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, 24 Jun 2016 23:56:14 GMT <![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/nature-exploration Date: June 26, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Festival de las Flores]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/festival-de-las-flores http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/festival-de-las-flores Date: June 26, 2016

The colorful Colombian tradition of creating silletas or large medallions constructed from flowers, comes to Queens Botanical Garden in an afternoon celebration!

See and take pictures with completed floral creations, enjoy bilingual storytime and crafts, and sample delicious Colombian foods. Admission does not include food and beverage.

Schedule
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Visual artist Tatiana Arocha leads a scavenger hunt, incorporating her outdoor art installations and a take-home field guide.
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Music in the Garden - Rebolú performs Afro-Colombian music, sponsored by Astoria Bank.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-06-26 2016-06-26 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573ce3bc03c39.PNG Fri, 27 May 2016 11:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/freshwater-fishing Date: June 26, 2016

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 chose 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: The Amazing Max]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/family-performance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/family-performance-festival Date: June 26, 2016

Each summer, Central Park Conservancy hosts a series of eco-education and multicultural performances for the whole family to enjoy. Formerly known as A Clearing in the Forest, this year's Family Performance Festival is chock-a-block full of fun and learning through music, storytelling, Park adventures, puppetry, and more!

Illusionist Max Darwin earned the moniker "The Amazing Max" not only for his extraordinary skills as a magician, but also for his ability to entertain audiences and keep the little ones spellbound! This high-energy, interactive and all-around silly show is appropriate for audiences of all ages. Max combines magic and comedy in the beautiful setting of Central Park.

This family-friendly program is free. All ages are welcome. Please let us know you’re coming. In case of inclement weather, please check our website or call (646) 208-4111 for updates.

Programs are between 60 and 90 minutes long.

For the full performance schedule, click centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575860e3bc956.jpg Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Orienteering, Maps, and Compasses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/orienteering-maps-and-compasses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/orienteering-maps-and-compasses Date: June 26, 2016

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

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our orienteering hikes you will learn the skills needed to navigate using only a map and compass.

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) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f0454bb5d35.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Exploring the Bay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/science-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/science-in-the-park1 Date: June 26, 2016

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for free, fun hands-on science programming. We will grab a seining net and learn about creatures that live in the bay. Please register here.

Generously funded by Council Member Paul Vallone.

Sessions will be held on May 7 and 29 and June 4 and 26.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Bay Area (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79083504895700000, -73.78331184387200000 Wed, 25 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/science-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/science-in-the-park1 Date: June 26, 2016

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for free, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park on Sundays in May and June.

Topics include pond exploration, engineering, inserts, and flight.

Generously funded by Council Member Barry Grodenchik.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Wed, 25 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/discovery-walks-for-families-ramble1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/discovery-walks-for-families-ramble1 Date: June 26, 2016

Bring your family for a guided walk through the Ramble and take part in hands-on exploration. Learn about what makes Central Park a sanctuary for plants, animals and humans alike. Borrow a Discovery Kit - a rugged backpack filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and other discovery tool.

This event is suitable for ages five and older. Pre-registration is required as space is limitied. Families only; maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Please arrive at Belvedere Castle 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time to check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-660

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57518870c1cfb.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: June 26, 2016

On Sunday afternoons, volunteers go into Highbridge Forest and tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, from native plant and tree identification to the how, why, and what of invasive species removal. Later, you can tell your friends and family how you helped preserve a forest in the middle of Manhattan!

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Email volunteer@nyrp.org or call 917-291-6436 for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 26, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/community-rowing Date: June 26, 2016

Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.

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 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 27 May 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 26, 2016

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5745f35be543d.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 27, 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 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: June 27, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 28, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5745f3d9edd25.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Special Staff-Led Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/central-park-special-staffled-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/central-park-special-staffled-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: June 28, 2016

Special Tour Offering: Get the inside scoop Central Park's newest secret garden on this staff-led tour by Lisa Kozlowski, Central Park Conservancy’s Senior Zone Gardener, in the Hallett Nature Sanctuary on June 28th only!

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708052c197fc.JPG Mon, 13 Jun 2016 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 28, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop Up Aquarium!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/pop-up-aquarium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/pop-up-aquarium Date: June 28, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the NY Aquarium for a Pop Up Aquarium experience in your neighborhood park! Open for all ages!

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8928

Location: Betsy Head Playground (in Betsy Head Park)

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B008 Betsy Head Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.66453177960000000, -73.91188335418700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d15886ac70.jpg Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/walking-meditation Date: June 29, 2016

This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society. The Walking Meditation classes will begin at the Upper Terrace gravel (across from the Bryant Park Cafe) with opening remarks and instruction; then, the class will conduct a slow and mindful turn about the park.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-29 2016-06-29 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/farm-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/farm-workdays Date: June 29, 2016

Spend the morning on the farm learning how composted food scraps nourish the soil to grow healthy food in NYC. Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Registration required; please register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-06-29 2016-06-29 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 Thu, 26 May 2016 17:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays Date: June 29, 2016

Spend the morning on the farm learning how composted food scraps nourish the soil to grow healthy food in NYC. Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Registration is required; please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 500

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-06-29 2016-06-29 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acde135923.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories in the Garden: Trees through the Seasons]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/stories-in-the-garden-trees-through-the-seasons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/stories-in-the-garden-trees-through-the-seasons Date: June 29, 2016

Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature tales. These stories—classics and more—come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs and puppetry.

Sit awhile in the spreading shade of one of Wave Hill’s beautiful trees as we send down roots, stretch up our trunks, sway in the wind and hear all about how trees change through the seasons. Join us as we read A Leaf Can Be by Laura Purdie Salas, Have you Seen Trees? by Joanne Oppenheim and Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert.

Programs are held outdoors but move into Wave Hill House in inclement weather. Ideal for children ages three to six with an adult.

This program is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-29 2016-06-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5745f4b263a99.jpg Mon, 06 Jun 2016 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: June 29, 2016

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 2016-06-29 2016-06-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: June 29, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-29 2016-06-29 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop Up Aquarium!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/pop-up-aquarium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/pop-up-aquarium Date: June 29, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the NY Aquarium for a Pop Up Aquarium experience in your neighborhood park! Open for all ages!

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8928

Location: Kaiser Park

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B129 Kaiser Park 2016-06-29 2016-06-29 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.57904568370000000, -73.99582795550000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d15886ac70.jpg Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Wednesdays Welcome Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/sunset-wednesdays-welcome-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/sunset-wednesdays-welcome-walk Date: June 29, 2016

An experienced Wave Hill guide will be your concierge for this drop-in tour. Explore what makes the gardens so unique, and learn how to maximize your Wave Hill experience this summer.

This walk is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-29 2016-06-29 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5745f596aa53d.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: June 30, 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 2016-06-30 2016-06-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/nature-exploration Date: June 30, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-30 2016-06-30 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: June 30, 2016

Like many New Yorkers, you may love the idea of raising your own garden but lack the knowledge, space or confidence to do so. Garden Crew is the perfect opportunity to dive into the soil and figure it all out! Here you’ll learn about plant maintenance and care throughout the seasons while helping to beautify Sherman Creek Park.

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Call 917-291-6436 or email volunteer@nyrp.org for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-06-30 2016-06-30 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 30, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-30 2016-06-30 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop Up Aquarium!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/pop-up-aquarium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/pop-up-aquarium Date: June 30, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the NY Aquarium for a Pop Up Aquarium experience in your neighborhood park! Open for all ages!

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8928

Location: Seth Low Playground (in Seth Low Playground/ Bealin Square)

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B100 Seth Low Playground/ Bealin Square 2016-06-30 2016-06-30 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.60790634155273400, -73.98632812500000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d15886ac70.jpg Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/01/compost-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/01/compost-workdays Date: July 1, 2016

Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents. You’ll learn Queens Botanical Garden’s compost recipe and make a three-yard batch in our aerated static bin system, using residential food scraps accepted at our Queens based drop-off locations.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Registration is required, please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 500

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-07-01 2016-07-01 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acf62b4a59.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 1, 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 2016-07-01 2016-07-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/01/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/01/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: July 1, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-01 2016-07-01 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Birds of Prey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/01/birds-of-prey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/01/birds-of-prey Date: July 1, 2016

Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation will present a birds of prey demonstration.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: East 16th Road to East 18th Road on Cross Bay Boulevard (in Broad Channel Park)

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Q460 Broad Channel Park 2016-07-01 2016-07-01 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.60100173950200000, -73.81980133056600000 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Pelham Bay Park, Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/01/family-camping-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/01/family-camping-bronx Date: July 1, 2016

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. Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery.

To enter your family into the lottery, please visit our Event Registration page. Registration has been extended to Saturday June 25.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-07-01 2016-07-01 7:00 pm 8:00 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/bird-walks Date: July 2, 2016

Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Butterfly Habitat Hats]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/family-art-project-butterfly-habitat-hats http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/family-art-project-butterfly-habitat-hats Date: July 2, 2016

See them and sketch them, flying and sipping the nectar of their favorite flowering shrub or bush. Then learn about local butterfly species and make a butterfly-habitat hat filled with flowers and insects in an active landscape.

This event is free and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57585a1d71358.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Orientation Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/sherman-creek-stewards-orientation-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/sherman-creek-stewards-orientation-session Date: July 2, 2016

Learn more about New York Restoration Project's weekly volunteer opportunities! Whether you are interested in getting your hands dirty with traditional ornamental gardening, removing the vines threatening our native NYC trees, or just want to meet an awesome group of people just as excited about getting into nature as you, our weekly Garden and Forest Crews could be for you! Attend an orientation to learn how to get involved. Come prepared to work!

Please register by calling 917-291-6436 or emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 10:30 am 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 2, 2016

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

This event 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 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57586067b8e2b.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Plover Day!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/plover-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/plover-day Date: July 2, 2016

Join us to celebrate 20 years of endangered species protection! Discover one of New York City's endangered species: The Piping Plover!

Enjoy family-friendly games, crafts, and educational activities that raise awareness of this amazing shorebird.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-2774

Location: Beach 86th Street and Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58430099487300000, -73.81069946289100000 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 2, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/community-rowing Date: July 2, 2016

Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.

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 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 27 May 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Fort Totten Park, Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/family-camping-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/02/family-camping-queens Date: July 2, 2016

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. Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery.

To enter your family into the lottery please visit our Event Registration page. Registration has been extended through June 25.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-07-02 2016-07-02 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.79240036010742000, -73.77700042724610000 Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Butterfly Habitat Hats]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/family-art-project-butterfly-habitat-hats http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/family-art-project-butterfly-habitat-hats Date: July 3, 2016

See them and sketch them, flying and sipping the nectar of their favorite flowering shrub or bush. Then learn about local butterfly species and make a butterfly-habitat hat filled with flowers and insects in an active landscape.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57586167e3a64.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Tide Pool Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/kids-tide-pool-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/kids-tide-pool-exploration Date: July 3, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Bring your kids and explore some tide pools with the Urban Park Rangers!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Central Park Players]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/family-performance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/family-performance-festival Date: July 3, 2016

Each summer, Central Park Conservancy hosts a series of eco-education and multicultural performances for the whole family to enjoy. Formerly known as A Clearing in the Forest, this year's Family Performance Festival is chock-a-block full of fun and learning through music, storytelling, park adventures, puppetry, and more!

Explore Central Park's diverse plant and animal life through hands-on nature activities led by Central Park Conservancy environmental educators.

This family-friendly program is free. All ages are welcome. Please let us know you’re coming. In case of inclement weather, please check our website or call (646) 208-4111 for updates.

Programs are between 60 and 90 minutes long.

For a complete listing of performances, visit centralparknyc.org

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575864c56797b.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/community-rowing Date: July 3, 2016

Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.

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 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 27 May 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[What's in Bloom in the Heather Garden? July Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/whats-in-bloom-in-the-heather-garden-july-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/whats-in-bloom-in-the-heather-garden-july-tour Date: July 3, 2016

Take a walking tour of the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park with horticulturist Madeline Byrne and learn about the dozens of plants currently in bloom. Learn about the garden's history and how the Heather Garden compares with the plants found at the New York Botanical Garden, where Madeline Byrne has over 15 years of experience.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576847d9b26e1.jpg Tue, 21 Jun 2016 04:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: July 3, 2016

On Sunday afternoons, volunteers go into Highbridge Forest and tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, from native plant and tree identification to the how, why, and what of invasive species removal. Later, you can tell your friends and family how you helped preserve a forest in the middle of Manhattan!

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Email volunteer@nyrp.org or call 917-291-6436 for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 3, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/03/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 3, 2016

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

This tour is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-03 2016-07-03 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575861ef6211c.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 4, 2016

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights on this holiday Monday.

This tour is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-04 2016-07-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57586280c9bc6.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Kill Salt Marsh Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour Date: July 4, 2016

Join us for a tour of the Bronx Kill Salt Marsh to view wildlife up close, learn about the ecological importance of wetlands, and explore the waterfront adjacent to the Harlem River and East River.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-07-04 2016-07-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6dcb1db717.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/04/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: July 4, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-04 2016-07-04 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/05/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/05/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 5, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-05 2016-07-05 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Jazz Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/05/arts-culture-fun-jazz-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/05/arts-culture-fun-jazz-concert Date: July 5, 2016

This summer, join us in the park for free jazz concerts, featuring talented young musicians from the world-renowned New School for Jazz. With notable alumni including Robert Glasper, Brad Mehldau, Bilal, and Becca Stevens, New School Jazz has been recognized as an innovative leader in musical higher education for nearly thirty years.

The School of Jazz at The New School, founded in 1986, is one of the most influential institutions of its kind. The quality and uniqueness of the school lie in its artist-as-mentor approach to learning, its progressive curriculum, small ensemble-based performance, a stellar faculty composed of artist-practitioners, and our access to unique musical opportunities throughout New York City.

Rain or Shine! The event moves indoors in case of rain.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-367-3657

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-07-05 2016-07-05 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57112f4228dfb.jpg Mon, 06 Jun 2016 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/06/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/06/walking-meditation Date: July 6, 2016

This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society. The Walking Meditation classes will begin at the Upper Terrace gravel (across from the Bryant Park Cafe) with opening remarks and instruction; then, the class will conduct a slow and mindful turn about the park.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-07-06 2016-07-06 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/06/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/06/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays Date: July 6, 2016

Spend the morning on the farm learning how composted food scraps nourish the soil to grow healthy food in NYC. Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Registration is required; please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 500

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-07-06 2016-07-06 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acde135923.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories in the Garden: Flutter and Fly]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/06/stories-in-the-garden-flutter-and-fly http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/06/stories-in-the-garden-flutter-and-fly Date: July 6, 2016

Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature tales. These stories—classics and more—come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs, and puppetry. In the summer, gardens come to life with fluttering butterflies, zooming dragonflies, and buzzing bees.

Join us this week as we read stories and do a movement piece about our winged friends. We’ll be reading Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert, Dazzling Dragonflies by Linda Glaser, and Where Butterflies Grow by Joanne Ryder.

Programs are held outdoors, but move into Wave Hill House in inclement weather. Ideal for children ages three to six years old with an adult.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-06 2016-07-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57606d5d9b76e.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/06/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/06/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: July 6, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-06 2016-07-06 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Wednesdays Welcome Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/06/sunset-wednesdays-welcome-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/06/sunset-wednesdays-welcome-walk Date: July 6, 2016

An experienced Wave Hill guide will be your concierge for this drop-in tour. Explore what makes the gardens so unique, and learn how to maximize your Wave Hill experience this summer.

This tour is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-06 2016-07-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57606e6a43582.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Whales in the Harbor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/06/whales-in-the-harbor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/06/whales-in-the-harbor Date: July 6, 2016

Discover a new era when whales, dolphins, and seals have returned to New York Harbor in surprising numbers.

Purchase tickets here. Tickets are nonrefundable.

Led by Paul Sieswerda, Gotham Whales.

Photo by: Bentley Bentleson

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-06 2016-07-06 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.70270156860400000, -73.99530029296900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5759d3e3a6637.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Wednesdays Outdoor Music: Lumiere String Quartet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/06/sunset-wednesdays-outdoor-music-lumiere-string-quartet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/06/sunset-wednesdays-outdoor-music-lumiere-string-quartet Date: July 6, 2016

Each Sunset Wednesday, enjoy outdoor concerts by vibrant New York City musicians who will bring a pop sensibility to their performance on Wave Hill’s Great Lawn.

Under the leadership of violinist Victoria Paterson, pictured here, the members of the Lumiere String Quartet—Maxim Moston(violin), William Curry (viola), Ludmilla Konstantinova (cello), and Paterson—perform all over New York City and regularly at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, highlighting American and popular music from a wide variety of eras and genres. The ensemble has been featured on “Late Night” with David Letterman, “The View,” and “Kelly & Michael” with such as artists Diana Krall, Joss Stone and A Great Big World. The Quartet has top-selling CDs on iTunes and Amazon. Selections tonight include a classical suite, “Sunrise, Sunset” from Fiddler on the Roof and pop tunes by Celine Deon, Coldplay, The Police, and The Verve (“Bittersweet Symphony”). Visitors may bring a lawn chair and picnic during the performance.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-06 2016-07-06 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57606ed5d4974.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/07/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/07/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: July 7, 2016

Like many New Yorkers, you may love the idea of raising your own garden but lack the knowledge, space or confidence to do so. Garden Crew is the perfect opportunity to dive into the soil and figure it all out! Here you’ll learn about plant maintenance and care throughout the seasons while helping to beautify Sherman Creek Park.

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Call 917-291-6436 or email volunteer@nyrp.org for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-07-07 2016-07-07 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/07/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/07/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 7, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-07 2016-07-07 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Jazz Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/07/arts-culture-fun-jazz-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/07/arts-culture-fun-jazz-concert Date: July 7, 2016

This summer, join us in the park for free jazz concerts, featuring talented young musicians from the world-renowned New School for Jazz. With notable alumni including Robert Glasper, Brad Mehldau, Bilal, and Becca Stevens, New School Jazz has been recognized as an innovative leader in musical higher education for nearly thirty years.

The School of Jazz at The New School, founded in 1986, is one of the most influential institutions of its kind. The quality and uniqueness of the school lie in its artist-as-mentor approach to learning, its progressive curriculum, small ensemble-based performance, a stellar faculty composed of artist-practitioners, and our access to unique musical opportunities throughout New York City.

Rain or Shine! The event moves indoors in case of rain.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-367-3657

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-07-07 2016-07-07 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57112f4228dfb.jpg Mon, 06 Jun 2016 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/08/compost-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/08/compost-workdays Date: July 8, 2016

Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents. You’ll learn Queens Botanical Garden’s compost recipe and make a three-yard batch in our aerated static bin system, using residential food scraps accepted at our Queens based drop-off locations.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Registration is required, please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 500

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-07-08 2016-07-08 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acf62b4a59.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 8, 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 2016-07-08 2016-07-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/08/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/08/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: July 8, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-08 2016-07-08 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Willowbrook Park, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/08/family-camping-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/08/family-camping-staten-island Date: July 8, 2016

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.

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery please visit our Event Registration page from June 22 through June 29.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2016-07-08 2016-07-08 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.60359954833984400, -74.15840148925781000 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/bird-walks Date: July 9, 2016

Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-07-09 2016-07-09 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle and Pick Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/upper-river-paddle-pick-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/upper-river-paddle-pick-up Date: July 9, 2016

Join us on a paddling adventure and help us clean the freshwater sections of the Bronx River of floatables!

Please wear closed-toed, attached shoes and complete an ACA adult or child waiver. Please bring limited personal belongings and a light snack.

How to register
Registration opens at 10:00 a.m. two weeks prior to the trip date and closes at 10:00 a.m. on the day before the trip. Please register here. Only 20 tickets will be available, once the tickets are sold out, there are no spots open and no waiting list. Please plan your purchase accordingly.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

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

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X002 Bronx Park 2016-07-09 2016-07-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88420104980469000, -73.86689758300781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d0897f13d1d.jpg Fri, 03 Jun 2016 13:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet the Bees Workshop: Hands-on in the Apiary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/meetthebees-workshop-handson-in-the-apiary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/meetthebees-workshop-handson-in-the-apiary Date: July 9, 2016

Get up close and personal with the bees of Wave Hill! Observe bee behavior in the gardens, then suit up in a hat and veil to peek inside a hive filled with 50,000 honeybees. Search for worker bees, drones, a brood (baby bees) and maybe even catch a glimpse of the elusive queen.

Beekeeper Roger Repohl will lead this fascinating foray into the world of the honeybee.

This workshop is appropriate for curious adults and kids ages 14 and older accompanied by an adult.

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 2016-07-09 2016-07-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576abeb5c9b44.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 9, 2016

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights at the Wave Hill gardens.

This event 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 2016-07-09 2016-07-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576abf3951d52.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: July 9, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks.

On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Schmul Park

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R045 Schmul Park 2016-07-09 2016-07-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.58990097045898400, -74.18769836425781000 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Paddling 101 (Basic)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/paddling-101-basic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/paddling-101-basic Date: July 9, 2016

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York CIty. Learn to paddle with the Rangers and then use your new skills to explore the shores and learn about life at the lake. This program is perfect for beginners; for ages 8 years and older only.

Participants are chosen via lottery. To register for the lottery please visit our Event Registration page from June 22 through June 29.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-07-09 2016-07-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 Sat, 18 Jun 2016 21:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn to Ride-Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/bike-new-york-learn-to-rideadults1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/bike-new-york-learn-to-rideadults1 Date: July 9, 2016

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class! Learn to Ride—Adults is a required class in our Earn A Bike program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Fort Wadsworth

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2016-07-09 2016-07-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.60207870000000000, -74.05436820000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5768181cd95ee.jpg Tue, 21 Jun 2016 22:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/saltwater-fishing Date: July 9, 2016

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.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Harlem River Drive Greenway Park

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2016-07-09 2016-07-09 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81131680629500000, -73.93454545184000000 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/community-rowing Date: July 9, 2016

Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.

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 2016-07-09 2016-07-09 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 27 May 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/nature-exploration-hike-moderate1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/nature-exploration-hike-moderate1 Date: July 9, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks.

On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.

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 2016-07-09 2016-07-09 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5761d1b3cf6f7.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Affair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/family-affair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/family-affair Date: July 9, 2016

Bronx Museum educators will be in Target Bronx Community Garden leading activities centered around gardening, art, and our neighborhood. This event is best for children aged 12 and under and their families!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2016-07-09 2016-07-09 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.83280181884765600, -73.92680358886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57068c24a2e2f.JPG Fri, 27 May 2016 11:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 9, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-09 2016-07-09 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial: Photo Walk at Fort Wadsworth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/photowalk-at-fort-wadsworth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/photowalk-at-fort-wadsworth Date: July 9, 2016

Bring your camera and tour the neighboring Fort Wadsworth National Park with professional photographer Ed Coppola. Get tips on composing your own photos of the historic site and views.

All experience levels are welcome!

Register at (718) 816-4506 ext. 10 or email info@aliceausten.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Fort Wadsworth

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2016-07-09 2016-07-09 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.60207870000000000, -74.05436820000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744947badd20.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Marine Park, Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/family-camping-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/family-camping-brooklyn Date: July 9, 2016

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. Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery.

To enter your family into the lottery please visit our Event Registration page from June 22 through June 29.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718)421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-07-09 2016-07-09 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/summer-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/summer-birding Date: July 10, 2016

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these captivating walks through the gardens and woodlands. Observe the plants, insects, and habitats at Wave Hill that make it an appealing destination for a wide variety of birds.

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 2016-07-10 2016-07-10 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576abfa733973.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[7th Annual Soundview Park Art & Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/7th-annual-soundview-park-art-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/7th-annual-soundview-park-art-music-festival Date: July 10, 2016

Come join the Friends of Soundview Park as they celebrate with live performances, art exhibitions, workshops, fitness programs, nature, waterfront activities, and more!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4636

Location: Lafayette and Metcalf Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2016-07-10 2016-07-10 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.82009887695312500, -73.87059783935547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575190b8cc343.JPG Fri, 03 Jun 2016 12:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Canoeing Willow Lake (Intermediate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/canoeing-willow-lake-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/canoeing-willow-lake-intermediate Date: July 10, 2016

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Prior canoeing experience is preferred for this program. For ages 8 years and older only. First come, first served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willow Lake (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-07-10 2016-07-10 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.71979904174805000, -73.83159637451172000 Sun, 19 Jun 2016 01:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Insect Comedy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/family-performance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/family-performance-festival Date: July 10, 2016

Each summer, Central Park Conservancy hosts a series of eco-education and multicultural performances for the whole family to enjoy. Formerly known as A Clearing in the Forest, this year's Family Performance Festival is chock-a-block full of fun and learning through music, storytelling, park adventures, puppetry, and more!

See the world of bugs in a whole new way with Diane's fun-filled stories. Learn the importance of soil creatures in the life cycle of plants while laughing along to a Japanese folktale. Finding a six-legged critter while playing in the park will never be the same again.

This family-friendly program is free. All ages are welcome. Please let us know you’re coming. In case of inclement weather, please check Central Park Conservancy's website or call (646) 208-4111 for updates.

Programs are between 60 and 90 minutes long.

For a complete list of performances, please visit Central Park Conservancy's Family Performance Festival page.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-10 2016-07-10 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575864c56797b.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/family-nature-walk Date: July 10, 2016

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands.

No registration is required. Ages six and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-10 2016-07-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ac0df83c76.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx River Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/bronx-river-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/bronx-river-ramble Date: July 10, 2016

Join Stephen DeVillo for a Ramble down the Bronx River Greenway in Soundview Park and hear about the ecology, geology, and Native American history of the Bronx River Estuary.

We’ll enjoy spectacular views of Long Island Sound, hear dark tales of the “Devil’s Belt”, and see the unique river community of Harding Park. We’ll also learn about Soundview’s lost creeks and tidal marshes, see how Soundview became a landfill (with rubble from Brooklyn), check out the new salt marsh restoration, and hear the strange tale of the “Moses Marina”. We’ll see where an oyster reef is being re-established, and pause for a cinematic moment by the spot where they “sank” the Titanic.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4636

Location: Lafayette and Metcalf Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2016-07-10 2016-07-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.82009887695312500, -73.87059783935547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5751910826aaa.JPG Fri, 03 Jun 2016 12:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/freshwater-fishing Date: July 10, 2016

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.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-07-10 2016-07-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89340209960938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5761d22c52a1b.JPG Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: July 10, 2016

On Sunday afternoons, volunteers go into Highbridge Forest and tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, from native plant and tree identification to the how, why, and what of invasive species removal. Later, you can tell your friends and family how you helped preserve a forest in the middle of Manhattan!

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Email volunteer@nyrp.org or call 917-291-6436 for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-07-10 2016-07-10 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 10, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-10 2016-07-10 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/community-rowing Date: July 10, 2016

Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.

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 2016-07-10 2016-07-10 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 27 May 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 10, 2016

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

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-07-10 2016-07-10 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ac165255c2.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/10/storytime-craft Date: July 10, 2016

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity.

Generously sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-07-10 2016-07-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ad39f57431.JPG Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/11/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/11/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: July 11, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-07-11 2016-07-11 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 12, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Street Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/arts-culture-fun-street-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/arts-culture-fun-street-stories Date: July 12, 2016

This hands-on workshop is an introduction to documentary photography. Aldo Saligno will take you through a range of tips and techniques necessary to capture compelling images of people, events, and city-scapes that can be persuasive and advocate for social justice.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own cameras, cellphones with cameras, and related equipment.

Aldo Soligno is a professional photographer and photojournalist. His work has been published in Vanity Fair, MSNBC, Repubblica, and Marie Claire, among many others.

The event is in partnership with More Art, a nonprofit that brings artists and communities together to create public art and educational programs that inspire social justice. Discover more at www.moreart.org

Please RSVP to hold your spot at info@moreart.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2016-07-12 2016-07-12 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56df3cc530d45.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT