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 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:25:18 GMT <![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/spring-birding-tours Date: April 27, 2017

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!

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza. Look for the birding sign!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-04-27 2017-04-27 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75471678998500000, -73.98405802303800000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/bird-walks Date: April 29, 2017

Bird Walks led by experts from the NYC Audubon focus on wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird-Watching Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/bird-watching Date: April 29, 2017

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) 235-4100

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 8:00 am 11:00 am 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Kids Workshop: Birds of Cabrini Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/fort-tryon-kids-workshop-birds-of-cabrini-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/fort-tryon-kids-workshop-birds-of-cabrini-woods Date: April 29, 2017

Join Eva Neves, artist and educator, for a workshop on the birds and ecology of the four-acre Cabrini Woods! This small woodland hosts a rich diversity of tree and plant species that provide food and shelter for over 20 bird species! We will enjoy a unique tree canopy-level view of the woods and learn fun facts about migrating birds through art, acting, and other hands-on activities.

This free workshop is for children ages 5 to 12.

Please note: Space is limited and RSVP is required. To register, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org.

This program is made possible in part by the generous support of Con Edison

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Cabrini Woods (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.85750949161600000, -73.93663707976200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f82a5ebe1.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks with New York City Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon Date: April 29, 2017

Register for one or multiple free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon!

Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Registration is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-04-29 2017-04-29 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6a4bab3db9.PNG Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birds of High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/birds-of-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/birds-of-high-rock-park Date: April 30, 2017

Join Seth Wollney for a walk around High Rock Park in search of spring migrants including warblers, thrushes, vireos, and more!

Seth will help participants develop bird identification and binocular skills. We will visit Lake Ohrbach, Pumphouse Pond, and Walker Pond if time allows. Be prepared for moderate up-hill hiking and dress for the weather!

Bring field guides, and binoculars. All levels of bird watchers are welcome.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebad8a526f1.jpg Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![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 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/01/spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/01/spring-birding-tours Date: May 1, 2017

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!

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-01 2017-05-01 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.75482015790700000, -73.98410060310600000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project: Turn and Learn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/nyc-compost-project-turn-and-learn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/nyc-compost-project-turn-and-learn Date: May 3, 2017

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.

Bring a water bottle, and wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e52e32df34f.jpg Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/spring-birding-tours Date: May 4, 2017

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!

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza. Look for the birding sign!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75471678998500000, -73.98405802303800000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/bird-walks Date: May 6, 2017

Bird Walks led by experts from the NYC Audubon focus on wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/early-morning-bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/early-morning-bird-walk Date: May 6, 2017

Join naturalist Gabriel Willow on a special early-morning walk to spot the amazing diversity of birds in the gardens and woodlands, as well as in the skies above, before the gates open to the public. Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult.

Free, but advance registration is required, onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center or by calling (718) 549-3200 ext. 251.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e509385b6ef.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 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, 19 Apr 2017 18:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet Birds of Prey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/birds-of-prey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/birds-of-prey Date: May 6, 2017

This is an exciting chance to meet live hawks, owls, and falcons. Learn about the many adaptations that make these animals some of the most skilled hunter on the planet.

Sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: East 16th Road to East 18th Road on Cross Bay Boulevard (in Broad Channel Park)

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Q460 Broad Channel Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.60100173950200000, -73.81980133056600000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird-Watching at the Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir Date: May 7, 2017

Catch the warbler wave! Welcome them back at a spring bird-watching workshop led by The Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2017-05-07 2017-05-07 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks with New York City Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon Date: May 7, 2017

Register for one or multiple free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon!

Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Registration is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-05-07 2017-05-07 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6a5110f582.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/spring-birding-tours Date: May 8, 2017

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!

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-08 2017-05-08 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.75482015790700000, -73.98410060310600000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon Date: May 9, 2017

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) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf748c3a18.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/spring-birding-tours Date: May 11, 2017

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!

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza. Look for the birding sign!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-11 2017-05-11 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75471678998500000, -73.98405802303800000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Birding Walk in Cabrini Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/sunset-birding-walk-in-cabrini-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/sunset-birding-walk-in-cabrini-woods Date: May 12, 2017

Join urban naturalist and environmental educator Gabriel Willow (NYC Audubon) for an evening walk through the interior of Cabrini Woods, where over 50 bird species pass through each year! Explore the small woodland's surprising diversity of flora and fauna and learn about the songbirds that stop here during spring migration.

Due to its rugged condition, this area is usually not open to the public, so NYC Parks waivers will need to be signed for access. Please wear long sleeves, long pants and closed-toe shoes. Bring your binoculars!

Please note: Space is limited and RSVP is required. To register, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org

This program is made possible in part by the generous support of Con Edison.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Cabrini Woods (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-05-12 2017-05-12 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.85750949161600000, -73.93663707976200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e2a3b146abf.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/bird-walks Date: May 13, 2017

Bird Walks led by experts from the NYC Audubon focus on wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:45:01 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: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f37225ab0.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks with New York City Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon Date: May 13, 2017

Register for one or multiple free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon!

Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Registration is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-05-13 2017-05-13 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6a54a31aae.PNG Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:14:52 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 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Family Discovery Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/central-park-conservancy-family-discovery-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/central-park-conservancy-family-discovery-day Date: May 13, 2017

Join us for a day of discovery and learn first-hand about the people, plants, and wildlife that make Central Park thrive! Parents and children of all ages are invited to explore the Park from an insider’s perspective. Families can make their way through a series of stations, each with an interactive activity designed to teach you more about the ecology and management of Central Park. Complete all the activities to receive a free Discovery Journal!

Ongoing Activities:

  • View invertebrates and live birds
  • Decorate your own flowerpot and plant a wildflower
  • Get a close up view of the lawnmowers and carts that keep Central Park clean and green
  • Design your own urban park
  • Test your skills with a scavenger hunt and Central Park trivia
  • Learn about Central Park Conservancy’s trash management system

Our Discovery Programs offer a variety of educational events and resources to help families explore Central Park and develop skills for learning and inquiry, all in the world's greatest outdoor classroom.

Please RSVP to let us know you are coming at centralparknyc.org/discoveryday.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: East Pinetum (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.78189849853515600, -73.96410369873047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58dd695e67e93.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet Birds of Prey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/birds-of-prey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/birds-of-prey Date: May 13, 2017

This is an exciting chance to meet live hawks, owls, and falcons. Learn about the many adaptations that make these animals some of the most skilled hunters on the planet.

Sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 87th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.58472528297800000, -73.81042871130700000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/spring-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/spring-birding Date: May 14, 2017

Welcome migratory birds back to Wave Hill this spring! Explore the gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow on a quest to spot some of our favorite feathered friends as they return to the Hudson Highlands. Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

This event is free with admission to the grounds. NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e5240e21606.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/15/spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/15/spring-birding-tours Date: May 15, 2017

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!

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-15 2017-05-15 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.75482015790700000, -73.98410060310600000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/18/spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/18/spring-birding-tours Date: May 18, 2017

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!

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza. Look for the birding sign!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-18 2017-05-18 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75471678998500000, -73.98405802303800000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/bird-walks Date: May 20, 2017

Bird Walks led by experts from the NYC Audubon focus on wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:45:01 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 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders Date: May 20, 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: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f4e7a9d95.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:14:52 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 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[For The Birds Festival: A Celebration of All Things Avian]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/for-the-birds-festivala-celebration-of-all-things-avian http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/for-the-birds-festivala-celebration-of-all-things-avian Date: May 20, 2017

Come discover and celebrate NYC's avian residents at Conference House Park's For The Birds Festival.

Enjoy a day of guided bird walks, lectures, art, photography, literature, film screenings, children's activities, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5548c92f8fc9b.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/bird-watching Date: May 21, 2017

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

Meet at the Forest Park Visitor's Center.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 2354100

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 8:00 am 11:00 am 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:14:52 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 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks with New York City Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon Date: May 21, 2017

Register for one or multiple free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon!

Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Quens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Registration is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-05-21 2017-05-21 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6a570cf6fe.JPG Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/22/spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/22/spring-birding-tours Date: May 22, 2017

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!

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-22 2017-05-22 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.75482015790700000, -73.98410060310600000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/spring-birding-tours Date: May 25, 2017

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!

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza. Look for the birding sign!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-25 2017-05-25 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75471678998500000, -73.98405802303800000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/bird-walks Date: May 27, 2017

Bird Walks led by experts from the NYC Audubon focus on wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Birds of Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/birds-of-clove-lakes-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/birds-of-clove-lakes-park Date: May 27, 2017

Join Seth Wollney for a birding walk through Staten Island’s premier migrant trap! We will search for late-season migrants such as warblers, flycatchers, and thrushes.

Participants will learn basic bird identification skills and how to use binoculars on a slow-paced walk through the park.

Bring field guides and binoculars. All levels of bird watchers are welcome.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Martlings Avenue Bridge (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.62160110473633000, -74.11830139160156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebb516c9f44.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:14:53 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 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird-Watching at the Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir Date: June 3, 2017

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Main entrance across from the Vermont Place Parking Lot

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2017-06-03 2017-06-03 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.68682208700500000, -73.88909471035000000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/bird-walks Date: June 3, 2017

Bird Walks led by experts from the NYC Audubon focus on wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-03 2017-06-03 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks with New York City Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/03/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon Date: June 3, 2017

Register for one or multiple free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon!

Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Registration is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-06-03 2017-06-03 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58cfd28fe6702.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Day at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/04/discovery-day-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/04/discovery-day-at-freshkills-park Date: June 4, 2017

Explore the world’s largest landfill-to-park project at this free event! Discovery Day is a one-day opportunity to visit normally closed sections of Freshkills Park before they open to the public.

Discover the 2,200-acre park’s rolling hills and views of New York City with bicycling, tours, activities, and hiking across miles of trails.

Shuttles will make trips to and from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5381

Location: Freshkills Park Event Entrance

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2017-06-04 2017-06-04 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.58599853515625000, -74.19180297851562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c186249d0e3.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/10/bird-walks Date: June 10, 2017

Bird Walks led by experts from the NYC Audubon focus on wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-10 2017-06-10 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/bird-walks Date: June 17, 2017

Bird Walks led by experts from the NYC Audubon focus on wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/24/bird-walks Date: June 24, 2017

Bird Walks led by experts from the NYC Audubon focus on wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-24 2017-06-24 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/01/bird-walks Date: July 1, 2017

Bird Walks led by experts from the NYC Audubon focus on wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-07-01 2017-07-01 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/08/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/08/bird-walks Date: July 8, 2017

Bird Walks led by experts from the NYC Audubon focus on wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-07-08 2017-07-08 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/bird-walks Date: July 15, 2017

Bird Walks led by experts from the NYC Audubon focus on wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-07-15 2017-07-15 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/bird-walks Date: July 22, 2017

Bird Walks led by experts from the NYC Audubon focus on wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/29/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/29/bird-walks Date: July 29, 2017

Bird Walks led by experts from the NYC Audubon focus on wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-07-29 2017-07-29 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:45:01 EDT