NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 28 May 2017 14:32:54 GMT <![CDATA[Planting Herbs for Health and Wellness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/planting-herbs-for-health-and-wellness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/06/planting-herbs-for-health-and-wellness Date: June 6, 2017

Curious about how you can help your community members naturally increase their resilience to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other chronic conditions…with what you grow? Then join us as we explore how to simply and strategically plan and plant medicinal herbs and foods, which support our best health and satisfy our taste for diversity!

Facilitated by Janiele Lewis, Intergenerational WELLth Educator, Coach, and Community Chef, and GreenThumb.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Ashford Learning Center

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2017-06-06 2017-06-06 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.67401320000000000, -73.88514810000000000 Fri, 26 May 2017 14:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost: Farm & Garden Work Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/nyc-compost-farm-garden-work-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/nyc-compost-farm-garden-work-days Date: June 7, 2017

Cultivate an intimate understanding of the interconnections between soil, plants, and human health by working directly with the land. We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, and composting.

Bring a water bottle, and wear a sun hat, closed-toed shoes, and clothing you don’t mind getting dirty.

This volunteer event takes place on the first Wednesday of the month at Heritage Farm and on the third Saturday of the month at the Compost Demonstration Garden.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebd2eecf3aa.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: June 7, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: June 7, 2017

Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one! The hike is moderately paced, and the run is faster and more suitable for experienced trail runners. Bring a headlamp along as it is beginning to be dark when we return!

The evening hikes take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the trail runs take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The hike and trail run usually cover approximately five miles. Headlamps are required in every season. Dress for the weather and trail conditions. Bring water and a snack if you think you'll need it. No reservation is required.

This event takes place in all weather unless conditions are dangerous. For updates, please visit the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy on Facebook.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Dance Fitness in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/dance-fitness-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/dance-fitness-in-the-park Date: June 7, 2017

Dance Fitness is the perfect way to have fun while getting an amazing work out! These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air. Follow certified instructors from Sweet Water Dance & Yoga for a fun, high-energy workout along the park’s shoreline!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78202599271400000, -73.92982745170600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a1b119975.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Horseshoe Crab Monitoring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/horseshoe-crab-monitoring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/horseshoe-crab-monitoring Date: June 7, 2017

Join the Stewardship Team for an evening of horseshoe crab monitoring! Since 2013, NYC Parks has been monitoring horseshoe crab spawning activity along the restored sandy beach at Coney Island Creek. We'll be walking the beach to count the number of crabs present and tagging 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. Come and take a closer look at our city’s valuable natural resources! Please come dressed in layers, clothes that can get dirty, and waterproof boots or sneakers, and bring your own water bottle. All volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Calvert Vaux Park

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.58464431762695000, -73.99511718750000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590a457e13960.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:15:09 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA Monthly Monitoring Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/07/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring-session Date: June 7, 2017

We will hike within High Rock Park to listen for frogs. Please bring a headlamp or flashlight. Recommended for children 8 years old and older.

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

This program is sponsored by Greener NY.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-06-07 2017-06-07 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c892bf00385.png Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/fitness-walk Date: June 8, 2017

Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles). For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-06-08 2017-06-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Wade Into the Bronx River: Metropolitan Monarch Alliance Educator Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/wade-into-the-bronx-river-metropolitan-monarch-alliance-educator-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/wade-into-the-bronx-river-metropolitan-monarch-alliance-educator-workshop Date: June 8, 2017

Join the Bronx River Alliance and Queens College GLOBE NY Metro in a teacher professional development workshop that will provide teachers with training and the tools to create and customize a versatile interdisciplinary suite of classroom activities that introduces Monarch butterflies.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Fannie Lou Hamer High School

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2017-06-08 2017-06-08 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.83164620000000000, -73.88850400000000000 Mon, 22 May 2017 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 8, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-08 2017-06-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/tour-the-battery Date: June 8, 2017

Join us for a tour of The Battery, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan.

