NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:10:51 GMT <![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 8, 2018

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

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 2018-02-08 2018-02-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/08/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/08/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: February 8, 2018

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

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

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 2018-02-08 2018-02-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Rose Pruning Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/08/winter-rose-pruning-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/08/winter-rose-pruning-workshop Date: February 8, 2018

Give your roses a great start for spring with a winter prune. Learn how to prepare your roses to bloom their best. Bring your gloves and pruners if you have them, and dress for the outdoors.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3512

Location: Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-02-08 2018-02-08 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64189454909600000, -74.10201304660700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a25bf25ad9ba.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:14:41 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 9, 2018

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

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 2018-02-09 2018-02-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 9, 2018

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-09 2018-02-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Highbridge Winter Walk with Expert Naturalist Mike Feller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/highbridge-winter-walk-with-expert-naturalist-mike-feller http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/highbridge-winter-walk-with-expert-naturalist-mike-feller Date: February 10, 2018

The winter woods are free of the clutter of spring and summer’s exuberant foliage revealing hidden features and dimensions of landscape and ecology. Bundle up, bring a hot beverage and explore signs of invasive species and their effects on the Highbridge Park landscape, and wildlife’s winter adaptations.

Please note: Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

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

Photo by Brooke Watson

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: W 158th Street and Edgecombe Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.83259963989258000, -73.93969726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a282f1a7e42c.jpg Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[WormShop (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/wormshop-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/wormshop-nyc-compost-project Date: February 10, 2018

Learn how worms convert your food scraps into compost for your plants. This free workshop will teach you how to set up and care for a worm bin, as well as how to harvest and use vermicompost.

Admission is free. Registration requested.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

Location: Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64189454909600000, -74.10201304660700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a25ba4f7dd60.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:14:41 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 10, 2018

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

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 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Survival Skills: Fire Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/survival-skills-fire-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/survival-skills-fire-making Date: February 10, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you.

All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years old and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers Date: February 10, 2018

Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky on a special winter walking tour! Join us for a free 45-minute long tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.

Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check thehighline.org or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates prior to arriving at the park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.73939895629883000, -74.00820159912110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a26cd5866f46.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/nature-exploration-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/nature-exploration-moderate Date: February 10, 2018

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain).

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.61902618408203000, -74.10613250732422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a38314e39270.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: February 10, 2018

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.

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

Registration is requested.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983a58432dd5.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:14:41 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: February 10, 2018

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Seal Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/seal-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/seal-exploration Date: February 10, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer programs throughout the year which focus on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a38325cda74c.jpg Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Nature Illustrations (Beginner)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/natures-workshop-nature-illustrations-beginner http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/natures-workshop-nature-illustrations-beginner Date: February 10, 2018

This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity.

This workshop will inspire you to illustrate the landscape, waterway, and wildlife of the salt marsh. This workshop will take place indoors.

Basic materials provided.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Night Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/night-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/night-hike-light Date: February 10, 2018

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (717) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 11, 2018

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

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 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:14:59 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Waterfowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/birding-winter-waterfowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/birding-winter-waterfowl Date: February 11, 2018

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

We offer birding programs throughout the year and offer unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

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

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

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 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Landscape Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/winter-landscape-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/winter-landscape-photography Date: February 11, 2018

Our bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. Each season we feature some of the Rangers' favorite Weekend Adventure experiences.

Bring your camera and get inspired by the powerful images of nature in winter.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: East Drive and Lincoln Road (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.65990066528300000, -73.96389770507800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a383758c309c.jpg Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Owls and Pellets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/rangers-choice-owls-and-pellets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/rangers-choice-owls-and-pellets Date: February 11, 2018

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

Each season we feature some of the Rangers' favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. Pellets are the undigested parts of a bird’s food, such as hair or bones, which are coughed up through the beak.

