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 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:15:16 GMT <![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 22, 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: 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 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: October 22, 2016

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 in front of the José Martí statue (Central Park South at Sixth Avenue)

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Historical Tour (South)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/historical-tour-south1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/historical-tour-south1 Date: October 22, 2016

Randall's Island has a rich, unique, and varied history. Randall's Island Park Alliance’s staff loves nothing more than to share this fascinating history with interested visitors. Two colossal bridges, both the largest of their kind when completed, span the island, which was once three separate land masses; these were combined by Robert Moses through landfill in the mid-1900s. Come learn more about Robert Moses, the bridges, and the history of the island and the park it become.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6f15ee7b7f.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: October 23, 2016

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 2016-10-23 2016-10-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Nantucket Lightship Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/nantucket-lightship-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/nantucket-lightship-public-tours Date: October 23, 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 2016-10-23 2016-10-23 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: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 23, 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 2016-10-23 2016-10-23 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[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 24, 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 2016-10-24 2016-10-24 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[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour1 Date: October 24, 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: 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 2016-10-24 2016-10-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/26/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/26/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: October 26, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-26 2016-10-26 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/27/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/27/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: October 27, 2016

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 in front of the José Martí statue (Central Park South at Sixth Avenue)

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: Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-27 2016-10-27 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 28, 2016

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 2016-10-28 2016-10-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/28/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/28/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: October 28, 2016

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-28 2016-10-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Haunted Lantern Tours at Water Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/28/haunted-lantern-tours-at-water-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/28/haunted-lantern-tours-at-water-battery Date: October 28, 2016

Join the NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers as they mix history with Halloween fun on an outdoor, walking haunted lantern tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten. You must be in line at the Water Battery Gate at Shore Road no later than 8:15 p.m. to be guaranteed admittance.

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Water Battery Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-10-28 2016-10-28 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.79522696669800000, -73.77639961242700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5730fff3c1481.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: October 29, 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 2016-10-29 2016-10-29 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: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: October 29, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-29 2016-10-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: October 29, 2016

Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour to learn about the lives of Seneca Village’s residents in the 1800s and the community’s place in pre-Central Park. Highlights of this tour include: Summit Rock, Tanner's Spring, Winterdale Arch, and sites where important residences and churches existed before the development of the Park.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends inside the park at 85th Street and Central Park West

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-29 2016-10-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Dead Botanists Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/dead-botanists-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/dead-botanists-walk Date: October 29, 2016

Many scientific plant names commemorate the botanists who undertook long and risky expeditions to seek out species new to science. Not a few of these intrepid souls met with violent ends. Tour the gardens with Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day to hear stories about some of the courageous people celebrated in plant nomenclature and see their coveted finds in Wave Hill’s living collection.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-29 2016-10-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2f37272878.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:30:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Haunted Lantern Tours at Water Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/haunted-lantern-tours-at-water-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/haunted-lantern-tours-at-water-battery Date: October 29, 2016

Join the NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers as they mix history with Halloween fun on an outdoor, walking haunted lantern tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten. You must be in line at the Water Battery Gate at Shore Road no later than 8:15 p.m. to be guaranteed admittance.

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Water Battery Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-10-29 2016-10-29 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.79522696669800000, -73.77639961242700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5730fff3c1481.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:42 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[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[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[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[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[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: 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