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Tours of The Battery take place every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. and last about an hour. Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Sign up
RSVP and receive a free Battery Bug button when you arrive!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-06-08 2017-06-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf4930d27f.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardener's Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/a-gardeners-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/08/a-gardeners-yoga Date: June 8, 2017

Repetitive gardening movements often cause painful knee joints and sore back muscles. Founded by a farmer and Kripalu-trained yoga instructor, A Gardener's Yoga classes are for gardeners, not gurus. This class will soothe, strengthen and connect students with their intention to grow. We will have a limited number of mats available so please bring your own if you can.

Facilitated by Onika Abraham, Director of Farm School NYC, and GreenThumb

Este taller se ofrecerá con traducción al Español.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212)602-5300

Location: Two Coves Garden

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2017-06-08 2017-06-08 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.77180099487305000, -73.93019866943360000 Fri, 26 May 2017 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 9, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-09 2017-06-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/09/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/09/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: June 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-09 2017-06-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Horseshoe Crab Monitoring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/09/horseshoe-crab-monitoring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/09/horseshoe-crab-monitoring Date: June 9, 2017

Join the Stewardship Team for an evening of horseshoe crab monitoring! Since 2013, NYC Parks has been monitoring horseshoe crab spawning activity along the restored sandy beach at Coney Island Creek. We'll be walking the beach to count the number of crabs present and tagging 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. Come and take a closer look at our city’s valuable natural resources! Please come dressed in layers, clothes that can get dirty, and waterproof boots or sneakers, and bring your own water bottle. All volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-392-5232

Location: Calvert Vaux Park

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2017-06-09 2017-06-09 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.58464431762695000, -73.99511718750000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590a45bf56fd0.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:15:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Full River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/full-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/full-river-paddle Date: June 10, 2017

Join the Bronx River Alliance for a five-mile adventure on the Bronx River, exploring all the freshwater and estuaries sections of the river. We will start at 219th and Bronx Boulevard and end at Starlight Park.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard

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2017-06-10 2017-06-10 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.88420104980500000, -73.86689758300800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee43f0ed86f.JPG Mon, 22 May 2017 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Lucy Wilner: Us and Them, Birds at the Intersection of Natural and Man-made Worlds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds Date: June 10, 2017

Join us for an exhibit at Conference House Park, Lucy Wilner: Us and Them, Birds at the Intersection of Natural and Man-made Worlds, on display through July 23.

Wilner’s paintings explore the realms of imagination evoked by today’s new ecological and trans-species consciousness. Far from naturalistic, they present symbolic relationships, especially those between human beings, our histories, tools, and environments, and the natural world.

Gallery hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. / Closed holidays / Free admission

Opening reception: Saturday, May 13, 2017 / 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Image: Lucy Wilner, Aperture (detail), 72” x 60” inches, acrylic on canvas 2016

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-10 2017-06-10 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59075dee7abf6.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/green-team Date: June 10, 2017

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoying nature, and making the park look its best.

All volunteers must fill out a waiver onsite and submit it before any activity begins. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please log-in to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-10 2017-06-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: June 10, 2017

Volunteer this It's My Park season with the Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender loving care to our beloved park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the spring/summer weather and upcoming events. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-10 2017-06-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Tea and Cookies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/compost-tea-and-cookies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/compost-tea-and-cookies Date: June 10, 2017

This advanced composting class will show participants how to make a batch of compost tea, an aerated brew of finished compost in water. Making actively-aerated compost tea creates an explosion of beneficial bacteria and fungi found in compost. Compost tea can be applied to plants as a foliar spray or soil soak. Come enjoy tea and (edible!) cookies with us in this informative session.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-10 2017-06-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58eb8e7b1d892.jpg Thu, 25 May 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Great Randall's Island Treasure Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/the-great-randalls-island-treasure-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/the-great-randalls-island-treasure-hunt Date: June 10, 2017

Join us as we unlock island secrets at The Great Randall’s Island Treasure Hunt! This event, offered in partnership with Hudson Valley Orienteering, includes two orienteering courses—one for adults and one for children. Learn how to use a map and compass (provided) while exploring the park; enjoy arts and crafts; light refreshments will be provided. Treasure for all who participate!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Field 62 - 63 (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-10 2017-06-10 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.78335503947300000, -73.92465233802800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b59bbba9351.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Baywaters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/science-in-the-park-baywaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/science-in-the-park-baywaters Date: June 10, 2017

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.

