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, 18 Nov 2017 19:27:07 GMT <![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/farmhouse-family-day Date: November 18, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Native Americans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/historic-new-york-native-americans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/historic-new-york-native-americans Date: November 18, 2017

Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks. Native American culture is celebrated in special programs throughout the five boroughs.

The Lenape Indians lived in the Bronx for thousands of years before European settlement pushed them out. Come learn how native tribes used the local waterways and native plants and wildlife to survive.

The Urban Park Rangers will point out many of those vital plants and animals still found in parks today on this moderate hike. Learn how the Lenape legacy lives on today through their words and artifacts still being discovered.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:44:55 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Advanced Fire Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/rangers-choice-advanced-fire-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/rangers-choice-advanced-fire-making Date: November 18, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Learn to use creativity and ingenuity to start a fire and keep it going. Participants will learn unique and unusual ways to start a fire using unconventioanl methods.

Registration is reguired for this program. To register, visit the Urban Park Rangers' registration page. Registration opens on November 8.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Fire Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/outdoor-skills-fire-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/outdoor-skills-fire-making Date: November 18, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86970138549800000, -73.92060089111300000 Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:14:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/discovery-walks-for-families-hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/discovery-walks-for-families-hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: November 18, 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) 794-4064

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0afd633fa87.jpg Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn: NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: November 18, 2017

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

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

Registration requested

This event takes place on the first Wednesdays of the month, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and the second and third Saturdays of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983a68067632.jpg Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: November 18, 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: 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 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: What's Still Green?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/storefront-science-whats-still-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/storefront-science-whats-still-green Date: November 18, 2017

Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A!

Join Dr. A for a bunch of plant-based experiments and observations—how they grow, what they look like inside—and find out what's still green and how plants surive through the winter.

Please note: Space is limited to 15 children (ages five to 11). RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59dd22ea8cf27.jpg Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/the-night-sky Date: November 18, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.57779701451600000, -73.83594077825500000 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods Date: November 19, 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) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-11-19 2017-11-19 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0afe90544e5.jpg Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: November 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-11-19 2017-11-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Salt Marsh Exploration Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/salt-marsh-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/salt-marsh-exploration-hike-moderate Date: November 19, 2017

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

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

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 2017-11-19 2017-11-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59ef983688452.JPG Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:44:55 EST
<![CDATA[Northern Manhattan Parks (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/northern-manhattan-parks-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/northern-manhattan-parks-vigorous Date: November 19, 2017

Meander through parks in northern Manhattan on this one-way hike from Morningside Park to Jackie Robinson Park.

Vigorous hikes feature long distances and, occasionally, uneven terrain.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 110th Street and Morningside Drive (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2017-11-19 2017-11-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.80184383105200000, -73.96099954843500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59ef97a72e68b.jpg Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Brick Oven Brooklyn Meet Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/brick-oven-brooklyn-meet-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/brick-oven-brooklyn-meet-up Date: November 19, 2017

Come join us for Community Baking Day at the Old Stone House brick oven!

Bring something to bake — or several things! The wood-fired oven is huge and it’ll be at baking temperature all day long. Firing the oven will start around 9:00 a.m., and we’ll bake from noon-ish until 4:00 p.m.. Drop by any time!

We’ll be standing around outside the entire time, so be sure to dress comfortably! Wear layers for warmth, and be sure to wear sturdy shoes.

If you’re baking, a suggested donation of $5 to the Old Stone House for the Oven Fund would be much appreciated — it helps pay for firewood. Thanks!

Please note: Space is limited. Registration is required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2017-11-19 2017-11-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.67293930053711000, -73.98460388183594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f2554124c08.jpg Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:14:53 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: November 19, 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) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-11-19 2017-11-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0affb7a5b80.jpg Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/birding-owls Date: November 19, 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. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Registration is required. To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers Program registration page. Registration begins on Wednesday, November 8.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-11-19 2017-11-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Food Sources]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/outdoor-skills-food-sources http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/outdoor-skills-food-sources Date: November 19, 2017

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Winchester Boulevard, under Grand Central Parkway (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-11-19 2017-11-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74353324256500000, -73.73449540138200000 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/garden-highlights-walk Date: November 19, 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 2017-11-19 2017-11-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59dd2fd34879d.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 15:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: November 19, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-11-19 2017-11-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Living With White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/19/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: November 19, 2017

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!

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-11-19 2017-11-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/20/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/20/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: November 20, 2017

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

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets)

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-11-20 2017-11-20 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/21/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/21/biweekly-gardening-club Date: November 21, 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 2017-11-21 2017-11-21 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/2017/11/21/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/21/garden-highlights-walk Date: November 21, 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 2017-11-21 2017-11-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59de7b2f83d50.jpg Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/21/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/21/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: November 21, 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 2017-11-21 2017-11-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/22/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/22/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: November 22, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-11-22 2017-11-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/23/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/23/biweekly-gardening-club Date: November 23, 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 2017-11-23 2017-11-23 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[Black Friday Hike: Nature Exploration (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/24/black-friday-hike-nature-exploration-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/24/black-friday-hike-nature-exploration-moderate Date: November 24, 2017

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

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate, to vigorous. Moderate hiking programs are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain.

Moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Winchester Boulevard, under Grand Central Parkway (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-11-24 2017-11-24 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59ef993cd1c90.jpg Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[Post Thanksgiving Day Hike: Staten Island's North Shore 'Greenbelt']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/24/post-thanksgiving-day-hike-staten-islands-north-shore-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/24/post-thanksgiving-day-hike-staten-islands-north-shore-greenbelt Date: November 24, 2017

Burn off some Turkey Day calories!

Explore some of Staten Island's North Shore natural areas on this post Thanksgiving Day hike. This easy to moderate hike will make its way through the North shore "Greenbelt" parks of Jones Woods, Goodhue Park, Allison Pond Park, and Snug Harbor. These four parks comprise over 100 acres of woods, ponds and creeks located less than two miles from the Staten Island Ferry.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 917-886-4389

Location: Franklin Avenue at Arnold Street (in Jones Woods Park)

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R048 Jones Woods Park 2017-11-24 2017-11-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.63809892385100000, -74.09067840929300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0afc106b8b8.jpg Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[14th Annual Day After Thanksgiving Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/24/annual-day-after-thanksgiving-hike-starts-at-greenbelt-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/24/annual-day-after-thanksgiving-hike-starts-at-greenbelt-nature-center Date: November 24, 2017

Join the Greenbelt educators for our 14th Annual Day After Thanksgiving Hike in the Greenbelt's serene woods.

This hike will include a brief visit to the LaTourette House. We will be out for approximately 2.5 hours, and the pace is moderate. We usually have a large group for this event so it's fun!

Suitable for ages 10 and up with no exceptions. Dress appropriately for hiking and for the weather conditions.

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

This program is funded by NYC Council Member, Joseph Borelli, District 51, Staten Island.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-11-24 2017-11-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0ee6dba9994.jpg Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[The Painted Rock Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/24/the-painted-rock-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/24/the-painted-rock-project Date: November 24, 2017

The Painted Rock Project is a collaboration between St. Mary's Recreation Center, Senior Marlins and Bronx Works. Starting in the beginning of October, painted rocks will be hidden around St. Mary's Park. The rocks can be traded in at Betances Community Center, E. Robert Moore E. Senior Center, Mott Haven Farmers Market *Mondays Only and St. Mary's Recreation Center for various rewards. Feel free to paint your own rocks at home and hide them in the park as well. Get updates on this project through social media. @HLMottHaven, #MottHavenRocks, #BronxWorks.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 7184025155

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-11-24 2017-11-24 10:00 am 3:30 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Black Friday Hike: Post-Thanksgiving Super Hike (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/24/black-friday-hike-postthanksgiving-super-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/24/black-friday-hike-postthanksgiving-super-hike-vigorous Date: November 24, 2017

Instead of waiting on lines, opt outside and join the Urban Park Rangers through a vigorous hike on the White Trail.

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

Vigorous hikes feature long distances and, occasionally, uneven terrain.

This hike will begin at Willowbrook Park, continue arouond the White Trail and end at Willowbrook Park. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, bring water and pack a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2017-11-24 2017-11-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.60267767781100000, -74.15647268295300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59ef9a37383aa.jpg Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[Black Friday Hike: Central Park South to North Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/24/black-friday-hike-central-park-south-to-north-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/24/black-friday-hike-central-park-south-to-north-hike Date: November 24, 2017

Get outside and have your walking shoes ready as the Urban Park Rangers hike with you through iconic and natural areas throughout Central Park.

The hike will start at the southern end of the park and end at the northern end near the Harlem Meer.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Doris Freedman Plaza (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-11-24 2017-11-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.76480102539062500, -73.97309875488281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59ef99c9e0467.JPG Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[Black Friday Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/24/black-friday-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/24/black-friday-meditation Date: November 24, 2017

Avoid “Black Friday” busyness! Join us for a community meditation focused on gratitude and clearing your mind of holiday clutter. Get inspired by the outdoors and the peace and tranquility that nature evokes, and learn how to work loving kindness into daily life. Led by Neem Dewji of Yoga for Bliss. Registration not required. Please bring a meditation cushion and be on time; latecomers will not be admitted.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-11-24 2017-11-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59df83118ed1b.jpg Tue, 31 Oct 2017 17:14:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: November 24, 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 2017-11-24 2017-11-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Black Friday Hike: Hunter Island Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/24/black-friday-hike-hunter-island-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/24/black-friday-hike-hunter-island-hike-moderate Date: November 24, 2017

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-11-24 2017-11-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59ef9a87133b6.jpg Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Black Friday Hike: The Midwood Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/24/black-friday-hike-the-midwood-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/24/black-friday-hike-the-midwood-trail Date: November 24, 2017

Step back in time with a walk through Brooklyn’s oldest remaining forest. The Midwood, home to some of Prospect Park’s largest trees, is a relic of Brooklyn’s history and was preserved and incorporated into the park during its original construction.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-11-24 2017-11-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59ef9ad9c70e0.jpg Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/bird-walks Date: November 25, 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 2017-11-25 2017-11-25 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods Date: November 25, 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) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-11-25 2017-11-25 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0b00a1c84f8.jpg Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: November 25, 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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2017-11-25 2017-11-25 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Natural Weavings for Harvest Time]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/family-art-project-natural-weavings-for-harvest-time http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/family-art-project-natural-weavings-for-harvest-time Date: November 25, 2017

Gather fall leaves, cones, pods and seed heads. Weave them together with other materials from the gardens and meadows to create a decorative wall hanging celebrating the bounty and beauty of the season.

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

Photo: 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 2017-11-25 2017-11-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59df843b20241.jpg Tue, 31 Oct 2017 17:14:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/garden-highlights-walk Date: November 25, 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 2017-11-25 2017-11-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59dd2ceccf436.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 15:29:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: November 25, 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 2017-11-25 2017-11-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Deer Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/deer-exploration-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/deer-exploration-hike Date: November 25, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-11-25 2017-11-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:14:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: November 25, 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) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-11-25 2017-11-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: November 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-11-25 2017-11-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Photography Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/fall-foliage-photography-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/25/fall-foliage-photography-hike Date: November 25, 2017

Bring your own digital camera or smartphone to capture the beauty of Inwood Hill Park during the golden hour before sunset.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-11-25 2017-11-25 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.86970138549800000, -73.92060089111300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59ef9c1694675.JPG Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:14:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary and The Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/26/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/26/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: November 26, 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) 794-4064

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-11-26 2017-11-26 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0b02795ed49.jpg Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Natural Weavings for Harvest Time]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/26/family-art-project-natural-weavings-for-harvest-time http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/26/family-art-project-natural-weavings-for-harvest-time Date: November 26, 2017

Gather fall leaves, cones, pods and seed heads. Weave them together with other materials from the gardens and meadows to create a decorative wall hanging celebrating the bounty and beauty of the season.

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

Photo: 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 2017-11-26 2017-11-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59df843b20241.jpg Tue, 31 Oct 2017 17:14:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/26/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/26/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: November 26, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-11-26 2017-11-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Modern Survival Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/26/modern-survival-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/26/modern-survival-skills Date: November 26, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-11-26 2017-11-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59ef9ccd38408.JPG Tue, 24 Oct 2017 16:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/26/discovery-walks-for-families-hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/26/discovery-walks-for-families-hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: November 26, 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) 794-4064

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-11-26 2017-11-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0b036091368.jpg Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/26/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/26/garden-highlights-walk Date: November 26, 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 2017-11-26 2017-11-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59dd2fd34879d.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 15:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/26/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/26/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: November 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-11-26 2017-11-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/26/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/26/nocturnal-wildlife Date: November 26, 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.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West 100 Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-11-26 2017-11-26 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.79420089721680000, -73.96279907226562000 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 16:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/27/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/27/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: November 27, 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 2017-11-27 2017-11-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/28/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/28/biweekly-gardening-club Date: November 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 2017-11-28 2017-11-28 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[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/28/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/28/garden-highlights-walk Date: November 28, 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 2017-11-28 2017-11-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59de7b2f83d50.jpg Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/28/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/28/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: November 28, 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 2017-11-28 2017-11-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/29/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/29/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: November 29, 2017

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

The tour starts at the Vanderbilt Gate- Fifth Avenue between 104th & 105th Streets. Tour ends at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues).

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-11-29 2017-11-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.79430007934570000, -73.95120239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/580502ac860fa.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/30/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/30/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds Date: November 30, 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 2017-11-30 2017-11-30 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9a3e79ea5f.JPG Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (for 3 and 4 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/30/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/30/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds Date: November 30, 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 2017-11-30 2017-11-30 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/2017/11/30/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/30/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: November 30, 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 2017-11-30 2017-11-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Park Rangers : Box Turtle Feeding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/30/box-turtle-feeding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/30/box-turtle-feeding Date: November 30, 2017

The Urban Park Rangers are coming to visit with their box turtle. We will be learning about their habitat, lifestyles, and what they eat. We will then feed the box turtle. This program is geared for 13 year old and younger.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-11-30 2017-11-30 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a09e24388670.jpg Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[The Painted Rock Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/01/the-painted-rock-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/01/the-painted-rock-project Date: December 1, 2017

The Painted Rock Project is a collaboration between St. Mary's Recreation Center, Senior Marlins and Bronx Works. Starting in the beginning of October, painted rocks will be hidden around St. Mary's Park. The rocks can be traded in at Betances Community Center, E. Robert Moore E. Senior Center, Mott Haven Farmers Market *Mondays Only and St. Mary's Recreation Center for various rewards. Feel free to paint your own rocks at home and hide them in the park as well. Get updates on this project through social media. @HLMottHaven, #MottHavenRocks, #BronxWorks.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 7184025155

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-12-01 2017-12-01 10:00 am 3:30 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 1, 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 2017-12-01 2017-12-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Park Street Tree Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/122-street-tree-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/122-street-tree-care Date: December 2, 2017

Come work with NYC Parks Stewardship to care for local street trees in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn! Volunteers will learn how to aerate, cultivate, mulch, and identify street trees. They will also learn about the important roles street trees play in New York City. Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty and closed toe shoes. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 391-5232

Location: 4th Avenue and 40th Street, Brooklyn

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2017-12-02 2017-12-02 9:00 am 1:00 am 40.65203372871200000, -74.00678277015600000 Mon, 06 Nov 2017 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Statues and Monuments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods Date: December 2, 2017

Join us on a kid-friendly adventure as we discover the secrets and mysteries of Central Park’s most beloved children’s sculptures! Central Park Conservancy Guides will lead this wintery exploration, featuring some of the Park’s most popular statues for children. Highlights of this guided walk include Balto, Alice in Wonderland, and Hans Christian Andersen.

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 inclines and stairs; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: East 72nd Street Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.77264764367800000, -73.96764433383900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0b06e40cfa2.JPG Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: December 2, 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 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Kids: Conifers, Pine Cones, and Evergreens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/fort-tryon-kids-conifers-pine-cones-and-evergreens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/fort-tryon-kids-conifers-pine-cones-and-evergreens Date: December 2, 2017

Join artist Jenae Schwartz and take a deeper look into trees and shrubs. Discover various conifers and evergreens through art and create a collage of mixed media using recycled, natural, and other various materials. Paint your own pine cone with bright colors to take home!

Please note: Space is limited (ages four to 11.) RSVP is required; to register your child, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59dd26bb47493.jpg Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: December 2, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Come learn about one of our more fascinating neighbors—the coyote.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Mon, 06 Nov 2017 18:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Wildlife Viewing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/winter-wildlife-viewing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/winter-wildlife-viewing Date: December 2, 2017

New york City is home to an amzaing 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 brng binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Brookville Boulevard and Caney Road (in Brookville Park)

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Q008 Brookville Park 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.66211660000000000, -73.74157910000000000 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: December 2, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/02/birding-owls Date: December 2, 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. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Registration is required. To register please visit our Urban Park Rangers Program Registration page. Registration begins on Wednesday, November 22.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-12-02 2017-12-02 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a049918027fc.jpg Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 3, 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 2017-12-03 2017-12-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Shelter Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/outdoor-skills-shelter-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/outdoor-skills-shelter-building Date: December 3, 2017

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

Whether it be cold, rain, sleet, or snow, you will experience how to build a shelter out of natural materials.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3543

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-12-03 2017-12-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0ca0ca486ae.JPG Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:29:54 EST
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Conifers Tour with Author Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/heather-garden-conifers-tour-with-author-leslie-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/heather-garden-conifers-tour-with-author-leslie-day Date: December 3, 2017

Come tour Fort Tryon's Heather Garden and the former Billings Estate entrance area and learn about Fort Tryon's many conifers and evergreens with Leslie Day, author of A Field Guide to New York City.

Find out which conifers pre-date the park, and which have been added in recent park restoration projects to add to the year-round beauty and horticultural appeal of the park.

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 2017-12-03 2017-12-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59dd28e3e9f62.jpg Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Orienteering and Compasses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/outdoor-skills-orienteering-and-compasses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/outdoor-skills-orienteering-and-compasses Date: December 3, 2017

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

Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-12-03 2017-12-03 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.62880322721400000, -73.89578819274900000 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:29:54 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/winter-tree-id-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/winter-tree-id-hike-light Date: December 3, 2017

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-12-03 2017-12-03 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:14:53 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: December 3, 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 2017-12-03 2017-12-03 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy: Super Moon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/astronomy-super-moon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/03/astronomy-super-moon Date: December 3, 2017

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

Using a reflecting telescope, The Urban Park Rangers will show you where the six Apollo missions that landed on the moon actually touched down.

Explore the Mare Tranquillitatis (Sea of Tranquility) of Apollo 11 and the Apennine Mountains of Apollo 15, among others. Dive to the depths of craters named for Archimedes, Plato, and Copernicus.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-12-03 2017-12-03 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:14:53 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 4, 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 2017-12-04 2017-12-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/05/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: December 5, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-05 2017-12-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Garden Work Days (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/farm-garden-work-days-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/farm-garden-work-days-nyc-compost-project Date: December 6, 2017

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

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

Free admission | Registration is requested

First Wednesday of the month: Meet at Heritage Farm
Third Saturday of the month: Meet at Compost Demonstration Garden (next to Heritage Farm)

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

Location: Heritage Farm (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-12-06 2017-12-06 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64157297921900000, -74.10124459372400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983aaaf50239.jpg Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: December 6, 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 2017-12-06 2017-12-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: December 6, 2017

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost. Bring a water bottle, wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

This event takes place on the first Wednesdays of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on the second and third Saturdays of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-12-06 2017-12-06 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598339c41a7b3.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:30:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Sculptures in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/childrens-sculptures-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/06/childrens-sculptures-in-central-park Date: December 6, 2017

Central Park is well-known for its collection of outdoor sculpture, which includes war memorials, historical figures, and important works of 19th-century art — but probably the most popular statue in Central Park is that of Balto, the Alaskan sled dog. This tour, led by Central Park Conservancy Preservation Planning staff, will focus on the Park’s collection of sculptures designed for children, from statues of animals to fictional characters. With stops at the Zoo, a playground, and Conservatory Water, the tour will explore how these sculptures relate to the park’s purpose as a place for play and wonder.

This tour is geared toward adults, although children are welcome. For a more kid-friendly exploration of Central Park’s sculptures for children, see our Discovery Walk for Families: Statues and Monuments.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Doris Freedman Plaza (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-06 2017-12-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76480102539062500, -73.97309875488281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0c4dd8724f4.jpg Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/greenbelt-peepers-for-2-year-olds Date: December 7, 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 2017-12-07 2017-12-07 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9a3e79ea5f.JPG Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (for 3 and 4 year olds)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-year-olds Date: December 7, 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 2017-12-07 2017-12-07 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/2017/12/07/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/07/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: December 7, 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 2017-12-07 2017-12-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Painted Rock Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/the-painted-rock-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/the-painted-rock-project Date: December 8, 2017

The Painted Rock Project is a collaboration between St. Mary's Recreation Center, Senior Marlins and Bronx Works. Starting in the beginning of October, painted rocks will be hidden around St. Mary's Park. The rocks can be traded in at Betances Community Center, E. Robert Moore E. Senior Center, Mott Haven Farmers Market *Mondays Only and St. Mary's Recreation Center for various rewards. Feel free to paint your own rocks at home and hide them in the park as well. Get updates on this project through social media. @HLMottHaven, #MottHavenRocks, #BronxWorks.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 7184025155

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-12-08 2017-12-08 10:00 am 3:30 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 8, 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 2017-12-08 2017-12-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Wildlife Viewing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/winter-wildlife-viewing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/winter-wildlife-viewing Date: December 9, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Our Wildlife Viewing program 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 Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.72269821167000000, -73.82700347900400000 Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Statues and Monuments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/discovery-walks-fro-families-statues-and-monuments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/discovery-walks-fro-families-statues-and-monuments Date: December 9, 2017

Join us on a kid-friendly adventure as we discover the secrets and mysteries of Central Park’s most beloved children’s sculptures! Central Park Conservancy Guides will lead this wintery exploration, featuring some of the Park’s most popular statues for children. Highlights of this guided walk include Balto, Alice in Wonderland, and Hans Christian Andersen.

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 inclines and stairs; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: East 72nd Street Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77264764367800000, -73.96764433383900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0b051fc23ec.JPG Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: December 9, 2017

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

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets)

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike: John Muir Trail (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/nature-exploration-hike-john-muir-trail-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/nature-exploration-hike-john-muir-trail-vigorous Date: December 9, 2017

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths) to moderate (longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain) to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.90439987182617000, -73.89640045166016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0f33571fbfe.JPG Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:14:53 EST
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: December 9, 2017

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost. Bring a water bottle, wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Registration is requested.

This event takes place on the first Wednesdays of the month,from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and the second and third Saturdays of the month, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983a58432dd5.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:45:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: December 9, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Sculptures in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/childrens-sculptures-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/childrens-sculptures-in-central-park Date: December 9, 2017

Central Park is well-known for its collection of outdoor sculpture, which includes war memorials, historical figures, and important works of 19th-century art — but probably the most popular statue in Central Park is that of Balto, the Alaskan sled dog. This tour, led by Central Park Conservancy Preservation Planning staff, will focus on the Park’s collection of sculptures designed for children, from statues of animals to fictional characters. With stops at the Zoo, a playground, and Conservatory Water, the tour will explore how these sculptures relate to the Park’s purpose as a place for play and wonder.

This tour is geared toward adults, although children are welcome. For a more kid-friendly exploration of Central Park’s sculptures for children, see our Discovery Walk for Families: Statues and Monuments.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Doris Freedman Plaza (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76480102539062500, -73.97309875488281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0c4f1a85827.jpg Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Wildlife Workshop with Bobby Horvath]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/kids-wildlife-workshop-with-bobby-horvath http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/kids-wildlife-workshop-with-bobby-horvath Date: December 9, 2017

Have you ever wanted to meet an eagle owl? Pet a fox? Hold a red-tailed hawk? Here's your chance to get up close and personal with Northern Manhattan Parks' wildlife.

Join rehabilitator, Bobby Horvath, to meet some of the wildlife and learn about the work of Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation.

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59dd2dd5bc49a.jpg Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:29:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/birding-owls Date: December 9, 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

Be wise and join this Urban Park Ranger-led hike, as we listen for calls and look for this nocturnal bird of prey.

We offer birding programs throughout the year. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0f343aa4488.jpg Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:14:53 EST