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 Tue, 31 May 2016 00:17:16 GMT <![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 4, 2016

The one-acre Urban Farm at Randall’s Island Park offers a wide variety of organically grown fruits and vegetables.

With over 80 raised beds, two greenhouses, a milk-crate container garden, a trellis tunnel for gourds and climbing vines, and even rice paddies, the Farm presents a wide array of crops and growing methods to visitors of all ages.

Drop by to see the beautiful variety of the farm and learn about Randall's Island Park Alliance’s efforts to promote healthy, informed, and conscientious eating habits. T

he Urban Farm is open for public Exploration Days every Saturday, June to September, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 Fri, 27 May 2016 12:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/nature-exploration Date: June 4, 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 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 4, 2016

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Tour with Public Garden Designer Ronda M. Brands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/heather-garden-tour-with-public-garden-designer-ronda-m-brands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/heather-garden-tour-with-public-garden-designer-ronda-m-brands Date: June 4, 2016

As part of Garden Days at Fort Tryon Park, join public garden designer Ronda M. Brands for a behind-the-scenes look at the design and planting scheme of the three-acre Heather Garden with its 500 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs.

Brands and colleague Lynden Miller have served as garden consultants to the Fort Tryon Park Trust since 2009. Learn how they worked with the park's gardeners and the Olmsted Brother's original 1935 plant list to strengthen and rejuvenate the Heather Garden to make it a destination with horticultural interest in every season. Their Framework Plan also equipped the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks gardeners with information on how to best sustain the garden for future generations.

Photo by Josh Coceano

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 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572cc2809f9f8.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Exploring the Bay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/science-in-the-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/science-in-the-park2 Date: June 4, 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 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79083504895700000, -73.78331184387200000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 4, 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 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 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[Go Green! Greenpoint!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/go-green-greenpoing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/go-green-greenpoing Date: June 4, 2016

Beginning in 2008, Go Green! Greenpoint! was the first Earth Day Festival to take place in North Brooklyn. Since then, this event has become an annual staple of community life.

Each year, Go Green! Greenpoint! has grown in participating organizations and businesses, and in attendance. Our event includes education with schools, community groups, and companies displaying research, science, and art projects that enhance our appreciation and understanding of our environment.

Go Green! offers Greencycle Swap to recycle and reuse clothing, shoes, books, toys, and more. The event hosts a green school contest, yoga, zumba, and other classes, vendors with enviro-friendly merchandise, and live music and dance performances.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 987-2765

Location: 900 Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72150039672900000, -73.95269775390600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ef6ce26a7f6.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/community-rowing Date: June 4, 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 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 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[Green Reading with SI OutLOUD]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/green-reading-with-si-outloud http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/green-reading-with-si-outloud Date: June 4, 2016

This program is part of the Greening the Globe Begins at Home series, which highlights environmental education, “green collar” career paths, and initiatives towards creating sustainable communities. Funding for these events is provided by a grant from the New York City Council, including Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, CM Donovan Richards, and the Staten Island Delegation: CM Joseph Borelli, CM Debi Rose, and CM Steven Matteo.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571135d64d0da.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: New York City Fish Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/new-york-city-fish-count http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/new-york-city-fish-count Date: June 4, 2016

Summer on the Hudson joins in as part of the annual World Science Festival!

We will wade into the Hudson River to collect and count species of fish. How will our site differ from others? Join us for this fun waterside event!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 172nd Beach (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.84538650512695000, -73.94603729248047000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/family-camping-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/family-camping-brooklyn Date: June 4, 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.

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

To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 25. Selected parties will be notified of meeting locations and other details.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 6:00 pm 8:00 am 40.60469818115234400, -73.93029785156250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f03846b6c0c.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/birding-hawk-watch Date: June 5, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/basic-canoeing Date: June 5, 2016

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget.

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participation in a manadatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is requied.

This basic canoeing program is great for all skill levels

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Golf House and Lower Putnam Trail (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.88880157470700000, -73.89250183105500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e9ae8ca09f6.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/nature-exploration Date: June 5, 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 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/community-rowing Date: June 5, 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 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 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[Alpine Garden Walking Tour of Fort Tryon Park with Expert Horticulturist John Kelly]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/garden-walking-tour-of-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/garden-walking-tour-of-fort-tryon-park Date: June 5, 2016

As part of Garden Days at Fort Tryon Park, take a guided tour of the Alpine and Heather Gardens which were part of the original Olmsted Brother's design. Learn more about the 500 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs and how its became a garden with year-round horticultural interest. Horticulturist John Kelly who leads the team that sustains the garden, will talk about the garden's evolution from the park's dedication by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in 1935 to the present.

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 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573cdb89bc76f.jpg Thu, 19 May 2016 13:01:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/science-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/science-in-the-park Date: June 5, 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.

Pre-registration is required. Please register here.

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 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Wed, 25 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: June 5, 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 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 5, 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 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 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[Arts, Culture & Fun: Wildlife of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york Date: June 5, 2016

Join Illustrator Giada Crispiels for a unique coloring project celebrating her new book, Wildlife of New York, which captures the diverse beauty of hte city's treasured neighborhoods and landmarks, alongside the animals that call this city home.

Giada Crispiels is a Brooklyn based artist whose work includes drawing, photography, and installations. Trained at the LABA Academy of Art (Brescia, Itlay), she has won various residencies and fellowships for her work concerning nature in the urban environment.

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

Please RSVP on eventbrite to reserve your spot: Wildlifeinnybhpnc.eventbrite.com

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f55f3085765.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 5, 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 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744a1f94b0f8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/05/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: June 5, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-05 2016-06-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 6, 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 2016-06-06 2016-06-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fdbcd2ffa.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/06/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: June 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 2016-06-06 2016-06-06 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[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 7, 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 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 7, 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 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744a2f7c7d03.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/07/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 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 2016-06-07 2016-06-07 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[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/walking-meditation Date: June 8, 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 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 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/2016/06/08/farm-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/farm-workdays Date: June 8, 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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2016-06-08 2016-06-08 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 Thu, 26 May 2016 17:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: June 8, 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 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: June 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 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 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[Children's Music Hour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/childrens-music-hour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/childrens-music-hour Date: June 8, 2016

Meet well-known children's performer Darlene Graham and get your kids singing and swaying.

Sponsored by Council Member Espinal and The Forest Park Trust, Inc.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden (in Highland Park)

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B047 Highland Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.68289947509800000, -73.88790130615200000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA: Monthly Monitoring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring Date: June 8, 2016

Hike to Buttonbush Swamp to listen for frogs. A headlamp or flashlight required. This program is suitable for children age 8 and older.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: June 9, 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 2016-06-09 2016-06-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/nature-exploration Date: June 9, 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 2016-06-09 2016-06-09 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/2016/06/09/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: June 9, 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 2016-06-09 2016-06-09 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/2016/06/09/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 9, 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 2016-06-09 2016-06-09 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[City Chicken Institute: Basic Chicken Keeping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/city-chicken-institute-basic-chicken-keeping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/city-chicken-institute-basic-chicken-keeping Date: June 9, 2016

Visit a live chicken coop and learn how to raise your own flock at New York Restoration Project's interactive discussion about keeping chickens in an urban setting.

Workshops are suitable for all levels of experience. Workshops may include hands-on components, so please come in appropriate attire. You will be provided with all necessary tools and gloves.

Garden gates open at 5:30 p.m.; the workshop begins at 6 p.m.

For more informaiton and updates, please visit the City Chicken Institute's Meetup page.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Imani Community Garden

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2016-06-09 2016-06-09 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67620086669922000, -73.93289947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fea3c18891e.JPG Wed, 25 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Matter Friday Work Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/earth-matter-friday-work-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/earth-matter-friday-work-days Date: June 10, 2016

Want a hands-on experience with composting? Come get your hands dirty and join Earth Matter on a Friday Work Day. There are several ways you can get involved:

  • Animal Care: Caring for our chickens, goats, rabbits, worms, and bees
  • Our Daily Compost: Blending greens and browns to make black gold
  • Carpentry: Supporting a variety of projects — help make a new sifter, fix paddock gates, etc.
  • Gardening: Tending to our plants, and other activities for those with a green thumb

Register here.

Upon registering, you will be contacted by Earth Matter to confirm your volunteer registration. Please let Earth Matter know if you will be coming in a large group or will be traveling with children, so they can plan our work day accordingly. You can note this in the comments section upon registering.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Compost Learning Center at the Urban Farm

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2016-06-10 2016-06-10 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70123672485400000, -74.01168060302700000 Wed, 25 May 2016 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 10, 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 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fdbcd2ffa.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/nature-exploration Date: June 10, 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 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/10/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: June 10, 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 2016-06-10 2016-06-10 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[Birdwatching at the Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/bird-watching-at-the-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/bird-watching-at-the-ridgewood-reservoir Date: June 11, 2016

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

Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir's Vermont Place Entrance (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 8:00 am 10:30 am 40.68249893188500000, -73.88819885253900000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle & Pick Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/upper-river-paddle-pick-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/upper-river-paddle-pick-up Date: June 11, 2016

Join us on a paddling adventure, and help us clean the freshwater sections of the Bronx River to remove floatables.

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

Registration will open at 10 a.m. on the date two weeks prior to the trip date. Registration will end at 10 a.m. on the day before trip. Please register here.

Only 20 tickets are available for this event. Once the site has sold out of tickets there will be no open spots nor waiting lists.

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 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88420104980469000, -73.86689758300781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d0897f13d1d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Food and Farm Tours: Caribbean Culture Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/bronx-food-farm-tours-caribbean-culture-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/bronx-food-farm-tours-caribbean-culture-tour Date: June 11, 2016

We’ll celebrate the Puerto Rican Day Parade right here in the Bronx, visiting flourishing gardens teeming with food and flowers.

At Las Casitas, visit with gardeners and see what's growing. Next enojy a lunch of healthy Caribbean-inspired fare at El Flamboyan. At Rincon Criollo Cultura Center and Community Garden, we’ll be inspired by the sounds of Puerto Rico and pay tribute to longtime Bronx musician and garden founder Jose “Chema” Soto. Tour Guide: Bobby González, Bronx storyteller.

To reserve your seat, please contact Bronx Green-Up/The New York Botanical Garden at (718) 817-8026 or email bronxgreenup@nybg.org.

Pick-up location in the Bronx: Meet the trolley at 9:30 a.m. at East 161st Street and Grand Concourse (3 blocks east of the 161-Yankee Stadium 4, B, D station). The trolley will leave promptly 10:00 a.m. and will return at 2:30 p.m.

Each tour includes a delicious, healthy lunch catered by Bronx-based B-Blossom.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817.8026

Location: East 161st Street and Grand Concourse

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2016-06-11 2016-06-11 9:30 am 2:30 pm 40.82672480000000000, -73.92262320000000000 Fri, 27 May 2016 11:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Workshop: Why is Water Good For Plants?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/free-kids-workshop-why-is-water-good-for-plants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/free-kids-workshop-why-is-water-good-for-plants Date: June 11, 2016

At this workshop, we will learn why water is good for plants. Join us for the first session from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and learn about how water affects plants and helps them grow. The second session will take place on June 11 from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East 43rd Street Block Association Community Garden Garden

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2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:00 am 11:30 pm 40.62851500000000000, -73.93439500000000000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Jane's Walk: Exploring the Wetlands at Alley Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/janes-walk-exploring-the-wetlands-at-alley-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/janes-walk-exploring-the-wetlands-at-alley-pond-park Date: June 11, 2016

The salt marshes of Alley Creek in northeast Queens have experienced many changes since Jane Jacob’s time, and one section is even the former site of an amusement park! We’re working to restore these vital areas which are important habitats for migratory shorebirds, horseshoe crabs, and many more native animals and plants. Join the Natural Areas Conservancy as we tour the landscape and discuss our plans for restoration.

The Queens County Bird Club will also provide an introduction to the diverse birds that use the marsh.

The tour will begin at the Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC). We will walk north of Northern Boulevard to visit future restoration sites along the outer shore of Alley Creek. Join us on the marsh to learn about our plans to preserve the critical habitat and other ecological benefits that Alley Creek provides!

This event is free and open to the public. Please be prepared with comfortable shoes that can get wet and dirty, appropriate outdoor attire, and water if needed. A portion of this walk will involve uneven terrain; this walk may not be suitable for people with mobility-impairments.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3356

Location: Alley Pond Environmental Center

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2016-06-11 2016-06-11 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.76271040000000000, -73.75336500000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5747017bedcee.jpg Fri, 27 May 2016 11:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 11, 2016

The one-acre Urban Farm at Randall’s Island Park offers a wide variety of organically grown fruits and vegetables.

With over 80 raised beds, two greenhouses, a milk-crate container garden, a trellis tunnel for gourds and climbing vines, and even rice paddies, the Farm presents a wide array of crops and growing methods to visitors of all ages.

Drop by to see the beautiful variety of the farm and learn about Randall's Island Park Alliance’s efforts to promote healthy, informed, and conscientious eating habits. T

he Urban Farm is open for public Exploration Days every Saturday, June to September, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 Fri, 27 May 2016 12:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: June 11, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708052c197fc.JPG Wed, 25 May 2016 19:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Nature Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/kids-nature-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/kids-nature-hike Date: June 11, 2016

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

A free Urban Park Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s weekend.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Clinton Avenue and Prospect Avenue (in Goodhue Park)

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R169 Goodhue Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.63890075683594000, -74.09770202636719000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: June 11, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fbdce88695e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 11, 2016

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/nature-exploration Date: June 11, 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 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Ethnobotany and Medicinal Plants Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/ethnobotany-and-medicinal-plants-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/ethnobotany-and-medicinal-plants-hike-light Date: June 11, 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 this nature hike, discover the medicinal and cultural uses of common plants found throughout New York City.

Light hikes are leisurely strolls on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Affair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/family-affair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/family-affair Date: June 11, 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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2016-06-11 2016-06-11 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/2016/06/11/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 11, 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 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 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/2016/06/11/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/community-rowing Date: June 11, 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 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 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[Kids Workshop: Why is Water Good For Plants?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/free-kids-workshop-why-is-water-good-for-plants1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/free-kids-workshop-why-is-water-good-for-plants1 Date: June 11, 2016

Join us for this second session of this workshop on how water effects the life of a plant. This workshop is kid-friendly and will involve interactive components.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East 43rd Street Block Association Community Garden Garden

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2016-06-11 2016-06-11 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.62851500000000000, -73.93439500000000000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/saltwater-fishing Date: June 11, 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 choose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: American Veterans Memorial Pier

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B432 American Veterans Memorial Pier 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.63937377929687500, -74.03814697265625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f03b548840d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/family-camping-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/family-camping-manhattan Date: June 11, 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.

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

To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 1. Selected parties will be notified of meeting locations and other details.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 6:00 pm 8:00 am 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Concerts at Isham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/arts-culture-fun-concerts-at-isham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/11/arts-culture-fun-concerts-at-isham-park Date: June 11, 2016

East Winds Ensemble presents a unique concert by two masters of Japanese music, Masayo Ishigure and Marco Lienhard. Enjoy an afternoon of Koto and Shakukachi music that will dazzle your senses with timeless Japanese music. The concert will celebrate the release of a new music CD by Japanese composer Rando Fukuda and will also include traditional as well as modern compositions.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Bruce's Garden (in Isham Park)

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M043 Isham Park 2016-06-11 2016-06-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.86949920654297000, -73.91799926757812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57115e32a95b4.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Green Trail and Pouch Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/trail-of-the-month-green-trail-and-pouch-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/trail-of-the-month-green-trail-and-pouch-camp Date: June 12, 2016

This month's Trail of the Month covers the Gretta Moulton (Green Trail) and the trails inside Pouch Camp.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-06-12 2016-06-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/seining Date: June 12, 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.

Get ready to get your hands wet as seining programs use nets to catch fish.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-06-12 2016-06-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f042430adc9.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/freshwater-fishing Date: June 12, 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 choose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-06-12 2016-06-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.61885833740234400, -74.10642242431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f041d41dba6.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[14th Annual Drums Along the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/fourteenth-annual-drums-along-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/fourteenth-annual-drums-along-the-hudson Date: June 12, 2016

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

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

Photo Credit: Manhattan Times News

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-06-12 2016-06-12 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91860198974610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5697cfb5b46dc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/nature-exploration Date: June 12, 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 2016-06-12 2016-06-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/intermediate-canoeing Date: June 12, 2016

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget.

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participation in a manadatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is requied.

Some experience is preferred; first-come, first-served.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B057 Marine Park 2016-06-12 2016-06-12 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.60269927978515600, -73.93350219726562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e9af244f457.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/science-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/science-in-the-park1 Date: June 12, 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 2016-06-12 2016-06-12 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Wed, 25 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: June 12, 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 2016-06-12 2016-06-12 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/2016/06/12/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 12, 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 2016-06-12 2016-06-12 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/2016/06/12/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/community-rowing Date: June 12, 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 2016-06-12 2016-06-12 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/2016/06/12/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 12, 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 2016-06-12 2016-06-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744a91607c3a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Concerts at Isham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/arts-culture-fun-concerts-at-isham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/12/arts-culture-fun-concerts-at-isham-park Date: June 12, 2016

Taikoza has created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drum and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Roughly translated, Taiko means big drums. Big Drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying energy;this group draws from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual performance.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Upper Lawn by Bruce's Garden (in Isham Park)

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M043 Isham Park 2016-06-12 2016-06-12 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.86940002441406000, -73.91870117187500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57115f2827784.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/13/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/13/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: June 13, 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 2016-06-13 2016-06-13 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[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/14/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/14/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: June 14, 2016

Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.

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

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review 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: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-14 2016-06-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.79430007934570000, -73.95120239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708024fda209.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/14/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/14/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 14, 2016

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

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 2016-06-14 2016-06-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744a9d65da79.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/14/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/14/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 14, 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 2016-06-14 2016-06-14 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[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/15/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/15/walking-meditation Date: June 15, 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 2016-06-15 2016-06-15 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/2016/06/15/farm-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/15/farm-workdays Date: June 15, 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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2016-06-15 2016-06-15 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 Thu, 26 May 2016 17:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/15/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/15/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: June 15, 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 2016-06-15 2016-06-15 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/2016/06/15/pop-up-aquarium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/15/pop-up-aquarium Date: June 15, 2016

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8928

Location: Marion Hopkinson Park (in Marion Hopkinson Playground)

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B110 Marion Hopkinson Playground 2016-06-15 2016-06-15 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.68168586410000000, -73.91357542220000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d15886ac70.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Jazz Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/15/arts-culture-fun-jazz-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/15/arts-culture-fun-jazz-concert Date: June 15, 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.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Dr Ronald McNair Park (in Dr. Ronald McNair Park)

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B044 Dr. Ronald McNair Park 2016-06-15 2016-06-15 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.67050170898437500, -73.96199798583984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57112f4228dfb.jpg Fri, 20 May 2016 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/16/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/16/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 16, 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 2016-06-16 2016-06-16 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[Wildflower Meadow Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/16/wildflower-meadow-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/16/wildflower-meadow-tour Date: June 16, 2016

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

Join an experienced member of the Randall's Island Park Alliance’s Horticulture Department for a stroll through the meadow. Smell the flowers, search high and low for meadow residents, and take in the breathtaking views.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-06-16 2016-06-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 Fri, 27 May 2016 12:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/16/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/16/nature-exploration Date: June 16, 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 2016-06-16 2016-06-16 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/2016/06/16/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/16/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: June 16, 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 2016-06-16 2016-06-16 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/2016/06/16/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/16/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 16, 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 2016-06-16 2016-06-16 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/2016/06/16/arts-culture-fun-jazz-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/16/arts-culture-fun-jazz-concert Date: June 16, 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.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2016-06-16 2016-06-16 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.65900039672900000, -73.88690185546900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57112f4228dfb.jpg Fri, 20 May 2016 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Matter Friday Work Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/17/earth-matter-friday-work-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/17/earth-matter-friday-work-days Date: June 17, 2016

Want a hands-on experience with composting? Come get your hands dirty and join Earth Matter on a Friday Work Day. There are several ways you can get involved:

  • Animal Care: Caring for our chickens, goats, rabbits, worms, and bees
  • Our Daily Compost: Blending greens and browns to make black gold
  • Carpentry: Supporting a variety of projects — help make a new sifter, fix paddock gates, etc.
  • Gardening: Tending to our plants, and other activities for those with a green thumb

Register here.

Upon registering, you will be contacted by Earth Matter to confirm your volunteer registration. Please let Earth Matter know if you will be coming in a large group or will be traveling with children, so they can plan our work day accordingly. You can note this in the comments section upon registering.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Compost Learning Center at the Urban Farm

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2016-06-17 2016-06-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70123672485400000, -74.01168060302700000 Wed, 25 May 2016 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 17, 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 2016-06-17 2016-06-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fdbcd2ffa.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/17/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/17/nature-exploration Date: June 17, 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 2016-06-17 2016-06-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/17/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/17/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: June 17, 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 2016-06-17 2016-06-17 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[Storefront Science: Afterschool Pop-Up Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/17/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/17/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program Date: June 17, 2016

Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A!

Learn how to identify different trees and insects. Test and play various science tools through interactive games for children during this two-hour exploration session.

Funded through the generosity of Coucilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-06-17 2016-06-17 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570ff62f4d564.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Hill Park Flora and Fauna Nature Walk with Author Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/inwood-hill-park-flora-and-fauna-nature-walk-with-author-leslie-day1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/inwood-hill-park-flora-and-fauna-nature-walk-with-author-leslie-day1 Date: June 18, 2016

Join Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City, and discover the birds, mammals, and plant life of Manhattan’s northern-most park, where the salt marsh attracts muskrats, herons, egrets, and red-winged black birds.

Bring binoculars and wear comfortable shoes. This park is hilly!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87289810180664000, -73.91860198974610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5734dae81a570.jpg Thu, 19 May 2016 13:01:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: June 18, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708052c197fc.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: June 18, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fbdce88695e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 18, 2016

The one-acre Urban Farm at Randall’s Island Park offers a wide variety of organically grown fruits and vegetables.

With over 80 raised beds, two greenhouses, a milk-crate container garden, a trellis tunnel for gourds and climbing vines, and even rice paddies, the Farm presents a wide array of crops and growing methods to visitors of all ages.

Drop by to see the beautiful variety of the farm and learn about Randall's Island Park Alliance’s efforts to promote healthy, informed, and conscientious eating habits. T

he Urban Farm is open for public Exploration Days every Saturday, June to September, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 Fri, 27 May 2016 12:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/nature-exploration Date: June 18, 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 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 18, 2016

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-18 2016-06-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Ladybug Release]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/ladybug-release http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/18/ladybug-release Date: June 18, 2016

They’re not just bugs, they’re our friends.

Join us as we release thousands of ladybugs into the garden and learn how these critters are helpful to the environment and control pests. Did you know that one adult ladybug will eat more than 5,000 aphids in its year-long lifetime?

Enjoy the ladybug release, examine ladybugs with magnifying glasses, and learn fun ladybug facts.

Open to the public. All ages are welcome.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Elizabeth Street Garden

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2016-06-18 2016-06-18 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72214508056600000, -73.99466705322300000 Fri, 27 May 2016 12:00:12 EDT