-2020

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-10-28 2020-10-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f048047575ce.jpg Fri, 17 Jul 2020 09:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Hike: Reed’s Basket Willow Swamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/29/adult-hike-reeds-basket-willow-swamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/29/adult-hike-reeds-basket-willow-swamp Date: October 29, 2020

Join us for a walk through the forest of Reed’s Basket Willow/Chapin Woods.

The event is free but registration is required on Eventbrite.

Registration: By registering for this event, you confirm that you have read our COVID-19 precautions and media consent.

Gear: Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, long, light colored pants are preferred. Closed-toed shoes (sneakers or boots) are required. Please bring water, sunscreen, and insect repellent.

Cancellation: This program may be cancelled if registration is too low, or if there is inclement weather predicted on the day of the event. Please ensure that we have your correct information so that we can contact you in the event of a cancellation. As we receive cancellations, names will be added from the waitlist. If you know you will be unable to attend, please cancel your registration by emailing sigreenbelteducation@gmail.com or calling (718) 351-3450 ext. 0, so we can fill the reservation.

Media Consent: By registering for this program, you are agreeing to have your image used in promotional materials by the Greenbelt Conservancy, including but not limited to, photographs and video. If you choose not to give consent, please let us know by emailing us at sigreenbelteducation@gmail.com before the event.

COVID-19 Precautions:

- All visitors and staff must wear a mask during the entire event.

- Masks and hand sanitizer will be available.

- All equipment will be sanitized before and after the event. (will be included if we are using equipment)

- By participating in this event you are acknowledging that you and your guests have not experienced a fever, not tested positive for COVID-19, have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 or traveled to a restricted state within 14 days of the event. Should you develop symptoms after registration, please cancel your registration by emailing sigreenbelteducation@gmail.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Spring Street & Richmond Road (in Reed's Basket Willow Swamp Park)

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R118 Reed's Basket Willow Swamp Park 2020-10-29 2020-10-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.60318416919200000, -74.09273985447900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6f81a9f063c.jpg Tue, 29 Sep 2020 16:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of The Battery Urban Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/29/tour-of-the-battery-urban-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/29/tour-of-the-battery-urban-farm Date: October 29, 2020

Take a tour of The Battery Urban Farm to learn about how we grow produce in the heart of downtown New York City.

RSVP is required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2020-10-29 2020-10-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70328903198242000, -74.01482391357422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f57d759b8aff.jpg Wed, 09 Sep 2020 16:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Live from the Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/29/live-from-the-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/29/live-from-the-field Date: October 29, 2020

Tune in live with HRPK’s River Project to enjoy virtual programs and connect with the Park’s Estuarine Sanctuary. Science programming for everyone!

HRPK scientists are conducting research throughout the park and we want you to join in! Tune in live as we study environmental DNA, analyze microplastics, sample fish populations, and more.

Sign up now at hudsonriverpark.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 627-2020

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-10-29 2020-10-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f0483976ebcd.JPG Fri, 17 Jul 2020 08:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/30/the-amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/30/the-amazing-maize-maze Date: October 30, 2020

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers is “on exhibit” in Queens as the Amazing Maize Maze through October 30. The maze experience begins with a Stalk Talk and a Sunflowers themed gameboard. It culminates with bragging rights as mazers find their way to Victory Bridge.

New York City’s only corn maze is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning September 18 through October 30 and Monday, October 12, 2020. It’s open Saturdays, Sundays and Columbus Day from 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; and 12:00 pm - 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.

Purchase tickets online.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2020-10-30 2020-10-30 12:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6a148186375.jpg Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/31/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/31/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm Date: October 31, 2020

Pumpkin Picking at Historic Richmond Town’s Decker Farm returns with all of your favorite autumnal activities! Search the patch for the perfect pumpkin, enjoy an old-fashioned hay-ride pulled by a tractor, and indulge in delicious fall food favorites, all without leaving Staten Island!

Each weekend features a new theme for fun outings all October long! Check historicrichmondtown.org for more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 ext. 266

Location: Decker Farm

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2020-10-31 2020-10-31 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.58259963989300000, -74.15370178222700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e160a79454dc.png Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:30:01 EDT