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 Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:20:50 GMT <![CDATA[Winter Family Program: Winter Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/winter-family-program-winter-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/winter-family-program-winter-trees Date: January 21, 2017

Come learn all about trees in our wonderful Winter Trees program. Kids will learn about the various parts of trees, their functions, and will use parts of trees to make a craft for take home!

Winter is wonderful at Queens Botanical Garden! Bring the whole family and experience winter’s splendor with indoor garden activities and an outdoor nature walk. Activities are geared for 4 to 10 year olds, but all are welcome to attend.

Each week will include indoor nature-themed hands on activities, followed by a short nature walk around the Garden. Bundle up and dress for the weather!

Sign up for single sessions or all four. Register here!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-01-21 2017-01-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584aced5858cc.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Owls and Pellets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/owls-and-pellets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/owls-and-pellets Date: January 21, 2017

Discover what makes owls fierce, nocturnal predators and dissect a real owl pellet. All supplies will be provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Hibernators Walk and Talk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/hibernators-walk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/hibernators-walk-and-talk Date: January 21, 2017

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow to discover survival techniques used by Wave Hill’s plants and animals during the chilly winter months. Find out who’s active and who’s dormant and make some discoveries of your own as you embark on a woodlands trail adventure.

Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult.

Although this event is free with admission to the grounds, registration is recommended. Drop-ins are welcome as space allows.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5840977f4835c.jpg Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Pioneering Skills: Building with Ropes and Wood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/pioneering-skills-building-with-ropes-and-wood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/pioneering-skills-building-with-ropes-and-wood Date: January 21, 2017

Many plants produce natural cordage, which our ancestors used to construct things like tools and shelters. You'll learn basic knots and employ those skills for building a variety of simple, useful objects that can be enjoyed in the woods and at home.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter the lottery, please visit our Urban Park Rangers' program registration page. Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 11.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: January 21, 2017

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: A Billion Year Odyssey: Geology of Northern Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/a-billion-year-odyssey-geology-of-northern-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/a-billion-year-odyssey-geology-of-northern-manhattan Date: January 21, 2017

Please note: Sid Horenstein's 1/21 "A Billion Year Odyssey:Geology of Northern Manhattan" is postponed to a later date TBD.

Join Sid Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, for a PowerPoint presentation and take a deeper look into northern Manhattan Park’s exposed bedrock. View the cliff edges and road cuts that provide geologic information that informs a history that includes continental collisions, breakup of continents, violent earthquakes, extensive volcanism, the creation of Rocky Mountain high elevations, profound erosion, subsidence below the sea, and massive glaciers, all leading up to our present-day subdued milieu.

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

This program was made possible through the support of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Greenacre Foundation.

Photo by Louise Crowley

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584840398b760.jpg Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:44:56 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: January 22, 2017

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 2017-01-22 2017-01-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Self Defense Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/womens-self-defense-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/womens-self-defense-workshops Date: January 22, 2017

These six classes will show self defense moves and discuss the threats faced by females. We recommend attending all six classes but it is not necessary. This class is for females only, ages 10 and older.

Taught by Warrior Sisters Organization.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-01-22 2017-01-22 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5861598c6986f.png Fri, 30 Dec 2016 18:15:07 EST
<![CDATA[Winter walk: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/winter-walk-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/winter-walk-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic Date: January 22, 2017

Celebrate winter with a hike through Conference House Park. Join artist Susan Stair and a park arborist as we highlight the trees she cast for her exhibit Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic, currently on view in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 417-6917

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-01-22 2017-01-22 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5880d00864810.jpg Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Sign Language: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/introduction-to-sign-languageadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/introduction-to-sign-languageadults Date: January 24, 2017

Adults of all abilities are welcome to join in learning basic sign language (the alphabet, vocabulary, and how to build simple phrases using American Sign Language).

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, please call the Poe Park Visitor Center at (718) 365-5516.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-01-24 2017-01-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 27, 2017

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 2017-01-27 2017-01-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: January 28, 2017

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 2017-01-28 2017-01-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Family Program: The World of Bugs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/28/winter-family-program-the-world-of-bugs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/28/winter-family-program-the-world-of-bugs Date: January 28, 2017

Bugs are all around us! Come explore the World of Bugs by examining the parts of a squirmy earthworm and make a home to collect critters in your neighborhoods!

Winter is wonderful at Queens Botanical Garden! Bring the whole family and experience winter’s splendor with indoor garden activities and an outdoor nature walk. Activities are geared for ages four to 10, but all are welcome to attend.

Each week will include indoor nature-themed hands-on activities, followed by a short nature walk around the garden. Bundle up and dress for the weather!

Sign up for single sessions or all four! Register here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-01-28 2017-01-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584acf80d7d8c.JPG Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[Survival During the American Revolution]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/28/survival-during-the-american-revolution http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/28/survival-during-the-american-revolution Date: January 28, 2017

Before they could fight for our freedom, harsh winters forced the Continental Army to fight for their lives. Learn about their secrets of survival during this arduous time of battle and strife in American history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-01-28 2017-01-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:44:55 EST
<![CDATA[Free Film Screening: The Birth of A Nation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/28/free-film-screening-the-birth-of-a-nation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/28/free-film-screening-the-birth-of-a-nation Date: January 28, 2017

In celebration of Black History Month and the Martin Luther King Jr. Day, you are cordially invited to a free screening of the 2016 period drama The Birth of A Nation. Please RSVP on Eventbrite to save your seats.

Refreshments will be served following the screening.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2017-01-28 2017-01-28 1:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/587fd8f3daef2.jpg Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Talking Inspirations: Oysters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/28/arts-culture-fun-talking-inspirations-oysters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/28/arts-culture-fun-talking-inspirations-oysters Date: January 28, 2017

For centuries, oysters have had the power to sustain and delight, inspiring writers and artists, home cooks and four-star chefs, laborers and gourmands, and everyone in between. In Oysters: A Celebration in the Raw, Marion Lear Swaybill presents a wide-ranging visual exploration of this iconic shellfish, including stunning portraits, photographs from beautiful oyster farms, and illustrations of oysters in the arts and culture alongside a lively and informative text.

Join us for the book presentation and a panel discussion to learn more about the importance of the oysters with Marion Lear Swaybill, Emmy award-winning television producer, writer, and pioneering media executive. Maggie Greenfield, Deputy Director of The Bronx River Alliance and Damian from NYC H2O and Founding science teacher at the Bedford Park Elementary School in the Bronx.

This event is held in partnership with Abbeville Press.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-01-28 2017-01-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5877ac73d8296.png Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:29:54 EST
<![CDATA[Living with Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/28/living-with-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/28/living-with-deer Date: January 28, 2017

Join the Urban Park Rangers and the Greenbelt Educators to learn about deer. We will play a Deer Survival Game and find signs of deer in the park (buck rubs, deer scat, deer prints, and chewed twigs), hike outdoors, and share five tips to follow to promote a healthy coexistence with these animals.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-01-28 2017-01-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 29, 2017

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 2017-01-29 2017-01-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Self Defense Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/29/womens-self-defense-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/29/womens-self-defense-workshops Date: January 29, 2017

These six classes will show self defense moves and discuss the threats faced by females. We recommend attending all six classes but it is not necessary. This class is for females only, ages 10 and older.

Taught by Warrior Sisters Organization.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-01-29 2017-01-29 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5861598c6986f.png Fri, 30 Dec 2016 18:15:07 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Sign Language: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/31/introduction-to-sign-languageadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/31/introduction-to-sign-languageadults Date: January 31, 2017

Adults of all abilities are welcome to join in learning basic sign language (the alphabet, vocabulary, and how to build simple phrases using American Sign Language).

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, please call the Poe Park Visitor Center at (718) 365-5516.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-01-31 2017-01-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Know your Financial Rights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/31/know-your-financial-rights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/31/know-your-financial-rights Date: January 31, 2017

NYC Financial Justice will be coming to Williamsbridge Oval to speak about unfair financial practices. You are also welcome to bring your own questions.

Topics include:

  • Problems opening or maintaining a bank account
  • Unfair bank fees or other unfair bank practices
  • Payday loans, check cashers, pawn shops
  • Abusive debt collection practices
  • Problems related to your credit report
  • Auto financing scams
  • Prepaid debit cards, payroll cards
  • Credit checks by employers
  • Sending money home (remittances)

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-01-31 2017-01-31 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Forest Explorers Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/02/forest-explorers-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/02/forest-explorers-open-house Date: February 2, 2017

Join us for a morning of exploration and outdoor fun! Bring your two- to six-year olds to the Queens Botanical Garden to see what the Forest Explorers drop-off preschool alternative is all about.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-02-02 2017-02-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5878dec8e81bc.JPG Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/02/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/02/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 2, 2017

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 2017-02-02 2017-02-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 3, 2017

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 2017-02-03 2017-02-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Family Program: Tabletop Gardening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/winter-family-program-tabletop-gardening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/winter-family-program-tabletop-gardening Date: February 4, 2017

Did you know you can garden in the winter, too? In this Tabletop Gardening class, participants will get to learn about all the different way to grow plants and even plant a few to take home!

