NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:01:17 GMT <![CDATA[Film Screening: Saving Jamaica Bay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/26/saving-jamaica-bay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/26/saving-jamaica-bay Date: March 26, 2017

Please join us March 26 for a film screening presented by author/filmmaker and environmentalist Dan Hendrick. "Saving Jamaica Bay" tells the story of how one community fought government inaction and overcame Hurricane Sandy to clean up and restore the largest open space in New York City.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2017-03-26 2017-03-26 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c98e52ef375.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[New York City's Oldest Standing Bridge: History of the High Bridge and the Croton Waterworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/26/the-story-of-high-bridge-and-the-croton-aqueduct http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/26/the-story-of-high-bridge-and-the-croton-aqueduct Date: March 26, 2017

Join the Fort Tryon Park Trust, Yeshiva University, NYC Parks, and the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct to learn what went into the making of the historic High Bridge, NYC's oldest standing bridge, and how it transformed New York City.

Robert Kornfeld, historian and preservation architect, will present on the making of the High Bridge and the Croton Aqueduct system, an engineering marvel listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Bob also serves as the Vice President of the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct and has lectured at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture and the New York State Society of Professional Engineers

RSVP is required. Please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Yeshiva University- Belfer Hall

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2017-03-26 2017-03-26 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.84951780000000000, -73.92924360000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b84832d070c.jpg Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 27, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-27 2017-03-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity1 Date: March 28, 2017

Visit Poe Park Visitor Center for our new exhibit City Birds by Elana Amity. The exhibit will be on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Tuedays through Saturdays from March 4 through March 29. There will be an opening reception with a Q&A session on Saturday, March 11.

About City Birds
Raised in the Bronx, Elana Amity visited Poe Park numerous times. As a young child she roamed in and around the cottage, and as a teenager she and her friends danced while a band played in the gazebo. Edgar Allan Poe’s poem "The Raven" was brought to life by her father who loved reciting poetry. Ironically, Poe completed his final revision of "The Raven" while living on 85 Amity Street, now West Third Street, in New York’s Greenwich Village. Amity’s current work includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills. Her birch bark paintings reflect images and textures found in natural settings. Her illustrated poems include the works of Wallace Steven, Edgar Allan Poe, William Wordsworth, and Wilfred Owen.

Artist Bio
New York City artist, Elana Amity, began her career as a teacher and freelance illustrator. She served on the board of the Society of Illustrators for many years. In 1984 she joined the faculty of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she taught illustration, painting and drawing. In 2010 she opened a studio in Manhattan’s Garment District. Her paintings, drawings and prints capture both fleeting and enduring moments oflife in cities, nature and beyond. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public spaces at home and abroad.

Related Events

  • March 11: Opening Reception
  • March 18: Artist Tour and Workshop
  • March 25: Elana Amity Book Presentation: The Raven
  • Angel Hernandez from The Bronx County Historical Society Lecture: Poe and The Raven

Admission to the related events, including the opening reception, is free but space is limited. To RSVP, please email laura.alvarez@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 367-3657.

Image: Elana Amity, Cardinal with Sparrows, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas - www.elanaamity.com

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-28 2017-03-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Sign Language: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/introduction-to-sign-languageadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/introduction-to-sign-languageadults Date: March 28, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-28 2017-03-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Getting Money For Your Green Space: How to Partner with Elected Officials to Fund Park Projects]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/getting-money-for-your-green-space-how-to-partner-with-elected-officials-to-fund-park-projects http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/getting-money-for-your-green-space-how-to-partner-with-elected-officials-to-fund-park-projects Date: March 28, 2017

A significant portion of NYC Parks’ Capital budget is provided by Council Members and Borough Presidents who allocate funding towards park improvement projects. There are many ways to partner with your local elected officials to encourage them to fund park projects in your community.

  • Discretionary Capital Funding: A block of funding which elected officials allocate each year to improve parks, libraries, schools and other City properties.
  • Participatory Budgeting: A democratic process which engages community members to directly decide how to allocate discretionary capital funds in some City Council districts.
  • Parks Equity Initiative: An opportunity for parks groups and non-profits to earn small City Council grants to strengthen their outreach and mission.

Come to this session to learn about how you can bring funding to your park. We’ll share everything you need to know about timelines and eligibility. You will also have the opportunity to hear directly from a park group that has been successful in raising funds from elected officials for a park in their district.

Speakers

  • Kate Spellman, Chief of Community Outreach and Partnership Development, NYC Parks
  • Steven Kirby, Government Relations, NYC Parks
  • Emily Walker, Director of Outreach, NY4P, and Citywide Steering Committee for PBNYC
  • Marlene Pantin, Red Hook Conservancy

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-28 2017-03-28 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.76760101318400000, -73.97129821777300000 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights - Exploring Jupiter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights-exploring-jupiter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights-exploring-jupiter Date: March 28, 2017

Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system, able to fit about 1000 Earths inside of it. The planet is majestic, with fascinating atmospheric systems we’ve managed to analyze and capture beautiful photographs of. But the majesty doesn’t stop there. With over 60 moons, the Jovian system is possibly the most diverse in our entire solar system. From explosive volcanoes to icy mountains, come learn more about Jupiter and the beautiful diversity that surrounds it.

Come hear all about Jupiter in this illustrated talk by former intern at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab at CALTECH, Jaclyn Avidon.

Lecture followed by skygazing (weather permitting). Feel free to bring your own telescope or binoculars and set them up next to the experts!

Please RSVP on Eventbrite to reserve your seat.

Please call (212) 360-1430 or email accessibility@parks.nyc.gov by March 7, 2017 for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2017-03-28 2017-03-28 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/588a4a89efd27.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/29/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/29/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity1 Date: March 29, 2017

Visit Poe Park Visitor Center for our new exhibit City Birds by Elana Amity. The exhibit will be on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Tuedays through Saturdays from March 4 through March 29. There will be an opening reception with a Q&A session on Saturday, March 11.

About City Birds
Raised in the Bronx, Elana Amity visited Poe Park numerous times. As a young child she roamed in and around the cottage, and as a teenager she and her friends danced while a band played in the gazebo. Edgar Allan Poe’s poem "The Raven" was brought to life by her father who loved reciting poetry. Ironically, Poe completed his final revision of "The Raven" while living on 85 Amity Street, now West Third Street, in New York’s Greenwich Village. Amity’s current work includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills. Her birch bark paintings reflect images and textures found in natural settings. Her illustrated poems include the works of Wallace Steven, Edgar Allan Poe, William Wordsworth, and Wilfred Owen.

Artist Bio
New York City artist, Elana Amity, began her career as a teacher and freelance illustrator. She served on the board of the Society of Illustrators for many years. In 1984 she joined the faculty of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she taught illustration, painting and drawing. In 2010 she opened a studio in Manhattan’s Garment District. Her paintings, drawings and prints capture both fleeting and enduring moments oflife in cities, nature and beyond. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public spaces at home and abroad.

Related Events

  • March 11: Opening Reception
  • March 18: Artist Tour and Workshop
  • March 25: Elana Amity Book Presentation: The Raven
  • Angel Hernandez from The Bronx County Historical Society Lecture: Poe and The Raven

Admission to the related events, including the opening reception, is free but space is limited. To RSVP, please email laura.alvarez@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 367-3657.

Image: Elana Amity, Cardinal with Sparrows, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas - www.elanaamity.com

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-29 2017-03-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/29/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/29/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: March 29, 2017

The North Woods is the largest of the Park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-29 2017-03-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Family Science Night, Part II: A Mixed Bag of Science!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/29/family-science-night-part-ii-a-mixed-bag-of-science http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/29/family-science-night-part-ii-a-mixed-bag-of-science Date: March 29, 2017

Bring the entire family to the Greenbelt Nature Center for a hands-on science experience. Tonight’s activities will explore some physical properties such as air pressure, flight, and magnetism. Get creative and use household items to engineer bridges! This free program is sponsored by Greener NY.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-29 2017-03-29 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: March 30, 2017

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-30 2017-03-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 31, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-31 2017-03-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: March 31, 2017

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-31 2017-03-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Nature’s April Fools’]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/natures-april-fools http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/natures-april-fools Date: April 1, 2017

On April Fools' Day, discover the many ways that nature attempts to fool us. See some examples of camouflage, mimicry, and other adaptations in nature, then take a short walk along the Nature Center Trail in search of serendipitous surprises. Registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: April 1, 2017

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Hands-On History: Handkerchief Embroidery and Queens Memories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/handson-history http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/handson-history Date: April 1, 2017

At Rufus King Manor, discover Queens' unique history for yourself. Create a handkerchief just as women of Rufus King’s time would have owned by using simple embroidery techniques to embellish a cotton square. This program is designed for families with children, and you can enjoy free tours of the museum.

From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. join Queens Memory Project to see what Jamaica was like in years past through old maps and images of our neighborhood. We encourage you to bring images of your family in Queens to be scanned and added to the Queens Memory Project database to showcase the recent and modern history of Queens.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c3039e1e93e.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Season Extension Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/season-extension-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/season-extension-basics Date: April 1, 2017

Get a jump on spring crops, then stretch your harvest into fall and beyond with season extension techniques. We’ll tour and explore behind the scenes at the beautiful, famous, and productive Children’s Garden at Brooklyn Botanic Garden for a look at cold frames and row cover usage. Bring an empty two-liter bottle or gallon milk jug to create your own mini-greenhouse.

This hands-on class is free with RSVP. To reserve your spot, please email Maureen O’Brien at mobrien@bbg.org or call (718) 6237385.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 6237385

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.66759872436523400, -73.96179962158203000 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 18:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Secrets of the Southwest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park Date: April 2, 2017

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

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

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

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Fruit Tree Maintenance 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/fruit-tree-maintenance-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/fruit-tree-maintenance-101 Date: April 2, 2017

Have you ever wondered about what you can do to get a great harvest from fruit trees in your garden? In this workshop we will cover the basics of maintaining healthy fruit trees year-round with an emphasis on the current spring season. Topics covered will include pest management, pruning, use of amendments or fertilizers, and best practices to maximize fruit production. Participants will have an opportunity to get hands-on practice in assessing and caring for fruit trees in an on-site orchard on the school’s campus grounds. Hand pruners will be provided to participants from registered garden groups— distribution will be limited to one pair per garden group.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Adlai E. Stevenson High School

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2017-04-02 2017-04-02 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82160988082300000, -73.85541816560700000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Summer Camp Open House at High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/summer-camp-open-house-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/summer-camp-open-house-high-rock-park Date: April 2, 2017

Has cabin fever set in? If so, join the Greenbelt Educators for a summer preview. Explore camp headquarters, and greet our resident reptiles. Check out a display of camp T-shirts and photos from seasons past. Ask questions about summer camp, and if you wish, register at the early bird discount rate on the spot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c8950ef2680.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: April 2, 2017

Central Park has long been revered as a masterpiece of living art. Visitors on this tour will admire park vistas as if walking through a landscape painting, all while learning about the park's intricate design features. Discover the park's most artfully executed landscapes on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Sheep Meadow, the Mall, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves hills and stairs. The tour starts at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/03/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/03/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: April 3, 2017

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-03 2017-04-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Drought-Tolerant Plants for Shady Tree Beds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/04/droughttolerant-plants-for-shady-tree-beds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/04/droughttolerant-plants-for-shady-tree-beds Date: April 4, 2017

Dry shade is a gardener’s worst nightmare… or is it? Experienced street tree bed stewards have quite a few water-wise tricks up their sleeves. Learn how to design, select, and cultivate (mostly) native plants that are tough, low-maintenance companions to shady street trees. Soon, you’ll have a tree bed that’s not only resilient but beautiful!

This class is free with required pre-registration. Please register here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2017-04-04 2017-04-04 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.66759872436523400, -73.96179962158203000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 5, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-05 2017-04-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[S.T.E.A.M.: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/steam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/steam Date: April 6, 2017

S.T.E.A.M. is a program that allows children ages 6 through 13 to participate in a variety of fun and educational hands-on activities that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-06 2017-04-06 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d2a9dc4365e.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Vertical Gardening 1: Living Walls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/vertical-gardening-1-living-walls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/vertical-gardening-1-living-walls Date: April 6, 2017

In this vertical gardening series, you will learn how to make your own living wall pouch to install on your garden fence, wall, or structure. Using felt, living wall pouches provide a fantastic way to add green to walls and small spaces. This workshop is in partnershp wth Grow to Learn.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: East Side Outside Community Garden

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2017-04-06 2017-04-06 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.72904508659100000, -73.98312083558200000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Tomato Heaven]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/tomato-heaven http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/tomato-heaven Date: April 6, 2017

Hard-to-find, heirloom, tomato, such as like Mortgage Lifter, Speckled Roman, and Green Doctorsm, are luscious little globes of food history. They're also bursting with vitamins and minerals. Learn hands-on how to successfully start your own tomato plants from seeds. We’ll have some special varieties on hand. Bring your own to share if you have them! Everyone will go home with dreams of summer and a tomato starter six-pack.

This hands-on class is free with RSVP. To reserve your spot, please email Maureen O’Brien at mobrien@bbg.org or call (718) 623-7385.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 623-7385

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2017-04-06 2017-04-06 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.66759872436523400, -73.96179962158203000 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 18:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Artist Talk with Zane York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/artist-talk-with-zane-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/artist-talk-with-zane-york Date: April 6, 2017

With a hint of dark humor, Zane York transforms traditional floral still lifes and familiar scenes into unexpected compositions in Nature Morte. Clusters of insects morph into floral arrangements, and cats in the clutches of pigeons rise to the heavens. Executed in the style and skill of famed Dutch masters, York reminds us of the mortality, transience, and vulnerability of all living things.

Zane York was born in Fremont, Nebraska and raised in the Midwest before receiving his B.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and his M.F.A. from the New York Academy of Art. His work has been exhibited in New York, California, Florida, St. Barthelemy, France, and throughout the Midwest. He has lectured on his work in conjunction with his exhibitions “Wunderkammer” at Ripon College and “Curious Remnants” at Causey Contemporary. York also teaches painting at the New York Academy of Art.

Please note: Event seating is limited; to RSVP please email artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov.

In conjunction with the exhibition Zane York: Nature Morte in the Arsenal Gallery through April 27, 2017.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-06 2017-04-06 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d3fb77ab6d1.jpg Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 7, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-07 2017-04-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/07/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/07/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: April 7, 2017

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-07 2017-04-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: April 8, 2017

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project: Rebooting the Soil with Compost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/nyc-compost-project-soil-reboot-compost-extract http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/nyc-compost-project-soil-reboot-compost-extract Date: April 8, 2017

Learn how to make a little compost go a long way! You’ll learn so many easy ways to support soil life and plant health with compost. Jump start your soil activity with an injection of microorganisms that build soil structure and convert locked soil nutrients into plant-accessible food. You’ll gain confidence in your ability to make and apply a simple compost extract solution with just a handful of compost.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3504

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1be4e132a6.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hot Pile Compost Build]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/hot-pile-compost-build http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/hot-pile-compost-build Date: April 8, 2017

Come meet our great master composters of the garden. Event hosted by the wonderful team at the Snug Harbor compost project. Come out and meet everyone and learn about composting.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Joe Holzka Community Garden

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2017-04-08 2017-04-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.63449859619140600, -74.12169647216797000 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Presents Harlem Dance Club: On-Camera Performance Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/nyc-parks-presents-harlem-dance-club-oncamera-performance-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/nyc-parks-presents-harlem-dance-club-oncamera-performance-workshop Date: April 8, 2017

Join NYC Parks as we host the Harlem Dance Club (HDC) for a unique six-week On-Camera Performance Workshop!

The workshop will simulate an audition, rehearsal, and shoot experience in a safe and nurturing environment. This workshop is open to all ages and experience levels. During the audition, dance and performance skills will not be evaluated, however, HDC will be evaluating the participants that are able to commit to the entire six-week workshop schedule of rehearsals.

On-Camera Performance Workshop Schedule

Audition: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Auditon is open to drop-in participation and is a no-commitment introduction that will allow participants to learn more about the workshop structure. Dance and performance skills will not be evaluated. HDC will be evaluating who is able to commit to the entire workshop schedule.

Rehersals: Saturday, April 8, 2017 to Saturday, May 13, 2017
Participants must attend all rehearsals unless otherwise excused at the beginning of the workshop by HDC. Only fully commited participants will be able to attend the workshop rehearsals.

Shoot: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time and location will be announced.

Please note: Space is limited. Register at harlemdanceclub.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d00c45d2516.jpg Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:59:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Old Croton Aqueduct]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/historic-new-york-old-croton-aqueduct http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/historic-new-york-old-croton-aqueduct Date: April 8, 2017

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history. Our Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks.

Join our park rangers on a walk through Van Cortlandt Park to learn about the Old Croton Aqueduct, NYC's first water supply system.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: 242nd Street and Van Cortlandt Park East (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.90226414572500000, -73.86836934089700000 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho-second-sunday-of-every-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho-second-sunday-of-every-month Date: April 9, 2017

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos – and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House. You’ll see how the neighborhood surrounding the Tredwells’ home evolved from a refined and tranquil residential enclave into a busy commercial center. Visit important 19th century landmark buildings on this tour through 21st century NoHo.

And what’s a plunge into the past without a little scandal? On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the notorious 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes!

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-04-09 2017-04-09 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: April 9, 2017

Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour to learn about the lives of Seneca Village’s residents in the 1800s and the community’s place in pre-Central Park. Highlights of this tour include: Summit Rock, Tanner's Spring, Winterdale Arch, and sites where important residences and churches existed before the development of the Park.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends inside the park at 85th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-09 2017-04-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: All About Insects]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/kids-week-all-about-insects http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/kids-week-all-about-insects Date: April 10, 2017

Join the Urban Park Rangers as we learn about insects and search for the six-legged critters under rocks and logs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-04-10 2017-04-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Coastal Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/kids-week-coastal-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/kids-week-coastal-exploration Date: April 10, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Join the Rangers as we explore the shore of Pelham Bay Park while looking for wildlife living along the bay.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-04-10 2017-04-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c32bd276b9b.JPG Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Bug Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/kids-week-brooklyn-bug-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/kids-week-brooklyn-bug-exploration Date: April 10, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-04-10 2017-04-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.93029785156250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c32ba7283f3.jpg Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Geology for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/kids-week-geology-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/kids-week-geology-for-kids Date: April 10, 2017

Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at a nearby park.

Join the Urban Park Rangers in Central Park to learn about rocks of the world and the geology of New York City.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-10 2017-04-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c32e9d153c3.jpg Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: April 11, 2017

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: All About Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/kids-week-all-about-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/kids-week-all-about-owls Date: April 11, 2017

Whooo knows what we will find as we look through owl pellet's and learn more about the adaptions of owls!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Birding for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/kids-week-birding-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/kids-week-birding-for-kids Date: April 11, 2017

Join the Urban Park Rangers for a walk through Alley Pond Park and learn about the different birds that live in the park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Winchester Boulevard, under Grand Central Parkway (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74353324256500000, -73.73449540138200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c32fe094d01.jpg Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/kids-week-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/kids-week-nature-exploration Date: April 11, 2017

The natural world is the best playground in New York City. Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike through the wonders of Van Cortlandt Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89220046997070000, -73.89720153808594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c32f2309742.JPG Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Sea Shore Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/kids-week-brooklyn-sea-shore-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/kids-week-brooklyn-sea-shore-exploration Date: April 11, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.93029785156250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c32f767718b.jpg Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week: Fort Greene History and Colonial Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/kids-week-fort-greene-history-and-colonial-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/kids-week-fort-greene-history-and-colonial-games Date: April 11, 2017

Fort Greene, Brooklyn, holds an important place in the history of the colonies and the American Revolution.

Learn about the traditions, dress, and games of the colonial people and Native Americans who lived in this area of Brooklyn centuries ago.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c3304f453dc.jpg Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Break Activities for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/spring-break-at-the-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/spring-break-at-the-queens-botanical-garden Date: April 11, 2017

While school's out, roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty! Children can sift and search through the Queens Botanical Garden's Exploration Station.

Pick up a self-guided spring scavenger hunt and learn about our upcoming gardening programs for kids.

Activities are drop-in, while supplies last.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-04-11 2017-04-11 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c16c5e6a059.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Reptiles and Amphibians]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/kids-week-manhattan-reptiles-and-amphibians http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/kids-week-manhattan-reptiles-and-amphibians Date: April 11, 2017

Do you think reptiles and amphibians are cool or creepy? Gain a new appreciation for these misunderstood creatures. Find out how reptiles and amphibians play an important role in our local ecosystem.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Avenue and Dyckman Street (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86685135826000000, -73.92872571945200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c330db6f922.jpg Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Afterschool Pop-Up Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program Date: April 11, 2017

Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A!

Learn how to identify different trees and insects. Test and play with various science tools through interactive games for children during this two-hour exploration session.

Funded through the generosity of Coucilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fd2f4c1a6.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Organizing for Garden Success: Bylaws]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/organizing-for-garden-success-bylaws http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/organizing-for-garden-success-bylaws Date: April 11, 2017

Disorganization creates dysfunction. In this workshop, we will discuss methods for developing bylaws and garden rules with your fellow garden members, so that your group has the tools needed for successful community building, governance, and decision-making.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: United Community Centers

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2017-04-11 2017-04-11 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.66490173339844000, -73.88670349121094000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/little-hell-gate-salt-marsh http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/little-hell-gate-salt-marsh Date: April 11, 2017

Join us for a tour of our flagship salt marsh! Learn about the ecology of the space, view wildlife up close, and learn how the island’s history has shaped our natural areas.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79146526423800000, -73.92687702179000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bf04d7e062e.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Buds Under the Spotlight: High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/tree-buds-under-the-spotlight-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/tree-buds-under-the-spotlight-high-rock-park Date: April 12, 2017

There is more to bursting buds than meets the eye.

Take a closer look at the buds of various trees using our high-powered microscopes, and learn how you can contribute plant phase observations to Project BudBurst, a national network of climate scientists monitoring plants as the seasons change.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-04-12 2017-04-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Native American Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/kids-week-native-american-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/kids-week-native-american-games Date: April 12, 2017

Join the Urban Park Rangers for a fun afternoon of games and a little history about Native American games.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rose and Oak Avenues (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2017-04-12 2017-04-12 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74959945678711000, -73.80770111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c331f823989.jpg Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: All About Fish]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/kids-week-bronx-all-about-fish http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/kids-week-bronx-all-about-fish Date: April 12, 2017

The Urban Park Rangers are ready to teach young anglers the basics in fish anatomy, aquatic ecology, and proper angling techniques.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-04-12 2017-04-12 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.83700180053700000, -73.89340209960900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c331773503d.JPG Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/kids-week-wilderness-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/kids-week-wilderness-survival Date: April 12, 2017

Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness.

On this fun, family-friendly program (recommended ages 8 and up) you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

This program features hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-04-12 2017-04-12 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.93029785156250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c331ac3dbff.jpg Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Break Activities for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/spring-break-at-the-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/spring-break-at-the-queens-botanical-garden Date: April 12, 2017

While school's out, roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty! Children can sift and search through the Queens Botanical Garden's Exploration Station.

Pick up a self-guided spring scavenger hunt and learn about our upcoming gardening programs for kids.

Activities are drop-in, while supplies last.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-04-12 2017-04-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c16c5e6a059.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Afterschool Pop-Up Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program Date: April 12, 2017

Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A!

Learn how to identify different trees and insects. Test and play with various science tools through interactive games for children during this two-hour exploration session.

Funded through the generosity of Coucilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-04-12 2017-04-12 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fd2f4c1a6.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/13/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/13/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: April 13, 2017

Central Park has long been revered as a masterpiece of living art. Visitors on this tour will admire park vistas as if walking through a landscape painting, all while learning about the park's intricate design features. Discover the park's most artfully executed landscapes on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Sheep Meadow, the Mall, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves hills and stairs. The tour starts at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-13 2017-04-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Nature Exploration Hike for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/13/kids-week-nature-exploration-hike-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/13/kids-week-nature-exploration-hike-for-kids Date: April 13, 2017

Join the Urban Park Rangers on our exciting exploration hike through Forest Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-04-13 2017-04-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c3334e38709.jpg Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Orienteering for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/13/kids-week-orienteering-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/13/kids-week-orienteering-for-kids Date: April 13, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-04-13 2017-04-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Campfire Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/13/kids-week-campfire-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/13/kids-week-campfire-activities Date: April 13, 2017

Join us for campfire activities around a colonial hearth. Learn about campfire safety and sing along to some fun campfire songs with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-04-13 2017-04-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c332d12da7b.jpg Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Break Activities for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/13/spring-break-at-the-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/13/spring-break-at-the-queens-botanical-garden Date: April 13, 2017

While school's out, roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty! Children can sift and search through the Queens Botanical Garden's Exploration Station.

Pick up a self-guided spring scavenger hunt and learn about our upcoming gardening programs for kids.

Activities are drop-in, while supplies last.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-04-13 2017-04-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c16c5e6a059.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Afterschool Pop-Up Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/13/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/13/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program Date: April 13, 2017

Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A!

Learn how to identify different trees and insects. Test and play with various science tools through interactive games for children during this two-hour exploration session.

Funded through the generosity of Coucilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-04-13 2017-04-13 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fd2f4c1a6.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[S.T.E.A.M.: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/13/steam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/13/steam Date: April 13, 2017

S.T.E.A.M. is a program that allows children ages 6 through 13 to participate in a variety of fun and educational hands-on activities that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-13 2017-04-13 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d2a9dc4365e.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Science Night: Creatures of the Night with Tenafly Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/13/family-science-night-creatures-of-the-night-with-tenafly-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/13/family-science-night-creatures-of-the-night-with-tenafly-nature-center Date: April 13, 2017

Bring your family and meet live animals that inhabit the dark. From owls to opossums, learn about the amazing adaptations that creatures possess to roam the nighttime. This program will include five live animals and an educator from the Tenafly Nature Center. This program is sponsored by Greener NYC. Registration required.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-04-13 2017-04-13 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c8a4bb67ef5.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 14, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/kids-week-insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/kids-week-insect-exploration Date: April 14, 2017

On this Urban Park Ranger-led walk, we will search for six-legged critters under rocks and logs, and in a pond.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6e63c4bddc.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/kids-week-bronx-insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/kids-week-bronx-insect-exploration Date: April 14, 2017

Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty as we explore high and low in search of amazing insects to discover their important connection to us.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89220046997070000, -73.89720153808594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6e4f8edced.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break Activities for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/spring-break-at-the-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/spring-break-at-the-queens-botanical-garden Date: April 14, 2017

While school's out, roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty! Children can sift and search through the Queens Botanical Garden's Exploration Station.

Pick up a self-guided spring scavenger hunt and learn about our upcoming gardening programs for kids.

Activities are drop-in, while supplies last.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-04-14 2017-04-14 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c16c5e6a059.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: April 14, 2017

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Bug Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/kids-week-manhattan-bug-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/kids-week-manhattan-bug-hunt Date: April 14, 2017

School is out! Get outside and get excited.

Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty as we search high and low for amazing insects to discover their important connection to us, and the importance of parks to provide habitats for them.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6e66fbe9ab.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: April 15, 2017

The North Woods is the largest of the Park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Camping Tips and Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/rangers-choice-camping-tips-and-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/rangers-choice-camping-tips-and-skills Date: April 15, 2017

Summer season is around the corner. Learn some tips to help you prepare for your camping trip. What kind of tent and other equipment do you need? How much of anything should you take with you? What things are most necessary? Join the Urban Park Rangers for an afternoon of fun.

Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration begins on April 5.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89220046997070000, -73.89720153808594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6e927b8fcf.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: April 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 16, 2017

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Sensory Perception Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/kids-sensory-perception-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/kids-sensory-perception-hike Date: April 16, 2017

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and have fun. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City while you learn orienteering skills and explore our city's urban forests.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Sensory Perception Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/kids-sensory-perception-hike1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/kids-sensory-perception-hike1 Date: April 16, 2017

A free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s weekend. We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

While nearly all of our programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70060841729400000, -73.85446536541000000 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: April 16, 2017

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/17/central-park-tour-west-side-stories2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/17/central-park-tour-west-side-stories2 Date: April 17, 2017

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-17 2017-04-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 18, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-18 2017-04-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Building SIPS in Raised Beds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/building-sips-in-raised-beds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/building-sips-in-raised-beds Date: April 18, 2017

Learn how to build your own Sub-Irrigated Planting System (SIPS) in a raised bed. SIPS water forms below and allows plants to absorb moisture more efficiently, which saves water and helps plants build strong root systems.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Chestnut Street Garden

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2017-04-18 2017-04-18 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.68740081787109400, -73.87650299072266000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Hot, Hotter, Hottest: Growing Peppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/hot-hotter-hottest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/hot-hotter-hottest Date: April 18, 2017

Peppers are fiery, tasty, healthy, and beautiful. Learn to source, raise, and prepare some real scorchers—and a few sweeties&mdas;so you can grow a chile fest in your own back yard!

This class is free with required pre-registration. Please regsiter here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2017-04-18 2017-04-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.66759872436523400, -73.96179962158203000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Secrets of the Southwest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/20/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/20/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park Date: April 20, 2017

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

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

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

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-20 2017-04-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[S.T.E.A.M.: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/20/steam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/20/steam Date: April 20, 2017

S.T.E.A.M. is a program that allows children ages 6 through 13 to participate in a variety of fun and educational hands-on activities that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-20 2017-04-20 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d2a9dc4365e.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 21, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-21 2017-04-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/21/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/21/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: April 21, 2017

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-21 2017-04-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Afterschool Pop-Up Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/21/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/21/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program Date: April 21, 2017

Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A!

Learn how to identify different trees and insects. Test and play with various science tools through interactive games for children during this two-hour exploration session.

Funded through the generosity of Coucilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-04-21 2017-04-21 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fd2f4c1a6.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Artist Talk: Photographing Animals with Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/22/artist-talk-photographing-animals-with-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/22/artist-talk-photographing-animals-with-robin-schwartz Date: April 22, 2017

Robin Schwartz will discuss how to photograph animals in a variety of situations, as well as her long-term portrait project of her daughter, Amelia. Amelia will join the talk for a Q&A about their creative process.

This event is free with museum admission. Please RSVP by calling (718) 816-4506 x10 or emailing info@aliceausten.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-04-22 2017-04-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc5ab81ea98.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/central-park-tour-west-side-stories1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/central-park-tour-west-side-stories1 Date: April 23, 2017

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: April 23, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. This program will focus on an oft-misunderstood newcomer to the New York City area: coyotes.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Make Your Own Pinhole Camera]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/workshop-make-your-own-pinhole-camera http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/workshop-make-your-own-pinhole-camera Date: April 23, 2017

Construct your own pinhole camera, then bring your camera and photo back to develop on Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day on April 30!

Individuals and families are welcome.

Workshops will take place at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Space is limited. Please RSVP in advance by calling (718) 816-4506 x10 or emailing info@aliceausten.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc5b956be54.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: April 23, 2017

The North Woods is the largest of the Park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 24, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-24 2017-04-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Building a Trellis in Your Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/building-a-trellis-in-your-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/building-a-trellis-in-your-garden Date: April 25, 2017

Learn techniques for building a trellis for your crops. Supporting your plants can give them better access to sunlight, provide structural support, and help you plant a lot of crops in a small space.

This workshop will be offered in partnership with Bangladeshi American Development and Youth Services with Bengali translation as well as East New York Farms.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: BACDYS Garden

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2017-04-25 2017-04-25 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.67781227321700000, -73.86382946931200000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 26, 2017

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: April 27, 2017

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-27 2017-04-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:15:03 EST
<![CDATA[S.T.E.A.M.: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/steam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/steam Date: April 27, 2017

S.T.E.A.M. is a program that allows children ages 6 through 13 to participate in a variety of fun and educational hands-on activities that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-27 2017-04-27 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d2a9dc4365e.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Aphids, Whiteflies and Slugs, Oh My!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/aphids-whiteflies-and-slugs-oh-my http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/aphids-whiteflies-and-slugs-oh-my Date: April 27, 2017

Struggling with aphids, whiteflies, and other pests in your garden? Join us for an overview of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), focusing on simple, organic methods for dealing with pests in your garden.

Bring your own tips and tactics to share with your fellow gardeners!

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Joe Holzka Community Garden

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2017-04-27 2017-04-27 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.63449859619140600, -74.12169647216797000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 28, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-28 2017-04-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:15:01 EST