NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:38:51 GMT <![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: October 23, 2016

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-23 2016-10-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: High Bridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/historic-new-york-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/historic-new-york-high-bridge Date: October 23, 2016

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

Water is life! During New York's early years, clean water was paramount to the success of our great metropolis. The Croton Aqueduct brought the water we needed to combat disease and fire. Hike across the High Bridge with the Urban Park Rangers and learn how New York City's oldest bridge actually brought water from the Bronx to Manhattan and allowed our city to grow into the 20th century.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: 170th Street and University Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-10-23 2016-10-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.84251599073000000, -73.92589700222000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e432f20c3e1.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Nantucket Lightship Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/nantucket-lightship-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/nantucket-lightship-public-tours Date: October 23, 2016

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

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 222-9939

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-23 2016-10-23 1:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b5c5e7ede34.jpg Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 23, 2016

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-23 2016-10-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Behind-the-Scenes Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/behindthescenes-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/23/behindthescenes-tour Date: October 23, 2016

Want to see all of King Manor? From the basement to the attic? From the servants’ quarters to the King family’s parlor? Then join us for this special behind-the-scenes tour!

Space is limited. RSVP today.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2016-10-23 2016-10-23 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c05ebcc6d88.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 24, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-24 2016-10-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour1 Date: October 24, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-24 2016-10-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/26/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/26/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: October 26, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-26 2016-10-26 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Dead Botanists Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/26/dead-botanists-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/26/dead-botanists-walk Date: October 26, 2016

Many scientific plant names commemorate the botanists who undertook long and risky expeditions to seek out species new to science. Not a few of these intrepid souls met with violent ends. Tour the gardens with Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day to hear stories about some of the courageous people celebrated in plant nomenclature and see their coveted finds in Wave Hill’s living collection. This walk repeats Saturday, October 29.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-26 2016-10-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2f236e4546.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:30:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/27/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/27/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: October 27, 2016

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

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills. The tour starts and ends in front of the José Martí statue (Central Park South at Sixth Avenue)

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-28 2016-10-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/28/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/28/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: October 28, 2016

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

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

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

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-10-28 2016-10-28 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e98f0670a63.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:15:33 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.16 Art Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/flow16-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/flow16-tour Date: October 29, 2016

FLOW is an annual art exhibition at the Park's southern end. Randall's Island Park Alliance's goal is to foster appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Island’s environment. Each year, FLOW features site-specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists. Come meet the artists and hear more about their inspirations and challenges in creating these unique pieces of outdoor public art.

Artists

Football - Michael Shultis
Monument to a Missing Island - Tim Clifford
Hell Gate Cairns - Samantha Holmes
Spartan Follies - Denise Treizman
Untitled - Tracie Hervy

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-10-29 2016-10-29 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6ea525c4ba.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: October 29, 2016

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-29 2016-10-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: October 29, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-29 2016-10-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.16 Art Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/flow16-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/flow16-tour1 Date: October 29, 2016

FLOW is an annual art exhibition at the Park's southern end. Randall's Island Park Alliance’s goal is to foster appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Island’s environment. Each year, FLOW features site-specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists. Come meet the artists and hear more about their inspirations and challenges in creating these unique pieces of outdoor public art.

Artists

  • Football - Michael Shultis
  • Monument to a Missing Island - Tim Clifford
  • Hell Gate Cairns - Samantha Holmes
  • Spartan Follies - Denise Treizman
  • Untitled - Tracie Hervy

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-10-29 2016-10-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6ea8343e28.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: October 29, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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

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

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-29 2016-10-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2f37272878.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:30:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Gravestones and Goth: Cemetery Walk and Classic Horror Literature Readings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/gravestones-and-goth-cemetery-walk-and-classic-horror-literature-readings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/gravestones-and-goth-cemetery-walk-and-classic-horror-literature-readings Date: October 29, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-10-29 2016-10-29 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e98f0670a63.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:15:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Ghosts of Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/ghosts-of-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/ghosts-of-conference-house Date: October 29, 2016

Is Conference House Park Staten Island's most haunted park? Find out on a nighttime hike through an ancient burial ground and into the Conference House.

Registration is required.

How to Register
To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers program registration page. Registration open on Wednesday, October 19.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-10-29 2016-10-29 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e433ad05848.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:45:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/30/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/30/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 30, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 222-9939

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-31 2016-10-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 31, 2016

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-31 2016-10-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Native Americans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/06/historic-new-york-native-americans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/06/historic-new-york-native-americans Date: November 6, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-11-06 2016-11-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:45:27 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th-Century NoHo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/13/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho Date: November 13, 2016

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-11-13 2016-11-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e43c5d0935c.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:45:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Green-Wood Cemetery Bird Walk and History Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/rangers-choice-greenwood-cemetery-bird-walk-and-history-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/19/rangers-choice-greenwood-cemetery-bird-walk-and-history-tour Date: November 19, 2016

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

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

Registration is required.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Green-Wood Cemetery

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2016-11-19 2016-11-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.65200042724600000, -73.98960113525400000 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:30:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Brooklyn Bridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/27/historic-new-york-brooklyn-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/27/historic-new-york-brooklyn-bridge Date: November 27, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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

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

Registration is required.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Madison Square Park

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-12-10 2016-12-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.67290115356445000, -73.96980285644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e44e0e5566b.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:45:19 EDT