NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 21 Apr 2018 02:18:11 GMT <![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: April 26, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-26 2018-04-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/tour-the-battery Date: April 26, 2018

Join us every Thursday for tours of The Battery!

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123443491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-04-26 2018-04-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf6fc5c831c.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:44:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 26, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Tour ends at the Dairy (mid-Park at 65th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: Moderate inclines and some stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-26 2018-04-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: April 27, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-27 2018-04-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walk: Notable Trees of Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/27/garden-walk-notable-trees-of-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/27/garden-walk-notable-trees-of-wave-hill Date: April 27, 2018

Wave Hill’s landscape includes magnificent old trees, rare species and native beauties. Wander through the gardens on this special walk with Senior Director of Horticulture Louis Bauer to see some of his favorites from the living collection.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-04-27 2018-04-27 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6dd055c924.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 27, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Register in advance for easiest check-in here! (Pre-registration not required)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-27 2018-04-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Watching at the Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir Date: April 28, 2018

Catch the warbler wave and welcome them back to Forest Park at a spring bird watching workshop led by the Brooklyn Bird Club

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 718-235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2018-04-28 2018-04-28 8:00 am 11:00 am 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Tour the Forest Park Greenhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/tour-the-forest-park-greenhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/tour-the-forest-park-greenhouse Date: April 28, 2018

For only one day every year, the Queens Greenhouse opens its doors to give New Yorkers a sneak peek inside. Seize this rare opportunity to learn about the diverse array of plants growing in city parks.

Nestled among towering oak trees in Forest Park, the Queens Greenhouse and Nursery has served Parks for the past hundred years. Every year the greenhouse grows around 200,000 herbaceous plants (annuals and perennials) from seeds, plugs, liners, bare-root plants, and cuttings. Gardeners use these plants beautify the parks, playgrounds, beaches, and pools throughout Queens and Brooklyn.

Gardeners will provide visitors with information on the different species, how to care for them, and where to go to see them throughout the borough.

No reservations are needed; however Parks staff may limit the number of visitors allowed in each house at one time.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Forest Park Greenhouse (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-04-28 2018-04-28 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.70136642456100000, -73.85708618164100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebd20f93156.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families-gardens Date: April 28, 2018

Join us on a kid-friendly guided walk through thousands of blooms in Central Park’s Conservatory Garden. Discover the difference between the various flowers and landscapes that make up the Park’s only formal garden. Learn about its history, design, and what it takes to maintain a healthy and beautiful garden through hands-on exploration and guided activities in your complementary Discovery Journal.

Details

Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Map of start location
Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Ave, and enter the Garden at the north gate.
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-28 2018-04-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9db25c3c7a1.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Behind-the-Ropes: Insiders’ Tours of the Merchant’s House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/behindtheropes-insiders-tours-of-the-merchants-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/behindtheropes-insiders-tours-of-the-merchants-house Date: April 28, 2018

Join us for the last in a series of rare off-hours tours of the Merchant’s House. We’ll gather in the 1850s kitchen for coffee and a focused overview of the landmark Merchant’s House and its intact collection of more than 3,000 objects owned by the Tredwell family. We’ll then tour the house, including the rarely seen bedrooms on the 3rd floor (now staff offices), even peek up into the attic and open locked doors … and more. From late Federal to Greek Revival; Duncan Phyfe to Rococo Revival; whale oil to gas to kerosene, you’ll gain new insight and perspectives on these unique insider’s tours, learning about changing period styles and technologies and how they reflect the attitudes and values of the merchant class in mid-19th century New York City.

Changing Tastes in 19th Century Furniture
In the final tour of this series, we’ll discuss the finer points of the original Tredwell family collection of furniture and what it tells us about both the tastes and values of Antebellum New Yorkers and how growing international connections made lasting impact on design, trade, and international relations.

About presenter Anthony Bellov: Bachelor of Architecture, Pratt Institute; graduate, Museum Leadership program, Bank Street College; certified New York State real estate instructor/lecturer; long-time volunteer and board member of the Merchant’s House Museum, and an aficionado in 19th century American decorative arts and architecture.

Limited to 20 participants.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-04-28 2018-04-28 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 28, 2018

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 2018-04-28 2018-04-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9dc21fc4d41.jpg Fri, 09 Mar 2018 14:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: April 28, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-28 2018-04-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour Date: April 28, 2018

Celebrate spring with a staff-led tour of Central Park’s only formal garden. Admire thousands of colorful tulips, two picturesque allées of blooming crabapple trees, and a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894. Conservatory Garden looks unlike anything else in Central Park — learn about its history, design, and blooms from the people who know it best.

Details

Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs. Handicap access to the Conservatory Garden requires entering the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, then entering the Garden at the northwest gate.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Pre-registration required as space is limited.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-28 2018-04-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820742d7d6e.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Neighborhood Walk: The Trees of Fieldston]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/neighborhood-walk-the-trees-of-fieldston http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/neighborhood-walk-the-trees-of-fieldston Date: April 28, 2018

The historic district of Fieldston is home to more than 1,000 street trees, many dating to the early 1900s. Senior Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day leads a walk through this leafy neighborhood to appreciate the variety and quality of this urban woodland. Walk ends at Wave Hill.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-04-28 2018-04-28 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6ddf87e063.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walk: Trees and the Designed Landscape]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/garden-walk-trees-and-the-designed-landscape http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/garden-walk-trees-and-the-designed-landscape Date: April 28, 2018

Trees play an integral role in landscape design, from defining garden spaces to softening architecture and acting as focal points. Take a spring stroll with Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer to see how trees enhance the design of the gardens at Wave Hill.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-04-28 2018-04-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6de605e26e.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Peony Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/peony-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/peony-walk Date: April 28, 2018

Peonies bloom furiously and briefly within a narrow range of climate conditions. Join us as we celebrate the arrival of our spring beauties. Valued for their exquisite color, fragrance, and form, Chinese tree peonies are unmatched in sensuality and beauty.

Tour Snug Harbor's Chinese tree peony collection and learn why these flowers have inspired gardeners, artists, and poets for over a thousand years. Your tour tickets include admission to the New York Chinese Scholars Garden for the rest of the day after the walk. This event is rain or shine.

The Tree Peony Collection has been supported by the City Gardens Club of New York City with an additional in-kind donation from Mr. Tom Paulo. The Friends of the Chinese Scholar’s Garden provides continuing support in the maintenance of the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3504

Location: Carl Grillo Glasshouse (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-04-28 2018-04-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac2664768bbb.JPG Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: April 28, 2018

Explore Union Square Park on the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour Union Square: The Crossroads of New York. Join us for this engaging tour led by the historians at Big Onion Walking Tours to discover the social and political history of the neighborhood, all of Union Square’s famed monuments and buildings surrounding the park, and the people and events that shaped this vibrant community to what it is today.

Tours are FREE and held every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Meet in front of the Barnes & Noble at 33 East 17th Street.

Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups of 10 or more. To RSVP for a group, please call (212) 517-1826.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Barnes & Noble

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2018-04-28 2018-04-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73702140000000000, -73.98960260000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa050ac64ffa.png Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour: Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/gallery-tour Date: April 28, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow. Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat features artworks that delve into the relationship between birds and their habitats—from the role birds play in propagating plants to changes in how natural and built environments affect migration patterns.

Artists working in photography, video, artist books, wall painting, installation, drawing and sound include Tatiana Arocha, Tanya Chaly, Marna Chester, Nina Katchadourian, Paula McCartney, Jeff Mertz, Peter Morgan, Sarah Nicholls, James Proseck, Jenna Spevek and Fred Tomaselli. In the Sunroom Project Space, Adrienne Elise Tarver builds tactile plant sculptures that create an immersive, sheltering landscape.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-04-28 2018-04-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6be175fcdf.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: April 28, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.
Terrain: A few hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-28 2018-04-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Birding Basics: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/central-park-birding-basics-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/central-park-birding-basics-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: April 29, 2018

Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the Pond and the Hallett Nature Sanctuary. Preserved for decades as a bird sanctuary, the Hallett provides habitat for a diverse wildlife population while serving as a peaceful haven for visitors. How many birds can you spot on this tour? Don't forget to bring your own binoculars.

Details

Meet: Chess & Checkers House (Mid-Park at 64th Street) Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free; registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ welcome; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 10 minutes before the start to allow time for check in.
Restrictions: Dogs are not permitted in the Hallett.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-29 2018-04-29 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a844b1f1f51c.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Birding Basics: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/central-park-birding-basics-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/central-park-birding-basics-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond1 Date: April 29, 2018

Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the Pond and the Hallett Nature Sanctuary. Preserved for decades as a bird sanctuary, the Hallett provides habitat for a diverse wildlife population while serving as a peaceful haven for visitors. How many birds can you spot on this tour? Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from our tour guides.

Details

Meet: Chess & Checkers House (Mid-Park at 64th Street) Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free; registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ welcome; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 10 minutes before the start to allow time for check in.
Restrictions: Dogs are not permitted in the Hallett.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-29 2018-04-29 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a844b1f1f51c.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: April 29, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-29 2018-04-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wellness Workshop: Nature’s Medicine CabinetThe Healing Power of Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/wellness-workshop-natures-medicine-cabinetthe-healing-power-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/wellness-workshop-natures-medicine-cabinetthe-healing-power-of-trees Date: April 29, 2018

Working with herbalist Tina Triburgo of Tina’s Tinctures, learn about the healing power of alternative remedies made from tree parts—bark, berries, roots and more—and go home with samples, recipes, and resources for creating products on your own. Concludes with an herbalist-led walk in the garden to see plants used in the workshop.

Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-04-29 2018-04-29 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6dee3674c8.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Totally Trees Family Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/totally-trees-family-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/totally-trees-family-walk Date: April 29, 2018

Wave Hill boasts a collection of extraordinary, stately and old trees. Through observation and inquiry, discover how trees grow by looking at a tree’s parts and the role each part plays in a tree’s life cycle. With trees as your inspiration, venture across the grounds with Environmental Educator Olivia Kalin. Ages six and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-04-29 2018-04-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6df65f2684.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic Richmond Town's Sensory Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/hrts-sensory-sundays-sundays-in-april http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/hrts-sensory-sundays-sundays-in-april Date: April 29, 2018

This new program broadens the site's accessibility and enhances the visitor experience for people on the Autism Spectrum.

The Grace Foundation is partnering with HRT's historical interpreters as co-tour leaders for this special series of sensory tours.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2018-04-29 2018-04-29 1:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.57006212289800000, -74.14493775367700000 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 29, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Tour ends at the Dairy (mid-Park at 65th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: Moderate inclines and some stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-29 2018-04-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 29, 2018

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 2018-04-29 2018-04-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9dc0df7423d.jpg Fri, 09 Mar 2018 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Exploring the History and Landscape of Highland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/exploring-the-history-and-landscape-of-highland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/exploring-the-history-and-landscape-of-highland-park Date: April 29, 2018

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon walk wandering through Highland Park's picturesque views, historic landscape, architectural neighborhood gems, and the Ridgewood Reservoir. This restorative tour will feature the newly renovated and unique “Indian” granite stone bridge and its surroundings

Please note: Register by calling (718) 235-4462.

Led by Charles Monaco, Highland Park Community Advocates

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Jamaica Avenue and Highland Boulevard

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2018-04-29 2018-04-29 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.68537575829800000, -73.88238382339500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab55862aa71d.jpg Wed, 28 Mar 2018 13:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: April 30, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-04-30 2018-04-30 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: April 30, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-04-30 2018-04-30 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: April 30, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-30 2018-04-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/30/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/30/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 30, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Register in advance for easiest check-in here! (Pre-registration not required)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-30 2018-04-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: April 30, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-04-30 2018-04-30 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Migration Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/01/spring-migration-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/01/spring-migration-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon Date: May 1, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3495

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-05-01 2018-05-01 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a440aefc3eb9.jpg Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/01/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/01/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 1, 2018

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 2018-05-01 2018-05-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd471e760f.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 1, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-01 2018-05-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/01/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/01/gallery-tour Date: May 1, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow. Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat features artworks that delve into the relationship between birds and their habitats—from the role birds play in propagating plants to changes in how natural and built environments affect migration patterns.

Artists working in photography, video, artist books, wall painting, installation, drawing and sound include Tatiana Arocha, Tanya Chaly, Marna Chester, Nina Katchadourian, Paula McCartney, Jeff Mertz, Peter Morgan, Sarah Nicholls, James Proseck, Jenna Spevek and Fred Tomaselli.

In the Sunroom Project Space, Adrienne Elise Tarver builds tactile plant sculptures that create an immersive, sheltering landscape.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-01 2018-05-01 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd4ff10ff7.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/01/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/01/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 1, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.
Terrain: A few hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-01 2018-05-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 2, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-02 2018-05-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/02/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/02/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: May 2, 2018

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, one of the most magical places in the Park.

Details

Meet: Tour starts at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: Wood-chipped trails and some hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10) To purchase tickets, please click here
Restrictions: Dogs are not permitted in the Hallett.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-02 2018-05-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820ad44a031.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 3, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/tour-the-battery Date: May 3, 2018

Join us every Thursday for tours of The Battery!

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123443491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf6fc5c831c.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:44:42 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 3, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Tour ends at the Dairy (mid-Park at 65th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: Moderate inclines and some stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:14:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 4, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-04 2018-05-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 4, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Register in advance for easiest check-in here! (Pre-registration not required)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-04 2018-05-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 5, 2018

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 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd471e760f.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 5, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour Date: May 5, 2018

Staff pick! Celebrate spring with a staff-led tour of Central Park’s only formal garden. Admire thousands of colorful tulips, two picturesque allées of blooming crabapple trees, and a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894. Conservatory Garden looks unlike anything else in Central Park — learn about its history, design, and blooms from the people who know it best.

Details

Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Map of start location
Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Ave, and enter the Garden at the north gate.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: $15 (Members $10) Last Saturday of every month is free with registration. To purchase tickets, please click here!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820742d7d6e.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tour Date: May 5, 2018

Join us to explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of NYC.

The Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park is a 50+ acre natural oasis that straddles the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Built in 1859 to supply the once independent City of Brooklyn with high quality water, it became obsolete with the addition of new reservoirs in the Catskills in the 1950s and was decommissioned in the 1980s. Since then, nature took its course in a perfect case study of ecological succession. A lush and dense forest has grown in its two outside basins while a freshwater pond with waterfowl sits in the middle basin.

Please note: Registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 656-2984

Location: Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.68619918823200000, -73.88980102539100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab29740cb65f.jpg Fri, 06 Apr 2018 16:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Jane's Walk: History and Mysteries of Snug Harbor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/history-mysteries-of-snug-harbor-janes-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/history-mysteries-of-snug-harbor-janes-walk Date: May 5, 2018

Learn about hidden time capsules, statues, ghost sightings, and more at Snug Harbor!

Join us for a free tour through Snug Harbor’s 83-acre campus. You'll learn about the history of the 19th-century campus alongside tales of strange occurrences and mysteries on our grounds.

Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Registration
Registration is requested.

About Jane's Walk
Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. Jane’s Walks encourage people to share stories about their neighborhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities, and use walking as a way to connect with their neighbors.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3512

Location: Carl Grillo Glasshouse (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac27ed1133dc.jpg Fri, 06 Apr 2018 16:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Garden Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/seasonal-garden-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/seasonal-garden-tours Date: May 5, 2018

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Plus, every weekend from 2 to 4pm, check out our activity table!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-05 2018-05-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c52e83aa87.JPG Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees Date: May 5, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills and stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. 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.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8204b215bb3.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tour1 Date: May 5, 2018

NYC H2O is offering free tours of the Ridgewood Reservoir.

The Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park is a 50+ acre natural oasis that straddles the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Built in 1859 to supply the once independent City of Brooklyn with high quality water, it became obsolete with the addition of new reservoirs in the Catskills in the 1950’s and was decommissioned in the 1980’s. Since then, nature took its course in a perfect case study of ecological succession. A lush and dense forest has grown in its two outside basins while a freshwater pond with waterfowl sits in the middle basin.

Join us to explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of NYC. Please register here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 656-2984

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2018-05-05 2018-05-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aac19cb8508f.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:44:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands On History: Make a Scented Sachet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/hands-on-history-make-a-scented-sachet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/hands-on-history-make-a-scented-sachet Date: May 5, 2018

Come make a floral scented sachet like the ones worn and used 200 years ago! We’ll also learn about perfume lockets and popular scents of the time, including what George Washington put in his cologne! Then visit the rest of the museum and learn about Rufus King - Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement.

Recommended for ages 3 and up, adults also welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/gallery-tour Date: May 5, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow.

Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat features artworks that delve into the relationship between birds and their habitats—from the role birds play in propagating plants to changes in how natural and built environments affect migration patterns.

Artists working in photography, video, artist books, wall painting, installation, drawing and sound include Tatiana Arocha, Tanya Chaly, Marna Chester, Nina Katchadourian, Paula McCartney, Jeff Mertz, Peter Morgan, Sarah Nicholls, James Proseck, Jenna Spevek and Fred Tomaselli. In the Sunroom Project Space, Adrienne Elise Tarver builds tactile plant sculptures that create an immersive, sheltering landscape.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 5, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.
Terrain: A few hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: May 5, 2018

Explore Union Square Park on the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour Union Square: The Crossroads of New York. Join us for this engaging tour led by the historians at Big Onion Walking Tours to discover the social and political history of the neighborhood, all of Union Square’s famed monuments and buildings surrounding the park, and the people and events that shaped this vibrant community to what it is today.

Tours are FREE and held every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Meet in front of the Barnes & Noble at 33 East 17th Street.

Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups of 10 or more. To RSVP for a group, please call (212) 517-1826.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Barnes & Noble

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2018-05-05 2018-05-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73702140000000000, -73.98960260000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa050ac64ffa.png Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Flushing Cemetery Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/flushing-cemetery-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/flushing-cemetery-walking-tour Date: May 5, 2018

Local historian James Driscoll and horticultural specialists Fred Gerber and Chuck Wade lead an informative tour highlighting key figures and features of this park-like burial ground.

Established in 1853, the cemetery is a testament to Flushing’s arboreal and horticultural heritage. As Flushing was a center for horticultural nurseries through the 19th century, the grounds offer a notable array of spring-flowering trees and shrubbery. The walking tour is co-sponsored with The Voelker Orth Museum. The tour group meets at 1:45 p.m. near the door to the Flushing Cemetery Chapel, inside the main gate.

Flushing Cemetery is a picturesque non-sectarian cemetery on over 75 countryside acres. The cemetery was first established on the 20 acre farmland of John Purchase, when Queens’ population was 20,000 and expanded in 1875. It is the final resting place of many Bayside Quaker families and such notables as Louis Armstrong, Bernard Baruch, Dr. Adam Clayton Powell, Sr., Vincent Sardi Sr., and Dizzy Gillespie. The Voelker-Orth family who endowed the museum in Flushing are also buried in Flushing Cemetery.

Rain Date: Sunday, May 6 at 2:00 p.m.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Flushing Cemetery

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2018-05-05 2018-05-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75328826904297000, -73.80328369140625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ace3ffbc77d3.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:44:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Watching at Strack Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/bird-watching-at-strack-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/bird-watching-at-strack-pond Date: May 6, 2018

Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by Jean Loscalzo of the Queens County Bird Club.

Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 718-235-4462

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 8:00 am 11:00 am 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Birding Basics: The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/central-park-birding-basics-the-north-woods-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/central-park-birding-basics-the-north-woods-tour Date: May 6, 2018

Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park. Along with beautiful arches and peaceful waterfalls, the North Woods provides 40 acres of rare habitat in the middle of New York City, making it an important stopover for birds during spring migration. How many can you spot on this tour? Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from our tour guides.

Details

Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (Inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free; registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ welcome; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 10 minutes before the start to allow time for check in.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a844903e9e23.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields1 Date: May 6, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.
Terrain: A few hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tours Date: May 6, 2018

NYC H2O is offering free tours of the Ridgewood Reservoir.

The Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park is a 50+ acre natural oasis that straddles the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Built in 1859 to supply the once independent City of Brooklyn with high quality water, it became obsolete with the addition of new reservoirs in the Catskills in the 1950’s and was decommissioned in the 1980’s. Since then, nature took its course in a perfect case study of ecological succession. A lush and dense forest has grown in its two outside basins while a freshwater pond with waterfowl sits in the middle basin.

Join us to explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of NYC.

Please register here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 656-2984

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2018-05-06 2018-05-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aac1c4767f12.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Trees of the Heather Garden Tour with Author Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/trees-of-the-heather-garden-tour-with-author-leslie-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/trees-of-the-heather-garden-tour-with-author-leslie-day Date: May 6, 2018

Take a walking tour of the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park with Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York. Learn about Fort Tryon’s majestic elms, sequoias, Franklinias, and the unique syringa flowering trees! Find out which trees predate the park and which have been added in recent park restoration projects.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but people with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park’s steep paths.

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 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a79e4797f5b0.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Garden Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/seasonal-garden-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/seasonal-garden-tours Date: May 6, 2018

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Plus, every weekend from 2 to 4pm, check out our activity table!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-06 2018-05-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c52e83aa87.JPG Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tours1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tours1 Date: May 6, 2018

NYC H2O is offering free tours of the Ridgewood Reservoir.

The Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park is a 50+ acre natural oasis that straddles the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Built in 1859 to supply the once independent City of Brooklyn with high quality water, it became obsolete with the addition of new reservoirs in the Catskills in the 1950’s and was decommissioned in the 1980’s. Since then, nature took its course in a perfect case study of ecological succession. A lush and dense forest has grown in its two outside basins while a freshwater pond with waterfowl sits in the middle basin.

Join us to explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of NYC.

Please register here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 917 656-2984

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2018-05-06 2018-05-06 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aac2b1b8e225.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/garden-highlights-walk1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/garden-highlights-walk1 Date: May 6, 2018

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 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd78f1edb2.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 6, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Register in advance for easiest check-in here! (Pre-registration not required)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet the Artist: Adrienne Elise Tarver]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/gallery-tour Date: May 6, 2018

Join us at this artist talk in the Sunroom Project Space. Artist Adrienne Elise Tarver will discuss her installation Fiction: Origins of Belonging, with Curator of Visual Arts Eileen Jeng Lynch.

Reversing the Sunroom’s traditional function of offering views of the outdoors from an interior shelter, Tarver builds tactile paintings hanging from the ceiling inside the gallery to evoke a tropical landscape and canopy. Tarver’s project examines the physicality of boundaries, as well as the invisible and imaginary ones that exist between us.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd4ff10ff7.jpg Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:44:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/07/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/07/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: May 7, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-05-07 2018-05-07 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/07/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/07/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: May 7, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-05-07 2018-05-07 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 7, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-07 2018-05-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/07/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/07/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 7, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Register in advance for easiest check-in here! (Pre-registration not required)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-07 2018-05-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/07/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/07/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: May 7, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-05-07 2018-05-07 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Migration Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/08/spring-migration-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/08/spring-migration-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon Date: May 8, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3495

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-05-08 2018-05-08 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a440aefc3eb9.jpg Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/08/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/08/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 8, 2018

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 2018-05-08 2018-05-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd471e760f.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 8, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-08 2018-05-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/08/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/08/gallery-tour Date: May 8, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow. Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat features artworks that delve into the relationship between birds and their habitats—from the role birds play in propagating plants to changes in how natural and built environments affect migration patterns.

Artists working in photography, video, artist books, wall painting, installation, drawing and sound include Tatiana Arocha, Tanya Chaly, Marna Chester, Nina Katchadourian, Paula McCartney, Jeff Mertz, Peter Morgan, Sarah Nicholls, James Proseck, Jenna Spevek and Fred Tomaselli.

In the Sunroom Project Space, Adrienne Elise Tarver builds tactile plant sculptures that create an immersive, sheltering landscape.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-08 2018-05-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd4ff10ff7.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/08/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/08/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 8, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.
Terrain: A few hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-08 2018-05-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Birding Basics: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/09/central-park-birding-basics-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/09/central-park-birding-basics-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: May 9, 2018

Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the Pond and the Hallett Nature Sanctuary. Preserved for decades as a bird sanctuary, the Hallett provides habitat for a diverse wildlife population while serving as a peaceful haven for visitors. How many birds can you spot on this tour? Don't forget to bring your own binoculars.

Details

Meet: Chess & Checkers House (Mid-Park at 64th Street) Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free; registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ welcome; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 10 minutes before the start to allow time for check in.
Restrictions: Dogs are not permitted in the Hallett.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-09 2018-05-09 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a844b2c23d07.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 9, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-09 2018-05-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/09/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/09/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour Date: May 9, 2018

Staff Pick! Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one! From a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff take you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, 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.

Details

Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Map of start location
Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Ave, and enter the Garden at the north gate.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: $15 (Members $10) Last Saturday of every month is free with registration. To purchase tickets, please click here.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-09 2018-05-09 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820742d7d6e.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 9, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Tour ends at the Dairy (mid-Park at 65th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: Moderate inclines and some stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-09 2018-05-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Birding Basics: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/central-park-birding-basics-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/central-park-birding-basics-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: May 10, 2018

Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the Pond and the Hallett Nature Sanctuary. Preserved for decades as a bird sanctuary, the Hallett provides habitat for a diverse wildlife population while serving as a peaceful haven for visitors. How many birds can you spot on this tour? Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from our tour guides.

Details

Meet: Chess & Checkers House (Mid-Park at 64th Street) Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free; registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ welcome; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 10 minutes before the start to allow time for check in.
Restrictions: Dogs are not permitted in the Hallett.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-10 2018-05-10 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a844b3cb5264.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 10, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-10 2018-05-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/tour-the-battery Date: May 10, 2018

Join us every Thursday for tours of The Battery!

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123443491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-05-10 2018-05-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf6fc5c831c.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:44:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 10, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Register in advance for easiest check-in here! (Pre-registration not required)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-10 2018-05-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 11, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-11 2018-05-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 11, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.
Terrain: A few hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-11 2018-05-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Birding Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/summer-on-the-hudson-birding-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/summer-on-the-hudson-birding-walks Date: May 11, 2018

Meet at 120th Street and Riverside Drive and explore Riverside Park on a family-friendly bird walk. Who knows what birds we'll discover while taking in views of the Hudson River!

No registration necessary.

In partnership with New York City Audubon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 120th Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2018-05-11 2018-05-11 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81145694649100000, -73.96427392959600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da2aa502db.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 15:44:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Statues and Monuments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families-statues-and-monuments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families-statues-and-monuments Date: May 12, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: In front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with inclines and stairs; may not be suitable for strollers
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. 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.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park),East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77220153808594000, -73.96759796142578000; 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a82034d737db.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Birding Bonanza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/birding-bonanza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/birding-bonanza Date: May 12, 2018

Randall’s Island Park is home to over 180 species of birds. Join us for a day of free, family-friendly bird watching! Learn about the amazing adaptations of birds as they thrive in the Island’s restored habitats.

  • Explore 20 acres of natural habitat
  • Guided walks with experts from RIPA and NYC Audubon
  • Live birds and information on bird rehabilitation from the Wild Bird Fund
  • Binoculars and bird guides provided
  • Crafts, games, and refreshments

Suitable for ages 7+ (with an adult)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.79146526423800000, -73.92687702179000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a99c0b9c6df2.jpg Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 12, 2018

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 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd471e760f.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour Date: May 12, 2018

Staff pick! Celebrate spring with a staff-led tour of Central Park’s only formal garden. Admire thousands of colorful tulips, two picturesque allées of blooming crabapple trees, and a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894. Conservatory Garden looks unlike anything else in Central Park — learn about its history, design, and blooms from the people who know it best.

Details

Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Map of start location
Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Ave, and enter the Garden at the north gate.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: $15 (Members $10) Last Saturday of every month is free with registration. To purchase tickets, please click here!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820742d7d6e.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Highbridge Rocks Community Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/highbridge-rocks-community-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/highbridge-rocks-community-festival Date: May 12, 2018

Get to know your resilient 450-million-year-old neighbors: the rocks of Highbridge Park. Discover their unique geologic features, make art, and celebrate the park’s adventurous assets.

Watch climbing demonstrations by REI and then try bouldering yourself!

Tour the Old Croton Aqueduct, hear geology stories from the Urban Park Rangers and Word Up Community Bookshop, make rock rubbings with Creative Art Works, or create your own masterpiece with Sugar Hill Children’s Museum, and enjoy more activities with While We Are Still Here and Hike the Heights!

(Photo credit: John Suhar)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Adventure Playground (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.83613128714800000, -73.93675994873000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab552c32fdc6.jpeg Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:14:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The High Bridge and Old Croton Aqueduct]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/historic-new-york-the-high-bridge-and-old-croton-aqueduct http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/historic-new-york-the-high-bridge-and-old-croton-aqueduct Date: May 12, 2018

The High Bridge was built in the mid-19th century as part of the Croton Aqueduct system, which carried water from the Croton River in Westchester down to Manhattan. It is also New York City's oldest standing bridge. Learn more of the significance of this structure and the history of New York City's first water supply sytem.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: West 174 Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.84310150146484400, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac24baf07b1e.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 11:59:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 12, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Tour ends at the Dairy (mid-Park at 65th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: Moderate inclines and some stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/gallery-tour Date: May 12, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow.

Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat features artworks that delve into the relationship between birds and their habitats—from the role birds play in propagating plants to changes in how natural and built environments affect migration patterns.

Artists working in photography, video, artist books, wall painting, installation, drawing and sound include Tatiana Arocha, Tanya Chaly, Marna Chester, Nina Katchadourian, Paula McCartney, Jeff Mertz, Peter Morgan, Sarah Nicholls, James Proseck, Jenna Spevek and Fred Tomaselli. In the Sunroom Project Space, Adrienne Elise Tarver builds tactile plant sculptures that create an immersive, sheltering landscape.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: May 12, 2018

Explore Union Square Park on the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour Union Square: The Crossroads of New York. Join us for this engaging tour led by the historians at Big Onion Walking Tours to discover the social and political history of the neighborhood, all of Union Square’s famed monuments and buildings surrounding the park, and the people and events that shaped this vibrant community to what it is today.

Tours are FREE and held every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Meet in front of the Barnes & Noble at 33 East 17th Street.

Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups of 10 or more. To RSVP for a group, please call (212) 517-1826.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Barnes & Noble

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2018-05-12 2018-05-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73702140000000000, -73.98960260000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa050ac64ffa.png Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition Opening: El Dorado / The New 49ers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/exhibition-opening-el-dorado-the-new-49ers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/exhibition-opening-el-dorado-the-new-49ers Date: May 12, 2018

El Dorado is an art installation presented by Lewis H. Latimer House Museum that pays tribute to the 49% of New Yorker households that speak a language other than English. This installation consists of 100 colored “guagua” sculptures, 49 of them painted gold, presented as a contemporary archeological site.

Join us for the opening reception with the artist's talk.

About the Artist
Cecile Chong has received fellowships and residencies including the Joan Mitchell Center, Wave Hill Winter Workspace, the Lower East Side Printshop, MASS MoCA Studios, Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, The Center for Book Arts, Socrates Sculpture Park, AIM - Bronx Museum, Urban Artist Initiative NYC, Aljira Emerge and the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant. Solo exhibitions include Selena Gallery, BRIC House, Emerson Gallery Berlin, Germany, Honey Ramka Project Space, Figuresworks, Praxis International Art Project Space, Corridor Gallery and ArtSPACE. Group exhibitions include El Museo del Barrio, Nevada Museum of Art, The Bronx Museum of Arts, Hunterdon Museum, CUE Art Foundation, Wave Hill, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Sue Scott Gallery in the US and the Cynthia Corbett Gallery in London. Cecile's work is in the collections of El Museo del Barrio, Museum of Chinese in America, The Center for Book Arts and Citibank Art Advisory. Her work has been reviewed in Artnet, Huffington Post, El Diario La Prensa, Singtao Daily, 3dotswater.com and The New York Times. She received an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design in 2008, an MA in education from Hunter College, and a BA in Studio Art from Queens College. Her early schooling took place in Ecuador, Macau and China. Cecile lives and works in New York and is currently part of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program.

Three art & literary workshops centered around El Dorado will be held at the Museum throughout the summer, taught by artists Cecile Chong, Chris Moya, and Sherese Francis.

This program is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aca720792063.jpg Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:44:36 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour Date: May 13, 2018

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, the second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more.

Tours take place on the second Sunday of each month through November. Our one-hour tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m.* Meet us at the Unisphere!

*11:00 a.m. only on April 8.

No registration is required. First-come, first-served. Weather permitting.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4f0500a9f6.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:29:57 EDT