NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2020 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 26 Sep 2020 17:56:04 GMT <![CDATA[Nature Exploration: Brookfield Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/27/brookfield-west-mound-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/27/brookfield-west-mound-hike Date: September 27, 2020

Staten Island's Brookfield Park has gone from a toxic blight to a beautiful natural area with plenty of walking trails and paths for intrepid city travelers. Join our Urban Park Rangers as we explore nature within this park.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R172 Brookfield Park 2020-09-27 2020-09-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.56166747849400000, -74.15999635582000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6a4cc5dce28.jpg Tue, 22 Sep 2020 15:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/29/greenbelt-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/29/greenbelt-night-hike Date: September 29, 2020

Join Greenbelt Environmental educators after the sun goes down as we explore Buttonbush Swamp, and learn about nocturnal wildlife such as bats, deer, insects, frogs, owls and much more. This moderately-challenging, nighttime adventure will provide the public with a rare glimpse into the Greenbelt's nightlife.

Register online

Covid-19 Precautions:

- All visitors and staff must wear a mask during the entire event.

- Masks and hand sanitizer will be available.

- By participating in this event, you are acknowledging that you and your guests have not experienced a fever, not tested positive for COVID-19, and have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 within 14 days of the event. Should you develop symptoms after registration, please cancel your registration by emailing sigreenbelteducation@gmail.com.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2020-09-29 2020-09-29 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6637c617fec.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/03/fall-bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/03/fall-bird-walk Date: October 3, 2020

Join us for a morning of bird spotting, watching, and informational tour. Learn about the amazing adaptations of birds as they thrive in the Island’s restored habitats. The walk will be led by, experienced birder and naturalist, Gabriel Willow.

Register online

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899?

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2020-10-03 2020-10-03 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f68bc5a0adaf.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/03/nature-exploration-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/03/nature-exploration-hike Date: October 3, 2020

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.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

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 2020-10-03 2020-10-03 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5c938ef644c7f.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Accessible Birding Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/04/accessible-birding-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/04/accessible-birding-exploration Date: October 4, 2020

Bring your own binoculars as the Urban Park Rangers lead you down a paved and accessible path, in search of Fall migrants along the Bronx River.

Please bring your own binoculars.

Registration is required. To register for this program please visit the Urban Park Ranger Program Registration Page. Registation closes at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 4. Participants may be placed on a waitlist.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Ben Abrams Playground (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2020-10-04 2020-10-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.85449981689500000, -73.87010192871100000 Wed, 23 Sep 2020 16:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson River Virtual Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/07/hudson-river-virtual-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/07/hudson-river-virtual-walks Date: October 7, 2020

Tune in live with HRPK’s River Project to enjoy virtual programs and connect with the Park’s Estuarine Sanctuary. Discover HRPK’s dynamic shoreline with guided walking tours of the Park’s historic vessels, hidden gardens, and historic landmarks.

Join us to explore HRPK’s rich past and vibrant present, all from the comfort of your home.

  • Wednesdays, 2pm
  • July 8, Aug 5, Sept 2, Oct 7

Sign up now at hudsonriverpark.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 627-2020

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-10-07 2020-10-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f0379ceed81a.JPG Tue, 07 Jul 2020 14:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/10/fall-foliage-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/10/fall-foliage-hike Date: October 10, 2020

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

When you share your photos on social media, use he hashtag #FallforNYC! We're sharing our favorites.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Buddy Monument (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2020-10-10 2020-10-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.70133568698000000, -73.84157711267500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6a522f54830.jpeg Tue, 22 Sep 2020 15:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/10/nature-exploration-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/10/nature-exploration-hike Date: October 10, 2020

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

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

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1444

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

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M010 Central Park 2020-10-10 2020-10-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79420089721680000, -73.96279907226562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6cb891f3e4d.jpeg Thu, 24 Sep 2020 11:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Super Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/11/van-cortlandt-super-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/11/van-cortlandt-super-hike Date: October 11, 2020

Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate, to vigorous.

This challenging eight-mile hike winds its way through most of Van Cortlandt Park's many diverse forests and ecosystems. Vigorous hikes feature long distances with hills and rugged terrain.

Registration is required for this program. To register, visit the Urban Park Ranger's registration page.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2020-10-11 2020-10-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e12b45d1a01.jpg Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: Hunter Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/17/nature-exploration-hunter-island-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/17/nature-exploration-hunter-island-moderate Date: October 17, 2020

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Join our hikes and explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Moderate intensity hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2020-10-17 2020-10-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6cc23c9b778.jpeg Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Great Trees of Kissena Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/17/great-trees-of-kissena-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/17/great-trees-of-kissena-park Date: October 17, 2020

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

Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.

Share your best NYC Parks fall foliage photos with us on Twitter and Instagram with #FallforNYC. We’re sharing our favorite photos at @nycparks!

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2020-10-17 2020-10-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75007010229800000, -73.80746781826000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e553259b06a.jpg Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: Baisley Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/18/nature-exploration-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/18/nature-exploration-hike Date: October 18, 2020

Our Urban Park Rangers 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.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Baisley Pond Park Parking Lot (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2020-10-18 2020-10-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.67470169067400000, -73.78440093994100000 Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/18/nature-exploration-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/18/nature-exploration-hike Date: October 18, 2020

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

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

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2020-10-18 2020-10-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6cc424d7a21.jpeg Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Hike: Cornucopia of Trees!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/24/fall-foliage-hike-cornucopia-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/24/fall-foliage-hike-cornucopia-of-trees Date: October 24, 2020

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

When you share your photos on social media, use the hashtag #FallforNYC; we're sharing our favorites!

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2020-10-24 2020-10-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.83700180053700000, -73.89340209960900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5f6a5606a35a2.jpg Tue, 22 Sep 2020 15:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/25/birding-hawk-watch1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/25/birding-hawk-watch1 Date: October 25, 2020

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.

This hike will take us through the Bronx-Pelham Landfill in search of birds of prey and other wildlife along the way.

Please bring your own binoculars.

Registration is required. To register for this program please visit the Urban Park Ranger Program Registration Page. Registration opens on Wednesday October 14.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2020-10-25 2020-10-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aabe9b9565a7.jpg Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Rocks! Geology Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/25/inwood-rocks-geology-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/25/inwood-rocks-geology-hike Date: October 25, 2020

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

Join our Urban Park Rangers on this hike and learn about why Manhattan rocks!

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2020-10-25 2020-10-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:15:04 EDT