NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 23 May 2017 01:11:26 GMT <![CDATA[Family Camping: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/family-camping Date: May 26, 2017

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

Family Camping programs take place in all five boroughs, but space is limited and families are chosen by lottery.

To enter your family in the lottery, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Wednesday, May 17.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-05-26 2017-05-26 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e71be3131.JPG Mon, 08 May 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birds of Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/birds-of-clove-lakes-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/birds-of-clove-lakes-park Date: May 27, 2017

Join Seth Wollney for a birding walk through Staten Island’s premier migrant trap! We will search for late-season migrants such as warblers, flycatchers, and thrushes.

Participants will learn basic bird identification skills and how to use binoculars on a slow-paced walk through the park.

Bring field guides and binoculars. All levels of bird watchers are welcome.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Martlings Avenue Bridge (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.62160110473633000, -74.11830139160156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebb516c9f44.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/green-team Date: May 27, 2017

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

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

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: May 27, 2017

Volunteer this It's My Park season with the Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender loving care to our beloved park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the spring/summer weather and upcoming events. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Lucy Wilner: Us and Them, Birds at the Intersection of Natural and Man-made Worlds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds Date: May 27, 2017

Join us for an exhibit at Conference House Park, Lucy Wilner: Us and Them, Birds at the Intersection of Natural and Man-made Worlds, on display through July 23.

Wilner’s paintings explore the realms of imagination evoked by today’s new ecological and trans-species consciousness. Far from naturalistic, they present symbolic relationships, especially those between human beings, our histories, tools, and environments, and the natural world.

Gallery hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. / Closed holidays / Free admission

Opening reception: Saturday, May 13, 2017 / 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Image: Lucy Wilner, Aperture (detail), 72” x 60” inches, acrylic on canvas 2016

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59075dee7abf6.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 27, 2017

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

This tour is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e509de73191.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Prospect Park Nature and History Bike Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/rangers-choice-prospect-park-nature-and-history-bike-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/rangers-choice-prospect-park-nature-and-history-bike-tour Date: May 27, 2017

Bike through Prospect Park while enjoying the sights and sounds of spring. Participants should bring their own bike and helmet and will learn about biking protocol in NYC Parks.

Space is limited and registration is required. If necessary, a lottery will be run to select participants. To register for this event, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration begins on May 17.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6feee27032.jpg Thu, 11 May 2017 14:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/freshwater-fishing Date: May 27, 2017

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

You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel. Whether you choose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.60412216186523400, -74.16136169433594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6feab65f51.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 27, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: May 27, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing Date: May 27, 2017

Rocking the Boat invites you all to free community rowing experience.

Through Community Rowing, you'll explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats and learn about local waterways. The free program takes place every Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

For three of those days, community members can also try their hand at sailing.

Free Sailing

The City’s only sailing program aims to make sailing a staple of the South Bronx waterfront. Free sailing takes place on:

  • Sunday, June 11
  • Saturday, August 12
  • Sunday, September 10

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5909ec80b4a13.jpg Mon, 22 May 2017 12:14:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: May 27, 2017

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.

On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.

Moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced walks on rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Myrtle Avenue and Park Lane South (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70118591634500000, -73.84187507629400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6ff68f027e.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition: Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: May 27, 2017

Come view original artwork celebrating nature and the natural environment of Staten Island. Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, Staten Island’s land conservation organization.

Exhibition hours: Monday – Friday by appointment only, Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m

Organized & curated by Gail Middleton / Creative Photographers Guild

Opening reception: Saturday, May 6, 2017 / 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59088cfc9d17a.jpg Tue, 02 May 2017 15:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Twilight Canoe Adventure (Advanced)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/rangers-choice-twilight-canoe-adventure-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/rangers-choice-twilight-canoe-adventure-advanced Date: May 27, 2017

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

Enjoy an evening canoeing as the twilight turns into evening. Participants must have prior canoe experience and must be able to demonstrate proper technique.

Space is limited and registration is required. A lottery will be run to select participants. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on May 10.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c7003ecf00e.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/waterfront-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/waterfront-walks Date: May 28, 2017

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

Please RSVP here.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Wildlife Viewing: Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/birding Date: May 28, 2017

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.

To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask an Urban Park Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c7007f88d24.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: May 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: May 28, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: May 28, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).

The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary.