Winter is wonderful at Queens Botanical Garden! Bring the whole family and experience winter’s splendor with indoor garden activities and an outdoor nature walk. Activities are geared to ages four to 10, but all are welcome to attend.

Each week will include indoor nature-themed, hands-on activities, followed by a short nature walk around the garden. Bundle up and dress for the weather!

Sign up for single sessions or all four. Register here!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-02-04 2017-02-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584ad01b7eb8b.JPG Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Secrets of the Southwest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park Date: February 4, 2017

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

There are a few inclines. The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West.) Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Organizing for Garden Success: Panel and Q&A]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/greenthumb-workshop-organizing-for-garden-success-panel-and-qa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/greenthumb-workshop-organizing-for-garden-success-panel-and-qa Date: February 4, 2017

Part 3 of 3: Disorganization Creates Dysfunction

This three-part workshop series is designed to help your garden group build a strong foundation to deal with the many issues that arise in a community space. In this workshop, come hear the success stories of three gardens that have overcome conflict by creating group structure and bylaws. There will be an opportunity for questions and recommendations

Please RSVP here. Please bring a photo ID.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: GreenThumb Office

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2017-02-04 2017-02-04 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71048049702100000, -74.00351333618200000 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[MMM, Maples]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/mmm-maples http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/mmm-maples Date: February 4, 2017

Maple trees, in addition to being beautiful, give us lots of edible goodies. But how can a tree be a treat? Learn about the process of "sugaring," how to identify the official tree of New York State, try out your new maple sugaring knowledge on a tree stump, and taste some maple treats!

This program is open to adults and kids aged seven and older, weather-permitting, and includes a walk through the Central Greenbelt.

Registration is required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:14:53 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Self Defense Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/womens-self-defense-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/womens-self-defense-workshops Date: February 5, 2017

These six classes will show self defense moves and discuss the threats faced by females. We recommend attending all six classes but it is not necessary. This class is for females only, ages 10 and older.

Taught by Warrior Sisters Organization.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5861598c6986f.png Fri, 30 Dec 2016 18:15:07 EST
<![CDATA[Seal Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/seal-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/seal-exploration Date: February 5, 2017

Winter is an amazing time of year to observe seals in the NY harbor estuary. You may be surprised by what looks like a rock in the distance, is actually a healthy seal.

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. Exploration Series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:29:52 EST
<![CDATA[Fire Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/fire-making-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/fire-making-skills Date: February 5, 2017

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors.

Please note: Registration is required to participate in this program. To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers' program registration page. Registration starts on Wednesday, January 25.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[Shelter Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/shelter-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/shelter-building Date: February 5, 2017

Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? Develop skills that will help you create a shelter from natural and man-made objects.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585c52ca082a7.jpg Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:29:52 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Sign Language: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/introduction-to-sign-languageadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/introduction-to-sign-languageadults Date: February 7, 2017

Adults of all abilities are welcome to join in learning basic sign language (the alphabet, vocabulary, and how to build simple phrases using American Sign Language).

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, please call the Poe Park Visitor Center at (718) 365-5516.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-07 2017-02-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Sharing Our Farm Traditions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/greenthumb-workshop-sharing-our-farm-traditions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/greenthumb-workshop-sharing-our-farm-traditions Date: February 7, 2017

The goal of this workshop is to connect and educate participants on the diversity of gardening traditions among GreenThumb gardeners, and to demonstrate how these traditions can be maintained and promoted on various-sized land parcels. We’ll highlight the online Vegetable Garden Planner tool to demonstrate how to take the guesswork out of planning for a bountiful garden season.

Please RSVP by calling (212) 602-5300.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2017-02-07 2017-02-07 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 9, 2017

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 2017-02-09 2017-02-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Inspire You series with Aubrey Lynch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/09/arts-culture-fun-inspire-you-series-with-aubrey-lynch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/09/arts-culture-fun-inspire-you-series-with-aubrey-lynch Date: February 9, 2017

Join us for a special dance workshop with Aubrey Lynch, Director of Dance at The Harlem School of the Arts.

Aubrey has created a movement workshop based on the life lessons learned from the dance master, Alvin Ailey. Designed for non-dancers, Aubrey takes participants through a series of experiential activities in an intimate and inspiring space for personal enrichment and growth. No previous dance experience is necessary.

Note: Please dress in comfortable gym clothing or dancewear with sneakers, dance shoes or bare feet. Space is limited so please RSVP to hold your spot to jennifer.jennings@parks.nyc.gov.

About Aubrey

Aubrey Lynch is from Woodhaven, Michigan. He danced with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and was an original cast member of Disney’s The Lion King, acting as the production’s Associate Choreographer and then Associate Producer. Mr. Lynch works with artists all over the world, coaching and teaching, including Steps on Broadway and The Ailey School. He has co-designed and co-led workshops and programs for NYC Department of Education, Theater Development Fund Open Doors Program, and has mentored for Young Arts Week. He also coaches children for film, television, and Broadway. Aubrey is Dance Director at Harlem School of the Arts and Founder and Artistic Director of Aubrey Lynch Extra Essential Arts AL-EEArts born out of the belief that “The arts aren’t extracurricular; they’re extra-essential.”

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718.667.3545

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2017-02-09 2017-02-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.64100930966100000, -74.13538718223600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5873c6e953574.JPG Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 10, 2017

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 2017-02-10 2017-02-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Science Discovery Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/science-discovery-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/science-discovery-workshop Date: February 11, 2017

Engage in fun science experiments and games to learn about the wonders of nature. Experiments will be enjoyable for all ages and all equipment will be provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-02-11 2017-02-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Journal Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/winter-journal-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/winter-journal-writing Date: February 11, 2017

Create a field guide journal with an artistic twist, chronicling the changes of the winter season with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-02-11 2017-02-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Foundations of Inwood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/historic-new-york-foundations-of-inwood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/historic-new-york-foundations-of-inwood Date: February 11, 2017

Inwood Hill Park is a living piece of old New York. Join the Urban Park Rangers and discover the wonderful history behind Inwood Hill Park.

Inwood Hill Park contains the last natural forest and salt marsh in Manhattan. It is unclear how the park received its present name. Before becoming parkland in 1916, it was known during the Colonial and post-Revolutionary War period as Cock or Cox Hill. The name could be a variant of the Native American name for the area, Shorakapok, meaning either “the wading place,” “the edge of the river,” or “the place between the ridges."

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-02-11 2017-02-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585c532dcd5fa.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: February 11, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons to salamanders, wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age.

This program will teach about the basics of coyote biology and the best tips for coexisting with coyotes in our urban environment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-02-11 2017-02-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:29:52 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: February 12, 2017

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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-12 2017-02-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID (Light Hike)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/winter-tree-id-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/winter-tree-id-light Date: February 12, 2017

Learn how to identify common trees found in New York City. Whether on the street or in the woods, the Urban Park Rangers will show distinguishable characteristics for identifying trees in the winter.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rose and Oak Avenues (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2017-02-12 2017-02-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.74959945678711000, -73.80770111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866d966b2c51.jpg Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Self Defense Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/womens-self-defense-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/womens-self-defense-workshops Date: February 12, 2017

These six classes will show self defense moves and discuss the threats faced by females. We recommend attending all six classes but it is not necessary. This class is for females only, ages 10 and older.

Taught by Warrior Sisters Organization.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-02-12 2017-02-12 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5861598c6986f.png Fri, 30 Dec 2016 18:15:07 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration (Moderate Hike)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/nature-exploration-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/nature-exploration-moderate Date: February 12, 2017

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2017-02-12 2017-02-12 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.61902618408203000, -74.10613250732422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866da000beba.jpg Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/storytime-craft Date: February 12, 2017

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring seasonal nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity.

Recommended for ages 10 and younger.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-02-12 2017-02-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585abf0fd1b38.JPG Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Treasures in the Attic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/treasures-in-the-attic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/treasures-in-the-attic Date: February 12, 2017

Join King Manor’s curator Kelsey Brow in our historic kitchen as she discusses objects in the museum’s collection related to drinks from the 1800s. Learn the history of our Beebe range stove, view a Mary Schenck mug, see other items from the house’s time period, and end the day by sampling a beverage that Founding Father Rufus King might have imbibed.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-02-12 2017-02-12 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Sign Language: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/introduction-to-sign-languageadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/introduction-to-sign-languageadults Date: February 14, 2017

Adults of all abilities are welcome to join in learning basic sign language (the alphabet, vocabulary, and how to build simple phrases using American Sign Language).

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, please call the Poe Park Visitor Center at (718) 365-5516.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-14 2017-02-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/16/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/16/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 16, 2017

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 2017-02-16 2017-02-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 17, 2017

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 2017-02-17 2017-02-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Dark Days of Winter Candlelight Ghost Tour of 'Manhattan’s Most Haunted House']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/17/dark-days-of-winter-candlelight-ghost-tour-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/17/dark-days-of-winter-candlelight-ghost-tour-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house Date: February 17, 2017

Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the dead of night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where seven family members died, and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them. “#1 Most Haunted Place in NYC” (TimeOut New York, 2016)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-02-17 2017-02-17 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Secrets of the Southwest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park Date: February 18, 2017

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

There are a few inclines. The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West.) Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/winter-tree-id-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/winter-tree-id-light Date: February 18, 2017

Learn how to identify common trees found in the city. Whether on the street or in the woods, the Urban Park Rangers will show distinguishable characteristics for identifying trees in the winter.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866dafb1e8ee.jpg Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Owls and Pellets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/owls-and-pellets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/owls-and-pellets Date: February 18, 2017

Owls are creatures who swallow their prey whole. Parts of the prey, such as bones, feathers, and fur are bound up during digestion into a tight pellet, which the owl regurgitates. Drop-in and discover the origins of the owl’s diet and find out some interesting facts about these nocturnal predators.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: February 18, 2017

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Pollinators Presentation with Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/heather-garden-pollinators-presentation-with-leslie-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/heather-garden-pollinators-presentation-with-leslie-day Date: February 18, 2017

When you visit the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park during spring, summer, and fall, you will see not only the hundreds of species of flowering plants, but also beautiful hummingbirds, butterflies, moths, bees, beetles, wasps, and flies that pollinate these flowers. Join naturalist and author Leslie Day, to learn about the ecological relationship between pollinating animals and the flowers they depend upon for the nectar and pollen that is their food.

Without pollinating animals, most of these flowering plants would be unable to reproduce. Throughout evolution, flowers and animals have relied on each other for life itself. Through stories, photographs, and videos, you’ll learn about how we, too, are dependent upon these interesting and exquisite life forms.

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

This program was made possible through the support of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Greenacre Foundation.

Photo by Gabe Kirchheimer

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584828bcd002d.jpg Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:29:56 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/the-night-sky Date: February 18, 2017

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City Parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky.

Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Tracking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/animal-tracking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/animal-tracking Date: February 19, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world. On this program, learn to identify animals tracks to understand animal behavior.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 11:00 am 0:30 am 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: February 19, 2017

Explore Blue Heron Park with the Urban Park Rangers in a search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Self Defense Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/womens-self-defense-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/womens-self-defense-workshops Date: February 19, 2017

These six classes will show self defense moves and discuss the threats faced by females. We recommend attending all six classes but it is not necessary. This class is for females only, ages 10 and older.

Taught by Warrior Sisters Organization.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5861598c6986f.png Fri, 30 Dec 2016 18:15:07 EST
<![CDATA[Natural Plant Cordage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/natural-plant-cordage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/natural-plant-cordage Date: February 19, 2017

Join the Rangers and learn the value of cordage's role in history. You'll learn what plants were used and be shown techniques on how to extract and twist fibers into your very own piece of natural cordage.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Wildlife Animal Tracking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/winter-wildlife-animal-tracking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/winter-wildlife-animal-tracking Date: February 19, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills. Learn how to identify animals tracks to understand animal behavior.

All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Balto's Winter Wonderland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/discovery-walks-for-families-baltos-winter-wonderland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/discovery-walks-for-families-baltos-winter-wonderland Date: February 20, 2017

What Central Park Secrets are revealed in the winter? With Central Park’s most famous canine resident leading the way, we’ll explore the Park’s wintery landscape to discover the answers! 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.

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Ages 5+. Families only; maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5848795b3f357.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 20, 2017

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 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Wild in Winter: Mid-Winter Recess in Prospect park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park Date: February 20, 2017

Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter. Join Alliance naturalists for the Great Backyard Bird Count, a nation-wide conservation effort established in 1900 and much more!

  • Discovery Pack, noon to 3:00 p.m., The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalist, 1:00 p.m., So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides. Participants can create a customized naturalist button.
  • Great Backyard Bird Count, 2:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in this fun, nation-wide Citizen Science project. Each checklist submitted helps researchers learn more about the health of birds and how to best protect them!
  • Animal Encounter, 3:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection.

Coming in from the Cold
Monday through Friday, February 20 to 24, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us at the Lefferts Historic House and have fun with traditional toys and games.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584efc8fc4c69.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Balto's Winter Wonderland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/discovery-walks-for-families-baltos-winter-wonderland1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/discovery-walks-for-families-baltos-winter-wonderland1 Date: February 20, 2017

What Central Park Secrets are revealed in the winter? With Central Park’s most famous canine resident leading the way, we’ll explore the Park’s wintery landscape to discover the answers! 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.

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Ages 5+. Families only; maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584879d4964b3.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Orienteering for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/kids-week-bronx-orienteering-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/kids-week-bronx-orienteering-for-kids Date: February 20, 2017

The Urban Park Rangers will teach you how to navigate to hidden objects placed around the park using a map and compass.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Living with Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/kids-week-staten-island-living-with-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/kids-week-staten-island-living-with-deer Date: February 20, 2017

With the Urban Park Rangers we will look for, learn about, and discover the signs of white-tailed deer.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53540039062500000, -74.20829772949219000 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Find My Way - Maps and Compasses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/kids-week-brooklyn-find-my-way-maps-and-compasses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/kids-week-brooklyn-find-my-way-maps-and-compasses Date: February 20, 2017

Navigate your way through Marine Park. Learn how to use a map and compass for safe hiking, then try out your skills on an orienteering trail.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Geology]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/kids-week-manhattan-geology http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/kids-week-manhattan-geology Date: February 20, 2017

From its ancient bedrock to fault zones that cut across the city to its geographic position at the edge of a glacier, the geologic history of the city can be found in its parks. Join the Urban Park Rangers for a look into how geology influenced the landscape and design of New York City's Central Park.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Sea Shore Winter Walk and Coastal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/seashore-winter-walk-and-coastal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/seashore-winter-walk-and-coastal-arts-and-crafts Date: February 21, 2017

Join the Conference House Park Director for a winter recess family-friendly winter beach walk and explore the wintry landscape while learning about the park’s natural ecosystems through hands-on exploration. After the beach walk, join us for an arts and crafts workshop at the historic H.H. Biddle House to make cool coastal-inspired creations to take home.

Please arrive at the visitor center 15 minutes before the start of the walk to allow time for check-in. (Severe weather cancels).

This is a free event.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please email john.kilcullen@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 227-1463.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586fcb9af26b5.jpg Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Sign Language: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/introduction-to-sign-languageadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/introduction-to-sign-languageadults Date: February 21, 2017

Adults of all abilities are welcome to join in learning basic sign language (the alphabet, vocabulary, and how to build simple phrases using American Sign Language).

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, please call the Poe Park Visitor Center at (718) 365-5516.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Animal Tracks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-staten-island-animal-tracks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-staten-island-animal-tracks Date: February 21, 2017

On this Urban Park Ranger-led walk, kids will discover and follow different footprints of wild animals and see where they lead to.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Wild in Winter: Mid-Winter Recess in Prospect park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park Date: February 21, 2017

Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter. Join Alliance naturalists for the Great Backyard Bird Count, a nation-wide conservation effort established in 1900 and much more!

  • Discovery Pack, noon to 3:00 p.m., The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalist, 1:00 p.m., So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides. Participants can create a customized naturalist button.
  • Great Backyard Bird Count, 2:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in this fun, nation-wide Citizen Science project. Each checklist submitted helps researchers learn more about the health of birds and how to best protect them!
  • Animal Encounter, 3:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection.

Coming in from the Cold
Monday through Friday, February 20 to 24, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us at the Lefferts Historic House and have fun with traditional toys and games.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584efc8fc4c69.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Celebrate Black History Month: George Washington Carver Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/celebrate-black-history-monthgeorge-washington-carver-workshop1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/celebrate-black-history-monthgeorge-washington-carver-workshop1 Date: February 21, 2017

Called the “Wizard of Tuskegee”, Dr. George Washington Carver made significant contributions in the field of botany. Learn how plants played a very important role in his early life and later achievements. Students will follow in Dr. Carver’s steps, using plants to paint and to create a healing lotion to take home.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden Parking Garden

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2017-02-21 2017-02-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75189971923800000, -73.83029937744100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5854055de7403.JPG Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Shelter Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-brooklyn-shelter-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-brooklyn-shelter-building Date: February 21, 2017

Learn tips and tricks from the Urban Park Rangers that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness?

Develop skills that will help you create a shelter from natural and man-made objects.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866e03c3b445.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Fort Greene History and Colonial Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-brooklyn-fort-greene-history-and-colonial-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-brooklyn-fort-greene-history-and-colonial-games Date: February 21, 2017

Step back in time and play some colonial games. The history of Fort Greene Park provides the perfect backdrop as we experience what Colonial-era kids played during their free time.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Reptiles and Amphibians]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-manhattan-reptiles-amphibians http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-manhattan-reptiles-amphibians Date: February 21, 2017

Join our Urban Park Rangers to learn about the unique characteristics of reptiles and amphibians.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Wild in Winter: Mid-Winter Recess in Prospect park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park Date: February 22, 2017

Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter. Join Alliance naturalists for the Great Backyard Bird Count, a nation-wide conservation effort established in 1900 and much more!

  • Discovery Pack, noon to 3:00 p.m., The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalist, 1:00 p.m., So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides. Participants can create a customized naturalist button.
  • Great Backyard Bird Count, 2:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in this fun, nation-wide Citizen Science project. Each checklist submitted helps researchers learn more about the health of birds and how to best protect them!
  • Animal Encounter, 3:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection.

Coming in from the Cold
Monday through Friday, February 20 to 24, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us at the Lefferts Historic House and have fun with traditional toys and games.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584efc8fc4c69.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Tent Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-staten-island-tent-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-staten-island-tent-building Date: February 22, 2017

Learn a simple and fun way to put up a tent, identify nearby wildlife, and get some tips on camping with the Urban Park Rangers. All equipment will be provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3543

Location: Broadway and Wayne Street (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.63800048828125000, -74.11779785156250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5875620d2648a.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-queens-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-queens-nature-exploration Date: February 22, 2017

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a family-friendly, guided hike filled with learning activities. You never know what you may observe on these nature exploration hikes lead by the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/587561aa0344e.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Birds of Prey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-bronx-birds-of-prey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-bronx-birds-of-prey Date: February 22, 2017

Red-tailed hawks are the dominant raptors in NYC. The Urban Park Rangers will show you a fantastic example of an active red-tail nest and discuss the life cycles and habits of these spectacular urban predators. Binoculars will be distributed to better view these majestic animals.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.83700180053700000, -73.89340209960900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586fdaec430f2.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Trees and Winter Wildlife Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-manhattan-trees-winter-wildlife-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-manhattan-trees-winter-wildlife-walk Date: February 22, 2017

Join the Urban Park Rangers for a winter walk looking for wildlife clues while identifying winter trees.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58756271c5fe1.JPG Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 23, 2017

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 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Wild in Winter: Mid-Winter Recess in Prospect park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park Date: February 23, 2017

Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter. Join Alliance naturalists for the Great Backyard Bird Count, a nation-wide conservation effort established in 1900 and much more!

  • Discovery Pack, noon to 3:00 p.m., The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalist, 1:00 p.m., So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides. Participants can create a customized naturalist button.
  • Great Backyard Bird Count, 2:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in this fun, nation-wide Citizen Science project. Each checklist submitted helps researchers learn more about the health of birds and how to best protect them!
  • Animal Encounter, 3:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection.

Coming in from the Cold
Monday through Friday, February 20 to 24, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us at the Lefferts Historic House and have fun with traditional toys and games.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584efc8fc4c69.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: I Heart Worms for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-i-heart-worms-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-i-heart-worms-for-families Date: February 23, 2017

Did you know that worms have five pairs of hearts? This unique hands-on workshop introduces kids (ages 5 and up) to the life of indoor composting (red wiggler) worms. Make heart-shaped compost cookies for your plants; be prepared to get your hands dirty!

Purchase worm bin materials from us ($10 material fee), and we’ll help you set it up during the workshop.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-02-23 2017-02-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585403bfcbb6f.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Urban Forest Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-bronx-urban-forest-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-bronx-urban-forest-exploration Date: February 23, 2017

Pelham Bay is the largest park in New York City. Explore the areas where Native American settlements existed centuries before our great city existed. Walk through one of the most bio-diverse forests in NYC, including the majestic 450 year old "Granny Oak".

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/587563e110df8.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Birds of Prey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-brooklyn-birds-of-prey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-brooklyn-birds-of-prey Date: February 23, 2017

Join the Urban Park Rangers for an afternoon and learn about eagles, hawks, and owls, and the important role they play in nature.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5875646db4386.JPG Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Build a Bird Feeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-brooklyn-build-a-birdfeeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-brooklyn-build-a-birdfeeder Date: February 23, 2017

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Join the Rangers for an afternoon of fun. Learn how to build a birdfeeder for your own backyard.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Native American Pathways]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-queens-native-american-pathways http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-queens-native-american-pathways Date: February 23, 2017

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points in our city’s long history. This program highlights the history and culture of the Native Americans.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Eagles and Winter Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-manhattan-eagles-and-winter-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-manhattan-eagles-and-winter-birds Date: February 23, 2017

Winter is a spectacular season for observing Bald Eagles in New York City parks. See if you can spot any on this adventure with our Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 24, 2017

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 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Wild in Winter: Mid-Winter Recess in Prospect park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park Date: February 24, 2017

Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter. Join Alliance naturalists for the Great Backyard Bird Count, a nation-wide conservation effort established in 1900 and much more!

  • Discovery Pack, noon to 3:00 p.m., The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalist, 1:00 p.m., So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides. Participants can create a customized naturalist button.
  • Great Backyard Bird Count, 2:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in this fun, nation-wide Citizen Science project. Each checklist submitted helps researchers learn more about the health of birds and how to best protect them!
  • Animal Encounter, 3:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection.

Coming in from the Cold
Monday through Friday, February 20 to 24, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us at the Lefferts Historic House and have fun with traditional toys and games.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584efc8fc4c69.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Gather Around the Campfire]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-queens-gather-around-the-campfire http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-queens-gather-around-the-campfire Date: February 24, 2017

Join the Urban Park Rangers for an afternoon of fun and outdoor activities as we gather round the campfire and enjoy the outdoors.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/587566050b572.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Trees Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/winter-trees-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/winter-trees-workshop Date: February 24, 2017

Trees provide us with wood, food, and paper and help our environment in many ways. Explore and learn about our winter trees and their life cycle. Create a twig pendant to take home.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-02-24 2017-02-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585404ad05f42.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Lenape Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-staten-island-lenape-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-staten-island-lenape-scavenger-hunt Date: February 24, 2017

As the Urban Park Rangers lead you through this diverse woodland, discover different animal tracks, plants, and natural wonders that the Native Americans would use in their everyday lives.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Prospect Avenue and Brentwood Avenue (in Allison Pond Park)

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R052 Allison Pond Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.63831534864300000, -74.10274819544500000 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Knot Tying]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-brooklyn-knot-tying http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-brooklyn-knot-tying Date: February 24, 2017

Do you know how to tie a square knot? How about a bowline knot? If you would like to learn, come join the Urban Park Rangers and find out how to tie these knots and more.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Owl Pellets and Animal Tracking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-manhattan-owl-pellets-animal-tracking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-manhattan-owl-pellets-animal-tracking Date: February 24, 2017

Owls are creatures who swallow their prey whole. Parts of the prey, such as bones, feathers, and fur are bound up during digestion into a tight pellet which the owl regurgitates. Join the Urban Park Rangers for a walk while looking for signs of owls and other winter animals.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5875676a01f95.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Fruit Tree Pruning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/greenthumb-workshop-fruit-tree-pruning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/greenthumb-workshop-fruit-tree-pruning Date: February 25, 2017

Learn why fruit trees need annual pruning for the best production. Discover and practice how to prune the different types of fruit trees at the ideal time of year, in late winter.

Please RSVP online here or by calling (212) 602-5300.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Adlai E. Stevenson High School

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2017-02-25 2017-02-25 11:00 am 1:30 pm 40.82160988082300000, -73.85541816560700000 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Natural Fiber Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/natural-fiber-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/natural-fiber-workshop Date: February 25, 2017

Learn how to extract fiber and dyes from natural plants and try your hand at tying and weaving techniques using cordage made from plant fiber.

Please note: Registration is required to participate in this program. To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers' program registration page. Registration starts on Wednesday, February 8.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST