NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:13:18 GMT <![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/bird-walks Date: September 23, 2017

Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Soundview & Castle Hill Green Neighborhood National Estuaries Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/0923-soundview-castle-hill-green-neighborhood-national-estuaries-week-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/0923-soundview-castle-hill-green-neighborhood-national-estuaries-week-event Date: September 23, 2017

Join NYC Parks Stewardship as we care for our wetlands in celebration of National Estuaries Week!

Volunteers will be restoring goose fencing in bare areas of Soundview's marshland.

Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty and closed-toed shoes. Volunteers are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Please note: Registration is required. Please register here.

This is event is part of our monthly Green Neighborhood series.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Leland Avenue and O'Brien Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81079864502000000, -73.85890197753900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b6d7f44e795.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: September 23, 2017

Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification along the way!

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

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baca8418d84.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/green-team Date: September 23, 2017

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

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

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: September 23, 2017

Come out on Saturdays for our Bike Ride Program!

  • Free bike riding classes and bike skills training
  • Explore exciting Bronx sites: Concrete Plant Park, Starlight Park, Crotona Park, Drew Playground, and Gouverneur Playground
  • Physical activity for family and adults of all ages: 10 years and older

Please note:

  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian to sign waiver but they can ride with group
  • Adults must be present to sign waiver and get fitted for a bicycle helmet

For more information, or to check for cancellations, call Mr. James at (347) 261-1764

This event is rain or shine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 261-1764

Location: Claremont Neighborhood Center

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2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Birding Road Trip]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/rangers-choice-birding-road-trip http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/rangers-choice-birding-road-trip Date: September 23, 2017

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

The Urban Park Rangers will offer this expedition to a variety of Brooklyn parks in search of early fall migrants.

Registration
Registration is required. Participants will be chosen by lottery. To register, please visit The Urban Park Rangers' registration page. Registration opens on Wednesday, September 13.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Wave Hill Ecology in a Bowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/family-art-project-wave-hill-ecology-in-a-bowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/family-art-project-wave-hill-ecology-in-a-bowl Date: September 23, 2017

Be inspired by the local hilly landscape that makes up the waves of Wave Hill. Use small items found on the grounds and sculpt with air-dry clay, rocks, sticks and moss, plus other up-cycled materials. You may even add water to create mini pools and invent your own mini ecological landscape system.

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

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

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 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59944c2503cd2.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Muddy with Mugwort]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/muddy-with-mugwort http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/muddy-with-mugwort Date: September 23, 2017

Get rid of this obnoxious yet sweet smelling weed with Urban Eco-Teens as your guides. Wear loose clothes and be ready to work

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail Stewardship Orientation: Volunteer to become a “Trailblazer”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/trail-stewardship-orientation-volunteer-to-become-a-trailblazer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/trail-stewardship-orientation-volunteer-to-become-a-trailblazer Date: September 23, 2017

Please join us to learn how you can lend a hand to maintain the Greenbelt trails.

This is a training session designed to prepare volunteers to conduct light trail maintenance on their own throughout the year. It’s great for friends and familes, hikers and runners, anyone who enjoys being outdoors and getting involved in keeping the Greenbelt in great hiking condition.

Following a brief indoor presentation, we will head out on a hike in the central Greenbelt. Along the trails, you will become more familiar with issues to address such light pruning, downed branches, overgrowth, debris and repairing trail markers. This workshop and volunteer program is suitable for those over the age of 14.

Dress for the weather and terrain. Work gloves will be provided.

To register, please contact Jeanne Paliswiat at (718) 667-2165 ext. 311 or email volunteer@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x 311

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b5865766333.jpg Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[35th Annual Queens County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/35th-annual-queens-county-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/35th-annual-queens-county-fair Date: September 23, 2017

Join us at one of our most popular events of the year!

Don't miss this traditional county fair with blue ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, home crafts, arts and crafts, and more. The fair features pie-eating and corn-husking contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, midway games, and children's entertainment.

Dance the day away at the Bavarian Beer Garden with an Irish band (Sat) and German band (Sun). Check out the Con Edison Ecology booth where you can adopt a worm for your home compost bin, get gardening and recycling tips, and enjoy free crafts for kids. Our corn maze opens this weekend, and we'll have craft and food vendors at the farm all day.

Enter to win in our Blue Ribbon Competition! Prizes available for Arts, Crafts, Baking, Canning, Vegetables, Floral Arrangements, and Junior Arts and Crafts. To request your Entry Journal, please email info@queensfarm.org with your mailing address or stop by our Welcome Center in September to pick one up.

(Photos courtesy of QCFM)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597a49e4f1449.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Morningside Lights: The Secret Gardens Procession]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/morningside-lights-the-secret-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/morningside-lights-the-secret-gardens Date: September 23, 2017

Morningside Lights: The Secret Gardens kicks off on September 16, 2017 and runs until September 23, 2017. Participants are invited to create lanterns inspired by Harlem's horticultural gems and the resourceful visionaries that tend them. This year's Morningside Lights celebrates the neighborhood's deep tradition of civic activism that blossoms in the gardens carefully cultivated in its many reclaimed spaces.

Each day's workshop activities are a step in the process as our lanterns take shape from idea to final product. Visit morningside-lights.com/schedule for a daily menu of activities, but please note the activities are subject to change based on our progress. No experience is necessary.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Family craft table, Down to Earth Farmers Market (110th Street and Manhattan Avenue)
Families with children are invited to create their own small lanterns to carry in the procession.

7:00 p.m.
Rehearsal for lantern carriers
Morningside Park, (120th Street and Morningside Avenue)
Lanterns are assigned first-come, first-served beginning at 7:00 p.m. sharp.

8:00 p.m.
Procession begins in Morningside Park (116th Street and Morningside Avenue)
Meet at the start to walk in the procession, or join in anywhere along the route.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 854-9574

Location: 110th Street and Morningside Drive (in Morningside Park),Down to Earth Farmers Market,116th Street and Morningside Avenue (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.80184383105200000, -73.96099954843500000; 40.80112660000000000, -73.95968060000000000; 40.80609933455000000, -73.95931780338300000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 23, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598df806c8ef6.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: September 23, 2017

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New york City and places often off-limits to the general public. On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city's rich history, or just an hour to unplug from the world.

Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike of Deere Park while learning about the forest.

Moderate Hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain. For this program, we recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes or boots.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Staten Island Boulevard and Shields Place (in Deere Park)

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R115 Deere Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.60731324383800000, -74.10352921485900000 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/birding Date: September 23, 2017

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.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: 138th Place and 11th Avenue (in Powell's Cove Park)

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Q461 Powell's Cove Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78821945190400000, -73.83127593994100000 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: September 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Hooked]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/get-hooked http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/get-hooked Date: September 23, 2017

At Get Hooked, children have the opportunity to learn about the wildlife living in the waters surrounding Randall’s Island. Come out to the park to learn, explore, and fish!

Activities include fishing (catch and release), games, arts and crafts, and more.

All equipment is provided. Suitable for kids ages seven and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589103e2d30b0.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Grown's Fall Harvest Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/harlem-growns-fall-harvest-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/harlem-growns-fall-harvest-fair Date: September 23, 2017

The Fall Harvest Fair invites the community to join in our largest harvest of the year and participate in family-friendly activities; such as, cooking, games, and a scavenger hunt across three of our farm locations!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-0113

Location: Harlem Grown 134th Street Farm

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2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81401870000000000, -73.94272870000000000 Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: September 23, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: September 23, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance for a bird-watching walk and learn about Prospect Park's magnificent array of birds and how to identify them!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Making an Indoor Worm Bin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/making-an-indoor-worm-bin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/making-an-indoor-worm-bin Date: September 23, 2017

Learn how worms work their magic, converting kitchen scraps into a rich organic soil amendment.

In this hands-on workshop, the NYC Compost Project will introduce composting, demonstrate how to set up an indoor worm bin, and go over basic worm care.

Participants are welcome to bring their own container, and we’ll provide the tools to transform it into a worm habitat. To do this, you’ll need to bring your own plastic storage container with lid (at least three gallons).

Registration is required; please register at indoorwormbin.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-09-23 2017-09-23 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599f46ad3ac0b.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:44:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Giveaway with Home Depot: Woodhaven, Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/tree-giveaway-with-home-depot-woodhaven-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/tree-giveaway-with-home-depot-woodhaven-queens Date: September 23, 2017

New York Restoration Project continues to partner with community organizations throughout the five boroughs to give away hundreds of free trees to New Yorkers during the spring and fall seasons. With the help of more than 100 community organizations, NYRP has given away tens of thousands of trees to be planted in New York City!

This fall, New York Restoration Project will partner with Home Depot!

To pick up a free tree, you must agree to:

  • plant in one of the five boroughs;
  • keep trees properly watered and maintained;
  • and plant your tree in the ground of your yard or community garden and NOT along streets or in city parks.

Please note: pre-registertion is closed but there are trees avalible for walk up. Note: There is a one tree maximum for participants in giveaways this year. Family members must be present to claim their own trees.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Woodhaven Home Depot

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2017-09-23 2017-09-23 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70840080000000000, -73.85813620000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d69a0bd16.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[End of Summer Jam with Devin Garcia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/end-of-summer-jam-with-devin-garcia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/end-of-summer-jam-with-devin-garcia Date: September 23, 2017

What better way to celebrate an amazing season of Saturday Sculpture Workshops than with an End of Summer Jam at Socrates Sculpture Park? Join longtime Socrates Sculpture Park teaching artist and education manager Devin Garcia to create wild and whimsical musical instruments from everyday objects and participate in an improvised concert right inside our education area!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594aac85b9cce.jpg Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Autumn Moon Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/autumn-moon-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/autumn-moon-festival Date: September 23, 2017

Enjoy traditional Asian music and dance, storytelling, tours, demonstrations of martial arts and Tai Chi, food, lessons in Chinese calligraphy, and more at the annual Autumn Moon Festival.

The Autumn Moon Festival spotlights Snug Harbor’s NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden and celebrates the seasonal harvest fest in East Asia, which dates back to at least 2000 B.C. Join us for this fabulous cultural event!

Promotional support provided by the NYC & Company Foundation. Special thanks to the Friends of the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3554

Location: Chinese Scholar's Garden

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2017-09-23 2017-09-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64350128173828000, -74.10299682617188000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599c9a290af6c.jpg Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Living Laboratory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory Date: September 23, 2017

Join us as we venture into the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and investigate the design of this living laboratory. Discover what plants and animals call this secluded Park woodland their home!

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

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baf24d2443c.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CONVERGENCE: Philosophy, Science, and Nature Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/convergence-philosophy-science-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/convergence-philosophy-science-and-nature Date: September 23, 2017

Lines of Philosophy, Science and Nature meet to produce a show of original art; paintings, photography, mosaics and installation art. Presented by Zephyr Art Group and NYC Parks.

Artists: Linda Butti, Joyce Malerba Goldstein, Robert Padovano, Nancy Quin, Robert Sherman, Elizabeth Sollazzo, Noel Sutherland, Sharon Wasserstein and Deborah Woodbridge

Curated by Deborah Woodbridge

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Open Saturdays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm and by Appointment

Free Admission

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c5424a7fe85.jpg Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: September 23, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 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 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Opening Reception CONVERGENCE: Philosophy, Science and Nature Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/opening-reception-convergence-philosophy-science-and-nature-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/opening-reception-convergence-philosophy-science-and-nature-art-exhibition Date: September 23, 2017

Lines of Philosophy, Science and Nature meet to produce a show of original art; paintings, photography, mosaics and installation art. Presented by Zephyr Art Group and NYC Parks.

Artists: Linda Butti, Joyce Malerba Goldstein, Robert Padovano, Nancy Quin, Robert Sherman, Elizabeth Sollazzo, Noel Sutherland, Sharon Wasserstein and Deborah Woodbridge

Curated by Deborah Woodbridge

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Open Saturdays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm and by appointment

Free Admission

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c5424a7fe85.jpg Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Night Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/night-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/night-hike-light Date: September 23, 2017

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Fall Migrants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/birding-fall-migrants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/birding-fall-migrants Date: September 24, 2017

The early bird catches the worm! Join the Urban Park Rangers on this morning birding tour as we look for fall migrants.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods Date: September 24, 2017

Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification along the way!

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

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bace3b065a3.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/prospect-park-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/prospect-park-walking-tours Date: September 24, 2017

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park on a guided walking tour of this iconic park in the heart of Brooklyn. The tour will examine the park’s many layers of natural and human history, from the landscape design to architectural eras visible in the built environment, to stories about how people have enjoyed the park over time.

Presented by Turnstile Tours in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.65489578247070000, -73.97294616699219000 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Wave Hill Ecology in a Bowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/family-art-project-wave-hill-ecology-in-a-bowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/family-art-project-wave-hill-ecology-in-a-bowl Date: September 24, 2017

Be inspired by the local hilly landscape that makes up the waves of Wave Hill. Use small items found on the grounds and sculpt with air-dry clay, rocks, sticks and moss, plus other up-cycled materials. You may even add water to create mini pools and invent your own mini ecological landscape system.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

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 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59944c2503cd2.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/waterfront-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/waterfront-walks Date: September 24, 2017

Conservancy Docents provide Waterfront Walks educating the public on the park’s unique design, history, and ecology on the last Sunday of each month at 10:00 p.m. from April through October. Wear comfortable shoes—these tours traverse the beautiful park landscape!

Please RSVP here.

Interested in taking a group tour? Groups of 6 or more, please fill out a group tour request form to schedule a tour.

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy reserves the right to cancel due to extreme weather conditions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: September 24, 2017

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

Through an Urban Park Ranger-led hike, you will learn about the impacts and signs of deer on Staten Island, and maybe even see these majestic animals!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: September 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Mushrooms: Discovery Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/mushrooms-discovery-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/mushrooms-discovery-hike Date: September 24, 2017

Search for mushrooms while hiking the trails, and learn general mushroom classifications and identifying characteristics on this leisurely interpretive hike.

Ages 8+.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 11:00 am 2:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595e419b57aac.jpg Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: September 24, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[35th Annual Queens County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/35th-annual-queens-county-fair1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/35th-annual-queens-county-fair1 Date: September 24, 2017

Join us at one of our most popular events of the year!

Don't miss this traditional county fair with blue ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, home crafts, arts and crafts, and more. The fair features pie-eating and corn-husking contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, midway games, and children's entertainment.

Dance the day away at the Bavarian Beer Garden with an Irish band (Sat) and German band (Sun). Check out the Con Edison Ecology booth where you can adopt a worm for your home compost bin, get gardening and recycling tips, and enjoy free crafts for kids. Our corn maze opens this weekend, and we'll have craft and food vendors at the farm all day.

Enter to win in our Blue Ribbon Competition! Prizes available for Arts, Crafts, Baking, Canning, Vegetables, Floral Arrangements, and Junior Arts and Crafts. To request your Entry Journal, please email info@queensfarm.org with your mailing address or stop by our Welcome Center in September to pick one up.

(Photos courtesy of QCFM)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597a49e4f1449.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Giveaway with Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/tree-giveaway-with-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/tree-giveaway-with-crotona-park Date: September 24, 2017

This fall, the New York Restoration Project will partner with the staff at Crotona Park in the Bronx. Come meet the folks who work tirelessly to keep this green gem sparkling and take home one of the native tree species!

To pick up a free tree, you must agree to:

  • plant in one of the five boroughs;
  • keep trees properly watered and maintained;
  • and plant your tree in the ground of your yard or community garden and NOT along streets or in city parks.

Please note: pre-registertion is closed but there are trees avalible for walk up. Note: There is a one tree maximum for participants in giveaways this year. Family members must be present to claim their own trees.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: The Crotona Park Amphitheater (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.83769989013672000, -73.89330291748047000 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: September 24, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains. The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays at noon and on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary, and lifejackets will be provided. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present. All participants must sign a liability waiver.

Please note: You must arrive at noon, as the Village Community Boathouse pair their boats, coxswains, and rowers by 12:30. Boats leave right after for the afternoon. Please check the Villiage Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook or Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, call (212) 229-2059.

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

About Village Community Boathouse
Village Community Boathouse is a 501(c)(3) non-profit run by volunteers, based on the south side of Pier 40 on the Hudson River. While our community rowing programs are free, our facilities, boats and equipment require regular upkeep and repair. Your donations make our program possible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-09-24 2017-09-24 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Design Tour with Public Garden Designer Ronda M. Brands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/heather-garden-design-tour-with-public-garden-designer-ronda-m-brands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/heather-garden-design-tour-with-public-garden-designer-ronda-m-brands Date: September 24, 2017

Join public garden designer Ronda M. Brands for a behind-the-scenes look at the design and planting scheme of the three-acre Heather Garden with its 550 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57754aec83881.jpg Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: September 24, 2017

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

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

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baf07381f7d.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Forest Park Super Hike (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/rangers-choice-forest-park-super-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/rangers-choice-forest-park-super-hike-vigorous Date: September 24, 2017

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Our vigorous hikes are long distance hikes, wtih hills and rugged terrain.

This extensive one-way hike highlights Forest Park's history, flora, and fauna. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, pack a light snack and water.

Registration is required. Registration begins on Wednesday, September 13.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.69929885864258000, -73.86170196533203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599311d910843.jpg Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: September 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 24, 2017

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 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598dfb2eab0fe.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Honoring Ancestors Through Medicine Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/honoring-ancestors-through-medicine-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/honoring-ancestors-through-medicine-making Date: September 24, 2017

When we honor our ancestors, we honor ourselves. We will uplift the legacy of New York City's Casitas as community healing spaces and make medicine for nourishment and resiliency. All will walk away with their own herbal potion for immune system protection and one body care item.

Limited to 20 participants - preregistration is required.

Este taller se ofrecerá con traducción al Español.

Facilitatred by Myrna Cabán Lezcano & Gerard Miller of Casitas Wisdom, and GreenThumb

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: 9 C Garden

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2017-09-24 2017-09-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72529983520508000, -73.97799682617188000 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Seton Falls Park Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/seton-falls-park-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/seton-falls-park-nature-walk Date: September 24, 2017

Join the Urban Park Rangers and explore one of NYC's hidden treasures.

Named for Elizabeth Seton, the first American to be canonized as a Saint by the Roman Catholic Church, Seton Falls Park is a lesser know gem in the Bronx with a rich history and diverse ecosystem. A former estate and Revolutionary War battle site, the park hosts a marshland which supports many birds, amphibians, and reptiles, as well as metamorphic rock outcroppings and cliffs and a pristine temperate forest.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: East 233 Street and Baychester Avenue (in Seton Falls Park)

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X046 Seton Falls Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.88827409831800000, -73.84172189235700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2b4fdcfe21.JPG Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fall Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/25/bryant-park-fall-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/25/bryant-park-fall-birding-tours Date: September 25, 2017

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.

Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-09-25 2017-09-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.75482015790700000, -73.98410060310600000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/25/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/25/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: September 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-25 2017-09-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/26/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/26/fitness-walk Date: September 26, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-09-26 2017-09-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/26/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/26/biweekly-gardening-club Date: September 26, 2017

Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone. Gardening is shown to be very beneficial for both body and mind, as wel as our planet.

All ages and experience are welcome.

All gloves, tools, and other necessary materials will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-09-26 2017-09-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/26/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/26/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 26, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-26 2017-09-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598df806c8ef6.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/26/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/26/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: September 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-26 2017-09-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[They Only Come Out at Night: Inviting Bats to your Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/26/they-only-come-out-at-night-inviting-bats-to-your-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/26/they-only-come-out-at-night-inviting-bats-to-your-garden Date: September 26, 2017

Bats love eating mosquitoes, so we love bats! Join NYC Urban Park Rangers for a workshop on how to create bat habitat in your garden. We'll discuss bat house design and installation.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Green Oasis Community Garden/Gilbert's Garden

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2017-09-26 2017-09-26 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.72399902343800000, -73.97730255127000000 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/27/bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/27/bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon Date: September 27, 2017

Join us for a bird walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery.

The walk will be led by Gabriel Willow, an educator from NYC Audubon. Gabriel is an experienced birder and naturalist, and is well-versed in the ecology and history of New York City. He has been leading walks for NYC Audubon for more than ten years, guiding new and experienced birders in all five boroughs and beyond.

After the walk, we hope you will linger to enjoy the nation's largest perennial garden open 365 days free to the public! Learn more about The Battery at thebattery.org.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-09-27 2017-09-27 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a038b068626.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm and Compost Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/27/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/27/farm-and-compost-volunteer-days Date: September 27, 2017

Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Learn how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, but may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-09-27 2017-09-27 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5929753eed195.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/27/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/27/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: September 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-27 2017-09-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/27/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/27/farm-open-hours Date: September 27, 2017

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-09-27 2017-09-27 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592976bb8a458.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Using South Asian Medicinal Plants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/27/south-asian-medicinal-plants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/27/south-asian-medicinal-plants Date: September 27, 2017

Join gardeners at Drew Gardens to discuss South Asian medicinal plants that grow in this region such as turmeric, ginger, black seed/nigella, bay leaf, moringa, bitter melon, and stinging nettle.

Presented by Muhammad Rahman and Nazma Begum, GreenThumb community gardeners at Drew Gardens, Sara Katz, and GreenThumb. Este taller se ofrecerá con traducción al Español.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Drew Gardens

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2017-09-27 2017-09-27 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.83980178833000000, -73.87889862060500000 Wed, 30 Aug 2017 18:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/fitness-walk Date: September 28, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-09-28 2017-09-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds Date: September 28, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-09-28 2017-09-28 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9a3e79ea5f.JPG Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/biweekly-gardening-club Date: September 28, 2017

Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone. Gardening is shown to be very beneficial for both body and mind, as wel as our planet.

All ages and experience are welcome.

All gloves, tools, and other necessary materials will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-09-28 2017-09-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (for 3 and 4 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds Date: September 28, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

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

This program will not meet on Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving Day).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-09-28 2017-09-28 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9a8a4f2d96.jpg Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: September 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-28 2017-09-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/tour-the-battery Date: September 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-09-28 2017-09-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf4930d27f.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 16:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fall Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/bryant-park-fall-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/28/bryant-park-fall-birding-tours Date: September 28, 2017

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.

Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-09-28 2017-09-28 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75482015790700000, -73.98410060310600000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 29, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-29 2017-09-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/weekend-nature-exploration Date: September 29, 2017

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Discovery Pack, noon - 3:00 p.m.: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.

Bird Nerd Game Hour ,1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Learn about birds and nature in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!

Nature on the Go!, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us. This program leaves promptly at 2:00 p.m.

Animal Encounter, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-09-29 2017-09-29 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/family-camping-marine-park-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/family-camping-marine-park-brooklyn Date: September 29, 2017

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

To enter your family in the lottery, visit The Urban Park Rangers' Event registration page. Registration opens on Wednesday, September 20.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Marine Park

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B057 Marine Park 2017-09-29 2017-09-29 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.60272115863300000, -73.92570495605500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5989ef83aa4a1.jpg Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/bird-walks Date: September 30, 2017

Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt on the Go: Wonderful Birds of Wolfe’s Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/greenbelt-on-the-go-wonderful-birds-of-wolfes-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/greenbelt-on-the-go-wonderful-birds-of-wolfes-pond-park Date: September 30, 2017

Wolfe’s Pond Park offers habitats ranging from beaches to woodlands which attract a good variety of migrating birds. Participants will see a sampling of warblers, sparrow, shorebirds and maybe even some early arriving waterfowl.

This event is part of the Greenbelt on the Go series, which is made possible thanks to the generous funding from NYC Council Member, Joseph C. Borelli of the 51st District on Staten Island, as part of the Greener NYC Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.51629268565400000, -74.18933749198900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b96f70f32a4.png Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Avenue Street Tree Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/coney-island-avenue-street-tree-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/coney-island-avenue-street-tree-care Date: September 30, 2017

Join NYC Parks Stewardship in helping to steward young trees in Brooklyn! Volunteers will be trained in street tree care techniques including weeding, cultivating, and mulching.

Volunteers should were closed-toed shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Any volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Please note: Registration is required. Please register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Foster Ave and Coney Island Ave

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2017-09-30 2017-09-30 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.63228310000000000, -73.96676920000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b6d98b3bb8e.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Eco Volunteer Day and Free Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/eco-volunteer-day-and-free-commuity-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/eco-volunteer-day-and-free-commuity-paddle Date: September 30, 2017

Join the Bronx River Alliance in a day of service to help restore the Bronx River Forest with our Conservation Crew, followed by a free community paddle!

Meeting and registration will take place at Burke Avenue Bridge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Burke Bridge (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.87158584594726600, -73.87255096435547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee534c38929.jpg Mon, 22 May 2017 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Urban Ecology of Highbridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/fort-tryon-park-kids-urban-ecology-of-highbridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/fort-tryon-park-kids-urban-ecology-of-highbridge-park Date: September 30, 2017

Come explore the wildlife and natural history of Highbridge Park with Dr. A. We'll search for biotic and abiotic factors, examine rocks and trees, and imagine what Highbridge Park looked like hundreds of years ago.

Please note: Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register. Designed for children ages 4-11. Children must be accompanied by adults.

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

Rain location: Highbridge Recreation Center - You must have valid ID to enter building.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.84239959716797000, -73.93270111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5994a76997c4b.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods Date: September 30, 2017

Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification along the way!

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

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bace3b065a3.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/green-team Date: September 30, 2017

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

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

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: September 30, 2017

Come out on Saturdays for our Bike Ride Program!

  • Free bike riding classes and bike skills training
  • Explore exciting Bronx sites: Concrete Plant Park, Starlight Park, Crotona Park, Drew Playground, and Gouverneur Playground
  • Physical activity for family and adults of all ages: 10 years and older

Please note:

  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian to sign waiver but they can ride with group
  • Adults must be present to sign waiver and get fitted for a bicycle helmet

For more information, or to check for cancellations, call Mr. James at (347) 261-1764

This event is rain or shine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 261-1764

Location: Claremont Neighborhood Center

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2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Paddle and Hike Orchard Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/rangers-choice-paddle-and-hike-orchard-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/rangers-choice-paddle-and-hike-orchard-beach Date: September 30, 2017

Join us for a paddle across the lagoon as we explore the salt marsh and the rich biodiversity found within. We will then land on the shores of the Hunter Island Nature Preserve and embark on a moderate hike.

Some prior canoeing or kayaking experience preferred. Recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Registration
Participants are chosen via a lottery. To register, visit our Urban Park Rangers' registration page Registration opens on Wednesday, September 20.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5989efe96272d.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: September 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: September 30, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 30, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598df806c8ef6.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Shapes and Colors Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/kids-shapes-and-colors-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/kids-shapes-and-colors-hike Date: September 30, 2017

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

Compare leaves of all shapes and colors an a guided Fall Foliage Hike through Silver Lake Park. For this program, we recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes or boots.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Forest Avenue and Silver Lake Park Road (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.63159291279000000, -74.09585726261100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5989f0907e7e0.jpg Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: September 30, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance for a bird-watching walk and learn about Prospect Park's magnificent array of birds and how to identify them!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/fall-foliage-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/fall-foliage-walk Date: September 30, 2017

With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping. Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests. Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rose and Oak Avenues (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74959945678711000, -73.80770111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599312468dd44.jpg Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: September 30, 2017

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

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

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baf07381f7d.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Strictly Tango!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night Date: September 30, 2017

Always wanted to visit Argentina, the land of the sensual, romantic Tango? Spend a special afternoon with a Taste of Tango. Enjoy a dance class for and open dance for all. Strictly Tango NYC Dance School, brings you the "authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling".

Why Tango? It’s a great way to meet people! Tango is at its core is a highly social dance. Whether you’re making new friends in class, or dancing with a new partner for the first time, tango is guaranteed to widen your circle of friends. Tango dancers attend milongas, (social dances), held weekly around the city and are a great a way to mingle and show off your moves in a friendly environment.

In partnership with Strictly Tango a premier authentic Argentine Tango school at 500 8th Avenue. The school is dedicated to authentic Argentine Tango with renowned teachers like Sergio Segura; creator of the “Learn Argentine TangoSystem.” Visit their website to learn more www.learnargentinetango.com

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bab3c46c5c0.JPG Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CONVERGENCE: Philosophy, Science, and Nature Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/convergence-philosophy-science-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/convergence-philosophy-science-and-nature Date: September 30, 2017

Lines of Philosophy, Science and Nature meet to produce a show of original art; paintings, photography, mosaics and installation art. Presented by Zephyr Art Group and NYC Parks.

Artists: Linda Butti, Joyce Malerba Goldstein, Robert Padovano, Nancy Quin, Robert Sherman, Elizabeth Sollazzo, Noel Sutherland, Sharon Wasserstein and Deborah Woodbridge

Curated by Deborah Woodbridge

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Open Saturdays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm and by Appointment

Free Admission

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c5424a7fe85.jpg Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: September 30, 2017

The North Woods is the largest of the Park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Stargazing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/summer-on-the-hudson-stargazing2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/summer-on-the-hudson-stargazing2 Date: September 30, 2017

Join the Amateur Astronomer's Association to see the moon, planets, and stars aided by expert stargazers.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b81d17e5734.JPG Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks with New York City Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon Date: October 1, 2017

Register for one or all five free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon! Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds— like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Registration is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-01 2017-10-01 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599ed1903fd7b.JPG Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Fall Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/birding-fall-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/birding-fall-migration Date: October 1, 2017

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 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.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: October 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike: Bugs and Butterflies (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/nature-exploration-hike-bugs-and-butterflies-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/nature-exploration-hike-bugs-and-butterflies-light Date: October 1, 2017

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

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 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d34ac1b1b.jpg Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Day at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/discovery-day-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/discovery-day-at-freshkills-park Date: October 1, 2017

This free event is a chance to explore normally closed areas of Freshkills Park and enjoy the unique landscape and spectacular views the landfill-to-park project has to offer! Over 700 acres and eight miles of trails will be open for a day of photography, bicycling, activities, and tours.

The event will include:

  • Guided tours
  • Bicycling on five miles of paved paths. Bring your own bike or rent one for free at the park!
  • Self-guided hiking and photography across eight miles of trails
  • Kite-flying and other family-friendly activities led by NYC Parks
  • Shuttles to and from the event area: one at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, one at parking lots near 350 Wild Avenue, and another at one of the park’s scenic hills.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5372

Location: Freshkills Park Event Entrance

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2017-10-01 2017-10-01 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.58599853515625000, -74.19180297851562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5980dca48d7e6.jpg Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: October 1, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: October 1, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains. The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays at noon and on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary, and lifejackets will be provided. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present. All participants must sign a liability waiver.

Please note: You must arrive at noon, as the Village Community Boathouse pair their boats, coxswains, and rowers by 12:30. Boats leave right after for the afternoon. Please check the Villiage Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook or Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, call (212) 229-2059.

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

About Village Community Boathouse
Village Community Boathouse is a 501(c)(3) non-profit run by volunteers, based on the south side of Pier 40 on the Hudson River. While our community rowing programs are free, our facilities, boats and equipment require regular upkeep and repair. Your donations make our program possible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-10-01 2017-10-01 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Heather Garden and Estate History Tour with Historian Robin Boomer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/heather-garden-and-estate-history-tour-with-historian-robin-boomer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/heather-garden-and-estate-history-tour-with-historian-robin-boomer Date: October 1, 2017

Join a walking tour of the Heather Garden and former Billings Estate in Fort Tryon Park with local historian Robin Boomer.

Experience the beauty of the diverse flowers, trees, shrubs, and breathtaking views of the majestic Palisades and Hudson River. Discover the historic remnants of the C.K.G. Billings Estate and learn about the garden’s history and how it compares to the original 1935 Olmsted brothers’ design.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5995f27dec541.jpg Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/wildlife-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/wildlife-walk Date: October 1, 2017

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

Learn about the ecosystems of Central Park. Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59c2d49b1ee97.JPG Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Living Laboratory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory Date: October 1, 2017

Join us as we venture into the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and investigate the design of this living laboratory. Discover what plants and animals call this secluded Park woodland their home!

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

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baf24d2443c.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Field Trip to the Gardens at the Met Cloisters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/field-trip-to-the-gardens-at-the-met-cloisters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/field-trip-to-the-gardens-at-the-met-cloisters Date: October 1, 2017

Join us for a tour of the medieval gardens at the Met Cloisters. We’ll discuss historical garden design, edible and ornamental plant choices, art, and horticultural and architectural practices.

Space is limited; pre-registration required at bit.ly/GTcloisters or by calling (212) 602-5300. Priority will be given to GreenThumb community gardeners.

Meet us there or take one of the buses below:

Bus Pick-up #1:
12:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Bears Pacific Garden
590 Pacific Street, Brooklyn

Bus Pick-up #2:
1:00 p.m. at the Arsenal
830 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: The Met Cloisters (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.86522605777100000, -73.93096959260600000 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:15:06 EDT