Please note: It is very important that you arrive between noon and 12:30 p.m., as the Village Community Boathouse pair their boats, coxswains, and rowers by 12:30. Boats leave right after for the afternoon. In some cases, the Villiage Community Boathouse will have additional boats leaving at a later time but the chances to get out on a boat then are much slimmer. Please check the Villiage Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook or Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, call (212) 229-2059.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-05-28 2017-05-28 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Mon, 22 May 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Orienteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/basic-orienteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/basic-orienteering Date: May 28, 2017

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 an orienteering program, you will learn the skills to navigate using a map and compass.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Forest Avenue and Silver Lake Park Road (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.63159291279000000, -74.09585726261100000 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Viewing: Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/wildlife-viewing-nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/wildlife-viewing-nocturnal-wildlife Date: May 28, 2017

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.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie Night: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/outdoor-movie-night-fantastic-beasts-and-where-to-find-them http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/outdoor-movie-night-fantastic-beasts-and-where-to-find-them Date: May 28, 2017

In celebration of our 25th anniversary, many of this summer's featured films will take us back to the year 1992! Whether a classic favorite or a recent blockbuster, Randall's Island Park is an amazing place to take in a flick.

Outdoor movie nights take place at sunset every Sunday from June through September. Outdoor movie nights are presented in partnership with the NYC Parks.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13), Year: 2016, Runtime: 2 hr 13 min
An author studying fantastic beasts arrives in 1926 NYC, and gets caught up in a larger conflict when some of the creatures in his care are accidentally released. - Swank


Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 8601899

Location: Field 81 (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 8:30 pm 10:45 pm 40.78372985973800000, -73.93353271484400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a65b7270d.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Memorial Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/29/central-park-tour-memorial-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/29/central-park-tour-memorial-walk Date: May 29, 2017

Join Central Park Conservancy tour guides on this walk through Central Park--and through time--to see how generations of New Yorkers have used the Park as a place to remember and honor our veterans. Highlights of this tour include Maine Monument, Merchant's Gate, Heckscher Ballfields, 7th Regiment Memorial, S. Rankin Drew Memorial, Navy Terrace and Navy Walk, 307th Infantry Regiment Memorial, Red Cross Memorial Flagpole, 107th Infantry Regiment Memorial, and the Arsenal. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-29 2017-05-29 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76810073852539000, -73.98139953613281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5306638ca12c2.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/30/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/30/fitness-walk Date: May 30, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-05-30 2017-05-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/30/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/30/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 30, 2017

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

This tour is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-30 2017-05-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e507ef4a078.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/30/central-park-tour-the-ramble1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/30/central-park-tour-the-ramble1 Date: May 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-30 2017-05-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/30/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/30/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event Date: May 30, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).

The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary.

As temperatures on the water are generally cooler than on land, please dress accordingly, especially if you are not planning to actively row. We are providing lifejackets for free.

ITS IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU COME BEFORE EARLY. No later than 6 PM. WE PAIR OUR BOATS WITH COXSWAINS (1) AND ROWERS (4 for each boat) ) BY 6pm AND BOATS LEAVE RIGHT AFTER FOR THE EVENING ROW. Rows last usually between 1 and 2 hours.

Also please check our social media feeds for possible last minute changes due to weather or other circumstances:

FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/VCBoathouse/ TWITTER https://twitter.com/VCBoathouseNYC

or call (see our Phone No on our website VCB.NYC)

Or join our mailinglist for updates: mailinglist@vcb.nyc

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-05-30 2017-05-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f92dcb14593.jpg Mon, 22 May 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/31/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/31/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-31 2017-05-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/31/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/31/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: May 31, 2017

Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one! The hike is moderately paced, and the run is faster and more suitable for experienced trail runners. Bring a headlamp along as it is beginning to be dark when we return!

The evening hikes take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the trail runs take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The hike and trail run usually cover approximately five miles. Headlamps are required in every season. Dress for the weather and trail conditions. Bring water and a snack if you think you'll need it. No reservation is required.

This event takes place in all weather unless conditions are dangerous. For updates, please visit the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy on Facebook.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-05-31 2017-05-31 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Dance Fitness in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/31/dance-fitness-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/31/dance-fitness-in-the-park Date: May 31, 2017

Dance Fitness is the perfect way to have fun while getting an amazing work out! These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air. Follow certified instructors from Sweet Water Dance & Yoga for a fun, high-energy workout along the park’s shoreline!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-31 2017-05-31 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78202599271400000, -73.92982745170600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a1b119975.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/fitness-walk Date: June 1, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/greenbelt-peepers Date: June 1, 2017

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

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children ages 2-3 years old with their caregiver. Space is limited.

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: June 1, 2017

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

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather permitting) for children ages 3-4 years old with their caregiver. Space is limited.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: June 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/01/tour-the-battery Date: June 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-06-01 2017-06-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf4930d27f.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Coastal Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/coastal-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/coastal-cleanup Date: June 2, 2017

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

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

Groups with 10 members or fewer are welcome to join in our 2-hour long Coastal Cleanup sessions. Space is limited. Please fill out a Coastal Cleanup Group Form to request a date.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 2, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: June 2, 2017

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island North Shore 'Greenbelt' Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/north-shore-staten-island-greenbelt-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/02/north-shore-staten-island-greenbelt-hike Date: June 2, 2017

Celebrate National Trails Day with a hike through the trails of Staten Island's North Shore "Greenbelt" parks: Jones Woods, Goodhue, and Allison Pond parks. The round trip hike will start and end at Jones Woods at the top of Franklin Avenue.

Join NYC Park's hike leaders in exploring the rare serpentine hillside grasslands of Jones Woods, the oak woodlands of Goodhue and the waterways of Allison Pond Parks.

Children younger than 14 years old need to be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 417-6917

Location: Franklin Avenue and Arnold Street (in Jones Woods Park)

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R048 Jones Woods Park 2017-06-02 2017-06-02 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.63850021362305000, -74.09079742431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5909082d4e24e.PNG Tue, 02 May 2017 19:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird-Watching at the Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir Date: June 3, 2017

Start your day with an early morning bird-watching walk led by the Brooklyn Bird Club

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Main entrance across from the Vermont Place Parking Lot

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2017-06-03 2017-06-03 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.68682208700500000, -73.88909471035000000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Estuary Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-estuary-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-estuary-day Date: June 3, 2017

Please note: this event was rescheduled from May 6 due to weather.

This It's My Park season, join over 20 south Brooklyn schools and Coney Island community groups as we care for and learn about Coney Island Creek for It's My Estuary Day! We'll do big beach cleanup to start the day and will have a dozen marine science learning stations set up for everyone to investigate and learn about Coney Island Creek.

This volunteer event is family friendly. We hope you join us! Organized by Cultural Research Divers, Brooklyn Marine STEM Education Alliance, and Making Waves. We look forward to cleaning up Coney Island Creek and Kaiser Park with you!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bayview Avenue Entrance (in Kaiser Park)

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B129 Kaiser Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.58078765869140600, -74.00070190429688000 Thu, 11 May 2017 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[National Trails Day: Forest Restoration Volunteer Opportunity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/national-trails-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/national-trails-day Date: June 3, 2017

Come help volunteer to restore the trails in Forest Park. Please call Nicole Gamory at (718) 235-4100 for more information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Buddy Monument (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70140075683594000, -73.84149932861328000 Tue, 02 May 2017 19:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper Bronx River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/upper-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/upper-river-paddle Date: June 3, 2017

Join the Bronx River on a 2.5-mile paddling adventure and explore the fresh water sections of the Bronx River! We will kick off at 219th and Bronx Blvd. and end the paddle at the Bronx Zoo.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard

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2017-06-03 2017-06-03 9:30 am 2:00 pm 40.88420104980500000, -73.86689758300800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee3dd8ab52a.jpg Wed, 17 May 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks with New York City Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon Date: June 3, 2017

Register for one or multiple free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon!

Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Registration is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-03 2017-06-03 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58cfd28fe6702.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/green-team Date: June 3, 2017

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

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

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: June 3, 2017

Volunteer this It's My Park season with the Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender loving care to our beloved park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the spring/summer weather and upcoming events. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Lucy Wilner: Us and Them, Birds at the Intersection of Natural and Man-made Worlds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds Date: June 3, 2017

Join us for an exhibit at Conference House Park, Lucy Wilner: Us and Them, Birds at the Intersection of Natural and Man-made Worlds, on display through July 23.

Wilner’s paintings explore the realms of imagination evoked by today’s new ecological and trans-species consciousness. Far from naturalistic, they present symbolic relationships, especially those between human beings, our histories, tools, and environments, and the natural world.

Gallery hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. / Closed holidays / Free admission

Opening reception: Saturday, May 13, 2017 / 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Image: Lucy Wilner, Aperture (detail), 72” x 60” inches, acrylic on canvas 2016

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59075dee7abf6.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Baywaters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/science-in-the-park-baywaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/science-in-the-park-baywaters Date: June 3, 2017

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for fun, free, hands-on science programming in Little Bay Park. We'll grab a seining net and learn about the various creatures that live in the bay.

Boots will be provided.

Please note: There will be no program on Saturday, May 27 (Memorial Day Weekend).

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Little Bay Park

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.78960037231445000, -73.78700256347656000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[National Trails Day Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/national-trails-day-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/national-trails-day-hike Date: June 3, 2017

Get out in the Greenbelt! This National Trails Day, take a light hike around the Greenbelt Nature Center to enjoy the sights, scents, and sounds of the N trail!

Start time: 11:00 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 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebcfeba160e.jpg Tue, 02 May 2017 19:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: June 3, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Mon, 08 May 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: New York City Fish Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/summer-on-the-hudson-new-york-city-fish-count http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/summer-on-the-hudson-new-york-city-fish-count Date: June 3, 2017

As part of the annual World Science Festival, we will wade into the Hudson River to collect and count what species of fish we find. How will our site differ from others? Join us for this fun waterside event!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 172nd Street Beach (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.84538650512700000, -73.94603729248000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bae8e480d.jpg Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Wade Into the Bronx River: Great Fish Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/wade-into-the-bronx-river-great-fish-count http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/wade-into-the-bronx-river-great-fish-count Date: June 3, 2017

Join the Bronx River Alliance in exploring the Bronx River at Concrete Plant Park. This is a free, family event where we will provide waders (adult sizes only- children must wear rainboots) and guide to looking under the surface of the river.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee3f47a288c.jpg Mon, 22 May 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 3, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Garden Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/spring-garden-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/spring-garden-tours Date: June 3, 2017

Explore seasonal garden highlights at the Queens Botanical Garden with QBG's knowledgeable staff on the first weekend of each month. Tours are drop-in and free with Garden admission.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-03 2017-06-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b4642fc5312.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: All About Plants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/storefront-science-kids-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/storefront-science-kids-workshop Date: June 3, 2017

Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A!

Join Dr. A for a bunch of plant-based experiments—how they grow, what they look like inside—and take home your own potted herb!

Please note: Space is limited to 15 children (ages 5 to 11) . RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register

Funded through the generosity of Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fd2f4c1a6.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Viewing: Horseshoe Crabs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/wildlife-viewing-horseshoe-crabs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/wildlife-viewing-horseshoe-crabs Date: June 3, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing sports in the urban jungle.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 Wed, 03 May 2017 17:15:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition: Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: June 3, 2017

Come view original artwork celebrating nature and the natural environment of Staten Island. Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, Staten Island’s land conservation organization.

Exhibition hours: Monday – Friday by appointment only, Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m

Organized & curated by Gail Middleton / Creative Photographers Guild

Opening reception: Saturday, May 6, 2017 / 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59088cfc9d17a.jpg Tue, 02 May 2017 15:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing Date: June 3, 2017

Rocking the Boat invites you all to free community rowing experience.

Through Community Rowing, you'll explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats and learn about local waterways. The free program takes place every Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

For three of those days, community members can also try their hand at sailing.

Free Sailing

The City’s only sailing program aims to make sailing a staple of the South Bronx waterfront. Free sailing takes place on:

  • Sunday, June 11
  • Saturday, August 12
  • Sunday, September 10

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5909ec80b4a13.jpg Mon, 22 May 2017 12:14:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: June 3, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Mon, 08 May 2017 16:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/family-camping Date: June 3, 2017

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

To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Wednesday, May 24. Selected parties will be notified of meeting locations and other details.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Marine Park

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B057 Marine Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.60272115863300000, -73.92570495605500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910d740a5d27.JPG Mon, 08 May 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Trains to Trails: Staten Island Hiking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/04/trains-to-trails-staten-island-hiking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/04/trains-to-trails-staten-island-hiking Date: June 4, 2017

Did you know that NYC Parks maintains and operates over 50 miles of hiking trails on Staten Island? Many of these off-road and natural trails are less than a 15-minute walk from public transportation, including the Staten Island Railway!

Join us on National Trails Day for our first Trains to Trails event where we will hike from the SIR Tottenville station through Conference House, Long Pond Park, and Mt. Loretto, then back to the SIR Richmond Valley station.