Please note: There will be no program on Saturday, May 27 (Memorial Day Weekend).

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Little Bay Park

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2017-06-10 2017-06-10 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.78960037231445000, -73.78700256347656000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/saltwater-fishing Date: June 10, 2017

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

You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel. Whether you choose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: American Veterans Memorial Pier

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B432 American Veterans Memorial Pier 2017-06-10 2017-06-10 11:00 am 0:30 am 40.63937377929687500, -74.03814697265625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910d821973c1.jpg Tue, 16 May 2017 15:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Living Soil: Soil Fertility for Crop Production]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/living-soil-soil-fertility-for-crop-production http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/living-soil-soil-fertility-for-crop-production Date: June 10, 2017

Learn how to nourish the soil to support plants in developing our favorite fruiting crops and make this summer's harvest the best you've ever had!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Snug Harbor

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2017-06-10 2017-06-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64310073852539000, -74.10179901123047000 Fri, 26 May 2017 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Living Soil: Soil Fertility for Crop Production]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/living-soil-soil-fertility-for-crop-production1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/living-soil-soil-fertility-for-crop-production1 Date: June 10, 2017

Learn how to nourish the soil to support plants in developing our favorite fruiting crops and make this summer's harvest the best you've ever had!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Snug Harbor

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2017-06-10 2017-06-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64310073852539000, -74.10179901123047000 Fri, 26 May 2017 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: June 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-10 2017-06-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 10, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-10 2017-06-10 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Alley Pond Park Super Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/rangers-choice-alley-pond-park-super-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/rangers-choice-alley-pond-park-super-hike Date: June 10, 2017

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 and nature enthusiasts are welcome on this lengthy one-way, guided hike from Alley Pond Park to Oakland Lake. There wil be plenty of wildlife viewing, spring flora, and history along the way.

Please wear appropriate shoes and bring water and a snack for the hike.

Please note: Registration is required; to register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on May 31.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-06-10 2017-06-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74409866333008000, -73.74420166015625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910d8ce5cd07.JPG Mon, 08 May 2017 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wonderful World of Caribbean Vegetables]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/the-wonderful-world-of-caribbean-vegetables http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/the-wonderful-world-of-caribbean-vegetables Date: June 10, 2017

Bitter melon, callaloo, Malabar spinach, and dasheen are familiar to many Brooklyn gardeners, yet a mystery to some. Learn hands-on how to source, grow, and use a variety of amazing Caribbean veggies to add a taste of the Islands to your garden.

Facilitated by Marlene Wilks, GreenThumb Community Gardener at New Vision Garden, and Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2017-06-10 2017-06-10 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.66759872436523400, -73.96179962158203000 Fri, 26 May 2017 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition: Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: June 10, 2017

Come view original artwork celebrating nature and the natural environment of Staten Island. Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, Staten Island’s land conservation organization.

Exhibition hours: Monday – Friday by appointment only, Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m

Organized & curated by Gail Middleton / Creative Photographers Guild

Opening reception: Saturday, May 6, 2017 / 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-10 2017-06-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59088cfc9d17a.jpg Tue, 02 May 2017 15:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing Date: June 10, 2017

Rocking the Boat invites you all to free community rowing experience.

Through Community Rowing, you'll explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats and learn about local waterways. The free program takes place every Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

For three of those days, community members can also try their hand at sailing.

Free Sailing

The City’s only sailing program aims to make sailing a staple of the South Bronx waterfront. Free sailing takes place on:

  • Sunday, June 11
  • Saturday, August 12
  • Sunday, September 10

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2017-06-10 2017-06-10 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5909ec80b4a13.jpg Mon, 22 May 2017 12:14:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: June 10, 2017

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-10 2017-06-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/family-camping Date: June 10, 2017

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.

Please note: 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. Registration opens on Wednesday, May 31.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-10 2017-06-10 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e7be45f1a.JPG Mon, 08 May 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birds & Plants of Cabrini Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/11/birds-plants-of-cabrini-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/11/birds-plants-of-cabrini-woods Date: June 11, 2017

Join naturalist and author Leslie Day to learn about the ecological relationship between birds and the plants they depend on in Fort Tryon Park's Cabrini Woods. This small woodland hosts a rich diversity of tree and plant species that provide food and nesting sites for 20 year-round bird species and more than 50 other species of birds that visit during the year. We will enjoy a unique tree canopy-level view of the woods, so bring your binoculars!

Please note: Space is limited and RSVP is required. To register, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org

Photo by Beth Bergman

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Cabrini Woods (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-06-11 2017-06-11 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.85750949161600000, -73.93663707976200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f09bcf3178.jpg Fri, 19 May 2017 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/11/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/11/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 11, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-11 2017-06-11 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/11/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/11/seining Date: June 11, 2017

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

Get ready to get your hands wet! Seining programs use nets to catch fish.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-06-11 2017-06-11 11:00 am 0:30 am 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910dedf40db9.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/11/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/11/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: June 11, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-11 2017-06-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Presents: Twist & Sprout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/11/newyorkpresbyterian-queens-presents-twist-sprout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/11/newyorkpresbyterian-queens-presents-twist-sprout Date: June 11, 2017

Join us at this free family-friendly event about healthy eating and outdoor exercise! We're sowing the seeds of good health at Queens Botanical Garden with cooking demonstrations, performance by Spencer the Gardener, bounce houses, potting up herbs to take home, fruit and veggie crafts, live music, and more. Meet the medical experts from NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and curl up with a book in the Queens Mobile Library!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-11 2017-06-11 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591da59add1d1.jpg Thu, 25 May 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/11/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/11/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: June 11, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).

The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary.

Please note: It is very important that you arrive between noon and 12:30 p.m., as the Village Community Boathouse pair their boats, coxswains, and rowers by 12:30. Boats leave right after for the afternoon. In some cases, the Villiage Community Boathouse will have additional boats leaving at a later time but the chances to get out on a boat then are much slimmer. Please check the Villiage Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook or Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, call (212) 229-2059.

About Free Community Rowing
The Community Rows are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds onsite. The rows last, depending on river conditions and rower level experience, between one and three hours.Most of these rows have mixed crews with those that have never been on the river before and some old hands. Visit the Village Community Boathouse's website for more information and photos!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-06-11 2017-06-11 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Mon, 22 May 2017 15:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 11, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-11 2017-06-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/12/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/12/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: June 12, 2017

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.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-12 2017-06-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/fitness-walk Date: June 13, 2017

Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles). For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: June 13, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/little-hell-gate-salt-marsh http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/little-hell-gate-salt-marsh Date: June 13, 2017

Join us for a tour of our flagship salt marsh! Learn about the ecology of the space, view wildlife up close, and learn how the island’s history has shaped our natural areas.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79146526423800000, -73.92687702179000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bf04d7e062e.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event Date: June 13, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).

The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary.

As temperatures on the water are generally cooler than on land, please dress accordingly, especially if you are not planning to actively row. We are providing lifejackets for free.

ITS IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU COME BEFORE EARLY. No later than 6 PM. WE PAIR OUR BOATS WITH COXSWAINS (1) AND ROWERS (4 for each boat) ) BY 6pm AND BOATS LEAVE RIGHT AFTER FOR THE EVENING ROW. Rows last usually between 1 and 2 hours.

Also please check our social media feeds for possible last minute changes due to weather or other circumstances:

FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/VCBoathouse/ TWITTER https://twitter.com/VCBoathouseNYC

or call (see our Phone No on our website VCB.NYC)

Or join our mailinglist for updates: mailinglist@vcb.nyc

About Free Community Rowing
The Community Rows are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds onsite. The rows last, depending on river conditions and rower level experience, between one and three hours.Most of these rows have mixed crews with those that have never been on the river before and some old hands. Visit the Village Community Boathouse's website for more information and photos!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-06-13 2017-06-13 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f92dcb14593.jpg Mon, 22 May 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Plants that Take the Heat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/plants-that-take-the-heat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/13/plants-that-take-the-heat Date: June 13, 2017

Whether you want a lively tree bed, a bodacious window box, or a colorful front yard, it helps to use drought- and heat-tolerant plants. We’ll share some tough beauties and water-wise tips to stop your garden from wilting this summer.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2017-06-13 2017-06-13 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.66759872436523400, -73.96179962158203000 Fri, 26 May 2017 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: June 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Mosaics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/making-mosaics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/making-mosaics Date: June 14, 2017

Enhance your garden's character by creating unique and colorful mosaic stepping stones. We will use recycled tiles, ceramics, and glass. Feel free to bring your own materials, friends, family, and creative ideas!

Facilitated by Barbara Cahn, community gardener at LaGuardia Corner Gardens, and GreenThumb

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 502-5329

Location: LaGuardia Corner Community Garden

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2017-06-14 2017-06-14 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.72729873657226600, -73.99929809570312000 Fri, 26 May 2017 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: June 14, 2017

Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one! The hike is moderately paced, and the run is faster and more suitable for experienced trail runners. Bring a headlamp along as it is beginning to be dark when we return!

The evening hikes take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the trail runs take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The hike and trail run usually cover approximately five miles. Headlamps are required in every season. Dress for the weather and trail conditions. Bring water and a snack if you think you'll need it. No reservation is required.

This event takes place in all weather unless conditions are dangerous. For updates, please visit the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy on Facebook.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Dance Fitness in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/dance-fitness-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/14/dance-fitness-in-the-park Date: June 14, 2017

Dance Fitness is the perfect way to have fun while getting an amazing work out! These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air. Follow certified instructors from Sweet Water Dance & Yoga for a fun, high-energy workout along the park’s shoreline!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-14 2017-06-14 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78202599271400000, -73.92982745170600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a1b119975.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/fitness-walk Date: June 15, 2017

Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles). For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/tour-the-battery Date: June 15, 2017

Join us for a tour of The Battery, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan.

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Tours of The Battery take place every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. and last about an hour. Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Sign up
RSVP and receive a free Battery Bug button when you arrive!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf4930d27f.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with Salsa!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/arts-culture-fun-dance-the-night-away http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/arts-culture-fun-dance-the-night-away Date: June 15, 2017

Dance to the sounds of DJ Cocotaso as he spins salsa, merengue, bachata, and more! We'll kick off the evening with a dance lesson for beginners. Please join us after the dance class for an open dance for all!

The event is free and open to all.

In case of rain this event will be cancelled.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Beach Gazebo (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58959197998047000, -74.06551361083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f66c91db35e.jpg Thu, 04 May 2017 13:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 16, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-16 2017-06-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: June 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-16 2017-06-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Tour: High Line as Habitat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/wildlife-tour-high-line-as-habitat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/wildlife-tour-high-line-as-habitat Date: June 17, 2017

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.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:15 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: High Line (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 8:00 am 9:15 am 40.74670028686523400, -74.00569915771484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f13685591a.jpg Fri, 19 May 2017 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/green-team Date: June 17, 2017

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoying nature, and making the park look its best.

All volunteers must fill out a waiver onsite and submit it before any activity begins. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please log-in to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: June 17, 2017

Volunteer this It's My Park season with the Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender loving care to our beloved park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the spring/summer weather and upcoming events. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost: Farm and Garden Work Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/nyc-compost-farm-garden-work-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/nyc-compost-farm-garden-work-days Date: June 17, 2017

Cultivate an intimate understanding of the interconnections between soil, plants, and human health by working directly with the land. We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, and composting,

Bring a water bottle. Wear a sun hat, closed-toed shoes, and clothing you don’t mind getting dirty.

This volunteer program meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the Heritage Farm and the third Saturday of the month at the Compost Demonstration Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebd2eecf3aa.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Food & Farm Walking Tour: Belmont Community Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/bronx-food-farm-walking-tour-belmont-community-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/bronx-food-farm-walking-tour-belmont-community-gardens Date: June 17, 2017

The Belmont neighborhood, home to the La Familia Verde Coalition, is a network of 5 community gardens, including The Garden of Youth and Garden of Happiness. It's also a home to a very diverse group of farmers and entrepreneurs.

Join us as we visit Garden of Happiness, one of the oldest community gardens in the Bronx (founded in 1988) for a tour of their longstanding casita, greenhouse, and chicken coop. After that, we’ll have lunch in the newly renovated Garden of Youth, a garden dedicated to providing agricultural learning opportunities for our children and youth. The tour will conclude with a visit to Mapes Avenue Community Garden for a gardening activity.

Tour Guide: Aleyna Rodriguez, Bronx Gardener and Organizer.

Tour leaves promptly at 10:30 a.m. Returns at 2:30 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West-Farms Square and East Tremont Avenue

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2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:00 am 2:30 pm 40.84054950000000000, -73.87959440000000000 Fri, 26 May 2017 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Lucy Wilner: Us and Them, Birds at the Intersection of Natural and Man-made Worlds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds Date: June 17, 2017

Join us for an exhibit at Conference House Park, Lucy Wilner: Us and Them, Birds at the Intersection of Natural and Man-made Worlds, on display through July 23.

Wilner’s paintings explore the realms of imagination evoked by today’s new ecological and trans-species consciousness. Far from naturalistic, they present symbolic relationships, especially those between human beings, our histories, tools, and environments, and the natural world.

Gallery hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. / Closed holidays / Free admission

Opening reception: Saturday, May 13, 2017 / 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Image: Lucy Wilner, Aperture (detail), 72” x 60” inches, acrylic on canvas 2016

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59075dee7abf6.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Baywaters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/science-in-the-park-baywaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/science-in-the-park-baywaters Date: June 17, 2017

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.

Please note: There will be no program on Saturday, May 27 (Memorial Day Weekend).

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Little Bay Park

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.78960037231445000, -73.78700256347656000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Welcome Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/farm-compost-welcome-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/farm-compost-welcome-tours Date: June 17, 2017

Discover what’s behind the scenes at Queens Botanical Garden Farm & Compost.

In this one-hour tour, you will get a crash course on how the garden produces nutrient-rich compost from food scraps and horticultural waste. We will introduce the fundamentals of ecological farming as you visit the farm. This tour is recommended for first-time visitors to Queens Botanical Garden Farm & Compost.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-17 2017-06-17 11:00 am 0:00 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592702add87e4.jpg Thu, 25 May 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 17, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 17, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition: Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: June 17, 2017

Come view original artwork celebrating nature and the natural environment of Staten Island. Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, Staten Island’s land conservation organization.

Exhibition hours: Monday – Friday by appointment only, Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m

Organized & curated by Gail Middleton / Creative Photographers Guild

Opening reception: Saturday, May 6, 2017 / 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59088cfc9d17a.jpg Tue, 02 May 2017 15:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bowne House Celebrates NY's Path Through History]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/the-bowne-house-celebrates-nys-path-through-history http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/the-bowne-house-celebrates-nys-path-through-history Date: June 17, 2017

The Bowne House Museum, one of New York's oldest buildings, welcomes visitors to an open dialogue about our city's changing landscape with local historians and urban archaeologists. New exhibits from The Bowne House will illustrate and highlight these changes.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

Location: Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76290130615234400, -73.82520294189453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b63633aedd7.jpg Fri, 03 Mar 2017 16:45:24 EST
<![CDATA[Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing Date: June 17, 2017

Rocking the Boat invites you all to free community rowing experience.

Through Community Rowing, you'll explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats and learn about local waterways. The free program takes place every Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

For three of those days, community members can also try their hand at sailing.

Free Sailing

The City’s only sailing program aims to make sailing a staple of the South Bronx waterfront. Free sailing takes place on:

  • Sunday, June 11
  • Saturday, August 12
  • Sunday, September 10

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5909ec80b4a13.jpg Mon, 22 May 2017 12:14:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildflower Seed Balls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/wildflower-seed-balls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/wildflower-seed-balls Date: June 17, 2017

Use our locally-produced compost to create native wildflower seed balls. Take home your seed ball to introduce native wildflowers to your neighborhood! Queens Botanical Garden Farm & Compost staff will be on site to discuss the importance of native species and the role of compost in encouraging healthy plant growth.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

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

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-17 2017-06-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5926efe3e0b0a.jpg Thu, 25 May 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/scavenger-hunt Date: June 17, 2017

Use all of your senses and explore the park, searching high and low for clues with the Urban Park Rangers as your guide.

Nature scavenger hunts are a great way to connect to the natural world and get moving outside.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e00ff0f4a.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: June 17, 2017

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

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

There are a few inclines. The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West.) Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/family-camping Date: June 17, 2017

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.

Please note: 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. Registration opens on Wednesday, June 7.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.74409866333008000, -73.74420166015625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e0832a9d8.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: June 18, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tide Pool Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/tide-pool-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/tide-pool-exploration Date: June 18, 2017

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

This program is specifically designed for young children and families. All supplies are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 Mon, 08 May 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 18, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: June 18, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).

The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary.

Please note: It is very important that you arrive between noon and 12:30 p.m., as the Village Community Boathouse pair their boats, coxswains, and rowers by 12:30. Boats leave right after for the afternoon. In some cases, the Villiage Community Boathouse will have additional boats leaving at a later time but the chances to get out on a boat then are much slimmer. Please check the Villiage Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook or Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, call (212) 229-2059.

About Free Community Rowing
The Community Rows are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds onsite. The rows last, depending on river conditions and rower level experience, between one and three hours.Most of these rows have mixed crews with those that have never been on the river before and some old hands. Visit the Village Community Boathouse's website for more information and photos!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-06-18 2017-06-18 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Mon, 22 May 2017 15:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfall Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/waterfall-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/waterfall-hike-light Date: June 18, 2017

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

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e17e86449.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: June 18, 2017

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/freshwater-fishing Date: June 18, 2017

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

You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel. Whether you chose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

Participation is first-come, first-served. This program is recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 Mon, 08 May 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: June 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-19 2017-06-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/fitness-walk Date: June 20, 2017

Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles). For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event Date: June 20, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).

The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary.

As temperatures on the water are generally cooler than on land, please dress accordingly, especially if you are not planning to actively row. We are providing lifejackets for free.

ITS IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU COME BEFORE EARLY. No later than 6 PM. WE PAIR OUR BOATS WITH COXSWAINS (1) AND ROWERS (4 for each boat) ) BY 6pm AND BOATS LEAVE RIGHT AFTER FOR THE EVENING ROW. Rows last usually between 1 and 2 hours.

Also please check our social media feeds for possible last minute changes due to weather or other circumstances:

FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/VCBoathouse/ TWITTER https://twitter.com/VCBoathouseNYC

or call (see our Phone No on our website VCB.NYC)

Or join our mailinglist for updates: mailinglist@vcb.nyc

About Free Community Rowing
The Community Rows are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds onsite. The rows last, depending on river conditions and rower level experience, between one and three hours.Most of these rows have mixed crews with those that have never been on the river before and some old hands. Visit the Village Community Boathouse's website for more information and photos!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-06-20 2017-06-20 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f92dcb14593.jpg Mon, 22 May 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: East Side Evening Stroll]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/central-park-tour-east-side-evening-stroll http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/central-park-tour-east-side-evening-stroll Date: June 20, 2017

Join us after work for an evening stroll along part of Central Park's East Side. Central Park Conservancy guides lead you on a casual walk from the southeast corner of the Park to Bethesda Terrace.

Learn about the Zoo, the Arsenal, Balto, The Mall, Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, and the Lake on this tour designed for New York summer evenings.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579a44b9537e5.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:15:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/21/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/21/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: June 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-21 2017-06-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Horseshoe Crab Monitoring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/21/horseshoe-crab-monitoring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/21/horseshoe-crab-monitoring Date: June 21, 2017

Join the Stewardship Team for an evening of horseshoe crab monitoring! Since 2013, NYC Parks has been monitoring horseshoe crab spawning activity along the restored sandy beach at Coney Island Creek. We'll be walking the beach to count the number of crabs present and tagging 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. Come and take a closer look at our city’s valuable natural resources! Please come dressed in layers, clothes that can get dirty, and waterproof boots or sneakers, and bring your own water bottle. All volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Calvert Vaux Park

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2017-06-21 2017-06-21 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.58464431762695000, -73.99511718750000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590a45f5814a5.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:15:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Water's Edge Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/21/waterfront-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/21/waterfront-garden-tour Date: June 21, 2017

Located along the shoreline of the East River, the waterfront garden offers year-round beauty, from spring-blooming daffodils to winter-blooming witch hazels. Join an experienced member of our Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers growing along the water’s edge. Enjoy breathtaking views of Manhattan while you explore the winding paths of our shade garden.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-21 2017-06-21 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bedda835431.JPG Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Inspired By...Abstract Flowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/21/art-inspired-byabstract-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/21/art-inspired-byabstract-flowers Date: June 21, 2017

Join us to create your own masterpiece inspired by abstract flowers. Our "Art Inspired By" series will include an overview of the theme or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop.

RSVP is required. Please call (212) 397-3159.

For more information regarding accessibility, please call (212) 360-1430 or email accessibility@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-06-21 2017-06-21 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e6afc6b4bdc.jpg Fri, 07 Apr 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/21/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/21/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: June 21, 2017

Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one! The hike is moderately paced, and the run is faster and more suitable for experienced trail runners. Bring a headlamp along as it is beginning to be dark when we return!

The evening hikes take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the trail runs take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The hike and trail run usually cover approximately five miles. Headlamps are required in every season. Dress for the weather and trail conditions. Bring water and a snack if you think you'll need it. No reservation is required.

This event takes place in all weather unless conditions are dangerous. For updates, please visit the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy on Facebook.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-06-21 2017-06-21 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Dance Fitness in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/21/dance-fitness-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/21/dance-fitness-in-the-park Date: June 21, 2017

Dance Fitness is the perfect way to have fun while getting an amazing work out! These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air. Follow certified instructors from Sweet Water Dance & Yoga for a fun, high-energy workout along the park’s shoreline!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-21 2017-06-21 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78202599271400000, -73.92982745170600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a1b119975.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/22/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/22/fitness-walk Date: June 22, 2017

Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles). For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-06-22 2017-06-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/22/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/22/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: June 22, 2017

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.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-22 2017-06-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/22/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/22/tour-the-battery Date: June 22, 2017

Join us for a tour of The Battery, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan.

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Tours of The Battery take place every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. and last about an hour. Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Sign up
RSVP and receive a free Battery Bug button when you arrive!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-06-22 2017-06-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf4930d27f.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Drip Irrigation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/22/drip-irrigation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/22/drip-irrigation Date: June 22, 2017

Save water and save time by using drip irrigation. This sustainable garden technique transports water directly to the plant so there is no need to water the whole bed. Learn the basics in this hands on class.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hands and Heart Community Garden

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2017-06-22 2017-06-22 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.66059875488281000, -73.89589691162110000 Fri, 26 May 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Evening Stroll]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/22/central-park-tour-west-side-evening-stroll http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/22/central-park-tour-west-side-evening-stroll Date: June 22, 2017

Join us after work for an evening stroll along part of Central Park’s West side. Central Park Conservancy guides lead you on a casual walk from the southwest corner of Central Park to Tavern on the Green.

Learn about the Maine Monument, west side arches, Heckscher Ballfields, Sheep Meadow, and Tavern on the Green on this tour designed for New York summer evenings.

There are a few inclines. The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West) and ends at Tavern on the Green (Central Park West between 66th and 67th Streets). 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: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-22 2017-06-22 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:15:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 23, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: June 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/23/family-camping Date: June 23, 2017

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.

Please note: 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. Registration opens on Wednesday, June 14.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-06-23 2017-06-23 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e2f45e5b3.JPG Mon, 08 May 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Eco Volunteer Day and Free Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/eco-volunteer-day-and-free-commuity-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/eco-volunteer-day-and-free-commuity-paddle Date: June 24, 2017

Join the Bronx River Alliance in a day of service and fun as we recruit volunteers to help us restore the Bronx River Forest with our Conservation Crew, followed by a free community paddle!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Burke Bridge (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.87158584594726600, -73.87255096435547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee455d7bd04.JPG Mon, 22 May 2017 13:15:04 EDT