NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:10:22 GMT <![CDATA[Owls and Pellets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/owls-and-pellets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/owls-and-pellets Date: February 18, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo by Gabe Kirchheimer

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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

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

Taught by Warrior Sisters Organization.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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

What Central Park Secrets are revealed in the winter? With Central Park’s most famous canine resident leading the way, we’ll explore the Park’s wintery landscape to discover the answers! Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-794-6564

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Wild in Winter: Mid-Winter Recess in Prospect park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park Date: February 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584efc8fc4c69.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Living with Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/kids-week-staten-island-living-with-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/kids-week-staten-island-living-with-deer Date: February 20, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Balto's Winter Wonderland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/discovery-walks-for-families-baltos-winter-wonderland1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/discovery-walks-for-families-baltos-winter-wonderland1 Date: February 20, 2017

What Central Park Secrets are revealed in the winter? With Central Park’s most famous canine resident leading the way, we’ll explore the Park’s wintery landscape to discover the answers! Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration.

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-794-6564

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Geology]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/kids-week-manhattan-geology http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/kids-week-manhattan-geology Date: February 20, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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

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

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

This is a free event.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden Parking Garden

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584efc8fc4c69.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Birds of Prey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-bronx-birds-of-prey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-bronx-birds-of-prey Date: February 22, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.83700180053700000, -73.89340209960900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586fdaec430f2.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Tent Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-staten-island-tent-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-staten-island-tent-building Date: February 22, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3543

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/587561aa0344e.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Trees and Winter Wildlife Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-manhattan-trees-winter-wildlife-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-manhattan-trees-winter-wildlife-walk Date: February 22, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Wild in Winter: Mid-Winter Recess in Prospect park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park Date: February 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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

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

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

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Wild in Winter: Mid-Winter Recess in Prospect park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park Date: February 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584efc8fc4c69.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Trees Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/winter-trees-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/winter-trees-workshop Date: February 24, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Gather Around the Campfire]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-queens-gather-around-the-campfire http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-queens-gather-around-the-campfire Date: February 24, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/587566050b572.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Owl Pellets and Animal Tracking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-manhattan-owl-pellets-animal-tracking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-manhattan-owl-pellets-animal-tracking Date: February 24, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Adlai E. Stevenson High School

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Fire Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/fire-making-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/fire-making-skills Date: February 25, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Fort Totten]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/historic-new-york-fort-totten http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/historic-new-york-fort-totten Date: February 25, 2017

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

A pristine stretch surrounding a preserved Civil War fortress, Fort Totten Park provides a fascinating glimpse into New York's past.

Please note: Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Tuesday, February 14.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866dc440eddd.jpg Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: February 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/birding-owls Date: February 26, 2017

Urban Park Ranger birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a park ranger to borrow a pair. Urban Park Rangers will take you out and guide you on your quest to spot winter owls.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866dd081bde6.jpg Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/winter-tree-id-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/winter-tree-id-light Date: February 26, 2017

Learn how to ID a tree by the bark, buds, and other distinctive characteristics. Enjoy the subtle beauty of trees in winter.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866ddbee5071.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Sign Language: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/introduction-to-sign-languageadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/introduction-to-sign-languageadults Date: February 28, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-28 2017-02-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Sign Language: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/07/introduction-to-sign-languageadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/07/introduction-to-sign-languageadults Date: March 7, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-07 2017-03-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Sign Language: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/14/introduction-to-sign-languageadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/14/introduction-to-sign-languageadults Date: March 14, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-14 2017-03-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: March 18, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Sign Language: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/introduction-to-sign-languageadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/introduction-to-sign-languageadults Date: March 21, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-21 2017-03-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/25/greenthumb-growtogether-conference http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/25/greenthumb-growtogether-conference Date: March 25, 2017

Come celebrate the official kickoff of the community gardening season in New York City! The day will be packed with more than 30 workshops on garden-related topics including food systems education, kids activities, vegetable-growing techniques, and designing your community garden for the present and future.

Please note: Admission is $5. Admission is free for kids 12 years old and younger. Please purchase your tickets on Eventbrite.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Hostos Community College

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2017-03-25 2017-03-25 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.81760025024414000, -73.92769622802734000 Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Sign Language: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/introduction-to-sign-languageadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/introduction-to-sign-languageadults Date: March 28, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-28 2017-03-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: April 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: May 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: June 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/15/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: July 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-07-15 2017-07-15 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: August 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:15:18 EDT