NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:39:31 GMT <![CDATA[Gravestones and Goth: Cemetery Walk and Classic Horror Literature Readings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/gravestones-and-goth-cemetery-walk-and-classic-horror-literature-readings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/gravestones-and-goth-cemetery-walk-and-classic-horror-literature-readings Date: October 29, 2016

Fact or fiction? Take a guided, candle-lit stroll to the Pell grave site and learn the true story of Goodwife Pell’s involvement in a 1650s witchcraft trial.

Continue the exploration of the supernatural throughout history with staged readings of 19th-century horror literature in the mansion parlors. Cemetery walk begins at 6:00 p.m.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please email info@bpmm.org or call (718) 885-1461.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-10-29 2016-10-29 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c4904b5a7fd.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:45:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Haunted Lantern Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/haunted-lantern-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/haunted-lantern-tours Date: October 29, 2016

Leave your fears at home as the Urban Park Rangers lead your family through the haunted Fort Totten Water Battery. Participants must arrive no later than 8:00 p.m. for guaranteed admittance.

Sorry, no strollers allowed on the tour but there will be stroller parking available.

Please note: The Visitor Center will be closed on Saturday, October 29.

For more information about Halloween events in Fort Totten Park, please call Mike Kuchinskas at (718) 352-4793 ext. 302.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-10-29 2016-10-29 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e98f0670a63.jpg Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:15:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/30/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/30/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 30, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-30 2016-10-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Nantucket Lightship Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/30/nantucket-lightship-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/30/nantucket-lightship-public-tours Date: October 30, 2016

Join us for a free public tour of the Nantucket Lightship, a floating lighthouse docked at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Known as the “Guardian Angel of the North Atlantic”, the Nantucket Lightship (WLV612) was the last lightship in service to the United States Coast Guard, and was decommissioned in 1985. The WLV612 is the only fully operational lightship in the United States today.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 222-9939

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-30 2016-10-30 1:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b5c5e7ede34.jpg Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/30/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/30/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: October 30, 2016

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-30 2016-10-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: October 31, 2016

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 2016-10-31 2016-10-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 31, 2016

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 2016-10-31 2016-10-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Native Americans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/06/historic-new-york-native-americans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/06/historic-new-york-native-americans Date: November 6, 2016

Urban Park Rangers specialize in the interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Native American culture is celebrated in special programs throughout the five boroughs.

The Native Americans are a very important piece of the history of our great city. Learn some of the customs and culture of the Lenape and how they have made their impact in our everyday lives as New Yorkers.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-11-06 2016-11-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:45:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Lenape Thanksgiving]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/rangers-choice-lenape-thanksgiving http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/rangers-choice-lenape-thanksgiving Date: November 12, 2016

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

Inwood Hill Park continues to have a vivid connection to the native people of this country. The Rangers will guide you to historic sites within the park and discuss the culture of the Lenape people. Participants will learn about their daily customs and their knowledge of the forest, and sample forest-sourced food items, which were the staples of a Lenape diet.

Registration is required.

How to Register
To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers program registration page. Registration will open from October 30.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 12:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:30:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Vintage Camera Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/vintage-camera-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/vintage-camera-day Date: November 12, 2016

Marvel at the art of photography with hands on demonstrations and displays of vintage cameras.

BYOC (Bring Your Own Camera)!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c3527dab968.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th-Century NoHo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho Date: November 13, 2016

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite "Bond Street area", home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos, and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House.

You’ll walk the footsteps of these wealthy mercantile families whose elegant Federal mansions once lined the tranquil cobblestone streets. Our tour passes by iconic landmarks such as the imposing Colonnade Row, the Public Theater, and The Cooper Union, where Lincoln gave his "right makes might" speech. On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the scandalous 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-11-13 2016-11-13 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Fort Totten Tunnel Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/historic-new-york-fort-totten-tunnel-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/historic-new-york-fort-totten-tunnel-tour Date: November 13, 2016

Urban Park Rangers specialize in the interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks.

Tour the "hidden" areas of the Fort Totten battery with the Urban Park Rangers.

Registration is required. To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers' program registration page. Registration will open from November 2 through 5. Participants are selected by lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-11-13 2016-11-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e43c5d0935c.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:45:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Native Americans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/historic-new-york-native-americans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/historic-new-york-native-americans Date: November 19, 2016

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. 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 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:45:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Native Americans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/historic-new-york-native-americans1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/historic-new-york-native-americans1 Date: November 19, 2016

Urban Park Rangers specialize in the interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Native American culture is celebrated in special programs throughout the five boroughs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:30:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Green-Wood Cemetery Bird Walk and History Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/rangers-choice-greenwood-cemetery-bird-walk-and-history-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/rangers-choice-greenwood-cemetery-bird-walk-and-history-tour Date: November 19, 2016

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

Green-Wood Cemetery was established in the mid-nineteenth century and is one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in New York City. Learn about the famous New Yorkers buried here as well as the diverse bird population that thrives in the rolling acres that surround the graves, tombs, and mausoleums of this peaceful place.

Registration is required.

How to Register
To register for this event, please visit our Urban Park Rangers program registration page. Registration begins on November 9.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Green-Wood Cemetery

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2016-11-19 2016-11-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.65200042724600000, -73.98960113525400000 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:30:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Black Friday Hike: The Midwood Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/black-friday-hike-the-midwood-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/25/black-friday-hike-the-midwood-trail Date: November 25, 2016

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 2016-11-25 2016-11-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e4401de3321.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:45:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Native Americans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/26/historic-new-york-native-americans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/26/historic-new-york-native-americans Date: November 26, 2016

Urban Park Rangers specialize in the interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Native American culture is celebrated in special programs throughout the five boroughs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-11-26 2016-11-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:45:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: The World's Fair Adventure Quest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/27/rangers-choice-the-worlds-fair-adventure-quest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/27/rangers-choice-the-worlds-fair-adventure-quest Date: November 27, 2016

Learn about the World's Fair and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park as you've never experienced before. This challenge leads teams through the park on a part scavenger hunt, part walking tour that combines easy physical challenges, photo clues, and searches while testing your knowledge of local history.

Registration is required.

How to Register
To register for this event, please visit our Urban Park Rangers program registration page. Registration begins on November 16.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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2016-11-27 2016-11-27 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.74929809570312500, -73.85459899902344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e44c7d633c5.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:30:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Brooklyn Bridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/27/historic-new-york-brooklyn-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/27/historic-new-york-brooklyn-bridge Date: November 27, 2016

Urban Park Rangers specialize in the interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks.

Explore the history of the Brooklyn Bridge, from the time when it was first built to the present day, and also discover Brooklyn Bridge Park, the modern park which shares its namesake.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-11-27 2016-11-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e44ccd98c9d.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:45:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Square Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/historic-new-york-square-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/historic-new-york-square-parks Date: December 10, 2016

Tour NYC's mighty, but tiny historic parks. Be our guest as we begin our stroll through Madison Square Park and other square parks in Manhattan.

Registration is required.

How to Register
To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers program registration page. Registration begins on November 27.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.74129867553711000, -73.98840332031250000 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:45:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Monuments of Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/historic-new-york-monuments-of-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/historic-new-york-monuments-of-prospect-park Date: December 10, 2016

Urban Park Rangers specialize in the interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Grand Army Plaza Arch (in Grand Army Plaza)

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.67290115356445000, -73.96980285644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e44e0e5566b.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:45:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Central Park in the Movies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/rangers-choice-central-park-in-the-movies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/31/rangers-choice-central-park-in-the-movies Date: December 31, 2016

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

Hundreds of TV shows and movies have been filmed in Central Park. Hike along some of the pathways of lower Central Park to see where some of these iconic films were made.

Registration is required.

How to Register
To register for this event, please visit our Urban Park Rangers program registration page. Registration begins on December 18.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Pulitzer Fountain (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76404638560100000, -73.97358408570300000 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:45:20 EDT