NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:31:57 GMT <![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/walking-meditation Date: August 31, 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 2016-08-31 2016-08-31 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays Date: August 31, 2016

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

Registration is required; please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

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

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-08-31 2016-08-31 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acde135923.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: August 31, 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 2016-08-31 2016-08-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 31, 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: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-31 2016-08-31 2:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Wednesday Night Tour: Bugs of Pier 6]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/wednesday-night-tour-bugs-of-pier-six http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/wednesday-night-tour-bugs-of-pier-six Date: August 31, 2016

Join Brooklyn Bridge Park Gardener Jessica Slade on a tour of the Pier 6 Flower Field and their insect inhabitants.

Photo by: Julienne Schaer

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-31 2016-08-31 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576048424bbc6.jpg Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: September 1, 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 2016-09-01 2016-09-01 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: September 1, 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 2016-09-01 2016-09-01 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/2016/09/01/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/01/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 1, 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 2016-09-01 2016-09-01 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[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 2, 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 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: September 2, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/family-camping-inwood-hill-park-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/family-camping-inwood-hill-park-manhattan Date: September 2, 2016

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

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery please visit our Event Registration page from August 17 through August 24.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Orientation Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/sherman-creek-stewards-orientation-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/sherman-creek-stewards-orientation-session Date: September 3, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 10:30 am 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Viewing: Raptor Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/wildlife-viewing-raptor-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/wildlife-viewing-raptor-watch Date: September 3, 2016

Join the Urban Park Rangers in their search for raptors—predators of the sky.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Schmul Park

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R045 Schmul Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.58990097045900000, -74.18769836425800000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: September 3, 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 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: September 3, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Seaside Wildlife Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/seaside-wildlife-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/seaside-wildlife-exploration Date: September 3, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots for seaside creatures.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Canarsie Park,Remsen Avenue and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.62799835205078000, -73.89430236816406000; 40.62988662719726600, -73.89472961425781000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 3, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/community-rowing Date: September 3, 2016

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: September 3, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Neptune at Opposition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/neptune-at-opposition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/neptune-at-opposition Date: September 3, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Boardwalk at Beach 116th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights: Neptune at Opposition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights-neptune-at-opposition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights-neptune-at-opposition Date: September 3, 2016

Join us for an Astronomy evening: Neptune at Opposition.

NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folkloreof the universe. Join us at Beach 116th Street at the Boardwalk to explore the evening sky. The Urban Park Rangers will use binoculars, telescopes, and the naked eye to explore the autumn night sky. All equipment provided. Feel free to bring your own binoculars or telescopes and set them up next to the experts.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 116th St (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57680130004900000, -73.83709716796900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577fd69a8d0dd.jpg Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: September 4, 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 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Mad Science]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/family-performance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/family-performance-festival Date: September 4, 2016

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

Did you know that only one percent of all of the water on our planet is fresh and drinkable? Come and shake it up with the Mad Scientists as you learn about the amazing attributes of water while focusing on the importance of conserving this precious resource. As a bonus, check out the water filtration fun station and gain hands-on experience in building water filters using various materials to clean dirty water.

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

Programs are between 60 and 90 minutes long.

For a complete listing of performances, visit Central Park Conservancy's website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575864c56797b.jpg Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/rangers-choice-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/rangers-choice-hawk-watch Date: September 4, 2016

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

The old Pelham Bay landfill remains closed to the public, making it a great place to watch migrating birds of prey. Join a small group of fellow birders as we go in search of these avian hunters.

Participants are selected via lottery. To register for the lottery, please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Program Registration page from August 18 through August 25.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: September 4, 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 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/saltwater-fishing Date: September 4, 2016

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2016-09-04 2016-09-04 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81906574643900000, -73.96124034186400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579a85253c0ee.JPG Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 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 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 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[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/community-rowing Date: September 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 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: September 4, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 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 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/05/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: September 5, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-05 2016-09-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: September 6, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/06/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 6, 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 2016-09-06 2016-09-06 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/2016/09/07/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/07/walking-meditation Date: September 7, 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 2016-09-07 2016-09-07 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[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/07/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/07/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: September 7, 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 2016-09-07 2016-09-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: September 8, 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 2016-09-08 2016-09-08 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/2016/09/08/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 8, 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 2016-09-08 2016-09-08 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[Public Art through Gardening: Open Garden Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/public-art-through-gardening-open-garden-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/public-art-through-gardening-open-garden-workshop Date: September 8, 2016

Artist Juanli Carrión and a gardener from the Brooklyn Botanical Garden’s Brooklyn Urban Gardener program will lead this garden workshop at the public art installation Outer Seed Shadow (OSS). OSS is a geopolitical garden in the shape of Brooklyn that features 36 different plants chosen by immigrants living in the borough. Placed according to the interviewees’ physical locations within Brooklyn, the plants represent the immigrants, their communities, and the diversity of the borough. Participants will tend to the garden plants, learn about plant origins and care, and discuss how the installation addresses issues of immigration.

Please RSVP here

For more information about the Outer Seed Shadow, please visit outerseedshadow.org.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Myrtle Avenue Plaza (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-09-08 2016-09-08 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.69322620167900000, -73.97394633293200000 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 9, 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 2016-09-09 2016-09-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/09/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/09/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: September 9, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-09 2016-09-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Screening: 'Saving Jamaica Bay']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/09/join-us-for-a-special-screening-of-saving-jamaica-bay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/09/join-us-for-a-special-screening-of-saving-jamaica-bay Date: September 9, 2016

Saving Jamaica Bay tells the story of how one community fought the government and overcame Hurricane Sandy to clean up and restore the largest open space in New York City. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon, Saving Jamaica Bay also symbolizes the efforts to preserve urban nature, combat climate change, and invest in our national parks.

After the screening, you will have the opportunity to meet Dan Hendrick, the filmmaker and visionary behind Saving Jamaica Bay.

This screening will be hosted by the Natural Areas Conservancy, the Prospect Park Alliance, the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, and the team behind Saving Jamaica Bay.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3356

Location: Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-09-09 2016-09-09 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.66550064086914000, -73.97160339355469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4eff409f93.jpg Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/09/family-camping-fort-totten-park-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/09/family-camping-fort-totten-park-queens Date: September 9, 2016

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery, please visit our Program Registration page, between August 22 and August 29.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-09-09 2016-09-09 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.79240036010742000, -73.77700042724610000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Bat Bonanza Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/09/bat-bonanza-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/09/bat-bonanza-night-hike Date: September 9, 2016

Back by popular demand! Join us for an end-of-summer stroll around Willowbrook Park in search of flying nocturnal mosquito-eaters—bats!

This program is suitable for ages 8 and older.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2016-09-09 2016-09-09 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.60359954833984400, -74.15840148925781000 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle and Pick Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/upper-river-paddle-pick-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/upper-river-paddle-pick-up Date: September 10, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430 4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard

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2016-09-10 2016-09-10 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88420104980500000, -73.86689758300800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d0897f13d1d.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Club for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/discovery-club-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/discovery-club-for-families Date: September 10, 2016

This fall, get up close and personal with plants, bugs, and more in the Hallett Nature Sanctuary! Discovery Club families will enjoy exclusive access to Central Park's most secluded woodland—a unique living laboratory!

Adults and children alike will take part in an immersive woodland adventure, exploring how people, plants, and wildlife thrive in an urban park. "Insider's View" activities related to park design, horticulture, and gardening culminate with an opportunity to get your hands dirty with a park improvement project. This five-part series is perfect for families with children in grades one through 4.

Each participating child receives a Discovery Kit (a kid-friendly backpack that contains binoculars, a magnifying glass, field guides, and other discovery tools), along with a field notebook, and a Discovery Journal.

Registration required; please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4b2a54fba5.jpg Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Having Fun with Our Food: Creative Composting at the RIPA Urban Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/having-fun-with-our-food-creative-composting-at-the-ripa-urban-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/having-fun-with-our-food-creative-composting-at-the-ripa-urban-farm Date: September 10, 2016

How can solar panels assist in composting? How can worms help get the job done?" Come visit this unique learning farm on the south end of Randall's Island, see the Randall's Island Park Alliance's Urban Farm's aerated 3-bin system in action, and get a sneak-peak at the worm bin we'll be raffling off at the end of our series!

Tour 1
10:00 a.m. - RSVP here

Tour 2
2:00 p.m. - RSVP here

Composting mitigates organic waste and creates a healthy soil amendment for use on street trees and in gardens. Various locations on Randall's Island showcase many of the ingenious methods farms and gardens use to re-use organic waste!

This session will be great for kids and families! This is the second event in three-session Having Fun with Our Food series.

Please note: Attendees must RSVP for each workshop on Eventbrite.com. For more information, please email rachelboeglin@gmail.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: September 10, 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 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: September 10, 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 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/seining Date: September 10, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B057 Marine Park 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.60269927978515600, -73.93350219726562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a37fe835270.JPG Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 10, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Trees of the Greenbelt: High Rock Edition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/trees-of-the-greenbelt-high-rock-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/trees-of-the-greenbelt-high-rock-edition Date: September 10, 2016

Meet some of Staten Island's tallest residents on a guided walk with Erik Danielson of American Forests.

Participants will learn to identify the great oaks, tulip trees, and elms, among others. Learn how champion trees are accuratel measured, and visit the tallest measured sweetgum in New York, right in the heart of the Greenbelt.

This program will run approximately 1+ hours and is suitable for children ages 9 and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Workday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/compost-workday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/compost-workday Date: September 10, 2016

Every Saturday, New York Restoration Project takes the food scraps collected at Inwood Greenmarket and organic material we've collected in our daily work in the Sherman Creek and Highbridge Parks and process it into our compost windrow. Join us on the second Saturday of the month to get an inside look at this process and learn some of the basics of composting. The experience is 100% hands-on, so be prepared to do some heavy lifting and get dirty! At the end of the day, take home a free bag of NYRP compost.

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 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:01:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/family-camping-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/family-camping-bronx Date: September 10, 2016

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Space is limited and familes are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit our Urban Park Rangers' Registration page on August 24 through August 31.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/11/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/11/birding Date: September 11, 2016

Come join the Urban Park Rangers on a birding walk through Fort Greene Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-09-11 2016-09-11 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a380db10891.jpg Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Thomas Jefferson Park to Randall's Island Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/11/thomas-jefferson-park-to-randalls-island-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/11/thomas-jefferson-park-to-randalls-island-hike-moderate Date: September 11, 2016

Enjoy the urban wildlife and landscaping of Thomas Jefferson Park, then journey along the greenway to Randall’s Island to explore the salt marshes and waterside views of the city.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2016-09-11 2016-09-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.93669891357422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a381773916c.JPG Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/11/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/11/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: September 11, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-11 2016-09-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/11/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/11/freshwater-fishing Date: September 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.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: 164th Street and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2016-09-11 2016-09-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74940109252900000, -73.80319976806600000 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/11/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/11/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: September 11, 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 2016-09-11 2016-09-11 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/2016/09/11/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/11/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 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 2016-09-11 2016-09-11 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[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/11/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/11/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: September 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-11 2016-09-11 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 12, 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 2016-09-12 2016-09-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Under the Spotlight: Feathers and Wings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/12/under-the-spotlight-feathers-and-wings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/12/under-the-spotlight-feathers-and-wings Date: September 12, 2016

From birds to dragonflies, there are many creatures that take flight in the Greenbelt. Take a closer look at their wings and the features that make flying and gliding possible.

This program is suitable for ages 8 and older. Registration is required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718)351-3450.

Funding provided by New York City Council members.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-09-12 2016-09-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/12/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/12/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: September 12, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-12 2016-09-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/13/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/13/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: September 13, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-13 2016-09-13 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/13/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/13/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 13, 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 2016-09-13 2016-09-13 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/2016/09/14/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/14/walking-meditation Date: September 14, 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 2016-09-14 2016-09-14 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[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/14/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/14/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: September 14, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-14 2016-09-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/14/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/14/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: September 14, 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-14 2016-09-14 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Healthy Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/14/greenthumb-workshop-healthy-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/14/greenthumb-workshop-healthy-trees Date: September 14, 2016

Join us for a walk through the Lower East Side’s historic community gardens to look at trees and learn how to successfully cultivate garden and street trees.

This workshop will discuss multiple topics including tree identification, how to choose the right tree for the right site, and how the palette of street trees is selected for its tolerance of rough urban conditions, as well as ways to keep your trees healthy and vigorous.

We will explore the ornamental features of selected exotic and native species, and touch on cultural practices, such as the pruning, mulching, and watering and cultural requirement, such as certain trees being salt-, drought-, pollution-, and compaction-tolerant.

This is a walking tour. The group will leave the starting location at East Seventh Street and Avenue B at 5:45 p.m.

Presented in partnership with Ronen Gamil.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Corner of East Seventh Street and Avenue B (in Tompkins Square Park)

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2016-09-14 2016-09-14 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.72514341902900000, -73.98124945163700000 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: September 15, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-15 2016-09-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: September 15, 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 2016-09-15 2016-09-15 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/2016/09/15/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 15, 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 2016-09-15 2016-09-15 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[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 16, 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 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: September 16, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk Randall's Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/walk-randalls-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/walk-randalls-island Date: September 17, 2016

The American Heart Association recommends that adults get 150 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity each week. Come walk Randall's Island, get a free pedometer and map, and make exploring and enjoying our pathways a part of meeting that goal!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Club for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/discovery-club-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/discovery-club-for-families Date: September 17, 2016

This fall, get up close and personal with plants, bugs, and more in the Hallett Nature Sanctuary! Discovery Club families will enjoy exclusive access to Central Park's most secluded woodland—a unique living laboratory!

Adults and children alike will take part in an immersive woodland adventure, exploring how people, plants, and wildlife thrive in an urban park. "Insider's View" activities related to park design, horticulture, and gardening culminate with an opportunity to get your hands dirty with a park improvement project. This five-part series is perfect for families with children in grades one through 4.

Each participating child receives a Discovery Kit (a kid-friendly backpack that contains binoculars, a magnifying glass, field guides, and other discovery tools), along with a field notebook, and a Discovery Journal.

Registration required; please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4b2a54fba5.jpg Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: September 17, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: September 17, 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 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Harvest Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/greenthumb-harvest-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/greenthumb-harvest-fair Date: September 17, 2016

Join GreenThumb for our annual celebration that honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City for their work during the season and gives them the opportunity to show off their harvests!

Bring your best harvest from your GreenThumb Community Garden to win prizes and join us as we celebrate the close of the growing season. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m.

Activities for all ages include:

• GreenThumb’s second annual Fresh Chef Contest Sign up here.
• Harvest Fair Contest
• Workshops
• Face painting
• Zumba
• Puppet-making workshop
• Raffle prizes
• Cooking Demos
• Decorate a vegetable
• First Annual Garden Recognition Award
• Live Entertainment and More!

Rain or Shine

Volunteer
Get involved! We are still seeking volunteers for the Harvest Fair. Sign up to gain event operations experience. Lunch will be provided. If you would like to volunteer, please register through the Google Form.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Diamante Garden

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2016-09-17 2016-09-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79790115356445000, -73.93640136718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bdc4c6782ec.JPG Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: John Muir Trail (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/nature-exploration-john-muir-trail-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/nature-exploration-john-muir-trail-vigorous Date: September 17, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world. This vigorous hike features long treks through uneven terrain.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.90439987182617000, -73.89640045166016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a2474acc3b9.JPG Wed, 03 Aug 2016 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 17, 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 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 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[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: September 17, 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 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/summer-on-the-hudson-sun-gaze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/summer-on-the-hudson-sun-gaze Date: September 17, 2016

Summer on the Hudson welcomes all to join the Amateur Astronomers Association to gaze at the sun through a safe scope and see the central star of our solar system.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/nocturnal-wildlife Date: September 17, 2016

Join the Urban Park Rangers as they search for some of the lesser-seen creatures of the night.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.72269821166992000, -73.82700347900390000 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Freshkills Park Edition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/trail-of-the-month-freshkills-park-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/trail-of-the-month-freshkills-park-edition Date: September 18, 2016

Just west of the Greenbelt there is an up-and-coming network of trails to explore. The Greenbelt is teaming up with Freshkills Park for Discovery Day to explore the trails and hills of New York City's landfill-to-park project! We will offer hikes of the future North Park section throughout the day.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Freshkills Park Event Entrance

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2016-09-18 2016-09-18 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.58599853515625000, -74.19180297851562000 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: September 18, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/discovery-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/discovery-day Date: September 18, 2016

At Freshkills Park's Discovery Day, 700 acres and eight miles of trails in the otherwise closed site will be open, providing opportunities to explore and learn about the world's largest landfill-to-park project.

Visitors of all ages can bring their own bicycle or borrow one at the park to bike across five miles of paved roadway, including a three-mile loop along meadows and wetland ponds. NYC Audubon, the Staten Island Greenbelt, and others will lead educational walking tours. Due to tide restrictions, kayaking will not be available at this event.

A free shuttle will make trips to and from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George (Ramp E, Taxi Stand) during the event. Parking will be just outside Freshkills Park in the lots near 350 Wild Avenue in Staten Island. From there, visitors can take a free shuttle bus or walk or bike one mile to the main event area.

Presented by NYC Parks, NYC Department of Sanitation, and the Freshkills Park Alliance.

About Freshkills Park
At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park is almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park to be developed in New York City in over 100 years. It also has a significant history as the site of the former Fresh Kills Landfill, which was the largest landfill in the world before closing in 2001. Since then, the landfill has been covered with layers of soil and infrastructure, and the site has become a place for wildlife, recreation, science, education, and art. As the park is built in phases, free tours and events provide early access for learning and exploration opportunities.

Join the mailing list and follow @freshkillspark on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more details. For information about volunteering at the event, email fkpvolunteers@parks.nyc.gov.

Photo by Dimitrios Papanikos.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5380

Location: Freshkills Park Event Entrance

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2016-09-18 2016-09-18 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.58599853515625000, -74.19180297851562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578d1775b8ab7.jpg Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: September 18, 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 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 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/2016/09/18/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 18, 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 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 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[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: September 18, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: September 19, 2016

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

The tour starts inside Central Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, 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 2016-09-19 2016-09-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.79430007934570000, -73.95120239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708024fda209.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: September 19, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 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 2016-09-19 2016-09-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: September 20, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 20, 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 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 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/2016/09/21/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/21/walking-meditation Date: September 21, 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 2016-09-21 2016-09-21 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[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/21/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/21/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: September 21, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-21 2016-09-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Wednesday Night Tour: Green Roofs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/21/wednesday-night-tour-green-roofs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/21/wednesday-night-tour-green-roofs Date: September 21, 2016

Join Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's Horticulture Supervisor Rashid Poulson on a tour of the park’s three green roofs. Tour the park to see our three green roofs on Piers 1, 5, and 6, and learn how they are cared for by Brooklyn Bridge Park’s very own, Rashid Poulson. Each green roof contains shrubs and perennials, well adapted to the dry and windy conditions.

Photo by: Julienne Schaer

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-21 2016-09-21 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.70270156860400000, -73.99530029296900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57604e51e5839.JPG Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: September 22, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-22 2016-09-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: September 22, 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 2016-09-22 2016-09-22 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/2016/09/22/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 22, 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 2016-09-22 2016-09-22 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[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 23, 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 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:00:15 EDT