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 Fri, 25 May 2018 13:06:22 GMT <![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/bird-walks Date: May 26, 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 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 14:14:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal of the Month Club: Great Blue Heron]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/animal-of-the-month-club-great-blue-heron http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/animal-of-the-month-club-great-blue-heron Date: May 26, 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. We offer programs throughout the year focusing on unique wildlife viewing during particular seasons.

Join our park rangers at Wolfe's Pond for a chance to view and learn more about the Great Blue Heron, a little known resident species of Staten Island.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.52040100097700000, -74.18949890136700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf9da838446.jpg Thu, 10 May 2018 14:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/birding Date: May 27, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask an Urban Park Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf9e8fe2b1b.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/28/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/28/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours Date: May 28, 2018

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of Midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow!

Photo Credit: Angelito Jusay.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-05-28 2018-05-28 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4dd5050cbe.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours Date: May 31, 2018

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-05-31 2018-05-31 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4de6062b67.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/bird-walks Date: June 2, 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 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 14:14:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Day at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/discovery-day-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/discovery-day-at-freshkills-park Date: June 3, 2018

Discover Freshkills Park and experience the unique landscape and spectacular views the landfill-to-park project has to offer. This free event is a special opportunity to spend a summer afternoon exploring the future park while the site is closed to the public. Hundreds of acres and miles of trails will be open for tours, bicycling, and activities for all ages.

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park is almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park to be developed in New York City in over 100 years. It also has a significant history as the site of the Fresh Kills Landfill, which was the largest landfill in the world before closing in 2001. Since then, the site has become a place for wildlife, recreation, science, education, and art. As the park is built in phases, free tours and events provide early access for learning and exploration opportunities.

Discovery Day will include the following activities:

  • Birdwatching tours with NYC Audubon
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Kite-flying and other activities with NYC Parks
  • Music performances by Staten Island Philharmonic
  • Spoken word performance organized by the Staten Island Creative Community
  • Sunprint art with Alice Austen House
  • Wind chime-making with Skip LaPlante, with supplies from Materials for the Arts

During the event, free shuttles will provide transportation to and from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George. Parking will be available just outside Freshkills Park in lots near 350 Wild Avenue. From there, visitors can take a shuttle bus or walk or bike one mile to the main event area.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5372

Location: Freshkills Park Event Entrance

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2018-06-03 2018-06-03 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.58599853515625000, -74.19180297851562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aabdbc831896.jpg Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/04/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/04/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours Date: June 4, 2018

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of Midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow!

Photo Credit: Angelito Jusay.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-06-04 2018-06-04 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4dd5050cbe.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/07/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/07/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours Date: June 7, 2018

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-06-07 2018-06-07 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4de6062b67.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/bird-walks Date: June 9, 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 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 14:14:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/birding-raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/birding-raptors Date: June 9, 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.

We offer birding programs throughout the year with unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. 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: (718) 967-3542

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

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R172 Brookfield Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.56166747849400000, -74.15999635582000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aec9c911097d.jpg Fri, 04 May 2018 13:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Biking and Birding Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/biking-and-birding-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/biking-and-birding-adventure Date: June 9, 2018

Join the Bronx River Alliance and the Urban Park Rangers for a morning of biking and birding. We'll visit a variety of habitats by bike, hoping to see a diverse array of bird species that reside along the beautiful Bronx River Greenway.

Some biking experience is required and participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Please note: Particpants are chosen by lottery. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Lottery registration begins on Wednesday, May 30.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Ben Abrams Playground (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.85449981689500000, -73.87010192871100000 Tue, 15 May 2018 14:44:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/summer-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/summer-birding Date: June 10, 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!

Kids aged 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 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecaf10ccb68.jpg Wed, 09 May 2018 12:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/bird-walks Date: June 16, 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 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 14:14:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tours Date: June 16, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 658-2984

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2018-06-16 2018-06-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab29452cbf43.jpg Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:59:39 EDT
<![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 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[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[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