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, 23 Jun 2018 12:33:11 GMT <![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/23/bird-walks Date: June 23, 2018

Join NYC Audubon on a walk through the park to observe the many species of birds in Van Cortlandt Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-06-23 2018-06-23 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 14:14:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/bird-walks Date: June 30, 2018

Join NYC Audubon on a walk through the park to observe the many species of birds in Van Cortlandt Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 14:14:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/bird-walks Date: July 7, 2018

Join NYC Audubon on a walk through the park to observe the many species of birds in Van Cortlandt Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-07-07 2018-07-07 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 14:14:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Plover Day Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/plover-day-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/07/plover-day-festival Date: July 7, 2018

Join us to celebrate nesting shorebirds! Discover one of New York City's endangered species, the piping plover, and ways you can help protect it by sharing the beach. Enjoy educational activities and crafts at this family friendly event that raises awareness about this amazing shorebird.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-1447

Location: Beach 86th Street and Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2018-07-07 2018-07-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58430099487300000, -73.81069946289100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5adf48f208cdb.JPG Tue, 22 May 2018 10:14:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/08/summer-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/08/summer-birding Date: July 8, 2018

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these walks through the gardens and woodlands. Observe the plants, insects and habitats at Wave Hill that make it so appealing for such a wide variety of birds.

Birders of all levels welcome! Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-07-08 2018-07-08 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0d6d8c8dd9d.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Birding Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/13/summer-on-the-hudson-birding-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/13/summer-on-the-hudson-birding-walks Date: July 13, 2018

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 2018-07-13 2018-07-13 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81145694649100000, -73.96427392959600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9dab2cf41e4.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 15:44:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/bird-walks Date: July 14, 2018

Join NYC Audubon on a walk through the park to observe the many species of birds in Van Cortlandt Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-07-14 2018-07-14 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 14:14:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tour Date: July 14, 2018

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 on Eventbrite.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (917) 656-2984

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2018-07-14 2018-07-14 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab295aa8488a.jpg Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Osprey Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/birding-osprey-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/birding-osprey-watch Date: July 14, 2018

New York City is home to an amzaing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year focusing on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

To enhance your expereience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a park ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-07-14 2018-07-14 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b291cc7e975b.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:14:33 EDT
<![CDATA[The New York City Naturalist Club: Evening Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/the-new-york-city-naturalist-club-evening-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/the-new-york-city-naturalist-club-evening-hawk-watch Date: July 14, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a park ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1444

Location: Saint Marks Place and Avenue A (in Tompkins Square Park)

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2018-07-14 2018-07-14 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.72667334686700000, -73.98307871818500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b2920871c0ad.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:29:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/bird-walks Date: July 21, 2018

Join NYC Audubon on a walk through the park to observe the many species of birds in Van Cortlandt Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 14:14:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal of the Month Club: Northern Harrier]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/animal-of-the-month-club-northern-harrier http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/animal-of-the-month-club-northern-harrier Date: July 21, 2018

The Northern Harrier, formerly known as the marsh hawk, hunts primarily on the wing and may cover up to 100 miles per day. Its prey, consisting of mostly rodents and small birds, is detected using extremely keen hearing. This raptor is considered one of the most agile and acrobatic in North America.

In fall through spring, look for harriers in wide-open grasslands, marshes, or fields.

Join the Rangers in Brookfield Park as we look for this distinctive raptor. To enhance your experinece bring a pair of binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrwow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R172 Brookfield Park 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.56166747849400000, -74.15999635582000000 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:44:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Orchard Beach Lagoon Birding Excursion (Intermediate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/orchard-beach-lagoon-birding-excursion-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/orchard-beach-lagoon-birding-excursion-intermediate Date: July 22, 2018

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Explore the Orchard Beach Lagoon, including Bartow Creek as we look for birds that live in this estaurine habitat of the Long Island Sound.

Prior canoe experience is preferred; for ages 8 years and older only.

Please note: Participants are chosen via lottery. To register for the lottery, please visit the Urban Park Rangers Event Registration page. Registration opens on Wednesday, July 11.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b292632393f8.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[The New York City Naturalist Club: Raptors of Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/the-new-york-city-naturalist-club-raptors-of-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/the-new-york-city-naturalist-club-raptors-of-inwood-hill-park Date: July 22, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-1444

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b29267e0c6aa.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal of the Month: Northern Harrier]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/29/animal-of-the-month-norther-harrier http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/29/animal-of-the-month-norther-harrier Date: July 29, 2018

The Northern Harrier, formerly known as the marsh hawk, hunts primarily on the wing and may cover up to 100 miles per day. Its prey, consisting of mostly rodents and small birds, is detected using extremely keen hearing. This raptor is considered one of the most agile and acrobatic in North America.

In fall through spring, look for harriers in wide-open grasslands, marshes, or fields.

Join the Rangers in Brookfield Park as we look for this distinctive raptor. To enhance your experinece bring a pair of binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrwow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R172 Brookfield Park 2018-07-29 2018-07-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.56166747849400000, -74.15999635582000000 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:14:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Birding Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/14/summer-on-the-hudson-birding-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/14/summer-on-the-hudson-birding-walks Date: September 14, 2018

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 2018-09-14 2018-09-14 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81145694649100000, -73.96427392959600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9dae4d460b7.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 15:44:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Watching at the Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir Date: September 22, 2018

Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Binoculars are recommended.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 718-235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2018-09-22 2018-09-22 8:00 am 11:00 am 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Watching at the Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/27/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/27/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir Date: October 27, 2018

Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Binoculars are recommended.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 718-235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2018-10-27 2018-10-27 8:00 am 11:00 am 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da8879cef6.jpg Wed, 07 Mar 2018 18:00:00 EST