NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:34:43 GMT <![CDATA[Inwood Hill Park Winter Walk with Expert Naturalist Mike Feller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/inwood-hill-park-winter-walk-with-expert-naturalist-mike-feller http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/inwood-hill-park-winter-walk-with-expert-naturalist-mike-feller Date: January 27, 2018

Next week the groundhog will tell us how much longer winter will last. Join Mike Feller for a walk in the woods to see how nature copes with the short days and low temperature of winter and how it prepares for the coming spring.

Please note: Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

This program is supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.87301326773800000, -73.91845285892400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a28248f1172c.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Forest Park Trail Work]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/0127-forest-park-trail-work http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/0127-forest-park-trail-work Date: January 27, 2018

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect forested areas in Forest Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem. They will also be installing trail blazes along the birding trail. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Metropolitan Ave & Forest Park Drive (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70858722141300000, -73.83893537521400000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 27, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:14:52 EST
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: January 27, 2018

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000; 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a567c140c0a5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:43 EST
<![CDATA[UnCommon Pages Bookmaking Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/uncommon-pages-bookmaking-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/uncommon-pages-bookmaking-workshop Date: January 27, 2018

Learn about the Freshkills Park transformation, see examples of native and invasive plants, and create your very own passport-sized field notebook using paper that’s made from plants at the park!

This workshop is part of an ongoing art project called UnCommon Pages, where artist Susan Mills has made paper sheets from an invasive plant found at Freshkills Park called Phragmites, reimagining the plant as a form of recycled art.

This program is geared for adults and families with children ages 8+.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5381

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a295ee137179.jpg Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bookmaking Workshop with Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/bookmaking-workshop-with-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/bookmaking-workshop-with-freshkills-park Date: January 27, 2018

Hear a brief overview of the Freshkills Park project, then learn about native and invasive plants, observe plant samples, and make a field notebook using paper made from invasive phragmites! Ages 8+.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Fri, 22 Dec 2017 14:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Survival During the American Revolution]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/historic-new-york-survival-during-the-american-revolution http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/historic-new-york-survival-during-the-american-revolution Date: January 27, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 18:14:44 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Adaptations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/animal-adaptations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/animal-adaptations Date: January 27, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer programs throughout the year that focus on unique wldlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

Adaptations are special characteristic that enable plants and animals to be successful in a particular environment. Adaptations afford the plant or animal a better chance to survive in its surroundings.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Union Turnpike and 196th Street

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2018-01-27 2018-01-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.73095860000000000, -73.77493950000000000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Cooking Demo: Barking up the Right TreeCooking with Cinnamon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/cooking-demo-barking-up-the-right-treecooking-with-cinnamon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/cooking-demo-barking-up-the-right-treecooking-with-cinnamon Date: January 27, 2018

Cinnamon is the dried bark taken from a number of closely-related tree species. Originating in East Asia, this warming spice has been used throughout the world for centuries. Watch—and taste—as a chef from Great Performances demonstrates some cinnamon-laced delicacies.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2ed09ab6a9d.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Henna Workshop II]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/henna-workshop-ii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/henna-workshop-ii Date: January 27, 2018

ln this class, learn how to control the henna cone and other techniques of applying henna. You will become familiar with the unique characteristics of various regional styles. You will also learn the basic elements that make up a henna design, and how you can create your own. Beginners are welcome but are encouraged to also register for Henna Workshop I.

Please note: Registration is required; to register, please visit hennaqbg2.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-01-27 2018-01-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0f1228282f4.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:59:45 EST
<![CDATA[Art Workshop: DronescapesSketching from a Bird’s-Eye Perspective]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/art-workshop-dronescapessketching-from-a-birdseye-perspective http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/art-workshop-dronescapessketching-from-a-birdseye-perspective Date: January 28, 2018

Join artist Jessica Rohrer in her Winter Workspace studio in Glyndor Gallery to see her unique artistic process, which uses images from high-flying drones to inspire her landscape drawings. Experiment with perspective using drone-captured images and create ink drawings of Wave Hill from a bird’s-eye view. Ages 12 and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-01-28 2018-01-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2ed16b202c9.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 28, 2018

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

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 2018-01-28 2018-01-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:14:59 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Survival Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/winter-survival-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/winter-survival-skills Date: January 28, 2018

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

Whether you are preparing for an exteneded journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival progam is perfect for you.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: 43rd Street and Seventh Avenue (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2018-01-28 2018-01-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.64636741800000000, -74.00180339810000000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/winter-tree-id-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/winter-tree-id-light Date: January 28, 2018

Enjoy a leisurely stroll with the Urban Park Rangers while learning how to identify a tree in the winter by the bark, buds, and other distinctive characteristics.

Enjoy the sublte beauty of trees in winter.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-01-28 2018-01-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: January 28, 2018

Explore the Greenbelt with the Urban Park Rangers as they search for deer.

Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-01-28 2018-01-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/31/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/31/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language Date: January 31, 2018

Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. Use the signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided. (Adults)

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-31 2018-01-31 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/31/adults-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/31/adults-le-petit-art Date: January 31, 2018

Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art. Participnts will learn how to create miniature pieces. They will learn miniature pieces can be quite detailed and take time to create. Participants are encouraged to take their time and concentrate on creating a fully-developed piece.

Adults of all ages, including seniors, are welcome.

Themes

January - ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) 2.5" x 3.5": Create work inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Mini Valentine-Inspired Work on Cardboard
February - Mini Poetry Book: Write your own or favorite poem or phrase to carry with you
March - Still Life on Cardboard inspired by the season. Students are encouraged to bring their own ideas.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-31 2018-01-31 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 1, 2018

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

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 2018-02-01 2018-02-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/01/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/01/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: February 1, 2018

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 2018-02-01 2018-02-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 2, 2018

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

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 2018-02-02 2018-02-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Coyote and Owl Fixtures and Tricksters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/family-art-project-coyote-and-owl-fixtures-and-tricksters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/family-art-project-coyote-and-owl-fixtures-and-tricksters Date: February 3, 2018

Hear about the folklore surrounding two wonderfully mysterious and enchanting creatures, the owl and the coyote. Learn about these local animals and their habits and special attributes. Then create a fanciful, wintery tableau of simple, paper puppets and shadowy scenes that capture your own make-believe owl and coyote mythology. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a313a77f0b2a.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Coyote and Owl Info Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/coyote-and-owl-info-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/coyote-and-owl-info-station Date: February 3, 2018

Check out skulls, feathers, pelts and other owl and coyote paraphernalia with environmental educators from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and the Urban Park Rangers. Students from Wave Hill's Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship Program will also be on hand to share their research on coyotes cavorting in Wave Hill's own backyard. See images of coyotes captured on hidden cameras and test your coyote street smarts in a game based on Bronx coyote behavior. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a313c36961e6.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Talk: Coyotes in Riverdale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/nature-talk-coyotes-in-riverdale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/nature-talk-coyotes-in-riverdale Date: February 3, 2018

Highly adaptable animals, coyotes have made a home right here in our neighborhood in the Bronx. You may have heard, or even seen, coyotes yourself. Ferdie Yau, professional dog trainer and biologist with the Gotham Coyote Project, has been studying coyote behavior with his team of students from Wave Hill’s Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship program. Hear how trained dogs are helping us learn about Riverdale’s coyotes and how we can safely coexist with these clever canines. Ages 12 and older welcome with an adult. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3140a609588.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 3, 2018

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

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 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: February 3, 2018

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3828632a8ff.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Owl Pellet Dissection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/owl-pellet-dissection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/owl-pellet-dissection Date: February 3, 2018

Owls swallow their prey whole. Parts of their prey, such as bones, feathers and fur, are bound up during digestion into a tight pellet, which the owl regurgitates. Drop in for this exploratory workshop with naturalist Gabriel Willow and discover the origins of the owl’s diet. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a313f86d100d.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: February 3, 2018

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000; 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a567c140c0a5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:44 EST
<![CDATA[Coyote Scat-Detection Dog Demonstration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/coyote-scatdetection-dog-demonstration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/coyote-scatdetection-dog-demonstration Date: February 3, 2018

Watch a live training demonstration with the Gotham Coyote Project’s scat-detection dog. Learn how Ferdie Yau, professional dog trainer and biologist with the Gotham Coyote Project, trains dogs to help in the study of urban coyotes in NYC. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3143130357e.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Survival Series #2: Shelter Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/outdoor-skills-survival-series-2-shelter-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/outdoor-skills-survival-series-2-shelter-building Date: February 3, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month: Bedford-Stuyvesant]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/african-american-history-month-bedfordstuyvesant http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/african-american-history-month-bedfordstuyvesant Date: February 3, 2018

African-American history is the part of American history that looks at the African-American or Black American ethnic groups in the United States. Most African Americans are the descendants of Africans forcibly brought to and held captive in the United States from 1555 to 1865.

Discover the history of Bedford-Stuyvesant and the prominent African-American community leaders that had a positive impact on the neighborhood.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Clifton Place and Marcy Avenue (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.68941827099700000, -73.94798326492300000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Presentation: Owl Discovery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/nature-presentation-owl-discovery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/nature-presentation-owl-discovery Date: February 3, 2018

Get an in-depth look into the fascinating world of local owls with environmental educators from Volunteers for Wildlife, a wildlife hospital and education center. Meet live owls and enjoy up-close observation of their amazing, nocturnal hunting adaptations. Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3144fa6ab2f.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: February 3, 2018

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

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

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 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 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Coyote and Owl Fixtures and Tricksters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/family-art-project-coyote-and-owl-fixtures-and-tricksters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/family-art-project-coyote-and-owl-fixtures-and-tricksters Date: February 4, 2018

Hear about the folklore surrounding two wonderfully mysterious and enchanting creatures, the owl and the coyote. Learn about these local animals and their habits and special attributes. Then create a fanciful, wintery tableau of simple, paper puppets and shadowy scenes that capture your own make-believe owl and coyote mythology. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a313a77f0b2a.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Coyote and Owl Info Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/coyote-and-owl-info-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/coyote-and-owl-info-station Date: February 4, 2018

Check out skulls, feathers, pelts and other owl and coyote paraphernalia with environmental educators from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and the Urban Park Rangers. Students from Wave Hill's Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship Program will also be on hand to share their research on coyotes cavorting in Wave Hill's own backyard. See images of coyotes captured on hidden cameras and test your coyote street smarts in a game based on Bronx coyote behavior. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a313c36961e6.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 4, 2018

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

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 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:14:59 EST
<![CDATA[Owl Pellet Dissection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/owl-pellet-dissection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/owl-pellet-dissection Date: February 4, 2018

Owls swallow their prey whole. Parts of their prey, such as bones, feathers and fur, are bound up during digestion into a tight pellet, which the owl regurgitates. Drop in for this exploratory workshop with naturalist Gabriel Willow and discover the origins of the owl’s diet. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a313f86d100d.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Gardening Workshop: Healthy Compost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/gardening-workshop-healthy-compost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/gardening-workshop-healthy-compost Date: February 4, 2018

Learn several different methods to create and maintain a compost pile, which can serve as the foundation for healthy garden soil all year long. Please come prepared to touch dirt! Ages 7+.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a5937b90c415.jpg Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:29:43 EST
<![CDATA[Shelter Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/shelter-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/shelter-building Date: February 4, 2018

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: East Drive and Lincoln Road (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.65990066528300000, -73.96389770507800000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Shelter Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/shelter-building1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/shelter-building1 Date: February 4, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 4, 2018

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

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 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 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Presentation: OwlsRaptors of the Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/nature-presentation-owlsraptors-of-the-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/nature-presentation-owlsraptors-of-the-night Date: February 4, 2018

Discover how owls adapt to life in the forest and the city, with Carl Heitmuller, an environmental educator from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Meet a live owl from the museum’s collection and find out whoo’s who in your neighborhood. Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3145a606ad0.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/07/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/07/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language Date: February 7, 2018

Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. Use the signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided. (Adults)

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-07 2018-02-07 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/07/adults-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/07/adults-le-petit-art Date: February 7, 2018

Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art. Participnts will learn how to create miniature pieces. They will learn miniature pieces can be quite detailed and take time to create. Participants are encouraged to take their time and concentrate on creating a fully-developed piece.

Adults of all ages, including seniors, are welcome.

Themes

January - ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) 2.5" x 3.5": Create work inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Mini Valentine-Inspired Work on Cardboard
February - Mini Poetry Book: Write your own or favorite poem or phrase to carry with you
March - Still Life on Cardboard inspired by the season. Students are encouraged to bring their own ideas.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-07 2018-02-07 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Workshop: Intro to Fiscal Sponsorship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/07/workshop-learn-how-to-develop-business-partnerships http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/07/workshop-learn-how-to-develop-business-partnerships Date: February 7, 2018

Partnerships Academy Workshops
Partnerships for Parks (PfP) invites you to join us at one of our many free and open to the public workshops offered year-round! They are a great way to meet, network, and learn the skills needed to get involved with, build, or sustain your park group.

Upcoming Workshop: No 501c3? No Problem! Intro to Fiscal Sponsorship

Is your park group looking for more fundraising and development opportunities but unsure if becoming a nonprofit is right for your group?

Come to this workshop to learn about another alternative: fiscal sponsorship! Our expert speakers will explain how your group can financially partner with an existing nonprofit to take advantage of their 501c3 status. This means more perks — access to charitable donations, grants, tax exempt status— and less paperwork.

At this workshop:

  • Learn the ins and outs of several fiscal sponsorship programs offered by different organizations
  • Hear from community members who have taken this step
  • Get tips for choosing a potential fiscal sponsor
  • Discover if fiscal sponsorship is right for your group

Featured speakers include: TBD

Please note: You can register to attend here.

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 2018-02-07 2018-02-07 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.76760101318400000, -73.97129821777300000 Mon, 08 Jan 2018 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 8, 2018

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

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 2018-02-08 2018-02-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/08/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/08/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: February 8, 2018

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

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

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 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 2018-02-08 2018-02-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Rose Pruning Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/08/winter-rose-pruning-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/08/winter-rose-pruning-workshop Date: February 8, 2018

Give your roses a great start for spring with a winter prune. Learn how to prepare your roses to bloom their best. Bring your gloves and pruners if you have them, and dress for the outdoors.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3512

Location: Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-02-08 2018-02-08 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64189454909600000, -74.10201304660700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a25bf25ad9ba.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:14:41 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 9, 2018

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

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 2018-02-09 2018-02-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 9, 2018

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

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 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 2018-02-09 2018-02-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Highbridge Winter Walk with Expert Naturalist Mike Feller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/highbridge-winter-walk-with-expert-naturalist-mike-feller http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/highbridge-winter-walk-with-expert-naturalist-mike-feller Date: February 10, 2018

The winter woods are free of the clutter of spring and summer’s exuberant foliage revealing hidden features and dimensions of landscape and ecology. Bundle up, bring a hot beverage and explore signs of invasive species and their effects on the Highbridge Park landscape, and wildlife’s winter adaptations.

Please note: Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

This program is supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Photo by Brooke Watson

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: W 158th Street and Edgecombe Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.83259963989258000, -73.93969726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a282f1a7e42c.jpg Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[WormShop (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/wormshop-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/wormshop-nyc-compost-project Date: February 10, 2018

Learn how worms convert your food scraps into compost for your plants. This free workshop will teach you how to set up and care for a worm bin, as well as how to harvest and use vermicompost.

Admission is free. Registration requested.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

Location: Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64189454909600000, -74.10201304660700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a25ba4f7dd60.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:14:41 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 10, 2018

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

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 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Survival Skills: Fire Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/survival-skills-fire-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/survival-skills-fire-making Date: February 10, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Session 1 Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/winter-workspace-session-1-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/winter-workspace-session-1-open-house Date: February 10, 2018

This winter, Glyndor Gallery is transformed again into studio spaces for artists to develop new work and offer opportunities for public interaction in the context of the garden. Individual artists share their studio practice with the public on this open studio day. This year’s Session 1 artists are Tomie Arai, Camille Hoffman, Pedro Ramirez, Jessica Rohrer, Jean Shin and Austin Thomas.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 12:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3148efad49c.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: February 10, 2018

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000; 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a567c140c0a5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:44 EST
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: February 10, 2018

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

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

Registration is requested.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983a58432dd5.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:14:41 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark with a Watercolor Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark Date: February 10, 2018

At Al Oerter Recreation Center, Ashton Agbomenou will teach adult watercolor classes demonstrating how to use lines, shapes, and colors to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the two-hour session. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome.

Ashton is a freelance painter and filmmaker with a BFA degree from Rhode Island School of Design. Born and raised in Harlem, New York he studied classical painting at the High School of Art & Design and the Art Students League of New York.

Please note: This event is free but space is limited, so please RSVP to cultureartsfun@parks.nyc.gov to hold your spot.

This program is operated in partnership with the Art Students League of New York.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0c871363ccb.jpg Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Watercolor Workshop I]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/winter-watercolor-workshop-i http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/winter-watercolor-workshop-i Date: February 10, 2018

In this introductory class, learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors with artist Chemin Hsiao. This class will feature an exclusive peek inside QBG’s working greenhouse and will use plants wintering there as inspiration. Participants are encouraged to register for Winter Watercolor Workshop II to further develop their technique.

Pleae note: Registration is required; to register, please visit winterwatercolor1.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-02-10 2018-02-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a1c29219d712.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:59:45 EST
<![CDATA[Chinese New Year Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/chinese-new-year-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/chinese-new-year-celebration Date: February 10, 2018

Join us as we welcome the Year of the Earth Dog with a Chinese New Year Celebration! Adults and children alike will enjoy treats, tales, and traditional crafts as part of one of the biggest cultural celebrations in the world.

Families with children can participate in:
– Storytelling: Listen to the legend of Nien, hear about the Chinese zodiac, learn the many ways we celebrate the 15 days of the Lunar New Year, and discover the traits of 2017’s Fire Rooster and 2018’s Earth Dog.

– Crafts: Kids can make a lion’s head to ward off evil spirits, create a hong bao envelope to give and receive special treats, and practice writing chun lian and fu dao with Chinese characters.

– Parade: Families can join the parade to the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden and hear cymbals, drums, and pop-it firecrackers scare off evil spirits.

– Food: Enjoy traditional foods like dumplings, spring rolls, niangao, and chrysanthemum tea. The pronunciation of niangao sounds like ‘year high’, which symbolizes a higher income, a higher position, the growth of children, and generally the promise of a better year. It is considered good luck to eat it during the Chinese New Year period.

Adults without kids can also participate in this immersive cultural celebration. With Ben Ng, our educator in Chinese calligraphy, you’ll enjoy more grown-up artistic activities like ink wash painting, chun lian writing, and shan shui (mountain painting), plus tours of the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden and warm refreshments.

Wear red and gold when you come to Snug Harbor to celebrate Chinese New Year with us! We’ll see you soon. Gung hay fat choy!

Special thanks to the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the Friends of the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3512

Location: Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 2:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.64189454909600000, -74.10201304660700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a440e48149d9.jpg Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:14:54 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy: The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/astronomy-the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/astronomy-the-night-sky Date: February 10, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: Great Lawn (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.78461865366600000, -73.96979215029700000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 11, 2018

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

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 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:14:59 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: George Wahington's Journey (Advanced)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/rangers-choice-george-wahingtons-journey-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/rangers-choice-george-wahingtons-journey-advanced Date: February 11, 2018

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

George Washington was well traveled through our city during his time as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and our nation's first president. Learn of George Washington's travels through Long Island.

Wear comfortable shoes or boots, pack a light snack and bring water.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 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 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:59:43 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Owls and Pellets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/rangers-choice-owls-and-pellets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/rangers-choice-owls-and-pellets Date: February 11, 2018

Our bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

Each season we feature some of the Rangers' favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. Pellets are the undigested parts of a bird’s food, such as hair or bones, which are coughed up through the beak.

Owl pellets are fascinating to investigate and analyze – be a scientist, by gently pulling the pellet apart to see what it is made from.

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 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: February 11, 2018

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

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

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 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 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language Date: February 14, 2018

Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. Use the signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided. (Adults)

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/adults-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/adults-le-petit-art Date: February 14, 2018

Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art. Participnts will learn how to create miniature pieces. They will learn miniature pieces can be quite detailed and take time to create. Participants are encouraged to take their time and concentrate on creating a fully-developed piece.

Adults of all ages, including seniors, are welcome.

Themes

January - ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) 2.5" x 3.5": Create work inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Mini Valentine-Inspired Work on Cardboard
February - Mini Poetry Book: Write your own or favorite poem or phrase to carry with you
March - Still Life on Cardboard inspired by the season. Students are encouraged to bring their own ideas.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 15, 2018

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

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 2018-02-15 2018-02-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 16, 2018

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

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 2018-02-16 2018-02-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: February 16, 2018

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

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

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 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 2018-02-16 2018-02-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/winter-tree-id-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/winter-tree-id-light Date: February 17, 2018

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

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from vigorous, to moderate, to light. Our light hike is a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a38385eab7fe.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month: The Flushing Freedom Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/africanamerican-history-month-the-flushing-freedom-mile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/africanamerican-history-month-the-flushing-freedom-mile Date: February 17, 2018

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history. Our tour route takes you on a journey through past, present, and future.

This walk highlights historic sites in Flushing, dating back as early as late 1600s. Flushing was home to a famous African-American inventor, a passageway of the Underground Railroad, and has one of the city's few landmarked trees.

Please note: Participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Ranger Registration page to register. Registration begins on Wednesday, February 7.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Daniel Carter Beard Mall

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2018-02-17 2018-02-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76339721679687500, -73.82992553710938000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:59:43 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month: Sandy Ground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/africanamerican-history-month-sandy-ground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/africanamerican-history-month-sandy-ground Date: February 17, 2018

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

Learn more about one of the oldest surviving communities in the United States that was founded by African Americans prior to the American Civil War.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Lenevar Avenue and Ramona Avenue (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53555741248300000, -74.20811891555800000 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/farmhouse-family-day Date: February 17, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 17, 2018

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

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 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: February 17, 2018

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000; 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a567c140c0a5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:44 EST
<![CDATA[Survial Series #3: Staying Found and Signaling for Help]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/survial-series-3-staying-found-and-signaling-for-help http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/survial-series-3-staying-found-and-signaling-for-help Date: February 17, 2018

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month History Month: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/african-american-history-month-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/african-american-history-month-seneca-village Date: February 17, 2018

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

Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park. Learn about the lives of Seneca Village's residents in the 1800's and the community's place in pre-Central Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.78204864909800000, -73.97171306610100000 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Espalier Fruit Tree Pruning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/espalier-fruit-tree-pruning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/espalier-fruit-tree-pruning Date: February 17, 2018

Learn how to prune and train young fruit trees to grow in interesting and beautiful patterns along walls and fences. Using espalier techniques to train a variety of fruit trees is a great way to save space while creating living sculptures.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Know Waste Lands Community Garden

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2018-02-17 2018-02-17 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.69784400000000000, -73.92591700000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a14aec2ea3a3.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:29:52 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 17, 2018

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

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 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 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 18, 2018

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

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 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Family Cooking Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/family-cooking-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/family-cooking-class Date: February 18, 2018

Join Allergic to Salad for a monthly farm-to-table cooking experience to introduce your family to all aspects of cooking. Enjoy a tasty treat that you make for lunch at the end of each session. Appropriate for all ages—children to grandparents.

Please note: Registration is required; to register, please visit familycookingqbg2.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-02-18 2018-02-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0f24a4c9cbd.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:59:45 EST
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Pollinators Presentation with Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/heather-garden-pollinators-presentation-with-leslie-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/heather-garden-pollinators-presentation-with-leslie-day Date: February 18, 2018

When you visit the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park during spring, summer, and fall, you will see not only the hundreds of species of flowering plants. You will see beautiful hummingbirds, butterflies, moths, bees, beetles, wasps, and flies that pollinate these flowers.

Join naturalist and author Leslie Day, to learn about the ecological relationship between pollinating animals and the flowers they depend upon for the nectar and pollen that is their food. And without pollinating animals, most of these flowering plants would be unable to reproduce. Throughout evolution flowers and animals have relied upon one another for life itself. Through stories, photographs and videos, you’ll learn about how we, too, are dependent upon these interesting and exquisite life forms.

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

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

Photo by Gabe Kirchheimer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a296ed4d1fb9.jpg Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Wildlife Animal Tracking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/winter-wildlife-animal-tracking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/winter-wildlife-animal-tracking Date: February 18, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills. In this program, learn how to identify animal tracks to understand animal behavior.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[The New York City Naturalist Club: Manhattan Rocks! Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/the-new-york-city-naturalist-club-manhattan-rocks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/the-new-york-city-naturalist-club-manhattan-rocks Date: February 18, 2018

New York City is the site of ancient earth-shaking and earth-shaping events. The bedrock that anchors the city’s skyscrapers tells a story of a place going back more than a billion years. The island of Manhattan is built on three strata known as Manhattan Schist, Inwood Marble, and Fordham Gneiss

Join our Urban Park Rangers on this one-way hike and learn about why Manhattan Rocks!

Hike will end at Inwood Hill Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: February 18, 2018

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 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: February 19, 2018

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 2018-02-19 2018-02-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Orienteering for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/kids-week-orienteering-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/kids-week-orienteering-for-kids Date: February 19, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-02-19 2018-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Finding Your Way]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/kids-week-finding-your-way http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/kids-week-finding-your-way Date: February 19, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-02-19 2018-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Geology]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/kids-week-geology http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/kids-week-geology Date: February 19, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-304-2277

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-19 2018-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Native American Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/kids-week-native-american-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/kids-week-native-american-games Date: February 19, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

Location: Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2018-02-19 2018-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75007010229800000, -73.80746781826000000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Living with Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/kids-week-living-with-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/kids-week-living-with-deer Date: February 19, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Lenevar Avenue and Ramona Avenue (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2018-02-19 2018-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53555741248300000, -74.20811891555800000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Celebrate Black History Month: George Washington Carver Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/celebrate-black-history-monthgeorge-washington-carver-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/celebrate-black-history-monthgeorge-washington-carver-workshop Date: February 20, 2018

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

Please note: Registration is required; to register, please visit carverworkshop.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-02-20 2018-02-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a14407eb8586.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:59:45 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyln: Shelter Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/kids-week-shelter-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/kids-week-shelter-building Date: February 20, 2018

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4f84181021d.JPG Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Fort Greene History and Colonial Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/kids-week-fort-greene-history-and-colonial-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/kids-week-fort-greene-history-and-colonial-games Date: February 20, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Reptiles and Amphibians]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/kids-week-reptiles-and-amphibians http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/kids-week-reptiles-and-amphibians Date: February 20, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: All About Bugs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/kids-week-all-about-bugs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/kids-week-all-about-bugs Date: February 20, 2018

Insects are small animals with six legs and a hard outer shell called an exoskeleton. Most have wings and antennae.

Want to learn more about bugs? Join the Urban Park Rangers for an afternoon of bug discovery.

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 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Lenape Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/kids-week-lenape-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/kids-week-lenape-scavenger-hunt Date: February 20, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R052 Allison Pond Park 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.63831534864300000, -74.10274819544500000 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Sea Shore Winter Walk and Coastal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/21/sea-shore-winter-walk-and-coastal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/21/sea-shore-winter-walk-and-coastal-arts-and-crafts Date: February 21, 2018

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

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

This is a free event.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-02-21 2018-02-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586fcb9af26b5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/21/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/21/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language Date: February 21, 2018

Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. Use the signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided. (Adults)

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-21 2018-02-21 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/21/adults-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/21/adults-le-petit-art Date: February 21, 2018

Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art. Participnts will learn how to create miniature pieces. They will learn miniature pieces can be quite detailed and take time to create. Participants are encouraged to take their time and concentrate on creating a fully-developed piece.

Adults of all ages, including seniors, are welcome.

Themes

January - ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) 2.5" x 3.5": Create work inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Mini Valentine-Inspired Work on Cardboard
February - Mini Poetry Book: Write your own or favorite poem or phrase to carry with you
March - Still Life on Cardboard inspired by the season. Students are encouraged to bring their own ideas.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-21 2018-02-21 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST