NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:45:15 GMT <![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/14/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: December 14, 2016

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 2016-12-14 2016-12-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/greenbelt-peepers Date: December 15, 2016

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

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-12-15 2016-12-15 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:45:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds Date: December 15, 2016

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. This program is suitable for three- and four-year-old tots.

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

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 2016-12-15 2016-12-15 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/15/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: December 15, 2016

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 2016-12-15 2016-12-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/16/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: December 16, 2016

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 2016-12-16 2016-12-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Piping Plover Fencing Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/piping-plover-fencing-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/piping-plover-fencing-project Date: December 17, 2016

Join the Stewardship Team for a day to work on the fencing that protects the habitat and nesting grounds of Piping Plovers, the endangered bird species, as well as caring for beach amaranth. Come dressed in boots, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Space is limited and registration is required. Please register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: End of Beach 56th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2016-12-17 2016-12-17 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58979083417300000, -73.78558609141100000 Mon, 14 Nov 2016 12:14:59 EST
<![CDATA[Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/forest-restoration Date: December 17, 2016

Volunteer with the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy to help fix up forested areas in the park. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a snack.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-12-17 2016-12-17 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:30:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Fire Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/outdoor-skills-fire-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/outdoor-skills-fire-building Date: December 17, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you.

All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-12-17 2016-12-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580e5ee91c978.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:30:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Waterfowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/birding-waterfowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/birding-waterfowl Date: December 17, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2016-12-17 2016-12-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.67470169067400000, -73.78440093994100000 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:30:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: December 17, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-17 2016-12-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Tue, 01 Nov 2016 17:30:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Eco Art Social: Storymaking with Clay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/eco-art-social-storymaking-with-clay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/eco-art-social-storymaking-with-clay Date: December 17, 2016

Cultures throughout history have kept stories and legends alive by retelling them using objects. Hear traditional nature mystery folktales from throughout the world. Then, using story prompts, imagine a tale, and and build clay sculptures to use during your own storytelling to the audience around our fireplace.

For storymakers and storytellers of all ages, abilities, and experience levels.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-12-17 2016-12-17 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:45:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Photography Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/photography-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/photography-scavenger-hunt Date: December 17, 2016

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. Bring your own digital camera or smartphone.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Clifton Place and Marcy Avenue (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2016-12-17 2016-12-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.68941827099700000, -73.94798326492300000 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Cold Weather Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/cold-weather-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/cold-weather-survival Date: December 17, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you.

All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-12-17 2016-12-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:30:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/17/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: December 17, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-17 2016-12-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Christmas Bird Count: Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/18/christmas-bird-count-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/18/christmas-bird-count-central-park Date: December 18, 2016

This annual event began in 1900 as a conservation effort to protect wild birds. To this day, it continues throughout the country each year.

Join NYC Audubon, Urban Park Rangers, and the Central Park Conservancy as we count birds in every section of the park.

Pre-registration is encouraged to attend the Central Park event. To register, please email christmasbirdcount@nycaudubon.org. Visit nycaudubon.org to learn about the Christmas Bird Count at Central Park and additional bird counts scheduled throughout NYC.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-18 2016-12-18 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580e634932f5f.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:44:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Waterfowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/18/birding-waterfowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/18/birding-waterfowl Date: December 18, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-12-18 2016-12-18 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:30:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Forest Park Super Hike (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/18/rangers-choice-forest-park-super-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/18/rangers-choice-forest-park-super-hike-vigorous Date: December 18, 2016

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

This extensive one-way hike highlights Forest Park's history and its surrounding neighborhoods of Kew Gardens, Glendale, Richmond Hill, and Woodhaven.

Registration is required.

How to Register
To register for this event, please visit our Urban Park Rangers program registration page. Registration opens on December 7.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-12-18 2016-12-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69929885864258000, -73.86170196533203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e44ee0c496d.JPG Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:45:20 EDT
<![CDATA[What Do Animals Do During Winter?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/18/what-do-animals-do-during-winter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/18/what-do-animals-do-during-winter Date: December 18, 2016

We've heard that bears hibernate and squirrels hide their acorns, but what do other animals do when winter is coming? What changes do they make? Why do animals prepare for winter? How do they know it's time? Join Dr. A for an exploration of the changes animals undergo before and during winter.

Please note: Space is limited (ages 4 - 7) and RSVP is required. To register, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org.

This program was made possible through the support of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Greenacre Foundation.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-12-18 2016-12-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5820ff594b49f.jpg Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/18/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/18/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: December 18, 2016

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-18 2016-12-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Solstice Candle Light Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/18/winter-solstice-candle-light-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/18/winter-solstice-candle-light-walk Date: December 18, 2016

This season, the Urban Park Rangers celebrate history, wildlife, the cosmos, and the holidays with a fun-filled, candlelight walk on the Putnam Trail.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-12-18 2016-12-18 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.88903808593750000, -73.89234161376953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580e5fe8584c1.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:30:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/19/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/19/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: December 19, 2016

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to the Park's northernmost highlights, including Conservatory Garden, the Harlem Meer, and the North Woods.

The tour starts inside Central Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue. Tour ends at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues).

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-19 2016-12-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.79430007934570000, -73.95120239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580502ac860fa.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/20/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/20/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: December 20, 2016

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 2016-12-20 2016-12-20 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/21/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/21/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: December 21, 2016

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 2016-12-21 2016-12-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/22/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/22/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: December 22, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-22 2016-12-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/23/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/23/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: December 23, 2016

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 2016-12-23 2016-12-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: December 24, 2016

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 2016-12-24 2016-12-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Jamaica Bay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/birding-jamaica-bay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/24/birding-jamaica-bay Date: December 24, 2016

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2016-12-24 2016-12-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.59870147705078000, -73.76619720458984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580e6070136f3.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: December 25, 2016

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 2016-12-25 2016-12-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/26/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/26/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: December 26, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-26 2016-12-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Secrets of the Southwest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/27/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park Date: December 27, 2016

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 2016-12-27 2016-12-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:44:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/28/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: December 28, 2016

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 2016-12-28 2016-12-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:59:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/29/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: December 29, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-29 2016-12-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:59:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 31, 2016

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 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:59:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Birding Van Tour - Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/rangers-choice-birding-van-tour-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/rangers-choice-birding-van-tour-owls Date: December 31, 2016

Our bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our weekend adventure programs so amazing.

Winter is the best time of year to spot owls as the leaves are gone, making it harder for them to hide. The days are also shorter, which is perfect for our nocturnal residents.

Registration is required.

How to Register
To register for this tour, please visit our Urban Park Rangers program registration page. Registration begins on December 21.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e44f5abfec7.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:45:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Central Park in the Movies Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/arts-culture-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/arts-culture-fun Date: December 31, 2016

In partnership with the Urban Park Rangers, Arts, Culture & Fun presents Central Park in the Movies! Hundreds of TV shows and movies have been filmed in Central Park. Hike along some of the pathways of lower Central Park to see where some of these iconic films were made.

To register for this event, please visit www.nycgovparks.org/reg/rangers. Registration begins on December 18. Registration is required. For more information, call (212) 628-2345. For accessibility information, contact the Urban Park Rangers by Tuesday, December 27 at (212) 628-2345 or rob.mastrianni@parks.nyc.gov.

About the Urban Park Rangers

The Urban Park Rangers foster stewardship for New York City parks and connect New Yorkers to the natural world through environmental education, outdoor recreation, wildlife management and active conservation.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Pulitzer Fountain (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76404638560100000, -73.97358408570300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/583f1d789f620.jpg Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:15:09 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: December 31, 2016

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 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:59:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/winter-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/winter-birding Date: January 8, 2017

The Hudson River Valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species, even during the winter months. Explore Wave Hill’s tranquil gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow to observe birds in their winter habitats. Birders of all levels are welcome. Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

This event is free with admission to the grounds. NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission to the grounds.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-01-08 2017-01-08 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5834acfe738b5.jpg Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Nature Center Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/trail-of-the-month-nature-center-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/trail-of-the-month-nature-center-trail Date: January 8, 2017

Kick off the 2017 Trail of the Month hiking series with an easy, introductory, one-mile hike around the Nature Center trail. Learn how to navigate your way through the Greenbelt while enjoying all of the benefits hiking has to offer.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-01-08 2017-01-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:44:49 EST
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/family-nature-walk Date: January 8, 2017

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. Ages six and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-01-08 2017-01-08 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5834adbd2d012.jpg Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/15/birding-winter-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/15/birding-winter-birds Date: January 15, 2017

New York City parks boast a wide variety of bird species throughout the year, and the Urban Park Rangers host the guided tours you need to locate and identify them. Winter Birders of all levels are welcome. Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Highland Park Entrance

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2017-01-15 2017-01-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.68822479248047000, -73.89073181152344000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Field Trip: Tour the Queens County Farm Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/greenthumb-field-trip-tour-the-queens-county-farm-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/greenthumb-field-trip-tour-the-queens-county-farm-museum Date: January 27, 2017

Join GreenThumb on a free field trip to the Queens Country Farm to learn about winter farming practices and to view the view greenhouse, low-tunnel, and high-tunnel house construction. Please RSVP here or call (212) 602-5300.

GreenThumb will provide free transportation to the farm at the following locations and times.

Pick-up #1
10:30 a.m., GreenThumb Office, 100 Gold Street, Manhattan


Pick-up #2
11:30 a.m., The Arsenal, 830 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan

Pick-Up #3
12:30 p.m., Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park),Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park),GreenThumb Office,Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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M010, Q453, B010 Central Park, Queens Farm Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2017-01-27 2017-01-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76760101318400000, -73.97129821777300000; 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000; 40.71048049702100000, -74.00351333618200000; 40.66759872436523400, -73.96179962158203000 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:00:01 EST