The hike will cover approximately five miles of varying terrain and natural habitats, and is an easy to moderate hike. Hikers should come dressed in sturdy boots or hiking shoes. Please bring water and snacks to keep you going.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

Location: MTA Staten Island Railway-Tottenville Station

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2017-06-04 2017-06-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.51136779785156000, -74.25208282470703000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59090709ce920.jpg Tue, 02 May 2017 19:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Day at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/04/discovery-day-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/04/discovery-day-at-freshkills-park Date: June 4, 2017

Explore the world’s largest landfill-to-park project at this free event! Discovery Day is a one-day opportunity to visit normally closed sections of Freshkills Park before they open to the public.

Discover the 2,200-acre park’s rolling hills and views of New York City with bicycling, tours, activities, and hiking across miles of trails.

Shuttles will make trips to and from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5381

Location: Freshkills Park Event Entrance

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2017-06-04 2017-06-04 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.58599853515625000, -74.19180297851562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c186249d0e3.jpg Tue, 02 May 2017 19:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/04/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/04/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 4, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-04 2017-06-04 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[15th Annual Drums Along the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/04/15th-annual-drums-along-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/04/15th-annual-drums-along-the-hudson Date: June 4, 2017

Join NYC Parks and Lotus Music and Dance for this annual Multicultural Celebration and Native American Festival.

This is a free event featuring Native American, Japanese, Brazilian, Flamenco, and Korean dancers and drummers from around the world! The festival combines a celebration of Native American heritage, culture, and art with the diversity of New York City. Spanish, African, Brazilian, and Tibetan cultures will also be celebrated with food, music, and dancing. Activities include a Tree of Peace planting, international cuisine, Native American storytelling, a Pow Wow, crafts. and visits from Captain Planet.

Photo Credit: Manhattan Times News

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-06-04 2017-06-04 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91860198974610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5697cfb5b46dc.jpg Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/04/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/04/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: June 4, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).

The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary.

Please note: It is very important that you arrive between noon and 12:30 p.m., as the Village Community Boathouse pair their boats, coxswains, and rowers by 12:30. Boats leave right after for the afternoon. In some cases, the Villiage Community Boathouse will have additional boats leaving at a later time but the chances to get out on a boat then are much slimmer. Please check the Villiage Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook or Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, call (212) 229-2059.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-06-04 2017-06-04 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Mon, 22 May 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Garden Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/04/spring-garden-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/04/spring-garden-tours Date: June 4, 2017

Explore seasonal garden highlights at the Queens Botanical Garden with QBG's knowledgeable staff on the first weekend of each month. Tours are drop-in and free with Garden admission.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-04 2017-06-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b4648a1dd74.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Medicinal Plants Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/04/medicinal-plants-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/04/medicinal-plants-hike-moderate Date: June 4, 2017

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 this nature hike, discover the medicinal and cultural uses of common plants found throughout New York City.

Moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain. For all hiking programs, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-06-04 2017-06-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Mon, 08 May 2017 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Springtime Tour of Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/04/springtime-tour-of-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/04/springtime-tour-of-prospect-park Date: June 4, 2017

Join the Natural Areas Conservancy (NAC) for a guided walk through Prospect Park—one of Brooklyn’s remaining native forests.

Senior Ecologist Helen Forgione will share tips for springtime plant and tree identification, and will show you the unique forest features of the park. Helen will also share findings from NAC’s first-ever, citywide assessment project, as well as what’s next for our organization.

This tour will meet in the Info Commons Lab at Brooklyn Public Library at 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3356

Location: Brooklyn Public Library

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2017-06-04 2017-06-04 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.67217090000000000, -73.96810110000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910cbd34797d.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/04/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/04/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 4, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-04 2017-06-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/05/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/05/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: June 5, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-05 2017-06-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/fitness-walk Date: June 6, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-06 2017-06-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event Date: June 6, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).

The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary.

As temperatures on the water are generally cooler than on land, please dress accordingly, especially if you are not planning to actively row. We are providing lifejackets for free.

ITS IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU COME BEFORE EARLY. No later than 6 PM. WE PAIR OUR BOATS WITH COXSWAINS (1) AND ROWERS (4 for each boat) ) BY 6pm AND BOATS LEAVE RIGHT AFTER FOR THE EVENING ROW. Rows last usually between 1 and 2 hours.

Also please check our social media feeds for possible last minute changes due to weather or other circumstances:

FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/VCBoathouse/ TWITTER https://twitter.com/VCBoathouseNYC

or call (see our Phone No on our website VCB.NYC)

Or join our mailinglist for updates: mailinglist@vcb.nyc

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-06-06 2017-06-06 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f92dcb14593.jpg Mon, 22 May 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost: Farm & Garden Work Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/nyc-compost-farm-garden-work-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/nyc-compost-farm-garden-work-days Date: June 7, 2017

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

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

This volunteer event takes place on the first Wednesday of the month at Heritage Farm and on the third Saturday of the month at the Compost Demonstration Garden.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebd2eecf3aa.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: June 7, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: June 7, 2017

Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one! The hike is moderately paced, and the run is faster and more suitable for experienced trail runners. Bring a headlamp along as it is beginning to be dark when we return!

The evening hikes take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the trail runs take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The hike and trail run usually cover approximately five miles. Headlamps are required in every season. Dress for the weather and trail conditions. Bring water and a snack if you think you'll need it. No reservation is required.

This event takes place in all weather unless conditions are dangerous. For updates, please visit the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy on Facebook.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Dance Fitness in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/dance-fitness-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/dance-fitness-in-the-park Date: June 7, 2017

Dance Fitness is the perfect way to have fun while getting an amazing work out! These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air. Follow certified instructors from Sweet Water Dance & Yoga for a fun, high-energy workout along the park’s shoreline!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78202599271400000, -73.92982745170600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a1b119975.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Horseshoe Crab Monitoring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/horseshoe-crab-monitoring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/horseshoe-crab-monitoring Date: June 7, 2017

Join the Stewardship Team for an evening of horseshoe crab monitoring! Since 2013, NYC Parks has been monitoring horseshoe crab spawning activity along the restored sandy beach at Coney Island Creek. We'll be walking the beach to count the number of crabs present and tagging them to keep track of how many we've already seen as part of NYC Parks' ongoing effort to monitor their activity. This exciting work contributes to a long-term research study that is helping us to better understand and protect the horseshoe crabs that live in our urban waters. Come and take a closer look at our city’s valuable natural resources! Please come dressed in layers, clothes that can get dirty, and waterproof boots or sneakers, and bring your own water bottle. All volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Calvert Vaux Park

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.58464431762695000, -73.99511718750000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590a457e13960.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:15:09 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA Monthly Monitoring Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring-session Date: June 7, 2017

We will hike within High Rock Park to listen for frogs. Please bring a headlamp or flashlight. Recommended for children 8 years old and older.

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

This program is sponsored by Greener NY.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c892bf00385.png Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/fitness-walk Date: June 8, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-06-08 2017-06-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Wade Into the Bronx River: Metropolitan Monarch Alliance Educator Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/wade-into-the-bronx-river-metropolitan-monarch-alliance-educator-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/wade-into-the-bronx-river-metropolitan-monarch-alliance-educator-workshop Date: June 8, 2017

Join the Bronx River Alliance and Queens College GLOBE NY Metro in a teacher professional development workshop that will provide teachers with training and the tools to create and customize a versatile interdisciplinary suite of classroom activities that introduces Monarch butterflies.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Fannie Lou Hamer High School

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2017-06-08 2017-06-08 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.83164620000000000, -73.88850400000000000 Mon, 22 May 2017 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 8, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-08 2017-06-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/tour-the-battery Date: June 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-06-08 2017-06-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf4930d27f.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-09 2017-06-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/09/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/09/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: June 9, 2017

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-09 2017-06-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Horseshoe Crab Monitoring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/09/horseshoe-crab-monitoring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/09/horseshoe-crab-monitoring Date: June 9, 2017

Join the Stewardship Team for an evening of horseshoe crab monitoring! Since 2013, NYC Parks has been monitoring horseshoe crab spawning activity along the restored sandy beach at Coney Island Creek. We'll be walking the beach to count the number of crabs present and tagging them to keep track of how many we've already seen as part of NYC Parks' ongoing effort to monitor their activity. This exciting work contributes to a long-term research study that is helping us to better understand and protect the horseshoe crabs that live in our urban waters. Come and take a closer look at our city’s valuable natural resources! Please come dressed in layers, clothes that can get dirty, and waterproof boots or sneakers, and bring your own water bottle. All volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-392-5232

Location: Calvert Vaux Park

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2017-06-09 2017-06-09 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.58464431762695000, -73.99511718750000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590a45bf56fd0.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:15:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Full River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/full-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/full-river-paddle Date: June 10, 2017

Join the Bronx River Alliance for a five-mile adventure on the Bronx River, exploring all the freshwater and estuaries sections of the river. We will start at 219th and Bronx Boulevard and end at Starlight Park.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard

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2017-06-10 2017-06-10 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.88420104980500000, -73.86689758300800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee43f0ed86f.JPG Mon, 22 May 2017 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/green-team Date: June 10, 2017

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

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

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-10 2017-06-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: June 10, 2017

Volunteer this It's My Park season with the Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender loving care to our beloved park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the spring/summer weather and upcoming events. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-10 2017-06-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Great Randall's Island Treasure Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/the-great-randalls-island-treasure-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/the-great-randalls-island-treasure-hunt Date: June 10, 2017

Join us as we unlock island secrets at The Great Randall’s Island Treasure Hunt! This event, offered in partnership with Hudson Valley Orienteering, includes two orienteering courses—one for adults and one for children. Learn how to use a map and compass (provided) while exploring the park; enjoy arts and crafts; light refreshments will be provided. Treasure for all who participate!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-10 2017-06-10 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.78335503947300000, -73.92465233802800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b59bbba9351.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Lucy Wilner: Us and Them, Birds at the Intersection of Natural and Man-made Worlds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds Date: June 10, 2017

Join us for an exhibit at Conference House Park, Lucy Wilner: Us and Them, Birds at the Intersection of Natural and Man-made Worlds, on display through July 23.

Wilner’s paintings explore the realms of imagination evoked by today’s new ecological and trans-species consciousness. Far from naturalistic, they present symbolic relationships, especially those between human beings, our histories, tools, and environments, and the natural world.

Gallery hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. / Closed holidays / Free admission

Opening reception: Saturday, May 13, 2017 / 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Image: Lucy Wilner, Aperture (detail), 72” x 60” inches, acrylic on canvas 2016

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-10 2017-06-10 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59075dee7abf6.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Baywaters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/science-in-the-park-baywaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/science-in-the-park-baywaters Date: June 10, 2017

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for fun, free, hands-on science programming in Little Bay Park. We'll grab a seining net and learn about the various creatures that live in the bay.

Boots will be provided.

Please note: There will be no program on Saturday, May 27 (Memorial Day Weekend).

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Little Bay Park

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2017-06-10 2017-06-10 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.78960037231445000, -73.78700256347656000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/saltwater-fishing Date: June 10, 2017

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

You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel. Whether you choose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: American Veterans Memorial Pier

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B432 American Veterans Memorial Pier 2017-06-10 2017-06-10 11:00 am 0:30 am 40.63937377929687500, -74.03814697265625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910d821973c1.jpg Tue, 16 May 2017 15:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: June 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-10 2017-06-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 10, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-10 2017-06-10 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Alley Pond Park Super Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/rangers-choice-alley-pond-park-super-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/rangers-choice-alley-pond-park-super-hike Date: June 10, 2017

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.

Hiking and nature enthusiasts are welcome on this lengthy one-way, guided hike from Alley Pond Park to Oakland Lake. There wil be plenty of wildlife viewing, spring flora, and history along the way.

Please wear appropriate shoes and bring water and a snack for the hike.

Please note: Registration is required; to register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on May 31.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-06-10 2017-06-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74409866333008000, -73.74420166015625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910d8ce5cd07.JPG Mon, 08 May 2017 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition: Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: June 10, 2017

Come view original artwork celebrating nature and the natural environment of Staten Island. Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, Staten Island’s land conservation organization.

Exhibition hours: Monday – Friday by appointment only, Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m

Organized & curated by Gail Middleton / Creative Photographers Guild

Opening reception: Saturday, May 6, 2017 / 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-10 2017-06-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59088cfc9d17a.jpg Tue, 02 May 2017 15:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing Date: June 10, 2017

Rocking the Boat invites you all to free community rowing experience.

Through Community Rowing, you'll explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats and learn about local waterways. The free program takes place every Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

For three of those days, community members can also try their hand at sailing.

Free Sailing

The City’s only sailing program aims to make sailing a staple of the South Bronx waterfront. Free sailing takes place on:

  • Sunday, June 11
  • Saturday, August 12
  • Sunday, September 10

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2017-06-10 2017-06-10 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5909ec80b4a13.jpg Mon, 22 May 2017 12:14:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: June 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-10 2017-06-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT