NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 30 Aug 2016 07:54:32 GMT <![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/saturday-sculpture-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/saturday-sculpture-workshops Date: September 10, 2016

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are designed for kids (ages 5 to 13) and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants will work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/rangers-choice-archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/rangers-choice-archery Date: September 10, 2016

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

This program is a beginner's introduction to the sport of archery. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Participants are chosen via lottery. To register for the lottery, please visit the Urban Park Rangers' Event Registration page from August 24 to August 31.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.60267767781100000, -74.15647268295300000 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Presents Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-presents-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-presents-hamlet Date: September 10, 2016

This season, the Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to audiences and community venues across New York City. Olivier Award winner Chukwudi Iwuji (The Histories, King Lear at The Public) plays the anguished prince of Denmark who is confronted at every turn with a poisonous power structure that's robbed him of his father, and forever darkened his understanding of the world. Inspired by The Mobile Unit’s unique approach to engaging diverse communities with the arts, Patricia McGregor (Hurt Village, brownsville song (b-side for tray) at Lincoln Center) directs this bold take on Shakespeare's immortal tale about family, deceit and the explosive consequences of unchecked corruption.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by email to Sarah.Bishow@parks.nyc.gov to reserve your seat.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5798fefab5170.jpg Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Green-Up Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/bronx-green-up-harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/bronx-green-up-harvest-festival Date: September 10, 2016

Bronx Green-Up, International Rescue Committee, and GreenThumb of NYC Parks will celebrate the efforts of community gardeners citywide with an annual Harvest Festival.

Join us at the New Roots Community Farm for food, music, activities for kids, and the Harvest Contest, featuring prizes for best vegetables and fruits, floral arrangements, garden photos, and pies! Contest entries must be submitted by 2:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Bronx Green-Up at (718) 817-8026 or email bronxgreenup@nybg.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New Roots Community Garden

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2016-09-10 2016-09-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.82122039794922000, -73.92516326904297000 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 10, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Continental Knit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/continental-knit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/continental-knit Date: September 10, 2016

Learn the Continental style of knitting. Learn how to hold your needles for Continental style, how to cast on, knit, and purl.

Learn to create garter stitch, stiockinette stitch, seed stitch, moss stitch, and ribbing.

Beginners are welcome.

Materials needed: 1 skein light colored #4 yarn, 1 pair short knitting needles #8, tapestry needle for weaving, and measuring tape.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/11/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/11/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: September 11, 2016

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 2016-09-11 2016-09-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/11/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/11/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 11, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-11 2016-09-11 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 12, 2016

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 2016-09-12 2016-09-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Under the Spotlight: Feathers and Wings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/12/under-the-spotlight-feathers-and-wings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/12/under-the-spotlight-feathers-and-wings Date: September 12, 2016

From birds to dragonflies, there are many creatures that take flight in the Greenbelt. Take a closer look at their wings and the features that make flying and gliding possible.

This program is suitable for ages 8 and older. Registration is required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718)351-3450.

Funding provided by New York City Council members.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-09-12 2016-09-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/13/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/13/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: September 13, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-13 2016-09-13 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/13/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/13/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 13, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-13 2016-09-13 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Making Compost Work for You]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/13/greenthumb-workshop-making-compost-work-for-you http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/13/greenthumb-workshop-making-compost-work-for-you Date: September 13, 2016

Your compost has cured all summer long, now you can learn how to use the finished product! Compost is an important soil amendment that helps improve soil structure and health.

In this hands-on workshop, learn the many benefits of compost. We will be discussing how to measure the maturity of your compost and the different ways to use compost for flowers, vegetables, houseplants, and trees.

This workshop is offered in partnership with the NYC Compost Project at the Lower East Side Ecology Center.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: 6th Street and Avenue B Community Garden

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2016-09-13 2016-09-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.72430038452100000, -73.98210144043000000 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/14/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/14/walking-meditation Date: September 14, 2016

This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society. The Walking Meditation classes will begin at the Upper Terrace gravel (across from the Bryant Park Cafe) with opening remarks and instruction; then, the class will conduct a slow and mindful turn about the park.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-14 2016-09-14 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/14/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/14/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: September 14, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-14 2016-09-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Healthy Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/14/greenthumb-workshop-healthy-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/14/greenthumb-workshop-healthy-trees Date: September 14, 2016

Join us for a walk through the Lower East Side’s historic community gardens to look at trees and learn how to successfully cultivate garden and street trees.

This workshop will discuss multiple topics including tree identification, how to choose the right tree for the right site, and how the palette of street trees is selected for its tolerance of rough urban conditions, as well as ways to keep your trees healthy and vigorous.

We will explore the ornamental features of selected exotic and native species, and touch on cultural practices, such as the pruning, mulching, and watering and cultural requirement, such as certain trees being salt-, drought-, pollution-, and compaction-tolerant.

This is a walking tour. The group will leave the starting location at East Seventh Street and Avenue B at 5:45 p.m.

Presented in partnership with Ronen Gamil.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Corner of East Seventh Street and Avenue B (in Tompkins Square Park)

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2016-09-14 2016-09-14 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.72514341902900000, -73.98124945163700000 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: September 15, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-15 2016-09-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 15, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-15 2016-09-15 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/human-chess Date: September 15, 2016

Become your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board as an embodied team sport at Human Chess.

We unroll a giant chess board which you will stand on in the position of your chosen chess piece (King, Queen, Bishop, etc.), and play the game with a group as a team.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-09-15 2016-09-15 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f59ab839230.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Working with Teens in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/greenthumb-workshop-working-with-teens-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/greenthumb-workshop-working-with-teens-in-the-garden Date: September 15, 2016

Working with teens and young adults in the garden can be both challenging and extremely worthwhile as the garden presents a tremendous learning opportunity and is unfamiliar territory to many young people in New York City. Join us as we explore the strategies for engaging young people in the garden, as well as gardening skills and best practices.

In partnership with Grow to Learn.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: School of Cooperative Technical Education

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2016-09-15 2016-09-15 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78369120853600000, -73.94504725582000000 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 16, 2016

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 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: September 16, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Presents Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-presents-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-presents-hamlet Date: September 16, 2016

This season, the Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to audiences and community venues across New York City. Olivier Award winner Chukwudi Iwuji (The Histories, King Lear at The Public) plays the anguished prince of Denmark who is confronted at every turn with a poisonous power structure that's robbed him of his father, and forever darkened his understanding of the world. Inspired by The Mobile Unit’s unique approach to engaging diverse communities with the arts, Patricia McGregor (Hurt Village, brownsville song (b-side for tray) at Lincoln Center) directs this bold take on Shakespeare's immortal tale about family, deceit and the explosive consequences of unchecked corruption.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by email to manhattan.acf@parks.nyc.gov to reserve your seat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5798fefab5170.jpg Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/bird-walks Date: September 17, 2016

Our bird walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts.

In 1998, Van Cortlandt Park was designated an Important Bird Area (IBA) in New York State by National Audubon. About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here, as determined by the 2006 Breeding and Migrating Bird Census Project in Van Cortlandt Park—a study of an Important Bird Area conducted by NYC Audubon. Breeders include the great-horned owl, eastern wood-pewee, great crested flycatcher, northern rough-winged swallo, and rose-breasted grosbeak with the American robin and the gray catbird, being the most populous breeding species.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b369929607c.JPG Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market Date: September 17, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.

This year, the market will continue to grow its youth program in order to employ, educate, and empower local teenagers through the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Youth Corps. We have also worked feverishly to improve the environment and delivery of services to market shoppers through strategic improvements in the physical infrastructure and by partnering with The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to increase our local visibility and foot traffic in the markets. That partnership will offer us additional market days at sister market sites in the immediate community, and to host several cultural festivals in the market and garden, author readings in the childrens garden, bike tours which complement our natural programming, and increase advertising and promotions of both markets.

The Large Market will continue its Healthy Gains through Baking with Whole Grains at the newly-improved cooking island area in September; offer eggs and herbs for sale from the Hattie Carthan chicken coops and new herbal farm, and will continue to offer individuals and institutions an opportunity to receive local vegetables, eggs, and herbs by subscribing to our alternative distribution programs—The Mixed Basket weekly Program and Institutional Basket Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden)

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Club for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/discovery-club-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/discovery-club-for-families Date: September 17, 2016

This fall, get up close and personal with plants, bugs, and more in the Hallett Nature Sanctuary! Discovery Club families will enjoy exclusive access to Central Park's most secluded woodland—a unique living laboratory!

Adults and children alike will take part in an immersive woodland adventure, exploring how people, plants, and wildlife thrive in an urban park. "Insider's View" activities related to park design, horticulture, and gardening culminate with an opportunity to get your hands dirty with a park improvement project. This five-part series is perfect for families with children in grades one through 4.

Each participating child receives a Discovery Kit (a kid-friendly backpack that contains binoculars, a magnifying glass, field guides, and other discovery tools), along with a field notebook, and a Discovery Journal.

Registration required; please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4b2a54fba5.jpg Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA["Welcome!" program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/welcome-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/welcome-program Date: September 17, 2016

Volunteer greeters will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Washington Square Park Conservancy’s "Welcome! Wagon" to answer your questions about the park’s history and horticulture.

Tours will be available, free of charge. Tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and will depart from the Welcome Wagon. Tours are led by community volunteers. Tours are first-come, first-served.

You’ll find the Welcome! Wagon located near the Park House or Holley Plaza throughout the summer and early fall (but not on severely rainy days).

"Welcome!" is organized by the Washington Square Park Conservancy.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: September 17, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/learn-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/learn-to-ride-kids Date: September 17, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn't matter how old you are, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 408-0243

Location: Bloomingdale Playground

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M238 Bloomingdale Playground 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.79930114746094000, -73.96600341796875000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/saturday-sculpture-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/saturday-sculpture-workshops Date: September 17, 2016

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are designed for kids (ages 5 to 13) and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants will work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Harvest Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/greenthumb-harvest-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/greenthumb-harvest-fair Date: September 17, 2016

Join GreenThumb for our annual celebration that honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City for their work during the season and gives them the opportunity to show off their harvests!

Bring your best harvest from your GreenThumb Community Garden to win prizes and join us as we celebrate the close of the growing season. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m.

Activities for all ages include:

• GreenThumb’s second annual Fresh Chef Contest Sign up here.
• Harvest Fair Contest
• Workshops
• Face painting
• Zumba
• Puppet-making workshop
• Raffle prizes
• Cooking Demos
• Decorate a vegetable
• First Annual Garden Recognition Award
• Live Entertainment and More!

Rain or Shine

Volunteer
Get involved! We are still seeking volunteers for the Harvest Fair. Sign up to gain event operations experience. Lunch will be provided. If you would like to volunteer, please register through the Google Form.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Diamante Garden

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2016-09-17 2016-09-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79790115356445000, -73.93640136718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bdc4c6782ec.JPG Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Presents Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-presents-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-presents-hamlet Date: September 17, 2016

This season, the Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to audiences and community venues across New York City. Olivier Award winner Chukwudi Iwuji (The Histories, King Lear at The Public) plays the anguished prince of Denmark who is confronted at every turn with a poisonous power structure that's robbed him of his father, and forever darkened his understanding of the world. Inspired by The Mobile Unit’s unique approach to engaging diverse communities with the arts, Patricia McGregor (Hurt Village, brownsville song (b-side for tray) at Lincoln Center) directs this bold take on Shakespeare's immortal tale about family, deceit and the explosive consequences of unchecked corruption.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by email to jennifer.jennings@parks.nyc.gov to reserve your seat.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-5558

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

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5798fefab5170.jpg Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 17, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Continental Knit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/continental-knit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/continental-knit Date: September 17, 2016

Learn the Continental style of knitting. Learn how to hold your needles for Continental style, how to cast on, knit, and purl.

Learn to create garter stitch, stiockinette stitch, seed stitch, moss stitch, and ribbing.

Beginners are welcome.

Materials needed: 1 skein light colored #4 yarn, 1 pair short knitting needles #8, tapestry needle for weaving, and measuring tape.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: September 18, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[32nd Annual Medieval Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/medieval-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/medieval-festival Date: September 18, 2016

Please join us for the 32nd annual Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park. This festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages.

Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests, and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink. Experience the culture of a bygone era against the backdrop of the Cloisters museum and the Hudson River during autumn's peak. We invite all ages to join us for this unique experience.

The festival is held in the area surrounding the world famous Cloisters, a magnificent museum of medieval art located in northern Manhattan.

The event is free but Medieval crafts, clothing, etc., and food will be available for purchase.

Please note: There will be no ATM's on site at the festival.

Most areas are wheelchair accessible; however, persons with mobility issues may experience difficulty maneuvering on lawn areas.

This event is co-sponsored by Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Drive and adjacent lawns (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 11:30 am 6:00 pm 40.86255254300800000, -73.93273985055600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571149fc22e5e.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 18, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: September 19, 2016

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to the Park's northernmost highlights, including Conservatory Garden, the Harlem Meer, and the North Woods.

The tour starts inside Central Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, and ends at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues).

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: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-19 2016-09-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.79430007934570000, -73.95120239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708024fda209.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/19/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: September 19, 2016

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 2016-09-19 2016-09-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: September 20, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 20, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/21/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/21/walking-meditation Date: September 21, 2016

This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society. The Walking Meditation classes will begin at the Upper Terrace gravel (across from the Bryant Park Cafe) with opening remarks and instruction; then, the class will conduct a slow and mindful turn about the park.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-21 2016-09-21 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/21/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/21/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: September 21, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-21 2016-09-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Raised Bed Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/21/greenthumb-workshop-raised-bed-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/21/greenthumb-workshop-raised-bed-design Date: September 21, 2016

Learn how to build standard raised beds for your community garden. This workshop will be hands-on and gardeners are welcome to join in.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Surfside Community Garden

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2016-09-21 2016-09-21 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.57302093505859400, -73.99474334716797000 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 22, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-22 2016-09-22 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/22/human-chess Date: September 22, 2016

Become your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board as an embodied team sport at Human Chess.

We unroll a giant chess board which you will stand on in the position of your chosen chess piece (King, Queen, Bishop, etc.), and play the game with a group as a team.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-09-22 2016-09-22 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f59ab839230.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 23, 2016

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 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: September 23, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Tool Maintenance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/greenthumb-workshop-tool-maintenance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/greenthumb-workshop-tool-maintenance Date: September 23, 2016

Learn how to maintain your garden tools and extend their use to make them more effective. Learn how to sharpen your hand pruners and other tools.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: United We Stand Community Garden

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2016-09-23 2016-09-23 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.80530166626000000, -73.91529846191400000 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/bird-walks Date: September 24, 2016

Our bird walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts.

In 1998, Van Cortlandt Park was designated an Important Bird Area (IBA) in New York State by National Audubon. About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here, as determined by the 2006 Breeding and Migrating Bird Census Project in Van Cortlandt Park—a study of an Important Bird Area conducted by NYC Audubon. Breeders include the great-horned owl, eastern wood-pewee, great crested flycatcher, northern rough-winged swallo, and rose-breasted grosbeak with the American robin and the gray catbird, being the most populous breeding species.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b369929607c.JPG Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market Date: September 24, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.

This year, the market will continue to grow its youth program in order to employ, educate, and empower local teenagers through the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Youth Corps. We have also worked feverishly to improve the environment and delivery of services to market shoppers through strategic improvements in the physical infrastructure and by partnering with The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to increase our local visibility and foot traffic in the markets. That partnership will offer us additional market days at sister market sites in the immediate community, and to host several cultural festivals in the market and garden, author readings in the childrens garden, bike tours which complement our natural programming, and increase advertising and promotions of both markets.

The Large Market will continue its Healthy Gains through Baking with Whole Grains at the newly-improved cooking island area in September; offer eggs and herbs for sale from the Hattie Carthan chicken coops and new herbal farm, and will continue to offer individuals and institutions an opportunity to receive local vegetables, eggs, and herbs by subscribing to our alternative distribution programs—The Mixed Basket weekly Program and Institutional Basket Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden)

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Club for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/discovery-club-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/discovery-club-for-families Date: September 24, 2016

This fall, get up close and personal with plants, bugs, and more in the Hallett Nature Sanctuary! Discovery Club families will enjoy exclusive access to Central Park's most secluded woodland—a unique living laboratory!

Adults and children alike will take part in an immersive woodland adventure, exploring how people, plants, and wildlife thrive in an urban park. "Insider's View" activities related to park design, horticulture, and gardening culminate with an opportunity to get your hands dirty with a park improvement project. This five-part series is perfect for families with children in grades one through 4.

Each participating child receives a Discovery Kit (a kid-friendly backpack that contains binoculars, a magnifying glass, field guides, and other discovery tools), along with a field notebook, and a Discovery Journal.

Registration required; please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4b2a54fba5.jpg Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA["Welcome!" program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/welcome-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/welcome-program Date: September 24, 2016

Volunteer greeters will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Washington Square Park Conservancy’s "Welcome! Wagon" to answer your questions about the park’s history and horticulture.

Tours will be available, free of charge. Tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and will depart from the Welcome Wagon. Tours are led by community volunteers. Tours are first-come, first-served.

You’ll find the Welcome! Wagon located near the Park House or Holley Plaza throughout the summer and early fall (but not on severely rainy days).

"Welcome!" is organized by the Washington Square Park Conservancy.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: September 24, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/saturday-sculpture-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/saturday-sculpture-workshops Date: September 24, 2016

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are designed for kids (ages 5 to 13) and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants will work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Red Lighthouse Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/little-red-lighthouse-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/little-red-lighthouse-festival Date: September 24, 2016

Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with a trip into the Little Red Lighthouse, Urban Park Ranger educational presentations, readings of The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge children’s book, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors, and activities for the whole family!

The lighthouse will be open for walk-up/walk-down visits and the NYC Urban Park Rangers will do multiple educational presentations from the stage to enrich your lighthouse experience.

Entrances to the festival are from the street at 181st Street or 156th Street with a walk to arrive at the lighthouse under the bridge. There is no shuttle service scheduled for this year.

Schedule of Activities
Noon to 12:45 p.m. - LRL Musical – Jessica Carp
12:45 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Urban Park Rangers presentation
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Big Apple Marching Band
2:15 p.m. to Reading of the The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Grey Bridge
2:25 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. - Urban Park Rangers presentation
2:50 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Jake Tavill blues
3:30 p.m. to 4:00 - Reading of the The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Grey Bridge

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85010147094726600, -73.94680023193360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570561968c5df.JPG Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 24, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Continental Knit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/continental-knit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/continental-knit Date: September 24, 2016

Learn the Continental style of knitting. Learn how to hold your needles for Continental style, how to cast on, knit, and purl.

Learn to create garter stitch, stiockinette stitch, seed stitch, moss stitch, and ribbing.

Beginners are welcome.

Materials needed: 1 skein light colored #4 yarn, 1 pair short knitting needles #8, tapestry needle for weaving, and measuring tape.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: September 24, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/25/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/25/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: September 25, 2016

Come learn about white-tailed deer with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-09-25 2016-09-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Having Fun with Our Food: Creative Composting at Project EATS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/25/having-fun-with-our-food-creative-composting-at-project-eats http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/25/having-fun-with-our-food-creative-composting-at-project-eats Date: September 25, 2016

Randall's Island is fortunate enough to host not one, but two urban farms! For the last in our series of three Having Fun With Our Food workshops, come visit the Wards Island Farm and see compost windrows, the super fast Berkley method( which makes completed compost in between 14 to 21 days), and learn more about the Department of Sanitation's 0x30 goals!

Composting mitigates organic waste and creates a healthy soil amendment for use on street trees and in gardens. Various locations on Randall's Island showcase many of the ingenious methods farms and gardens use to re-use organic waste!

Please note: Attendees must RSVP here for each workshop on Eventbrite.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Help USA Supportive Employment Center Garden

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2016-09-25 2016-09-25 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.78601410909500000, -73.93240265952500000 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/25/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/25/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 25, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-25 2016-09-25 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/25/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/25/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: September 25, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-25 2016-09-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/26/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/26/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: September 26, 2016

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 2016-09-26 2016-09-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/27/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/27/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 27, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-27 2016-09-27 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/walking-meditation Date: September 28, 2016

This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society. The Walking Meditation classes will begin at the Upper Terrace gravel (across from the Bryant Park Cafe) with opening remarks and instruction; then, the class will conduct a slow and mindful turn about the park.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-28 2016-09-28 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 28, 2016

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 2016-09-28 2016-09-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 29, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/human-chess Date: September 29, 2016

Become your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board as an embodied team sport at Human Chess.

We unroll a giant chess board which you will stand on in the position of your chosen chess piece (King, Queen, Bishop, etc.), and play the game with a group as a team.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f59ab839230.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 30, 2016

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 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: September 30, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/bird-walks Date: October 1, 2016

Our bird walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts.

In 1998, Van Cortlandt Park was designated an Important Bird Area (IBA) in New York State by National Audubon. About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here, as determined by the 2006 Breeding and Migrating Bird Census Project in Van Cortlandt Park—a study of an Important Bird Area conducted by NYC Audubon. Breeders include the great-horned owl, eastern wood-pewee, great crested flycatcher, northern rough-winged swallo, and rose-breasted grosbeak with the American robin and the gray catbird, being the most populous breeding species.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b369929607c.JPG Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market Date: October 1, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.

This year, the market will continue to grow its youth program in order to employ, educate, and empower local teenagers through the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Youth Corps. We have also worked feverishly to improve the environment and delivery of services to market shoppers through strategic improvements in the physical infrastructure and by partnering with The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to increase our local visibility and foot traffic in the markets. That partnership will offer us additional market days at sister market sites in the immediate community, and to host several cultural festivals in the market and garden, author readings in the childrens garden, bike tours which complement our natural programming, and increase advertising and promotions of both markets.

The Large Market will continue its Healthy Gains through Baking with Whole Grains at the newly-improved cooking island area in September; offer eggs and herbs for sale from the Hattie Carthan chicken coops and new herbal farm, and will continue to offer individuals and institutions an opportunity to receive local vegetables, eggs, and herbs by subscribing to our alternative distribution programs—The Mixed Basket weekly Program and Institutional Basket Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden)

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Club for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/discovery-club-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/discovery-club-for-families Date: October 1, 2016

This fall, get up close and personal with plants, bugs, and more in the Hallett Nature Sanctuary! Discovery Club families will enjoy exclusive access to Central Park's most secluded woodland—a unique living laboratory!

Adults and children alike will take part in an immersive woodland adventure, exploring how people, plants, and wildlife thrive in an urban park. "Insider's View" activities related to park design, horticulture, and gardening culminate with an opportunity to get your hands dirty with a park improvement project. This five-part series is perfect for families with children in grades one through 4.

Each participating child receives a Discovery Kit (a kid-friendly backpack that contains binoculars, a magnifying glass, field guides, and other discovery tools), along with a field notebook, and a Discovery Journal.

Registration required; please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4b2a54fba5.jpg Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA["Welcome!" program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/welcome-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/welcome-program Date: October 1, 2016

Volunteer greeters will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Washington Square Park Conservancy’s "Welcome! Wagon" to answer your questions about the park’s history and horticulture.

Tours will be available, free of charge. Tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and will depart from the Welcome Wagon. Tours are led by community volunteers. Tours are first-come, first-served.

You’ll find the Welcome! Wagon located near the Park House or Holley Plaza throughout the summer and early fall (but not on severely rainy days).

"Welcome!" is organized by the Washington Square Park Conservancy.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 1, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 1, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: October 2, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 2, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/03/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/03/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: October 3, 2016

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 2016-10-03 2016-10-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/03/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/03/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: October 3, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-03 2016-10-03 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/04/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 4, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-04 2016-10-04 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/06/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 6, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-06 2016-10-06 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 7, 2016

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 2016-10-07 2016-10-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: October 7, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-07 2016-10-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/bird-walks Date: October 8, 2016

Our bird walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts.

In 1998, Van Cortlandt Park was designated an Important Bird Area (IBA) in New York State by National Audubon. About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here, as determined by the 2006 Breeding and Migrating Bird Census Project in Van Cortlandt Park—a study of an Important Bird Area conducted by NYC Audubon. Breeders include the great-horned owl, eastern wood-pewee, great crested flycatcher, northern rough-winged swallo, and rose-breasted grosbeak with the American robin and the gray catbird, being the most populous breeding species.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b369929607c.JPG Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market Date: October 8, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.

This year, the market will continue to grow its youth program in order to employ, educate, and empower local teenagers through the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Youth Corps. We have also worked feverishly to improve the environment and delivery of services to market shoppers through strategic improvements in the physical infrastructure and by partnering with The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to increase our local visibility and foot traffic in the markets. That partnership will offer us additional market days at sister market sites in the immediate community, and to host several cultural festivals in the market and garden, author readings in the childrens garden, bike tours which complement our natural programming, and increase advertising and promotions of both markets.

The Large Market will continue its Healthy Gains through Baking with Whole Grains at the newly-improved cooking island area in September; offer eggs and herbs for sale from the Hattie Carthan chicken coops and new herbal farm, and will continue to offer individuals and institutions an opportunity to receive local vegetables, eggs, and herbs by subscribing to our alternative distribution programs—The Mixed Basket weekly Program and Institutional Basket Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden)

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA["Welcome!" program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/welcome-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/welcome-program Date: October 8, 2016

Volunteer greeters will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Washington Square Park Conservancy’s "Welcome! Wagon" to answer your questions about the park’s history and horticulture.

Tours will be available, free of charge. Tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and will depart from the Welcome Wagon. Tours are led by community volunteers. Tours are first-come, first-served.

You’ll find the Welcome! Wagon located near the Park House or Holley Plaza throughout the summer and early fall (but not on severely rainy days).

"Welcome!" is organized by the Washington Square Park Conservancy.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Club for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/discovery-club-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/discovery-club-for-families Date: October 8, 2016

This fall, get up close and personal with plants, bugs, and more in the Hallett Nature Sanctuary! Discovery Club families will enjoy exclusive access to Central Park's most secluded woodland—a unique living laboratory!

Adults and children alike will take part in an immersive woodland adventure, exploring how people, plants, and wildlife thrive in an urban park. "Insider's View" activities related to park design, horticulture, and gardening culminate with an opportunity to get your hands dirty with a park improvement project. This five-part series is perfect for families with children in grades one through 4.

Each participating child receives a Discovery Kit (a kid-friendly backpack that contains binoculars, a magnifying glass, field guides, and other discovery tools), along with a field notebook, and a Discovery Journal.

Registration required; please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4b2a54fba5.jpg Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 8, 2016

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 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/learn-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/learn-to-ride-kids Date: October 8, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn't matter how old you are, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 408-0243

Location: Tompkins Square Park

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72570037841797000, -73.98120117187500000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 8, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 9, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 9, 2016

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 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/10/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 10, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours on Columbus Day! Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’ scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-10 2016-10-10 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: October 11, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 11, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/12/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: October 12, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-12 2016-10-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/13/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/13/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: October 13, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-13 2016-10-13 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/13/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/13/ed-center-open-hours Date: October 13, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-10-13 2016-10-13 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT