NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 30 Mar 2017 20:38:00 GMT <![CDATA[Birding: Ospreys]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/birding-ospreys http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/birding-ospreys Date: April 30, 2017

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) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6ed83cfef8.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders Date: May 6, 2017

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.

Discovery Walks for Families take place on Saturdays and on select school holidays from April 1 through June 24 at various locations throughout the Park.

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 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f4748e981.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/urban-wildlife-appreciation-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/urban-wildlife-appreciation-festival Date: May 6, 2017

Join NYC Parks, the Urban Park Rangers, and the Fort Tryon Park Trust at Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day to get up-close and personal with owls, hawks, porcupines, tortoises, and more at this free festival in Highbridge Park.

Learn about their traits and behaviors from New York State licensed rehabilitators and the Urban Park Rangers. Come and enjoy relay races, animal themed arts and crafts, a free puppet show performed by the City Parks PuppetMobile, and dance to the sounds of live music from Shine and the Moonbeans!


Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.84230041503906000, -73.93499755859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d14a0bb6ab6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Spring Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/birding-spring-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/birding-spring-migration Date: May 13, 2017

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: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: West 246th Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.89220046997070000, -73.89720153808594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f37225ab0.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/birding-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/birding-ridgewood-reservoir Date: May 13, 2017

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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.68619918823200000, -73.88980102539100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f4684ab3b.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Bonanza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/birding-bonanza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/birding-bonanza Date: May 20, 2017

Randall’s Island is home to more than 152 species of birds, inhabiting the park’s nearly 20 acres of wetlands and natural areas.

At our Birding Bonanza event, expert guides from both the Randall's Island Park Alliance and NYC Audubon help you explore the park while you seek and discover our feathered island residents.

Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. Suitable for ages 7 and older.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79146526423800000, -73.92687702179000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589103768e9d6.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Rangers Choice: Calvert Vaux Park Discovery Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/rangers-choice-calvert-vaux-park-discovery-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/rangers-choice-calvert-vaux-park-discovery-hike Date: May 20, 2017

Put on your hiking shoes and bring your binoculars as we explore the rocky coast of Gravesend Bay. This beautifully restored parkland holds remnants of sunken barges that have been taken over by nature.

Space is limited and registration is required. If necessary, a lottery will be run to select participants. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Wednesday, May 10.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Calvert Vaux Park

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.58464431762695000, -73.99511718750000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f9b050d1b.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/birding-hawk-watch Date: May 21, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

The Urban Park Rangers will teach you how to use your eyes and ears to find these birds of prey in this enchanting woodland.

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: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fce483e36.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Viewing: Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/birding Date: May 28, 2017

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.

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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c7007f88d24.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:30:02 EDT