NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 22 Sep 2018 09:27:48 GMT <![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 Date: September 22, 2018

White-tail deer are herbivores, which means they eat plants. While there are no plant species that are truly deer-proof, deer do develop preferences and will ignore many types of plants in their grazing patterns. Planting with a high diversity of plant species will minimize the impact that any deer will have in your garden.

The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!

WildlifeNYC is a campaign launched by the City of New York to increase public awareness about urban wildlife, and how humans can live harmoniously with the animals who also call the Big Apple home.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1dd78b7c9.jpg Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Watching at the Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir Date: September 22, 2018

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

Binoculars are recommended.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 718-235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2018-09-22 2018-09-22 8:00 am 11:00 am 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[TIDES]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/tides http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/tides Date: September 22, 2018

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is a non-profit citizens' organization that has worked for over 30 years to bring Brooklyn Bridge Park to life. We started out as grassroots advocates, bringing together residents, government, and local supporters to transform an abandoned waterfront into the park you see today. Now as the park's lead steward, we ensure that Brooklyn Bridge Park reaches its full potential as a dynamic and vibrant public space for Brooklyn, New York City, and beyond. The Conservancy produces diverse and innovative programming for park visitors and cultivates volunteer and philanthropic support of Brooklyn Bridge Park.

TIDES
Teens are invited to pitch in at Brooklyn Bridge Park while exploring and learning more about the environment. Teens Interested in & Dedicated to Environmental Sciences (TIDES) complete community service hours through gardening, seining, coastal cleanup, and clearing oyster cages. This program is for teens ages 14 to 18. The program runs for eight sessions (seven Saturdays and one Sunday), from 9:00 a.m. to nooon, from September to October.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must be students aged 14 to 18
  • Interest in earth science, marine biology, horticulture, and/or design
  • Previous horticulture and volunteer experience appreciated, but not required

How to Apply

Interested volunteers must fill out the TIDES Application by July 31. Please apply online.

Benefits

Training provided.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: 334 Furman Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69403178914900000, -73.99932694435100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5742cebfd9c.jpg Mon, 13 Aug 2018 16:29:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Park Green Neighborhood: Street Tree Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/sunset-park-green-neighborhood-street-tree-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/sunset-park-green-neighborhood-street-tree-care Date: September 22, 2018

Join NYC Parks Stewardship's monthly Green Neighborhood event in Sunset Park, Brooklyn!

Volunteers will learn how to aerate, cultivate, mulch, and identify street trees. They will also learn about the important roles street trees play in New York City.

Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty and closed toe shoes. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: 38th Street and 4th Avenue

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2018-09-22 2018-09-22 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.65320220000000000, -74.00548190000000000 Tue, 11 Sep 2018 11:43:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Crown Heights Street Tree Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/crown-heights-street-tree-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/crown-heights-street-tree-care Date: September 22, 2018

Come work with NYC Parks Stewardship to care for local street trees!

Volunteers will learn how to aerate, cultivate, mulch, and identify street trees. They will also learn about the important roles street trees play in New York City.

Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty and closed toe shoes. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Classon Avenue and Prospect Place

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2018-09-22 2018-09-22 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.67575850000000000, -73.95974210000000000 Tue, 11 Sep 2018 11:28:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Woodland Wonderland - The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-woodland-wonderland-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-woodland-wonderland-the-ramble Date: September 22, 2018

Get "lost" with us in the Ramble! Explore how this carefully planned woodland provides habitat for a variety of wildlife. Discover who calls the forest floor, the Lake shoreline, and the treetops their home.

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, hand lenses and complementary Discovery Journal.

Details

Meet: Loeb Boathouse Express Café (East Drive and 75th Street). Map of start location.
Terrain: A few inclines, some stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Loeb Boathouse (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77508104309300000, -73.96854019165000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6de924b8e3a.jpg Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Plastics: Pelagic Peril]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/plastics-pelagic-peril http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/plastics-pelagic-peril Date: September 22, 2018

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1898467f6.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Daughters of the American Revolution and the Preservation of the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house Date: September 22, 2018

Follow the journey of members of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapters as they endeavor to save and restore the Conference House for future generations. Look at the original minutes from 1910 in which they express the idea of saving the Billopp House. Learn about a few of the women involved and the formation of the Conference House Association. Enjoy photos and memorabilia which show the joy of their success.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7197e67eacf.JPG Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[APEC Adventure Time Leaping Lizards]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/apec-adventure-time-leaping-lizards http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/apec-adventure-time-leaping-lizards Date: September 22, 2018

Compare the scales of two different lizards and find out what makes them so interesting. Toddlers and parents/caregivers enjoy some special time together as they socialize with other youngsters and learn about nature. Each class focuses on a different science theme and includes live animal guests, art projects, trail walks, and children’s literature.

Limited to 8 participants with ONE adult per child. No siblings except babies staying in infant seats.

For ages 18-36 months (with parent participation).

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 229 4000

Location: Alley Pond Environmental Center

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2018-09-22 2018-09-22 10:30 am 11:45 am 40.76271040000000000, -73.75336500000000000 Thu, 26 Jul 2018 14:14:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: September 22, 2018

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

Through an Urban Park Ranger-led hike, you will learn about the impacts and signs of deer on Staten Island, and maybe even see these majestic animals.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R172 Brookfield Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.56166747849400000, -74.15999635582000000 Fri, 10 Aug 2018 14:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park: Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/central-park-conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/central-park-conservatory-garden-tour Date: September 22, 2018

Staff Pick! Celebrate summer with a staff-led tour of Central Park’s only formal garden. Admire colorful hydrangeas, geraniums, lilacs, and other flowers, and discover a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894. Conservatory Garden looks unlike anything else in Central Park — learn about its history, design, and blooms from the people who know it best.

Details

Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Map of start location
Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Ave, and enter the Garden at the north gate.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: $15 (Members $10) Last Saturday of every month is free with registration.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899292000000, -73.95189666748000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820742d7d6e.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 22, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/farmers-market Date: September 22, 2018

Join the Wyckoff farm team as we share our harvest with the community. Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices.

Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af3137e9f5b8.jpg Fri, 25 May 2018 14:44:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt House Museum History and Culture Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/van-cortlandt-house-museum-history-and-culture-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/van-cortlandt-house-museum-history-and-culture-fair Date: September 22, 2018

Come to Van Cortlandt House Museum on Saturday, September 22 as we celebrate the history and culture of New York and the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum Day Live. The History and Culture Fair will feature a range of activities for all ages.

There will be themed self-guided tours of the house throughout the day. Out on the grounds of the museum you'll find craftsmen and living historians demonstrating wood working, open hearth cooking, weaving, and military drill. You'll also be able to "enlist" in General Washington's Army and learn how to march with a pretend musket.

Sign up for the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum Day Live and receive free admission to Van Cortlandt House! Other guests pay regular admission price.

Refreshments and souvenirs will be sold to benefit Van Cortlandt House Museum.

The program will be held rain or shine.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b79992505bbd.jpg Tue, 28 Aug 2018 14:59:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson River Park's SUBMERGE Marine Science Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/hudson-river-parks-submerge-marine-science-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/hudson-river-parks-submerge-marine-science-festival Date: September 22, 2018

There’s something for everyone at this year’s SUBMERGE Marine Science Festival - a daylong science extravaganza.

SUBMERGE celebrates NYC’s coastal waters by bringing marine science to life. This day of interactive science at Hudson River Park’s Pier 84 invites the public to experience awesome experiments, kid-approved science entertainment, catch & release fishing, kayaking and more! Hudson River Park’s Estuary Lab is committed to advancing public awareness and understanding of our local waterways. At SUBMERGE, dozens of organizations that further this mission will share their work. The SUBMERGE festival aims to inspire audiences of all ages and make marine science and STEM accessible and engaging for everyone.

Bring your family to experience this inspirational and fun-filled day in Hudson River Park! Some highlights include:

  • The SUBMERGE Science Stage – a place to explore native NYC wildlife and experience larger than life experiments
  • Watch an inspiring production of “The City That Drinks the Mountain Sky: Part 2” from the Arm of the Sea Theater Company, which explores new challenges facing NYC’s water supply, including the unfolding effects of a changing climate
  • Meet local Hudson River creatures such as striped bass and blue crabs at the Roving River – Hudson River Park’s aquarium tricycle that showcases wildlife on wheels!
  • Research partners from all over the country will be joining us to share engaging marine science, including PVC ROV – experts in underwater marine robotics that will allow children the amazing opportunity to operate a submersible remotely operated vehicle (ROV)

*Rain Date is September 23*

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-627-2020

Location: Hudson River Park's Pier 84

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2018-09-22 2018-09-22 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.76391109709900000, -74.00163555145300000 Mon, 10 Sep 2018 13:58:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: September 22, 2018

Take a self-guided tour through the Urban Farm to see the variety of fruits and vegetables that we are growing this season. Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aeb7a4cb1dbd.JPG Fri, 04 May 2018 12:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Composting Workshop: Turn & Learn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/composting-workshop-turn-learn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/composting-workshop-turn-learn Date: September 22, 2018

Learn all about composting, from worm bins to NYC's Organic's Collection program at this hands-on workshop.

The first 20 people get to take home some compost! Snacks/refreshments will be provided.

For questions about this event, please contact Cara Sclafani at (917) 330-1121 or at bunnycoo@gmail.com.

A ZERO Waste Event!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 330-1121

Location: Mobilization for Change Community Garden

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2018-09-22 2018-09-22 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.79970169067400000, -73.96219635009800000 Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Turn 'N' Learn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/compost-turn-n-learn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/compost-turn-n-learn Date: September 22, 2018

At this free hands-on workshop, we will learn about all things compost! Topics will include, composting with a tumbler, vermicompost, hot composting, and NYC's Organics collection service.

This is a zero-waste event. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Opportunity to take home compost (supplies are limited).

This event is made possible in partnership with Mobilization For Change Community Garden.

For any questions about this event, please contact Cara Muscolo at (212) 665-3126 or email bunnycoo@gmail.com.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 665-3126

Location: Mobilization for Change Community Garden

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2018-09-22 2018-09-22 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.79970169067400000, -73.96219635009800000 Tue, 11 Sep 2018 11:43:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Preparing Your Garden for Fall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/preparing-your-garden-for-fall http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/preparing-your-garden-for-fall Date: September 22, 2018

Celebrate the first day of fall! Autumn is here, and it’s nearly time to put the garden to sleep for the season. Join QBG Farm & Compost staff to learn how to care for your soil during fall and winter. Presented by NYC Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden.

We’ll discuss soil testing, cover crops, mulch, and compost application as well as season extension tips.

Registration is required.

Event Tip: Spend the day at the Garden! This event takes place on Art in the Garden Day, which also includes a Flower Press Workshop (registration required), art viewing and making with The Art Bus Project.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-09-22 2018-09-22 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b8960860035e.jpg Tue, 11 Sep 2018 11:43:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/summer-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/summer-on-the-hudson Date: September 22, 2018

Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9dad4b5268a.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:29:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: September 22, 2018

It is said that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, connecting people and places that were once hugely separated by many miles and mindsets. However, the world has been getting “smaller” for years — in large part due to immigration and the free flow of ideas that come with it.

Now on view at the Conference House Park visitor center and at the Biddle House in Conference House Park, this exhibit highlights narratives of important pioneers in the fields of maritime navigation and communication so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” slowly but surely over centuries by learning how to travel vast oceans. The exhibit also includes a selection of devices, navigational maps and prints from the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication (located in Rosebank, S.I.), devoted to preserving and displaying devices and equipment that were used over the years to navigate waters worldwide. This exhibit also includes a working model of a dry dock.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park),H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000; 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a567c140c0a5.jpg Tue, 26 Jun 2018 14:29:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/biddle-house Date: September 22, 2018

Now a NYC landmark designated house located within Conference House Park, the H.H. Biddle House is a grand Greek Revival building with double height porticos that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways. Built in 1845 by Henry Hogg Biddle, who operated the Staten Island-Perth Amboy Ferry, it now houses local Tottenville historical items along with nature inspired artwork.

Thru the end of the year is an exhibit of Museum of Navigation and Communication: Immigrants-The Roots of Maritime Innovation. Also feel free to explore the adjacent terracotta garden, the beachfront and grounds of this NYC historic treasure.

Free.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b3530b835719.JPG Thu, 28 Jun 2018 15:14:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Smithsonian Museum Day Live!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/smithsonian-museum-day-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/smithsonian-museum-day-live Date: September 22, 2018

Bartow-Pell joins participating museums across the nation in offering free admission on Museum Day Live! Explore the mansion, carriage house, and grounds on guided tours at 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:15 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:44:14 EDT
<![CDATA[The New York City History Club: The Hidden Streams and Wetlands of Manahatta South]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/the-new-york-city-history-club-the-hidden-streams-and-wetlands-of-manahatta-south http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/the-new-york-city-history-club-the-hidden-streams-and-wetlands-of-manahatta-south Date: September 22, 2018

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Join the Urban Park Rangers as we discuss the hidden parkland of Manhattan South, formerly known as Manahatta.

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Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1444

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

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.72667334686700000, -73.98307871818500000 Fri, 10 Aug 2018 14:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Breukelen Country Fair 2018]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/breukelen-country-fair-2018 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/breukelen-country-fair-2018 Date: September 22, 2018

Bring the whole family for a day-long extravaganza of local growing, hands-on homesteading, and creativity that turns the traditional harvest festival on its ear and boasts an array of games, crafts, local food, music, demonstrations, and family-friendly workshops led by local partners.

Arrive by 1:30pm for a puppet show presented by City Parks Foundation’s PuppetMobile. Children aged 13 and younger can take a tour of the farm on a pony ride! Celebrate Brooklyn’s rich history of growing with a local pop-up farmer’s market, seed swap, plant talks, and planting activities. Get your hands in the dirt, plant some seeds, press some cider, learn about honey bees, or have your face painted. Learn about colonial and urban homesteading with demonstrations of fiber arts, wampum making, and much more!

Don’t miss out on special activities and performances.

  • Pony rides - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Puppet show - 2 PM
  • House tours - every 30 minutes from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Face painting
  • Children’s races
  • Caribbean dancing

Finish off the day with a tour of New York City’s oldest house—not to be missed! Bring the whole family for a day of outdoor playing, learning and fun, celebrating the traditions, community, and agriculture of Breukelen!

Please note: Admission is free. Paid tickets are required for some activities and to purchase goods or food. Paid tickets and pony passes can only be purchased at the fair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6c8bfaba14e.jpg Mon, 27 Aug 2018 15:44:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: September 22, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension - Revelations Workshop with Lisa Johnson-Willingham]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/arts-culture-fun-ailey-extension-revelations-workshop-with-lisa-johnson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/arts-culture-fun-ailey-extension-revelations-workshop-with-lisa-johnson Date: September 22, 2018

NYC Parks and Ailey Extension are bringing dance to the people.

Celebrate Ailey's 60th Anniversary with a special Revelations dance workshop with former Ailey Dancer and Director Lisa Johnson-Willingham.

Let us know if you're joining us! RSVP on Eventbrite at revelationshb.eventbrite.com.

About Alvin Ailey Extension
The Ailey Extension offers real classes for real people to embody the legacy of Mr. Ailey by bringing dance back to the people and making dance accessible to all people. Our instructors are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment to give you an unforgettable dance experience.

Photo credit: Photo of Lisa Johnson-Willingham by Joe Epstein

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Lawn at 173rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.84218759099500000, -73.93456053733800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4f133c48bd.jpg Thu, 13 Sep 2018 15:44:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens Date: September 23, 2018

White-tail deer are herbivores, which means they eat plants. While there are no plant species that are truly deer-proof, deer do develop preferences and will ignore many types of plants in their grazing patterns. Planting with a high diversity of plant species will minimize the impact that any deer will have in your garden.

The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!

WildlifeNYC is a campaign launched by the City of New York to increase public awareness about urban wildlife, and how humans can live harmoniously with the animals who also call the Big Apple home.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-23 2018-09-23 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1dd78b7c9.jpg Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks with New York City Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon Date: September 23, 2018

Register for one or all five free nature walks in this series with NYC Audubon! Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how the Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Registration is required.
Included with Garden admission. Drop-ins welcome upon availability.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-09-23 2018-09-23 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b9bb64e7edea.PNG Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:44:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Permaculture Design: An Exercise in Theory and Practice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/introduction-to-permaculture-design-an-exercise-in-theory-and-practice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/introduction-to-permaculture-design-an-exercise-in-theory-and-practice Date: September 23, 2018

This event repeats every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. sharp between August 5, 2018 through September 30, 2018.

This class covers ethics, fundamentals, nature-based decision making matrix, and design principles with hands-on experiences developing Permaculture systems in a loop thru Thanksgiving.

Attendance at all classes is not mandatory, but on a ongoing voluntary basis.

This is an introduction overview to Oregon State University's (OSU) "Introduction to Permaculture Design", a free online long distance learning college course. After this workshop you will be fully familiarized with the fundamental concepts and have hands on practice before taking the full introduction curriculum online. We will provide all study and learning materials to prepare you for OSU's Course taught by Andrew Millison.

In this introduction, we will explain what defines permaculture designs basics, including its ethics-based philosophies and principles, and how permaculture uses nature as a guide to learn from and inform its decision making matrix.

After the morning class, we will rework Genesis into its transition period towards permaculture by:

  • Addressing its needs
  • Developing soil systems
  • Different composting practices
  • Water harvesting and irrigation
  • our priority is Bio-remediation while applying permaculture principles to each task in the garden on an ongoing basis each week and throughout the year

* Please pack a lunch, if you wish. A bodega and a supermarket are nearby.
* We will be working in the classroom outdoors and in the field please wear weather appropriate clothing and shoes.

For more information about this event, please contact Bicycle Joe Tomasello at (929) 331-0064 or at GenesisGCGB@gmail.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (929) 331-0064

Location: Genesis Community Garden

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2018-09-23 2018-09-23 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.82954650000000000, -73.90459820000000000 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:59:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: September 23, 2018

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

Details

Meet: Alexander von Humbolt statue (West 77th and Central Park West) Start Map location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free with Registration

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Policies carefully.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-09-23 2018-09-23 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6def4574947.jpg Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Plastics: Pelagic Peril]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/plastics-pelagic-peril http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/plastics-pelagic-peril Date: September 23, 2018

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-23 2018-09-23 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1898467f6.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Daughters of the American Revolution and the Preservation of the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house Date: September 23, 2018

Follow the journey of members of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapters as they endeavor to save and restore the Conference House for future generations. Look at the original minutes from 1910 in which they express the idea of saving the Billopp House. Learn about a few of the women involved and the formation of the Conference House Association. Enjoy photos and memorabilia which show the joy of their success.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-23 2018-09-23 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7197e67eacf.JPG Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Survival Series: Shelter Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/survival-series-shelter-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/survival-series-shelter-building Date: September 23, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

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

Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-09-23 2018-09-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:59:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 23, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-09-23 2018-09-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Big City Fishing: Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/big-city-fishing-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/big-city-fishing-sundays Date: September 23, 2018

Fishing in New York City? You bet! We provide the rods, reels, bait, and instruction for participants to drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I fish for more than 30 minutes?

In order to accommodate the growing demand for this program, we have limited each participant to a 30 minute session. We believe that this is a meaningful and productive time allowance to fish that will enable even more New Yorkers to connect with the Hudson River!

Why can’t my organized group come to Big City Fishing?

Big City Fishing is open to the public and therefore we cannot accommodate large groups fishing. If you are a leader of an organized group, we invite you to participate in one of the many scheduled educational programs throughout the park. Learn more about our summer camp programs here.

Can I sign up in advance for a 30 time slot?

Sign-ups cannot be made in advance for Big City Fishing. After the program begins, you can speak to one of our Park Educators to sign up for a fishing pole.

Will I catch a fish?

We hope so! Fishing is a sport that takes a lot of patience and sometimes luck. If you don’t catch a fish we encourage you to come back and try again at another program!

I’m on the Pier but can’t find Big City Fishing, where is it?

Look for our large blue tent. Park Educators will be set up along the railing with a large “Big City Fishing” sign on the tent and a row of fishing poles.

What happens if it rains?

We want your Big City Fishing experience to be enjoyable and safe therefore inclement weather can sometimes create the need to cancel Big City Fishing. If we do cancel Big City Fishing, we will post it both on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

What lives in the Hudson River?

Hudson River Park includes 400 acres of an estuarine sanctuary, protected waters in our Park! There are over 70 species of fish that call the Hudson River home, including striped bass, American eels, and lined seahorses! You can learn more about our ecosystem here.

What time should I arrive to sign up for a fishing pole?

Due to high demand, we cannot guarantee a time slot for Big City Fishing. It is difficult to tell exactly how busy each program will be, but we recommend signing up for a fishing pole during the first half of the program to increase your chances of participation.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 627-2020

Location: Hudson River Park's Pier 25

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2018-09-23 2018-09-23 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.72040176391601600, -74.01570129394531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b609540d5614.jpg Thu, 02 Aug 2018 16:29:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: September 23, 2018

Take a self-guided tour through the Urban Farm to see the variety of fruits and vegetables that we are growing this season. Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-09-23 2018-09-23 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aeb7a4cb1dbd.JPG Fri, 04 May 2018 12:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Think Tank: Solar Bots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/think-tank-solar-bots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/think-tank-solar-bots Date: September 23, 2018

Come one, come all, as we build our own sun-powered robotic machines! Take a shot at building a robotic car, plane, boat, or… puppy dog! Join us as we learn how to transform energy from one form to another. Children will explore their inner scientist with this fun-filled, hands on experimenting class. They will be challenged to form a hypothesis based on the materials of the day, then draw conclusions based on their experimentations. Watch things bubble, pop, move, and fizz, change, spread, grow and twist. Join us in answering the question “What happens if....”

Limited to 8 participants.

For ages 7-10.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 229 4000

Location: Alley Pond Environmental Center

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2018-09-23 2018-09-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76271040000000000, -73.75336500000000000 Thu, 26 Jul 2018 14:44:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal of the Month Club: Butterflies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/animal-of-the-month-club-butterflies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/animal-of-the-month-club-butterflies Date: September 23, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

Join the Urban Park Rangers as we search for Monarchs, Cabbage Whites, Tiger Swallowtails, and other species of butterflies .

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Hanover Avenue and Palma Drive (in Eibs Pond Park)

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R124 Eibs Pond Park 2018-09-23 2018-09-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.61132177815300000, -74.08270585537000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b71b713c3678.JPG Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:59:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/summer-on-the-hudson-sun-gaze-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/summer-on-the-hudson-sun-gaze-sundays Date: September 23, 2018

The Amateur Astronomers Association and solar-gazing return with solar telescopes specifically designed to safely look at the sun and see sunspots and prominences under a summer sky.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-09-23 2018-09-23 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b327c6d4bac6.JPG Thu, 28 Jun 2018 12:44:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: September 23, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-09-23 2018-09-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 Date: September 24, 2018

White-tail deer are herbivores, which means they eat plants. While there are no plant species that are truly deer-proof, deer do develop preferences and will ignore many types of plants in their grazing patterns. Planting with a high diversity of plant species will minimize the impact that any deer will have in your garden.

The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!

WildlifeNYC is a campaign launched by the City of New York to increase public awareness about urban wildlife, and how humans can live harmoniously with the animals who also call the Big Apple home.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-24 2018-09-24 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1dd78b7c9.jpg Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/field-trip-destination-the-south-pole-at-wards-point-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/field-trip-destination-the-south-pole-at-wards-point-staten-island Date: September 24, 2018

Explore New York City's and New York State's southernmost point: The "South Pole" at Wards Point within Conference House Park. The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.

The three miles of nearby natural shoreline are a beach comber’s paradise. Shells, rocks, and stones of every shape and size can be found here. Just a short distance to the north of the South Pole are the park’s clay colored bluffs where you can view city’s only exposed portion of the terminal moraine.

Not to be missed are the park’s other attractions: acres of woodland, four galleries, and five historic houses!

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-24 2018-09-24 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50225702965300000, -74.25172543525700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b8428d581955.jpg Wed, 29 Aug 2018 14:14:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: September 24, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-09-24 2018-09-24 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Plastics: Pelagic Peril]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/plastics-pelagic-peril http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/plastics-pelagic-peril Date: September 24, 2018

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-24 2018-09-24 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1898467f6.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Daughters of the American Revolution and the Preservation of the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house Date: September 24, 2018

Follow the journey of members of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapters as they endeavor to save and restore the Conference House for future generations. Look at the original minutes from 1910 in which they express the idea of saving the Billopp House. Learn about a few of the women involved and the formation of the Conference House Association. Enjoy photos and memorabilia which show the joy of their success.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-24 2018-09-24 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7197e67eacf.JPG Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Herald Square Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/reading-room Date: September 24, 2018

Enjoy free use of newspapers and magazines at our outdoor Reading Rooms. Located both in Herald Square Park and Park East at One Penn Plaza, our Reading Rooms are staffed with a coordinator to help with selection. Happy reading!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Herald Square

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M036 Herald Square 2018-09-24 2018-09-24 10:00 am 5:30 pm 40.75030136108398400, -73.98760223388672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b34e222ad44f.JPG Fri, 29 Jun 2018 14:59:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 24, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-09-24 2018-09-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: September 24, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-09-24 2018-09-24 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:59:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: September 24, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free; registration not required. No groups, please.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-09-24 2018-09-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: September 24, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-09-24 2018-09-24 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:59:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 Date: September 25, 2018

White-tail deer are herbivores, which means they eat plants. While there are no plant species that are truly deer-proof, deer do develop preferences and will ignore many types of plants in their grazing patterns. Planting with a high diversity of plant species will minimize the impact that any deer will have in your garden.

The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!

WildlifeNYC is a campaign launched by the City of New York to increase public awareness about urban wildlife, and how humans can live harmoniously with the animals who also call the Big Apple home.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-25 2018-09-25 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1dd78b7c9.jpg Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/field-trip-destination-the-south-pole-at-wards-point-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/field-trip-destination-the-south-pole-at-wards-point-staten-island Date: September 25, 2018

Explore New York City's and New York State's southernmost point: The "South Pole" at Wards Point within Conference House Park. The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.

The three miles of nearby natural shoreline are a beach comber’s paradise. Shells, rocks, and stones of every shape and size can be found here. Just a short distance to the north of the South Pole are the park’s clay colored bluffs where you can view city’s only exposed portion of the terminal moraine.

Not to be missed are the park’s other attractions: acres of woodland, four galleries, and five historic houses!

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-25 2018-09-25 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50225702965300000, -74.25172543525700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b8428d581955.jpg Wed, 29 Aug 2018 14:14:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Plastics: Pelagic Peril]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/plastics-pelagic-peril http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/plastics-pelagic-peril Date: September 25, 2018

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-25 2018-09-25 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1898467f6.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Daughters of the American Revolution and the Preservation of the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house Date: September 25, 2018

Follow the journey of members of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapters as they endeavor to save and restore the Conference House for future generations. Look at the original minutes from 1910 in which they express the idea of saving the Billopp House. Learn about a few of the women involved and the formation of the Conference House Association. Enjoy photos and memorabilia which show the joy of their success.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-25 2018-09-25 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7197e67eacf.JPG Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Herald Square Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/reading-room Date: September 25, 2018

Enjoy free use of newspapers and magazines at our outdoor Reading Rooms. Located both in Herald Square Park and Park East at One Penn Plaza, our Reading Rooms are staffed with a coordinator to help with selection. Happy reading!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Herald Square

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M036 Herald Square 2018-09-25 2018-09-25 10:00 am 5:30 pm 40.75030136108398400, -73.98760223388672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b34e222ad44f.JPG Fri, 29 Jun 2018 14:59:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/communication-and-soacialization http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/communication-and-soacialization Date: September 25, 2018

An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.

Staff and family members of individuals with intellectual disabilities are welcome, as well as college students interested in a career in the field

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-09-25 2018-09-25 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 14 Sep 2018 15:44:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 25, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-09-25 2018-09-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: September 25, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10);No groups, please. Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-09-25 2018-09-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Inspired By... Tim Burton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/art-inspired-by http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/art-inspired-by Date: September 26, 2018

Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various art techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop.

Art Inspired by Chuck Close
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Art Inspired by Tim Burton
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Art Inspired by Kehinde Wiley
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Know Before You Go
This event is FREE and open to the public. RSVP is required. Please call (212) 397-3159 to reserve your spot.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-09-26 2018-09-26 6:00 am 7:30 am 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b97d620ca267.jpg Tue, 11 Sep 2018 12:13:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 Date: September 26, 2018

White-tail deer are herbivores, which means they eat plants. While there are no plant species that are truly deer-proof, deer do develop preferences and will ignore many types of plants in their grazing patterns. Planting with a high diversity of plant species will minimize the impact that any deer will have in your garden.

The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!

WildlifeNYC is a campaign launched by the City of New York to increase public awareness about urban wildlife, and how humans can live harmoniously with the animals who also call the Big Apple home.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-26 2018-09-26 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1dd78b7c9.jpg Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/field-trip-destination-the-south-pole-at-wards-point-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/field-trip-destination-the-south-pole-at-wards-point-staten-island Date: September 26, 2018

Explore New York City's and New York State's southernmost point: The "South Pole" at Wards Point within Conference House Park. The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.

The three miles of nearby natural shoreline are a beach comber’s paradise. Shells, rocks, and stones of every shape and size can be found here. Just a short distance to the north of the South Pole are the park’s clay colored bluffs where you can view city’s only exposed portion of the terminal moraine.

Not to be missed are the park’s other attractions: acres of woodland, four galleries, and five historic houses!

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-26 2018-09-26 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50225702965300000, -74.25172543525700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b8428d581955.jpg Wed, 29 Aug 2018 14:14:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Herald Square Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/reading-room Date: September 26, 2018

Enjoy free use of newspapers and magazines at our outdoor Reading Rooms. Located both in Herald Square Park and Park East at One Penn Plaza, our Reading Rooms are staffed with a coordinator to help with selection. Happy reading!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Herald Square

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M036 Herald Square 2018-09-26 2018-09-26 10:00 am 5:30 pm 40.75030136108398400, -73.98760223388672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b34e222ad44f.JPG Fri, 29 Jun 2018 14:59:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Plastics: Pelagic Peril]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/plastics-pelagic-peril http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/plastics-pelagic-peril Date: September 26, 2018

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-26 2018-09-26 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1898467f6.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Daughters of the American Revolution and the Preservation of the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house Date: September 26, 2018

Follow the journey of members of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapters as they endeavor to save and restore the Conference House for future generations. Look at the original minutes from 1910 in which they express the idea of saving the Billopp House. Learn about a few of the women involved and the formation of the Conference House Association. Enjoy photos and memorabilia which show the joy of their success.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-26 2018-09-26 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7197e67eacf.JPG Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[American Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/american-sign-language Date: September 26, 2018

Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. You'll also learn how to use those signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided.

This program consists of 17 lessons that are repeated. Open to all adults.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-09-26 2018-09-26 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 14 Sep 2018 15:44:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 26, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-09-26 2018-09-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: September 26, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free; registration not required. No groups, please.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-09-26 2018-09-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/farm-open-hours Date: September 26, 2018

Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, our farm demonstrates the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-09-26 2018-09-26 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c48f601150.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 Date: September 27, 2018

White-tail deer are herbivores, which means they eat plants. While there are no plant species that are truly deer-proof, deer do develop preferences and will ignore many types of plants in their grazing patterns. Planting with a high diversity of plant species will minimize the impact that any deer will have in your garden.

The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!

WildlifeNYC is a campaign launched by the City of New York to increase public awareness about urban wildlife, and how humans can live harmoniously with the animals who also call the Big Apple home.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-27 2018-09-27 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1dd78b7c9.jpg Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/field-trip-destination-the-south-pole-at-wards-point-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/field-trip-destination-the-south-pole-at-wards-point-staten-island Date: September 27, 2018

Explore New York City's and New York State's southernmost point: The "South Pole" at Wards Point within Conference House Park. The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.

The three miles of nearby natural shoreline are a beach comber’s paradise. Shells, rocks, and stones of every shape and size can be found here. Just a short distance to the north of the South Pole are the park’s clay colored bluffs where you can view city’s only exposed portion of the terminal moraine.

Not to be missed are the park’s other attractions: acres of woodland, four galleries, and five historic houses!

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-27 2018-09-27 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50225702965300000, -74.25172543525700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b8428d581955.jpg Wed, 29 Aug 2018 14:14:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Plastics: Pelagic Peril]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/plastics-pelagic-peril http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/plastics-pelagic-peril Date: September 27, 2018

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-27 2018-09-27 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1898467f6.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Daughters of the American Revolution and the Preservation of the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house Date: September 27, 2018

Follow the journey of members of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapters as they endeavor to save and restore the Conference House for future generations. Look at the original minutes from 1910 in which they express the idea of saving the Billopp House. Learn about a few of the women involved and the formation of the Conference House Association. Enjoy photos and memorabilia which show the joy of their success.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-27 2018-09-27 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7197e67eacf.JPG Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Herald Square Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/reading-room Date: September 27, 2018

Enjoy free use of newspapers and magazines at our outdoor Reading Rooms. Located both in Herald Square Park and Park East at One Penn Plaza, our Reading Rooms are staffed with a coordinator to help with selection. Happy reading!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Herald Square

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M036 Herald Square 2018-09-27 2018-09-27 10:00 am 5:30 pm 40.75030136108398400, -73.98760223388672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b34e222ad44f.JPG Fri, 29 Jun 2018 14:59:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 27, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-09-27 2018-09-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uni]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/the-uni http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/the-uni Date: September 27, 2018

We are excited to share that The Uni Project will be returning to Washington Square Park again this September and October! The Uni is a portable open-air reading library, with books and collections for all ages. The project also fosters hands-on activities such as puzzles, drawing, nature explorations and origami.The Uni promotes learning and education through creative activities in the fresh air of the park.

Come by with your friends and family for a truly “Uni”-que experience.

This event is free and open to the public at the Northwest Corner Plaza

September 20th & 27th, October 4th & 11th from 2:00pm-6:00pm

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Northwest Corner Seating Area (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2018-09-27 2018-09-27 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.73202185833100000, -73.99852752685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b85bcdb8a8a7.jpg Tue, 11 Sep 2018 11:28:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess Date: September 27, 2018

Play as your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board from inside at our Human Chess games, where chess becomes an embodied team sport. All levels welcome!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2018-09-27 2018-09-27 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9db30a6c6b4.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:29:19 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Grow and Maintain a Lawn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/how-to-grow-and-maintain-a-lawn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/how-to-grow-and-maintain-a-lawn Date: September 27, 2018

Facilitated by Mercedes Nunez, NYC Parks Horticulture Manager for Manhattan, and GreenThumb

Dreaming of greener pastures? Come learn from Mercedes Nunez, NYC Parks Horticulture Manager for Manhattan who formerly maintained the lawn at Gracie Mansion, to learn the tricks of the trade. We'll cover the best grass varieties for community gardens and maintenance techniques.

Please RSVP online.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Orchard Alley

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2018-09-27 2018-09-27 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.72809982299800000, -73.97589874267600000 Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark: Rooftop Painting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-rooftop-painting-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/27/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-rooftop-painting-workshop Date: September 27, 2018

Extended by popular demand!

Join artist Amy Digi for a water color painting and monotypes printmaking workshop hosted in partnership with the Art Students League’s Seeds of the League program! The workshop will be both indoors and outside weather and sunlight permitting.

Participants will learn how to paint from observation, and learn the basics about materials, color mixing, and composition. You'll get to take home your painting! Supplies will be provided. No experience is necessary.

The class is for 18 years and older.

Please note: Space is limited, so please RSVP at rooftoptd18.eventbrite.com to hold your spot.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2018-09-27 2018-09-27 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b22b82b71519.JPG Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:43:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Field Trip Destination: The South Pole at Wards Point, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/field-trip-destination-the-south-pole-at-wards-point-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/field-trip-destination-the-south-pole-at-wards-point-staten-island Date: September 28, 2018

Explore New York City's and New York State's southernmost point: The "South Pole" at Wards Point within Conference House Park. The geographical southern tip of the State overlooks the confluences of the Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Arthur Kill water bodies.

The three miles of nearby natural shoreline are a beach comber’s paradise. Shells, rocks, and stones of every shape and size can be found here. Just a short distance to the north of the South Pole are the park’s clay colored bluffs where you can view city’s only exposed portion of the terminal moraine.

Not to be missed are the park’s other attractions: acres of woodland, four galleries, and five historic houses!

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-28 2018-09-28 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50225702965300000, -74.25172543525700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b8428d581955.jpg Wed, 29 Aug 2018 14:14:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 Date: September 28, 2018

White-tail deer are herbivores, which means they eat plants. While there are no plant species that are truly deer-proof, deer do develop preferences and will ignore many types of plants in their grazing patterns. Planting with a high diversity of plant species will minimize the impact that any deer will have in your garden.

The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!

WildlifeNYC is a campaign launched by the City of New York to increase public awareness about urban wildlife, and how humans can live harmoniously with the animals who also call the Big Apple home.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-28 2018-09-28 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1dd78b7c9.jpg Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Greene: Street Tree Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/0928-fort-greene-street-tree-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/0928-fort-greene-street-tree-care Date: September 28, 2018

Come work with NYC Parks Stewardship to care for local street trees! Volunteers will learn how to aerate, cultivate, mulch, and identify street trees. They will also learn about the important roles street trees play in New York City.

Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty and closed-toed shoes. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Quincy Street and Downing Street

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2018-09-28 2018-09-28 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68572330000000000, -73.96126540000000000 Tue, 11 Sep 2018 12:28:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Plastics: Pelagic Peril]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/plastics-pelagic-peril http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/plastics-pelagic-peril Date: September 28, 2018

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-28 2018-09-28 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1898467f6.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Daughters of the American Revolution and the Preservation of the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house Date: September 28, 2018

Follow the journey of members of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapters as they endeavor to save and restore the Conference House for future generations. Look at the original minutes from 1910 in which they express the idea of saving the Billopp House. Learn about a few of the women involved and the formation of the Conference House Association. Enjoy photos and memorabilia which show the joy of their success.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-28 2018-09-28 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7197e67eacf.JPG Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Herald Square Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/reading-room Date: September 28, 2018

Enjoy free use of newspapers and magazines at our outdoor Reading Rooms. Located both in Herald Square Park and Park East at One Penn Plaza, our Reading Rooms are staffed with a coordinator to help with selection. Happy reading!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Herald Square

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M036 Herald Square 2018-09-28 2018-09-28 10:00 am 5:30 pm 40.75030136108398400, -73.98760223388672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b34e222ad44f.JPG Fri, 29 Jun 2018 14:59:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 28, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-09-28 2018-09-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/fencing Date: September 28, 2018

Learn the basics with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. Participants must be 16 or older to participate.

Registration required at manhattanfencing.com.

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-09-28 2018-09-28 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.75279998779297000, -73.98159790039062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4dba14f451.jpg Tue, 08 May 2018 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: September 28, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10);No groups, please. Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-09-28 2018-09-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Fridays at the Foodway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/free-community-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/free-community-fridays Date: September 28, 2018

Fall in love with the autumn season at the Foodway in Concrete Plant Park, and join us for a day of paddling, fitness, and cooking.

  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Community Paddling
  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Tours of the Foodway
  • 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.: Yoga
  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Tastings and Cooking Demonstrations

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2018-09-28 2018-09-28 4:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6e5e2af4c5.jpg Tue, 11 Sep 2018 12:28:54 EDT
<![CDATA[For Which It Stands - A Contemporary Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/for-which-it-stands-a-contemporary-art-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/28/for-which-it-stands-a-contemporary-art-exhibit Date: September 28, 2018

Exhibition Dates: August 23 - October 14, 2018
Hours: Fridays, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. or by appointment; call (718) 768-3195

For Which it Stands is a contemporary art exhibition at the Old Stone House & Washington Park (OSH) offering a fresh take on the flags of the American Revolution and today, including the contradictions inherent in their symbolism. Select artists reinterpret flags associated with OSH’s history as the site of the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn, to consider how their values are being upheld today. Others envision bold new flags for contemporary local and global communities.

As a reconstructed Dutch colonial farmhouse with a permanent exhibition and programming dedicated to the American Revolution, OSH provides a unique backdrop for both original artist-designed flags (displayed outdoors and indoors) and related work in all media exploring how flags can simultaneously stand for uniqueness, unification, preservation, pride and protest.

Corresponding community events leading up to and during the show will engage the general public in creating flags relevant to our lives today.

Participating Artists: Simone Bailey, Christina Barrera, Andrew Demirjian, Stephan Jahanshahi, Vandana Jain, Katarina Jerinic, Jeff Kasper & Christopher Spinozzi, Josh MacPhee & Jesse Purcell, Sal Muñoz, Iviva Olenick, Manju Shandler, Athena Soules-NYC Light Brigade

Artist Selection Committee: Katherine Gressel, Contemporary Curator, Old Stone House & Washington Park; Kim Maier, Executive Director; Old Stone House & Washington Park; Harry Weil, Manager of Programs, Greenwood Cemetery, Jennifer Wingate, Assoc. Prof. of Art History, St. Francis College and co-editor, Public Art Dialogue; and Jason Yoon, Executive Director, Atlas DIY.

Funding for For Which it Stands is made possible, in part, by the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation.
Image: Josh MacPhee & Jesse Purcell

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-09-28 2018-09-28 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.67293930053700000, -73.98460388183600000 Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:29:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Deer Resistant Plants Demonstration Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/open-garden-days-deer-resistant-plants-demonstration-gardens1 Date: September 29, 2018

White-tail deer are herbivores, which means they eat plants. While there are no plant species that are truly deer-proof, deer do develop preferences and will ignore many types of plants in their grazing patterns. Planting with a high diversity of plant species will minimize the impact that any deer will have in your garden.

The gardens around the Conference House Visitors' Center feature plants that deer are less likely to eat. See which plants may work for your home!

WildlifeNYC is a campaign launched by the City of New York to increase public awareness about urban wildlife, and how humans can live harmoniously with the animals who also call the Big Apple home.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1dd78b7c9.jpg Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[TIDES]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/tides http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/tides Date: September 29, 2018

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is a non-profit citizens' organization that has worked for over 30 years to bring Brooklyn Bridge Park to life. We started out as grassroots advocates, bringing together residents, government, and local supporters to transform an abandoned waterfront into the park you see today. Now as the park's lead steward, we ensure that Brooklyn Bridge Park reaches its full potential as a dynamic and vibrant public space for Brooklyn, New York City, and beyond. The Conservancy produces diverse and innovative programming for park visitors and cultivates volunteer and philanthropic support of Brooklyn Bridge Park.

TIDES
Teens are invited to pitch in at Brooklyn Bridge Park while exploring and learning more about the environment. Teens Interested in & Dedicated to Environmental Sciences (TIDES) complete community service hours through gardening, seining, coastal cleanup, and clearing oyster cages. This program is for teens ages 14 to 18. The program runs for eight sessions (seven Saturdays and one Sunday), from 9:00 a.m. to nooon, from September to October.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must be students aged 14 to 18
  • Interest in earth science, marine biology, horticulture, and/or design
  • Previous horticulture and volunteer experience appreciated, but not required

How to Apply

Interested volunteers must fill out the TIDES Application by July 31. Please apply online.

Benefits

Training provided.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: 334 Furman Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69403178914900000, -73.99932694435100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5742cebfd9c.jpg Mon, 13 Aug 2018 16:29:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Park Trail Work]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/forest-park-trail-work http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/forest-park-trail-work Date: September 29, 2018

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and Natural Areas Conservancy to protect forested areas in Forest Park!

Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants as well as close trails in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Seuffert Bandshell Parking lot (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69927348446600000, -73.85787630081200000 Tue, 11 Sep 2018 12:59:22 EDT
<![CDATA[1st Annual Brooklyn School Gardens Crawl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/1st-annual-brooklyn-school-gardens-crawl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/1st-annual-brooklyn-school-gardens-crawl Date: September 29, 2018

Garden Train, the District 15 School Gardens Consortium, will host the 1st Annual Brooklyn School Gardens Crawl on Saturday, September 29. The Crawl, which is produced in partnership with Grow to Learn, is one day of the year when participating schools open up the gates of the school gardens and welcome in neighbors. The purpose of the Crawl is to foster a sense of partnership between schools and community and celebrate our school gardens with a day of free, family-friendly activities.

Participating schools are located throughout the district from Red Hook to Kensington: PS 15, PS 29, PS 32, PS 39, PS 133, PS 146, PS 154, PS 230, PS 295, and PS 372.

Schedule of Events:

  • 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.: Kickoff at Old Stone House in Park Slope, 336 3rd Street, Brooklyn.
    Featured speaker: Karen Washington, activist and farmer
  • Brief remarks from our community and school leaders:
    - District 15 Superintendent Anita Skop
    - Councilmember Brad Lander
    - Assemblymember Robert Carroll
    - Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon
    - CEC15 member and District 15 parent, Mark Bisard
    - School Gardens Manager for Grow to Learn, Arielle Hartman

Bagels and coffee will be provided by our event’s host, Old Stone House & Washington Park

  • 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: The 1st Annual Brooklyn School Gardens Crawl!

The public is welcome to visit one or all of the participating school gardens for free family activities. Participants who visit three or more gardens will be eligible for prizes. The following schools welcome you to visit their gardens, which will each have special activities planned from 10:00 am.. to 2 pm. More details about the Crawl, including links to a route map, printable School Gardens “passport", and schedules for each of the participating schools' activities will be posted at gardentrain.wixsite.com/gardentrain/programs.

Participating school gardens:

  • PS 15*, 71 Sullivan St. in Red Hook
  • PS 29*, 425 Henry St. in Cobble Hill
  • PS 32, 317 Hoyt St. in Carroll Gardens (Enter main entrance of school to access roof garden)
  • PS 39*, 417 6th Ave. in Park Slope (Garden is located in the schoolyard)
  • PS 133*, 610 Baltic St. in Gowanus
  • PS 146*, Rapelye St. between Henry and Hicks
  • PS 154*, 1625 11th Ave. in Windsor Terrace
  • PS 230*, 425 McDonald Ave. in Kensington
  • PS 295*, Det. Joseph Mayrose Park at 17th St. and Calder Pl., just off Prospect Ave. in South Slope
  • PS 372, Denton Pl and 1st St. in Gowanus

* fully wheelchair accessibility

For more information about this event, please contact Kathy Price at kathyparkpriceCEC15@gmail.com.

RSVP on Eventbrite.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.67293930053700000, -73.98460388183600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ba4083a8bb4b.jpg Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:43:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Daughters of the American Revolution and the Preservation of the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-and-the-preservation-of-the-conference-house Date: September 29, 2018

Follow the journey of members of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapters as they endeavor to save and restore the Conference House for future generations. Look at the original minutes from 1910 in which they express the idea of saving the Billopp House. Learn about a few of the women involved and the formation of the Conference House Association. Enjoy photos and memorabilia which show the joy of their success.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7197e67eacf.JPG Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Woodland Wonderland - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-woodland-wonderland-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-woodland-wonderland-the-north-woods Date: September 29, 2018

Get "lost" with us in the North Woods! Explore how this carefully planned woodland provides habitat for a variety of wildlife. Discover who calls the forest floor, the Meer shoreline, and the treetops their home.

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, hand lenses and complementary Discovery Journal.

Details

Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). Map of start location.
Terrain: A few inclines, some stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6de924b8e3a.jpg Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Plastics: Pelagic Peril]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/plastics-pelagic-peril http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/plastics-pelagic-peril Date: September 29, 2018

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b1898467f6.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Toddler Tales Ten Apples Up on Top]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/toddler-tales-ten-apples-up-on-top http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/toddler-tales-ten-apples-up-on-top Date: September 29, 2018

Enjoy counting along as we read this Dr. Seuss classic. Encourage your child’s love of reading by sharing a nature-related story especially chosen for our littlest nature lovers. Create a nature craft, meet some of APEC’s animals and enjoy a nature walk.

Limited to 8 participants and ONE adult per child.

For ages 3 - 4 (with parent participation)

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 229 4000

Location: Alley Pond Environmental Center

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2018-09-29 2018-09-29 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.76271040000000000, -73.75336500000000000 Thu, 26 Jul 2018 14:44:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park: Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/central-park-conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/central-park-conservatory-garden-tour Date: September 29, 2018

Staff Pick! Celebrate summer with a staff-led tour of Central Park’s only formal garden. Admire colorful hydrangeas, geraniums, lilacs, and other flowers, and discover a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894. Conservatory Garden looks unlike anything else in Central Park — learn about its history, design, and blooms from the people who know it best.

Details

Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Map of start location
Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Ave, and enter the Garden at the north gate.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899292000000, -73.95189666748000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820742d7d6e.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 29, 2018

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location.Map of start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:44:53 EDT