NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 26 May 2018 08:16:23 GMT <![CDATA[Memorial Day in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/28/memorial-day-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/28/memorial-day-in-prospect-park Date: May 28, 2018

Join the Prospect Park Alliance this Memorial Day for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the 1912 Carousel.

  • Prospect Park Audubon Center, Noon - 4:00 p.m., Free
    Join Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
    Discovery Pack, Noon - 3:00 p.m.
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
    Bird Nerd Game Hour, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Learn about birds and nature in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
    Animal Encounter, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 2 pm.
    Nature on the Go!, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us. This program leaves promptly at 3 pm.
  • Annual Memorial Day Potato Planting, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

    Join Prospect Park Alliance at the Lefferts Historic House, and get a taste of what life was like on a Flatbush farm in spring. Join us in planting our annual potato crop, race against friends and family in organized potato sack races and take a tour of the Lefferts historic rooms.
  • Carousel Rides, Noon - 5:00 p.m.
    Children’s Corner, $2.50 per ride, $11.50 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Supporter membership

    Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $150 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-05-28 2018-05-28 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000; 40.66370010375976600, -73.96419525146484000 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 09:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/28/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/28/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees Date: May 28, 2018

Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park woodland community.

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Details

Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills and stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-28 2018-05-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8204b215bb3.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Memorial Day Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/28/memorial-day-garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/28/memorial-day-garden-highlights-walk Date: May 28, 2018

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights on this holiday Monday.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-28 2018-05-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4b09e8dedd.jpg Mon, 07 May 2018 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/28/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/28/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 28, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Register in advance for easiest check-in here! (Pre-registration not required)

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-28 2018-05-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[LIC Henge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/28/lic-henge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/28/lic-henge Date: May 28, 2018

Join us on May 28 for the Manhattanhenge, that unique time when the sun aligns perfectly with the east/west grid of Manhattan as it sets at one of the best viewing sites in the city!

Come early this year for a special performance by Encore, a touring show choir from Do Re Mi School of the Arts in Scottsdale, AZ! You can learn more about Encore at doremischool.com/encore. The performance will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Hunters Point Parks Conservancy is also running a photo contest! Follow them on Twitter and Instagram @LICWaterfront and be sure to tag your photos with #LICHenge for a chance to win.This event is free to enter but refreshments will be on sale at LIC Landing by COFFEED.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: LIC Landing Events Space (in Hunter's Point South Park)

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2018-05-28 2018-05-28 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.74312210083000000, -73.96025848388700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aff074403479.JPG Mon, 21 May 2018 10:14:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/29/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/29/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 29, 2018

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-29 2018-05-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd471e760f.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/29/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/29/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 29, 2018

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

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

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.
Terrain: A few hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-29 2018-05-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/29/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/29/gallery-tour Date: May 29, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow. Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat features artworks that delve into the relationship between birds and their habitats—from the role birds play in propagating plants to changes in how natural and built environments affect migration patterns.

Artists working in photography, video, artist books, wall painting, installation, drawing and sound include Tatiana Arocha, Tanya Chaly, Marna Chester, Nina Katchadourian, Paula McCartney, Jeff Mertz, Peter Morgan, Sarah Nicholls, James Proseck, Jenna Spevek and Fred Tomaselli.

In the Sunroom Project Space, Adrienne Elise Tarver builds tactile plant sculptures that create an immersive, sheltering landscape.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-29 2018-05-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd4ff10ff7.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/29/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/29/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 29, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Tour ends at the Dairy (mid-Park at 65th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: Moderate inclines and some stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-29 2018-05-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Kid's Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/29/kids-le-petit-art-dioramas-and-3d-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/29/kids-le-petit-art-dioramas-and-3d-art Date: May 29, 2018

Kids create adorable miniature art as gifts for others, or to keep. Parents and kids may participate together.

April: Rain Diorama
May: Painted Pasta Necklace or Bracelet Pendent
June: Plastic Container Maracas

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-29 2018-05-29 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 13:44:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/29/stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/29/stargazing Date: May 29, 2018

Head to the High Line each Tuesday night for a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.

Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 3, and Tuesday, October 30.

In the event of rain, Stargazing on the High Line will be cancelled. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by 3pm.

Partners
Stargazing at the High Line is presented by Friends of the High Line in partnership with the Amateur Astronomers Association.

Support
High Line Programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212)206-9922

Location: On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2018-05-29 2018-05-29 6:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.74177862855900000, -74.00772690773000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5abe4da6c8e7d.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:14:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Horseshoe Crab Monitoring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/29/052918 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/29/052918 Date: May 29, 2018

Join the Stewardship Team for an evening of horseshoe crab monitoring! Since 2013, NYC Parks has been monitoring horseshoe crab spawning activity.

We'll walk the beach to count the number of crabs present and tag them to keep track of how many we've already seen as part of NYC Parks' ongoing effort to monitor their activity. This exciting work contributes to a long-term research study that is helping us to better understand and protect the horseshoe crabs that live in our urban waters.

Please note: Registration for this event is full. You can sign up for the waitlist.

Start time: 8:15 pm

End time: 10:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: South end of the Calvert Vaux Parking Lot (in Calvert Vaux Park)

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2018-05-29 2018-05-29 8:15 pm 10:15 pm 40.58500614320000000, -73.99128162860900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5adde5f27a891.JPG Mon, 07 May 2018 14:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/30/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/30/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: May 30, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-30 2018-05-30 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/30/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/30/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 30, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Tour ends at the Dairy (mid-Park at 65th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: Moderate inclines and some stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-30 2018-05-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/30/central-park-tour-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/30/central-park-tour-the-north-woods Date: May 30, 2018

The North Woods is the largest of the Park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.

Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

Details

Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills and stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10) To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

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 2018-05-30 2018-05-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a835a9d786e0.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/30/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/30/farm-open-hours Date: May 30, 2018

Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, our farm demonstrates the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-30 2018-05-30 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c48f601150.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour1 Date: May 31, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Tour ends at the Dairy (mid-Park at 65th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: Moderate inclines and some stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-31 2018-05-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/tour-the-battery Date: May 31, 2018

Join us every Thursday for tours of The Battery!

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123443491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-05-31 2018-05-31 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf6fc5c831c.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:44:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 31, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Tour ends at the Dairy (mid-Park at 65th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: Moderate inclines and some stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-31 2018-05-31 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours Date: May 31, 2018

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-05-31 2018-05-31 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4de6062b67.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park2 Date: June 1, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-01 2018-06-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: June 1, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-01 2018-06-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/01/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/01/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 1, 2018

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. Highlights of this tour include: Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register here!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-01 2018-06-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Tour: High Line as Habitat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/wildlife-tour-high-line-as-habitat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/wildlife-tour-high-line-as-habitat Date: June 2, 2018

Tour the High Line with horticulturist and resident wildlife expert, Maryanne Stubbs. This tour will focus on how pollinators, migratory birds, and other wildlife use the habitat and forage provided by the High Line's gardens.

Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:15 am

Contact phone: (212)206-9922

Location: The High Line

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M360 The High Line 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 8:00 am 9:15 am 40.74670028686500000, -74.00569915771500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ae8b8599e803.jpg Fri, 04 May 2018 12:14:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families-gardens Date: June 2, 2018

Join us on a kid-friendly guided walk through thousands of blooms in Central Park’s Conservatory Garden. Discover the difference between the various flowers and landscapes that make up the Park’s only formal garden. Learn about its history, design, and what it takes to maintain a healthy and beautiful garden through hands-on exploration and guided activities in your complementary Discovery Journal.

Details

Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Map of start location
Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Ave, and enter the Garden at the north gate.
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9db25c3c7a1.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Horseshoe Crab Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/horseshoe-crab-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/horseshoe-crab-walk Date: June 2, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

In May and June, horseshoe crabs visit our shores to lay eggs. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aec9135163bc.JPG Fri, 04 May 2018 12:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike: John Muir Trail (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/nature-exploration-hike-john-muir-trail-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/nature-exploration-hike-john-muir-trail-vigorous Date: June 2, 2018

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths) to moderate (longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain) to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain).

We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, pack a light snack and bring water.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.90449364597200000, -73.89641761779800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aec9166e1a70.jpg Fri, 04 May 2018 13:14:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: A Turtle’s Pace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/family-art-project-a-turtles-pace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/family-art-project-a-turtles-pace Date: June 2, 2018

Marvel at the beautiful patterns that cover the protective shell of the local box turtle. Use fabric and leather scraps to design and decorate a stuffed, wearable turtle-shell backpack. Make a turtle egg-shaker and, wearing your shell, gather outside to waltz in an oh-so-slow parade. Sunday is Turtle Day!

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aeca6f4bb6ee.jpg Mon, 07 May 2018 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Community Gardens First Annual Kick Off Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/discovery-community-gardens-first-annual-kick-off-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/discovery-community-gardens-first-annual-kick-off-event Date: June 2, 2018

Let's celebrate the beginning of the growing season together! Discovery Community Gardens invites you to our First Annual Kickoff Event. There will be games, arts, garden crafts and music for all to enjoy while spending time in the gardens. Some delicious BBQ, snacks and drinks will be provided free to all who stop by to have a good time! Bring friends and family and we'll bring the FUN!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 347-456-4466

Location: Discovery Community Garden

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2018-06-02 2018-06-02 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69464980000000000, -73.79132650000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b02d4de8f552.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 12:29:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx River Full River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/bronx-river-full-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/bronx-river-full-river-paddle Date: June 2, 2018

Join us on a 5-mile paddling adventure and explore the Bronx River! This paddle ends in Starlight Park.

Registration is required!

In preparation for your Bronx River adventure, visit our FAQ section!

Please note: registration opens 2 weeks prior to trip date at 10:00 a.m. and ends 2 days before trip at 2:00 p.m.. In order to provide a safe trip experience, there is a limit of 20 available tickets. Sorry, we do not currently offer waitlists.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard

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2018-06-02 2018-06-02 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.88420104980500000, -73.86689758300800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6e299165eb.jpg Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Rebirth of Artsy Bloom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/the-rebirth-of-artsty-bloom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/the-rebirth-of-artsty-bloom Date: June 2, 2018

Come and join us as we clean and beautify the Artsy Bloom community garden. Lunch will be served!

If you would like a space for planting, or more information on this event, please contact: Alicia Brown at (347) 479-8750 or Rham Robinson at (917) 532-9263.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 347-479-8750

Location: Artsy Bloom Community Garden

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2018-06-02 2018-06-02 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66967550000000000, -73.89217580000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b02dded9f371.JPG Mon, 21 May 2018 12:44:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/garden-highlights-walk1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/garden-highlights-walk1 Date: June 2, 2018

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aeca8a73dca6.jpg Mon, 07 May 2018 14:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park2 Date: June 2, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour Date: June 2, 2018

Staff Pick! Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one! From a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff take you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, 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.

Details

Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Map of start location
Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Ave, and enter the Garden at the north gate.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: $15 (Members $10) Last Saturday of every month is free with registration. To purchase tickets, please click here.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820742d7d6e.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[National Trails Day: Pat Dolan Trail (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/national-trails-day-pat-dolan-trail-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/national-trails-day-pat-dolan-trail-moderate Date: June 2, 2018

The Pat Dolan Trail is named after the late community activist Ms. Dolan, a long-time resident of Kew Gardens Hills who was known for her tireless work on community projects.

The trail is a broad path about 10 feet wide and currently about a mile long, composed of wood chips to make for easy hiking.

Join the Urban Park Rangers for a moderate hike along The Pat Dolan Trail. Our moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain.

Wear comfortable shoes, bring water and pack a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Park Drive East and 73rd Terrace (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.72314388835700000, -73.82686400413500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aec933724bdb.jpg Fri, 25 May 2018 17:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[National Trails Day Hike: Inwood Hill Park (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/national-trails-day-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/national-trails-day-hike-moderate Date: June 2, 2018

On National Trails Day, join our Urban Park Rangers on a hike through Manhattan's last remaining natural forest. Our moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain.

Wear comfortable shoes, bring water, and pack a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1444

Location: Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aec9759efabb.jpg Fri, 04 May 2018 13:29:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Adventure Day for the Family at Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/greenbelt-outdoor-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/greenbelt-outdoor-adventure Date: June 2, 2018

Join us for a fun-filled day of nature adventures! The Greenbelt Conservancy and its partner organizations will offer fishing, canoeing, birding, planting, hiking, exploring...and more! See sigreenbelt.org for additional inforomation.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.60414505004883000, -74.16001892089844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af0633763ec5.png Tue, 08 May 2018 14:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 2, 2018

Take a self-guided tour through the Urban Farm to see the variety of fruits and vegetables that we are growing this season. Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aeb7a4cb1dbd.JPG Fri, 04 May 2018 12:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Green Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/annual-events-queens-green-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/annual-events-queens-green-day Date: June 2, 2018

Presented in partnership with Queens Action Council (QuAC) and Hellgate Farm.

The inaugural Queens Green Day is a celebration of all things “green” – local ecological initiatives, food justice, gardening, urban farming, and healthy living including bike safety and advocacy. Main partners Queens Action Council (QuAC) and Hellgate Farm offer interactive presentations complemented by a variety of art-making, activities, and food demos from partners like: City Harvest, Bike New York, The Connected Chef, Smiling Hogshead Farm, Mechanical Gardens bike repair, and City Parks Foundation’s Green Girls and Coastal Classroom programs. 2018 Emerging Artist Fellows Joe Riley and Audrey Snyder will also run a natural-dye textile workshop for their upcoming installation for The Socrates Annual exhibition. On stage, we explore ways diverse cultures honor the Earth including an Eastern woodlands Indigenous presentation by Tecumseh Ceaser, kicked off by Lauren Hale Biniaris’ performance of Hungry, which uses dance, gesture, and writing to explore the interconnected worlds of seeds, sustenance, hunger, and hope.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Wed, 09 May 2018 16:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Art-Making at Queens Green Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/saturday-sculpture-workshop-artmaking-at-queens-green-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/saturday-sculpture-workshop-artmaking-at-queens-green-day Date: June 2, 2018

Join Socrates' artists and local partners for activities and art-making opportunities as part of the new Queens Green Day, a celebration of local ecological initiatives, food justice, urban farming, gardening, healthy living including bike safety, and all things “green.”

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Wed, 09 May 2018 16:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Gardening Techniques in English and Español]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/urban-gardening-techniques-in-english-and-espaol http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/urban-gardening-techniques-in-english-and-espaol Date: June 2, 2018

As part of Socrates’ Queens Green Day, farmers Rob McGrath and Cristhian Monedero will facilitate interactive presentations of urban gardening techniques in English and Español including demonstrations and examples of sub-irrigated planters, solar dehydrated herbs, and more.

This event is free, and no RSVP is required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Wed, 09 May 2018 16:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-north-woods Date: June 2, 2018

Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees – from seeds and leaves to logs – contribute to the health of an urban park woodland community. Learn about the landscapes and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, hand lenses, and complementary Discovery Journal.

Details

Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines, some stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8204b215bb3.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Woodlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/science-in-the-park-woodlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/science-in-the-park-woodlands Date: June 2, 2018

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park. Topics include water, animal adaptations, engineering and flight.

This series will not take place on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: June 2, 2018

Explore Union Square Park on the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour Union Square: The Crossroads of New York. Join us for this engaging tour led by the historians at Big Onion Walking Tours to discover the social and political history of the neighborhood, all of Union Square’s famed monuments and buildings surrounding the park, and the people and events that shaped this vibrant community to what it is today.

Tours are FREE and held every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Meet in front of the Barnes & Noble at 33 East 17th Street.

Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups of 10 or more. To RSVP for a group, please call (212) 517-1826.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Barnes & Noble

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2018-06-02 2018-06-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73702140000000000, -73.98960260000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa050ac64ffa.png Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: June 2, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: New York City Fish Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/summer-on-the-hudson-new-york-city-fish-count http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/summer-on-the-hudson-new-york-city-fish-count Date: June 2, 2018

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.84538650512700000, -73.94603729248000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da6025d29c.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:59:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Underwater Neighbors of Riverside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/summer-on-the-hudson-underwater-neighbors-of-riverside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/summer-on-the-hudson-underwater-neighbors-of-riverside-park Date: June 2, 2018

Join the educators from Hudson River Sloop Clearwater to catch, observe, and identify fish and invertebrates. Participants will observe the river and discuss its history and how our everyday choices have an effect on the health and vitality of this amazing resource.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:59:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/family-camping Date: June 2, 2018

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

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

To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 23 Selected parties will be notified of meeting locations and other details.

We'll bring tents!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aec98f1b6d4d.jpg Fri, 04 May 2018 13:44:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-with-the-city-stompers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-with-the-city-stompers Date: June 2, 2018

NYC Parks and the City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music. Swing your corner and do-si-do,
join hands for a Virginia Reel and step right up and holler “yeehoo”!

Join us outdoors in the plaza in front of Asser Levy Recreation Center for a fun time!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2023

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.73609924316406000, -73.97570037841797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad50530454ac.jpg Mon, 07 May 2018 08:43:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Stargaze Saturdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/summer-on-the-hudson-stargaze-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/summer-on-the-hudson-stargaze-saturdays Date: June 2, 2018

The Amateur Astronomers Association and stargazing return to Riverside Park South!

A summer evening in Manhattan is made complete with a great skyline and the stars, planets, and moon in full view. Manhattan provides a great backdrop as we peer heavenward to see celestial wonders.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa96cad7bd67.JPG Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:59:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/yoga-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/yoga-in-the-garden Date: June 3, 2018

Enjoy a morning yoga class in the gardens, offered in partnership with Yoga Haven. All levels welcome; please bring a mat and be on time. Meets indoors in case of rain. Online registration suggested, or register day-of at the Front Gate. Yoga sessions continue through July 29.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-03 2018-06-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecaa59ad36a.jpg Tue, 08 May 2018 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The New York City Naturalist Club: World Environment Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/the-new-york-city-naturalist-club-world-environment-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/the-new-york-city-naturalist-club-world-environment-day Date: June 3, 2018

World Environment Day is a day for everyone, everywhere. Since it began in 1972, global citizens have organized many thousands of events, from neighbourhood clean-ups, to action against wildlife crime, to replanting forests. The theme for World Environment Day 2018 on June 5 is plastic pollution.

Ahead of World Environment Day, join our Urban Park Rangers on a hike through Central Park where park rangers will discuss ways the participants can continue to be conscious of their environment. This years theme is focused on plastic pollution, so Rangers will include talking points about the negative affects of non reusable plastics.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-1444

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-03 2018-06-03 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 Tue, 15 May 2018 14:44:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: A Turtle’s Pace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/family-art-project-a-turtles-pace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/family-art-project-a-turtles-pace Date: June 3, 2018

Marvel at the beautiful patterns that cover the protective shell of the local box turtle. Use fabric and leather scraps to design and decorate a stuffed, wearable turtle-shell backpack as part of Wave Hill's Turtle Day. Make a turtle egg-shaker and, wearing your shell, gather outside to waltz in an oh-so-slow parade.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-03 2018-06-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecaa0c87bc6.jpg Tue, 08 May 2018 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Day at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/discovery-day-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/discovery-day-at-freshkills-park Date: June 3, 2018

Discover Freshkills Park and experience the unique landscape and spectacular views the landfill-to-park project has to offer. This free event is a special opportunity to spend a summer afternoon exploring the future park while the site is closed to the public. Hundreds of acres and miles of trails will be open for tours, bicycling, and activities for all ages.

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 Fresh Kills Landfill, which was the largest landfill in the world before closing in 2001. Since then, 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.

Discovery Day will include the following activities:

  • Birdwatching tours with NYC Audubon
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Kite-flying and other activities with NYC Parks
  • Music performances by Staten Island Philharmonic
  • Spoken word performance organized by the Staten Island Creative Community
  • Sunprint art with Alice Austen House
  • Wind chime-making with Skip LaPlante, with supplies from Materials for the Arts

During the event, free shuttles will provide transportation to and from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George. Parking will be available just outside Freshkills Park in lots near 350 Wild Avenue. From there, visitors can take a shuttle bus or walk or bike one mile to the main event area.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5372

Location: Freshkills Park Event Entrance

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2018-06-03 2018-06-03 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.58599853515625000, -74.19180297851562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aabdbc831896.jpg Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 3, 2018

Take a self-guided tour through the Urban Farm to see the variety of fruits and vegetables that we are growing this season. Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-06-03 2018-06-03 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aeb7a4cb1dbd.JPG Fri, 04 May 2018 12:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[16th Annual Drums Along the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/16th-annual-drums-along-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/16th-annual-drums-along-the-hudson Date: June 3, 2018

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

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

This year we will feature the iForest, an immersive sound installation composed by Pete M. Wyer. A unique experience featuring Grammy Award-winning choir “The Crossing”, each voice is individually recorded and played back across ancient woodlands. A work inspired by the Mohawk Thanksgiving address and sung in the Mohawk language.

Photo Credit: Manhattan Times News

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-06-03 2018-06-03 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91860198974610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5697cfb5b46dc.jpg Thu, 03 May 2018 14:59:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park2 Date: June 3, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-03 2018-06-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal of the Month Club: Snapping Turtle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/animal-of-the-month-club-snapping-turtle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/animal-of-the-month-club-snapping-turtle Date: June 3, 2018

The common snapping turtle is the largest freshwater turtle. Its serpentine neck, massive head, muscular legs, and relatively long tail make it seem even larger. It is estimated that they can live 30 to 40 years in the wild, perhaps even longer.

Join the Urban Park Rangers for the Animal of the Month Club: Snapping Turtle. Learn interesting facts about this pre-historic looking turtle.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2018-06-03 2018-06-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 04 May 2018 13:44:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Gardening Workshop: Planting for Pollinators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/gardening-workshop-planting-for-pollinators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/gardening-workshop-planting-for-pollinators Date: June 3, 2018

Both flower and vegetable gardens benefit from pollinators. We'll discuss pollinators and their role in successful gardens, then make wildflower seed "bombs" to make an impact with native plants in or near your plot.

For ages 10 years and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-06-03 2018-06-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af07fd5ca941.png Fri, 11 May 2018 13:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park: CPN's Family Earth Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/its-my-park-at-macneil-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/its-my-park-at-macneil-park Date: June 3, 2018

Join Coastal Preservation Network for a great day of environmental service, education, and fun at MacNeil Park in College Point.

At noon:

  • join fellow volunteers for an It's My Park project to help clean the beach and park

Starting at 2:00 p.m., event activities include:

  • free kayaking in the East River with HarborLAB
  • live animals with Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • live music
  • outdoor science lab with James Cervino
  • fun for the kids with @Cido the Clown Payaso Cido
  • and creative arts withARTbeat5

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: MacNeil Park (in Macneil Park)

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Q009 Macneil Park 2018-06-03 2018-06-03 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.79280090332031000, -73.85119628906250000 Fri, 25 May 2018 14:14:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Turtle & Shell Show and Tell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/turtle-shell-show-and-tell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/turtle-shell-show-and-tell Date: June 3, 2018

Our youngest visitors and their families are invited to drop by this informal info station to see turtle shells, eggs and meet a live turtle as a part of Wave Hill's Turtle Day. Ages four to six are welcome with an adult.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-03 2018-06-03 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecabbfc7c2f.jpg Tue, 08 May 2018 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Tour with Public Garden Designer Ronda M. Brands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/heather-garden-tour-with-public-garden-designer-ronda-m-brands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/heather-garden-tour-with-public-garden-designer-ronda-m-brands Date: June 3, 2018

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-06-03 2018-06-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a79e6b335ff4.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Bay Waters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/science-in-the-park-baywaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/science-in-the-park-baywaters Date: June 3, 2018

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

Optional registration.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Cryders Lane and Utopia Parkway (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2018-06-03 2018-06-03 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.78898561356900000, -73.79389047622700000 Fri, 11 May 2018 13:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Woodlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/science-in-the-park-woodlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/science-in-the-park-woodlands Date: June 3, 2018

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park. Topics include water, animal adaptations, engineering and flight.

This series will not take place on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-06-03 2018-06-03 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking and Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/kayaking-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/kayaking-canoeing Date: June 3, 2018

LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park. People of all ages are welcome to participate or volunteer.

No prior boating experience is required and participants may sign up on a first-come, first-served basis. Minors (younger than 18 years old) must have a parent or guardian present. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome to accompany their owners! LICCB has life jackets available for your four-legged family members.

Please note: No RSVP is required; however, participants are encouraged to call (631) 542-2628 or visit licboathouse.org two hours prior to a scheduled paddle for updates and cancellations, especially during inclement weather.

In partnership with LIC Community Boathouse.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Hallet's Cove

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2018-06-03 2018-06-03 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.76925380000000000, -73.93555550000000000 Fri, 04 May 2018 13:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Presentation: Turtle Talk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/nature-presentation-turtle-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/nature-presentation-turtle-talk Date: June 3, 2018

June is an active time for turtles, as the females strike out on land in search of safe places to lay their eggs. Join environmental educator Carl Heitmuller from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum for an informative (and humorous) foray into the world of turtles. Meet rotund reptiles from the museum’s collection.

Ages six and older are welcome with an adult.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-03 2018-06-03 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecaca8ac587.jpg Wed, 09 May 2018 12:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 3, 2018

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-03 2018-06-03 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecac616d3cb.jpg Tue, 08 May 2018 13:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: June 3, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-03 2018-06-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: June 3, 2018

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

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

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register here!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-03 2018-06-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Fey Nan Bwa: A Haitian Herb and Song Workshop with Sirene]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/fey-nan-bwa-a-haitian-herb-and-song-workshop-with-sirene http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/fey-nan-bwa-a-haitian-herb-and-song-workshop-with-sirene Date: June 3, 2018

Join Vodou Priestess Sirene Dantor Rene for an afternoon of singing and learning about Haitian herbal wellness. Experience traditional Haitian culture and botanic medicine, learning the importance of herbs and their power to heal.

Families and visitors of all ages are welcome.

Reserve your space on Eventbrite.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-06-03 2018-06-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af452f3c7737.jpg Fri, 25 May 2018 14:59:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/04/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/04/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours Date: June 4, 2018

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of Midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow!

Photo Credit: Angelito Jusay.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-06-04 2018-06-04 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4dd5050cbe.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: June 4, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-04 2018-06-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/04/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/04/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 4, 2018

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. Highlights of this tour include: Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register here!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-04 2018-06-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bushwick Inlet Park Visioning Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/04/bushwick-inlet-park-visioning-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/04/bushwick-inlet-park-visioning-session Date: June 4, 2018

Join NYC Parks to share your ideas for the next phase of Bushwick Inlet Park, for the property located at 50 Kent Avenue.

Want to learn more? Want to get involved? Can’t make the meeting? Email suggestions to: BKspecialevents@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 965-8907.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8907

Location: Bushwick Inlet Park House (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2018-06-04 2018-06-04 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.72172493331700000, -73.96043425798400000 Fri, 18 May 2018 08:59:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/05/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/05/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 5, 2018

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-05 2018-06-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecacfdefc57.jpg Wed, 09 May 2018 12:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: June 5, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-05 2018-06-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/05/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/05/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 5, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free; registration not required. No groups, please.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-05 2018-06-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/05/kids-le-petit-art-dioramas-and-3d-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/05/kids-le-petit-art-dioramas-and-3d-art Date: June 5, 2018

Kids create adorable miniature art as gifts for others, or to keep. Parents and kids may participate together.

April: Rain Diorama
May: Painted Pasta Necklace or Bracelet Pendent
June: Plastic Container Maracas

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-06-05 2018-06-05 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 13:44:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/05/stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/05/stargazing Date: June 5, 2018

Head to the High Line each Tuesday night for a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.

Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 3, and Tuesday, October 30.

In the event of rain, Stargazing on the High Line will be cancelled. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by 3pm.

Partners
Stargazing at the High Line is presented by Friends of the High Line in partnership with the Amateur Astronomers Association.

Support
High Line Programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212)206-9922

Location: On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2018-06-05 2018-06-05 6:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.74177862855900000, -74.00772690773000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5abe4da6c8e7d.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:14:31 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA in the Greenbelt: Monthly Monitoring Sessions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/05/frogwatch-usa-in-the-greenbelt-monthly-monitoring-sessions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/05/frogwatch-usa-in-the-greenbelt-monthly-monitoring-sessions Date: June 5, 2018

We will hike within the Greenbelt to listen for frogs, and record data as part of a national citizen science initiative.

Please bring a headlamp or flashlight. This program is suitable for ages 8+.

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

Start time: 8:15 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2018-06-05 2018-06-05 8:15 pm 9:30 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa015e9e646f.jpg Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/06/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/06/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: June 6, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-06-06 2018-06-06 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/06/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/06/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: June 6, 2018

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

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

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register here!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-06 2018-06-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/06/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/06/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 6, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free; registration not required. No groups, please.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-06 2018-06-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/06/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/06/farm-open-hours Date: June 6, 2018

Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, our farm demonstrates the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-06-06 2018-06-06 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c48f601150.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Chancellor's Day: Professional Development Day for Educators, Teachers, and Youth Leaders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/07/chancellors-day-professional-development-day-for-educators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/07/chancellors-day-professional-development-day-for-educators Date: June 7, 2018

This is an adult only workshop geared towards educators, and is CTLE credit certified. Educators, teachers, and youth leaders learn about two nature-based curriculums: Growing Up WILD and Project Learning's Tree Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood.

Growing Up WILD is an award-winning environmental education program for early childhood educators, teachers, and youth leaders working with children aged 3 to 7 years old. Activities focus on animals and habitats through games, snacks, crafts, and songs!

Project Learning's Tree Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood integrates nature-based exploration, art, literature, math, music and movement, and outdoor play into early childhood education settings. The detailed lesson plans outline activities that encourage children to explore, discover, and communicate in expressive ways. This workshop is geared to all educators who work with children aged 3 to 7 years old. Educators who attend, receive the PLT Early Childhood activity guide (including the "Environmental Experiences" CD) with lesson plans and additional resources for Early Childhood instruction.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-06-07 2018-06-07 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af1ba441f76e.png Wed, 23 May 2018 12:14:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Chancellor's Day: Professional Development Day for Educators, Teachers, and Youth Leaders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/07/june-7-chancellors-day-professional-development-day-for-educators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/07/june-7-chancellors-day-professional-development-day-for-educators Date: June 7, 2018

This is an adult only workshop geared towards educators, and is CTLE credit certified. Educators, teachers, and youth leaders learn about nature-based curriculum Project Learning's Tree Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood.

Project Learning's Tree Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood integrates nature-based exploration, art, literature, math, music and movement, and outdoor play into early childhood education settings. The detailed lesson plans outline activities that encourage children to explore, discover, and communicate in expressive ways. This workshop is geared to all educators who work with children aged 3 to 7 years old. Educators who attend, receive the PLT Early Childhood activity guide (including the "Environmental Experiences" CD) with lesson plans and additional resources for Early Childhood instruction.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2018-06-07 2018-06-07 9:00 am 3:30 pm 40.58380126953125000, -74.12329864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af1b679b9881.png Wed, 23 May 2018 12:14:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/07/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/07/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 7, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free; registration not required. No groups, please.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-07 2018-06-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/07/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/07/tour-the-battery Date: June 7, 2018

Join us every Thursday for tours of The Battery!

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123443491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-06-07 2018-06-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf6fc5c831c.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:44:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/07/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/07/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: June 7, 2018

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

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

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register here!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-07 2018-06-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/07/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/07/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours Date: June 7, 2018

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-06-07 2018-06-07 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4de6062b67.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Coastal Clean Up with Riverside Park Conservancy and Trash Hero New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/08/coastal-clean-up-with-riverside-park-conservancy-and-trash-hero-ny http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/08/coastal-clean-up-with-riverside-park-conservancy-and-trash-hero-ny Date: June 8, 2018

Celebrate World Ocean's Day! Riverside Park Conservancy partners with Trash Hero New York to remove trash and recyclables that are brought in with the tides and pile up along the Hudson River coastline. Join us for our monthly coastal cleanup project in Riverside Park South.

Please note: This volunteer project will not take place in the event of inclement weather. Volunteer projects are dependent on the season and the needs of the park. Closed-toed work shoes are required. Do not bring additional bags, as there is no place to store belongings. Dress comfortably and be prepared to get dirty! Best to remove jewelry, and wear hair tied back.

For more event info or to register, please call (212) 870-3073 or email grassroots@riversideparknyc.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-3073

Location: 59th Street Mound (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-06-08 2018-06-08 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.77338089612200000, -73.99357915203700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af5972345273.jpg Wed, 23 May 2018 12:14:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park2 Date: June 8, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-08 2018-06-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: June 8, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-08 2018-06-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/08/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/08/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 8, 2018

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. Highlights of this tour include: Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register here!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-08 2018-06-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bayside Green Neighborhood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/0609-bayside-green-neighborhood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/0609-bayside-green-neighborhood Date: June 9, 2018

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect the forested areas in Alley Pond Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem. They will also be doing trail closure work. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183925232

Location: Upper Alley Parking Lot (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74225704311900000, -73.73807883262600000 Wed, 23 May 2018 13:29:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodworking Workshop: Build a Rustic Garden Tuteur]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/woodworking-workshop-build-a-rustic-garden-tuteur http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/woodworking-workshop-build-a-rustic-garden-tuteur Date: June 9, 2018

Inspired by the rustic garden structures at Wave Hill, construct a “tuteur” (a.k.a. tripod trellis) under the expert guidance of master woodworker and Wave Hill Director of Facilities Frank Perrone.

Use cedar posts, branches, and simple tools to create a one-of-a-kind piece for your garden or large container.

No previous carpentry skills needed!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 9:30 am 4:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecadc2c1a69.jpg Wed, 09 May 2018 12:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora and Fauna Walk at Highbridge Park with Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/flora-and-fauna-walk-of-highbridge-park-with-leslie-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/flora-and-fauna-walk-of-highbridge-park-with-leslie-day Date: June 9, 2018

Come on a morning nature walk through Highbridge Park, an ideal spot to see many species of animals, insects, and birds. Join naturalist and author Leslie Day for an exploration of the flora and fauna along the Highbridge Park sections of the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail.

Email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

This walk is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Dyckman Street and 10th Avenue Entrance to Highbridge Park (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.85869014448700000, -73.92304849624600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d7e2f5cefe4.jpg Fri, 25 May 2018 10:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Statues and Monuments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families-statues-and-monuments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families-statues-and-monuments Date: June 9, 2018

Join us on a kid-friendly adventure as we discover the secrets and mysteries of Central Park’s most beloved children’s sculptures! Learn about some of the Park’s most popular statues for children; Balto, Alice in Wonderland, Hans Christian Andersen, and more through guided activities in your complementary Discovery Journal.

Details

Meet: In front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs; may not be suitable for strollers.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park),East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77220153808594000, -73.96759796142578000; 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a82034d737db.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/birding-raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/birding-raptors Date: June 9, 2018

New York CIty is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

We offer birding programs throughout the year with unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park)

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R172 Brookfield Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.56166747849400000, -74.15999635582000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aec9c911097d.jpg Fri, 04 May 2018 13:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[The Great Randall's Island Treasure Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/the-great-randalls-island-treasure-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/the-great-randalls-island-treasure-hunt Date: June 9, 2018

Join us for an adventure as we unlock Island secrets, search for treasure, and explore Randall’s Island Park. This free event teaches you how to use a map and compass (materials provided) to navigate a fun course.

  • Adult orienteering course from Hudson Valley Orienteering
  • Children’s course
  • Participant prizes
  • View our Gallery of Maps
  • Crafts for kids – design your own compass!
  • Musical puppet performance by Arm-of-the-Sea Theater
  • Refreshments
  • Suitable for ages 5+ (with an adult)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Field 80 (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.78322982788086000, -73.93226623535156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a99c301e8831.jpg Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:15:03 EST