Owl pellets are fascinating to investigate and analyze – be a scientist, by gently pulling the pellet apart to see what it is made from.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 11, 2018

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a314c255c9ed.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: February 11, 2018

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

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

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 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/birding-owls Date: February 11, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year and our Exploration series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

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

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: Payson Avenue and Dyckman Street (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.86685135826000000, -73.92872571945200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3837b5d7afa.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 15, 2018

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

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 2018-02-15 2018-02-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park1 Date: February 15, 2018

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-15 2018-02-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 16, 2018

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

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 2018-02-16 2018-02-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: February 16, 2018

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

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

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 2018-02-16 2018-02-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 17, 2018

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

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 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/winter-tree-id-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/winter-tree-id-light Date: February 17, 2018

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

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from vigorous, to moderate, to light. Our light hike is a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a38385eab7fe.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/farmhouse-family-day Date: February 17, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers Date: February 17, 2018

Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky on a special winter walking tour! Join us for a free 45-minute long tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.

Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check thehighline.org or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates prior to arriving at the park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.73939895629883000, -74.00820159912110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a26cd5866f46.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Survial Series #3: Staying Found and Signaling for Help]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/survial-series-3-staying-found-and-signaling-for-help http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/survial-series-3-staying-found-and-signaling-for-help Date: February 17, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Espalier Fruit Tree Pruning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/espalier-fruit-tree-pruning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/espalier-fruit-tree-pruning Date: February 17, 2018

Learn how to prune and train young fruit trees to grow in interesting and beautiful patterns along walls and fences. Using espalier techniques to train a variety of fruit trees is a great way to save space while creating living sculptures.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Know Waste Lands Community Garden

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2018-02-17 2018-02-17 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.69784400000000000, -73.92591700000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a14aec2ea3a3.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:29:52 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 17, 2018

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Animal of the Month Club: Bald Eagles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/animal-of-the-month-club-bald-eagles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/animal-of-the-month-club-bald-eagles Date: February 18, 2018

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

We offer unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a park ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Satterlee Street and Hylan Boulevard (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.50189971923800000, -74.22799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3d5cd47faab.jpg Fri, 22 Dec 2017 14:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Wildlife Viewing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/winter-wildlife-viewing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/winter-wildlife-viewing Date: February 18, 2018

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

We offer unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. To enhance our experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a park ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Chapin Parkway and 85th Avenue (in Captain Tilly Park)

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Q052 Captain Tilly Park 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.71210098266600000, -73.79889678955100000 Fri, 22 Dec 2017 14:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 18, 2018

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

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 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Pollinators Presentation with Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/heather-garden-pollinators-presentation-with-leslie-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/heather-garden-pollinators-presentation-with-leslie-day Date: February 18, 2018

When you visit the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park during spring, summer, and fall, you will see not only the hundreds of species of flowering plants. You will see beautiful hummingbirds, butterflies, moths, bees, beetles, wasps, and flies that pollinate these flowers.

Join naturalist and author Leslie Day, to learn about the ecological relationship between pollinating animals and the flowers they depend upon for the nectar and pollen that is their food. And without pollinating animals, most of these flowering plants would be unable to reproduce. Throughout evolution flowers and animals have relied upon one another for life itself. Through stories, photographs and videos, you’ll learn about how we, too, are dependent upon these interesting and exquisite life forms.

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

This program was made possible through the support of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Greenacre Foundation.

Photo by Gabe Kirchheimer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a296ed4d1fb9.jpg Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Wildlife Animal Tracking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/winter-wildlife-animal-tracking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/winter-wildlife-animal-tracking Date: February 18, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills. In this program, learn how to identify animal tracks to understand animal behavior.

All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[The New York City Naturalist Club: Manhattan Rocks! Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/the-new-york-city-naturalist-club-manhattan-rocks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/the-new-york-city-naturalist-club-manhattan-rocks Date: February 18, 2018

New York City is the site of ancient earth-shaking and earth-shaping events. The bedrock that anchors the city’s skyscrapers tells a story of a place going back more than a billion years. The island of Manhattan is built on three strata known as Manhattan Schist, Inwood Marble, and Fordham Gneiss

Join our Urban Park Rangers on this one-way hike and learn about why Manhattan Rocks!

Hike will end at Inwood Hill Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 18, 2018

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a31506818fe4.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: February 18, 2018

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: February 19, 2018

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 2018-02-19 2018-02-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Living with Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/kids-week-living-with-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/kids-week-living-with-deer Date: February 19, 2018

With the Urban Park Rangers we will look for, learn about, and discover the signs of white-tailed deer.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Lenevar Avenue and Ramona Avenue (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2018-02-19 2018-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53555741248300000, -74.20811891555800000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/kids-week-nature-exploration-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/kids-week-nature-exploration-hike Date: February 20, 2018

The natural world is the best playground in New York City. Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike through the wonders of Van Cortlandt Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4f83c554493.jpg Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyln: Shelter Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/kids-week-shelter-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/kids-week-shelter-building Date: February 20, 2018

Learn tips and tricks from the Urban Park Rangers that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness?

Develop skills that will help you create a shelter from natural and man-made objects.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4f84181021d.JPG Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Reptiles and Amphibians]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/kids-week-reptiles-and-amphibians http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/kids-week-reptiles-and-amphibians Date: February 20, 2018

Join our Urban Park Rangers to learn about the unique characteristics of reptiles and amphibians.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: All About Bugs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/kids-week-all-about-bugs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/kids-week-all-about-bugs Date: February 20, 2018

Insects are small animals with six legs and a hard outer shell called an exoskeleton. Most have wings and antennae.

Want to learn more about bugs? Join the Urban Park Rangers for an afternoon of bug discovery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Lenape Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/kids-week-lenape-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/kids-week-lenape-scavenger-hunt Date: February 20, 2018

As the Urban Park Rangers lead you through this diverse woodland, discover different animal tracks, plants, and natural wonders that the Native Americans would have used in their everyday lives.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Prospect Avenue and Brentwood Avenue (in Allison Pond Park)

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R052 Allison Pond Park 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.63831534864300000, -74.10274819544500000 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Sea Shore Winter Walk and Coastal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/21/sea-shore-winter-walk-and-coastal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/21/sea-shore-winter-walk-and-coastal-arts-and-crafts Date: February 21, 2018

Join the Conference House Park Director for a winter recess family-friendly winter beach walk and explore the wintry landscape while learning about the park’s natural ecosystems through hands-on exploration. After the beach walk, join us for an arts and crafts workshop at the historic H.H. Biddle House to make cool coastal-inspired creations to take home. Materials provided.

Please arrive at the visitor center 15 minutes before the start of the walk to allow time for check-in. (Severe weather cancels).

This is a free event.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please email john.kilcullen@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 227-1463.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-02-21 2018-02-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586fcb9af26b5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Ranger Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/21/kids-week-queens-ranger-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/21/kids-week-queens-ranger-games Date: February 21, 2018

Spend an afternoon of fun with the Urban Park Rangers playing and learning new and exciting nature games.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Hoyt Avenue North and 19th Street

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2018-02-21 2018-02-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.77220153808600000, -73.92739868164100000 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Tent Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/21/kids-week-staten-island-tent-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/21/kids-week-staten-island-tent-building Date: February 21, 2018

Learn a simple and fun way to put up a tent, identify nearby wildlife, and get some tips on camping with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Broadway and Wayne Street (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2018-02-21 2018-02-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.63800048828125000, -74.11779785156250000 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 09:29:51 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Nature Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/21/kids-week-nature-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/21/kids-week-nature-games Date: February 21, 2018

Bring the kids and enjoy the day with the Urban Park Rangers in Marine Park as we enjoy games inspired by nature.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-02-21 2018-02-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4f87d76221e.JPG Fri, 05 Jan 2018 09:14:51 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Trees and Winter Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/21/kids-week-trees-and-winter-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/21/kids-week-trees-and-winter-wildlife Date: February 21, 2018

Join the Urban Park Rangers for a winter walk looking for wildlife clues while identifying winter trees.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-21 2018-02-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4f88731ca63.jpg Fri, 05 Jan 2018 09:29:51 EST
<![CDATA[Sarah Raven: The Cutting Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/21/sarah-raven-the-cutting-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/21/sarah-raven-the-cutting-garden Date: February 21, 2018

An inspirational and passionate teacher and award-winning author, Sarah Raven has been running cooking, flower arranging, growing and gardening courses at Perch Hill—her farm in East Sussex—and across England, since 1999. Her talk is all about how to prepare, plant, maintain and harvest buckets of flowers from your garden—from March to November—with her best sowing and growing techniques. Raven has written for The Saturday Telegraph, Country Living, Gardens Illustrated, The English Garden and more. Wave Hill’s annual horticultural lecture series is held at the New York School of Interior Design.

The final lecture of the series takes place on March 21, when Timothy Young focuses on the archival legacies of several 20th-century writers and artists who built gardens.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: NY School of Interior Design

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2018-02-21 2018-02-21 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.76869964599609400, -73.96230316162110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a315143a2c7f.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 22, 2018

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

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 2018-02-22 2018-02-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Urban Forest Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/22/kids-week-bronx-urban-forest-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/22/kids-week-bronx-urban-forest-exploration Date: February 22, 2018

Pelham Bay is the largest park in New York City. Explore the areas where Native American settlements existed centuries before our great city existed. Walk through one of the most bio-diverse forests in NYC, including the majestic 450 year old "Granny Oak".

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-02-22 2018-02-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4f8b4d1ab18.jpg Fri, 05 Jan 2018 09:29:51 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Build a Birdfeeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/22/kids-week-brooklyn-build-a-birdfeeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/22/kids-week-brooklyn-build-a-birdfeeder Date: February 22, 2018

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Join the Rangers for an afternoon of fun. Learn how to build a birdfeeder for your own backyard.

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 2018-02-22 2018-02-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 09:29:51 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Bald Eagles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/22/kids-week-manhattan-bald-eagles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/22/kids-week-manhattan-bald-eagles Date: February 22, 2018

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

Winter is a spectacular season for observing bald eagles in New York City parks. See if you can spot any on this adventure with our Urban Park Rangers.

Bring binoculars or ask a park ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-02-22 2018-02-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 09:44:50 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Wildlife Olympics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/22/kids-week-queens-wildlife-olympics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/22/kids-week-queens-wildlife-olympics Date: February 22, 2018

Wildlife Olympics “events” mimic the movements of native animals as they engage in everyday activities such as searching for food, escaping from predators, communicating with each other, resting during the day, locating secure places to sleep, and prowling, hopping, spinning, swimming, or flying their way through life.

Join the Urban Park Rangers for this Wildlife Olympics Event replicating movements of native urban wildlife into fun activities and games.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Linden Park (in Park Of The Americas)

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Q026 Park Of The Americas 2018-02-22 2018-02-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74860000610351600, -73.86190032958984000 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 22, 2018

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-22 2018-02-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 23, 2018

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

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 2018-02-23 2018-02-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Winter Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/23/kids-week-bronx-winter-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/23/kids-week-bronx-winter-scavenger-hunt Date: February 23, 2018

Winter season is unpredictable, but animals and plants adapt to the changes. Let's find some of these adaptations on a scavenger hunt through the trails in the park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-02-23 2018-02-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4f8fdc75c61.jpg Fri, 05 Jan 2018 09:59:51 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: All About Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/23/kids-week-manhattan-all-about-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/23/kids-week-manhattan-all-about-owls Date: February 23, 2018

Mysterious and nocturnal, owls hold a special place in our hearts and our minds. Learn more about this special family of birds and the different types of owls with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 212-304-2277

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-23 2018-02-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4fa67cee251.jpg Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/23/kids-week-queens-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/23/kids-week-queens-nature-exploration Date: February 23, 2018

The natural world is the best playground in New York City. Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike through the wonders of Forest Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-02-23 2018-02-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Animal Tracks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/23/kids-week-staten-island-animal-tracks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/23/kids-week-staten-island-animal-tracks Date: February 23, 2018

Join our Urban Park Rangers on a walk through Conference House Park to discover and follow different footprints of animals and see where they lead us.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-02-23 2018-02-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a566ef8641ef.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/23/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/23/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: February 23, 2018

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-23 2018-02-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Exotic Desert Dwellers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/family-art-project-exotic-desert-dwellers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/family-art-project-exotic-desert-dwellers Date: February 24, 2018

Visit Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House in the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory and leave winter behind as you dream of warmer places. Spend some time sketching and painting exotic desert dwellers and tropical inhabitants, then, using sand and vibrant tempera paint, make a desert or tropical mirage.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-24 2018-02-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3152427052b.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 24, 2018

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

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 2018-02-24 2018-02-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Fire Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/outdoor-skills-fire-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/outdoor-skills-fire-making Date: February 24, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is perfect for you.

All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2018-02-24 2018-02-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.61925331048000000, -74.10776889324200000 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers Date: February 24, 2018

Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky on a special winter walking tour! Join us for a free 45-minute long tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.

Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check thehighline.org or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates prior to arriving at the park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2018-02-24 2018-02-24 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.73939895629883000, -74.00820159912110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a26cd5866f46.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Natural Fibers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/natures-workshop-natural-fibers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/natures-workshop-natural-fibers Date: February 24, 2018

This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies will be provided.

Learn how to extract fiber and dyes from natural plants, and try your hand at tying and weaving techniques using cordage made from plant fiber.

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 2018-02-24 2018-02-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Planting Design for Shaded Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/planting-design-for-shady-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/planting-design-for-shady-gardens Date: February 24, 2018

Garden areas shaded by trees or buildings can be problematic but not impossible to plant, and they often can be beautiful as well as serviceable. We’ll look at planting ideas for different types and degrees of shade then do a plan for shaded areas of the nearby Lentol Community Garden, mostly with native plants.

Facilitated by Cindy Goulder, GreenThumb community gardener at Poplar Street Community Garden, Ecological Landscapes / Urban Gardens, and GreenThumb

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-02-24 2018-02-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 24, 2018

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-24 2018-02-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: February 24, 2018

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

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

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 2018-02-24 2018-02-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Exotic Desert Dwellers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/25/family-art-project-exotic-desert-dwellers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/25/family-art-project-exotic-desert-dwellers Date: February 25, 2018

Visit Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House in the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory and leave winter behind as you dream of warmer places. Spend some time sketching and painting exotic desert dwellers and tropical inhabitants, then, using sand and vibrant tempera paint, make a desert or tropical mirage.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-25 2018-02-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3152427052b.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 25, 2018

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

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 2018-02-25 2018-02-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/25/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/25/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 25, 2018

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-25 2018-02-25 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3155a30fdbc.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: February 25, 2018

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-25 2018-02-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: February 27, 2018

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.

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

Registration is requested.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-02-27 2018-02-27 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a25ba2867703.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:14:41 EST
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/farmhouse-family-day Date: March 17, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/farmhouse-family-day Date: April 21, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/farmhouse-family-day Date: May 19, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/farmhouse-family-day Date: June 16, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/farmhouse-family-day Date: July 21, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/farmhouse-family-day Date: August 18, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-08-18 2018-08-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/15/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/15/farmhouse-family-day Date: September 15, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-09-15 2018-09-15 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT