NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:25:43 GMT <![CDATA[Allison Pond Park Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/428-allison-pond-park-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/428-allison-pond-park-forest-restoration Date: April 28, 2018

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect Allison Pond! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants to create a healthier ecosystem. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle to this event. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

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

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R052 Allison Pond Park 2018-04-28 2018-04-28 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.63831534864300000, -74.10274819544500000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 16:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families-gardens Date: April 28, 2018

Join us on a kid-friendly guided walk through thousands of blooms in Central Park’s Conservatory Garden. Discover the difference between the various flowers and landscapes that make up the Park’s only formal garden. Learn about its history, design, and what it takes to maintain a healthy and beautiful garden through hands-on exploration and guided activities in your complementary Discovery Journal.

Details

Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Map of start location
Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Ave, and enter the Garden at the north gate.
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-28 2018-04-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9db25c3c7a1.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Barking Up a Wave Hill Tree]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/family-art-project-barking-up-a-wave-hill-tree http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/family-art-project-barking-up-a-wave-hill-tree Date: April 28, 2018

With wax crayons and paper in hand, visit some of Wave Hill’s treasured trees and have a tactile experience making simple, but rich, bark rubbings. Using these inspired rubbings, work with burlap, cheesecloth, bits of leather, craft paper and yarn to create a collection of rich textures and bark-inspired designs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-04-28 2018-04-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6dd78bd08f.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Sakura Matsuri 2018: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Cherry Blossom Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/sakura-matsuri-2018-brooklyn-botanic-garden-cherry-blossom-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/sakura-matsuri-2018-brooklyn-botanic-garden-cherry-blossom-festival Date: April 28, 2018

Sakura Matsuri offers over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. The festival celebrates the Japanese cultural tradition of enjoying each moment of the cherry blossom season.

Please note: For more information about the festival and to purchase tickets, please visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Sakura Matsuri Festival page.

Late admission: 5:30 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 623-7200

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2018-04-28 2018-04-28 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.66910171508789000, -73.96219635009766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b471f346a53.jpg Mon, 12 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: April 28, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-28 2018-04-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour Date: April 28, 2018

Celebrate spring with a staff-led tour of Central Park’s only formal garden. Admire thousands of colorful tulips, two picturesque allées of blooming crabapple trees, and a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894. Conservatory Garden looks unlike anything else in Central Park — learn about its history, design, and blooms from the people who know it best.

Details

Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs. Handicap access to the Conservatory Garden requires entering the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, then entering the Garden at the northwest gate.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Pre-registration required as space is limited.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-28 2018-04-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820742d7d6e.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Survival Series: Forest First Aid]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/survival-series-forest-first-aid http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/survival-series-forest-first-aid Date: April 28, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and that might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a survival program is perfect for you.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3542

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-04-28 2018-04-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: April 28, 2018

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-04-28 2018-04-28 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000; 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a567c140c0a5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:44 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park: Arbor Day Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/its-my-park-arbor-day-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/its-my-park-arbor-day-celebration Date: April 28, 2018

Partnerships for Parks Catalyst Program is hosting a Arbor Day Celebration with Bronx Helpers and we are inviting the Claremont Village community!

Arbor means "tree" in Latin. We will be doing tree care and some park beautification!

Please RSVP on Eventbrite.

Bring water and snacks and a friend!!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 902-5745

Location: Claremont Park Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2018-04-28 2018-04-28 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.84159605513400000, -73.90716862678500000 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:29:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Peony Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/peony-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/peony-walk Date: April 28, 2018

Peonies bloom furiously and briefly within a narrow range of climate conditions. Join us as we celebrate the arrival of our spring beauties. Valued for their exquisite color, fragrance, and form, Chinese tree peonies are unmatched in sensuality and beauty.

Tour Snug Harbor's Chinese tree peony collection and learn why these flowers have inspired gardeners, artists, and poets for over a thousand years. Your tour tickets include admission to the New York Chinese Scholars Garden for the rest of the day after the walk. This event is rain or shine.

The Tree Peony Collection has been supported by the City Gardens Club of New York City with an additional in-kind donation from Mr. Tom Paulo. The Friends of the Chinese Scholar’s Garden provides continuing support in the maintenance of the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3504

Location: Carl Grillo Glasshouse (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-04-28 2018-04-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac2664768bbb.JPG Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Turning an Overgrown Site into a Maintainable Natural Area]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/turning-an-overgrown-site-into-a-maintainable-natural-area http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/turning-an-overgrown-site-into-a-maintainable-natural-area Date: April 28, 2018

This workshop will take us through the process of transforming overgrown areas into natural areas that are safe, beautiful, enjoyable, ecologically beneficial, and manageable. We’ll examine the physical conditions of the overgrown rock-outcrop area at the Roberto Clemente Community Garden and identify the plants, determining which to keep and which to remove. We’ll go into the kinds of plantings and people-centered spaces that might be possible, the techniques of site preparation and planting, and the care to give it over time.

This workshop is also offered in English translation.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Roberto Clemente Community Garden

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2018-04-28 2018-04-28 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.83904400000000000, -73.92232790000000000 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/28/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: April 28, 2018

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

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

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.
Terrain: A few hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-28 2018-04-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Birding Basics: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/central-park-birding-basics-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/central-park-birding-basics-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: April 29, 2018

Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the Pond and the Hallett Nature Sanctuary. Preserved for decades as a bird sanctuary, the Hallett provides habitat for a diverse wildlife population while serving as a peaceful haven for visitors. How many birds can you spot on this tour? Don't forget to bring your own binoculars.

Details

Meet: Chess & Checkers House (Mid-Park at 64th Street) Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free; registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ welcome; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 10 minutes before the start to allow time for check in.
Restrictions: Dogs are not permitted in the Hallett.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-29 2018-04-29 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a844b1f1f51c.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Barking up a Wave Hill Tree]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/family-art-project-barking-up-a-wave-hill-tree http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/family-art-project-barking-up-a-wave-hill-tree Date: April 29, 2018

With wax crayons and paper in hand, visit some of Wave Hill’s treasured trees and have a tactile experience making simple, but rich, bark rubbings. Using these inspired rubbings, work with burlap, cheesecloth, bits of leather, craft paper and yarn to create a collection of rich textures and bark-inspired designs. Arbor Weekend event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-04-29 2018-04-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6dea03df28.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Sakura Matsuri 2018: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Cherry Blossom Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/sakura-matsuri-2018-brooklyn-botanic-garden-cherry-blossom-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/sakura-matsuri-2018-brooklyn-botanic-garden-cherry-blossom-festival Date: April 29, 2018

Sakura Matsuri offers over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. The festival celebrates the Japanese cultural tradition of enjoying each moment of the cherry blossom season.

Please note: For more information about the festival and to purchase tickets, please visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Sakura Matsuri Festival page.

Late admission: 5:30 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 623-7200

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2018-04-29 2018-04-29 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.66910171508789000, -73.96219635009766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b471f346a53.jpg Mon, 12 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Birding Basics: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/central-park-birding-basics-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/central-park-birding-basics-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond1 Date: April 29, 2018

Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the Pond and the Hallett Nature Sanctuary. Preserved for decades as a bird sanctuary, the Hallett provides habitat for a diverse wildlife population while serving as a peaceful haven for visitors. How many birds can you spot on this tour? Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from our tour guides.

Details

Meet: Chess & Checkers House (Mid-Park at 64th Street) Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free; registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ welcome; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 10 minutes before the start to allow time for check in.
Restrictions: Dogs are not permitted in the Hallett.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-29 2018-04-29 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a844b1f1f51c.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA['Fantastic Voyage' Workshop: Learn How to Make Pomegranate-Cherry Gummies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/fantastic-voyage-workshop1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/fantastic-voyage-workshop1 Date: April 29, 2018

This hands-on workshop will use the backdrop of the Fantastic Voyage exhibition to explore the history of the Green Revolution and the rise of industrial food production. We will take a closer look at how food has migrated from a source of health and wellness to a co-opted capitalist tool designed to create a dependency on (and some would say addiction to) processed foods and all of its sugar, salt and fat configurations.

Participants will learn how to make pomegranate-cherry gummies as an example of regaining a comprehensive understanding of food for sale versus the food we grow and/or prepare ourselves.

This workshop is offered as part of the Fantastic Voyage exhibition by artists Stefani Bardin and Assaf Tamir. The immersive installation explores the role of food production in our personal health and the health of the environment.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Freshkills Park Studio + Gallery

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2018-04-29 2018-04-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.59276740000000000, -74.16370370000000000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: April 29, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-29 2018-04-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wellness Workshop: Nature’s Medicine CabinetThe Healing Power of Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/wellness-workshop-natures-medicine-cabinetthe-healing-power-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/wellness-workshop-natures-medicine-cabinetthe-healing-power-of-trees Date: April 29, 2018

Working with herbalist Tina Triburgo of Tina’s Tinctures, learn about the healing power of alternative remedies made from tree parts—bark, berries, roots and more—and go home with samples, recipes, and resources for creating products on your own. Concludes with an herbalist-led walk in the garden to see plants used in the workshop.

Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-04-29 2018-04-29 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6dee3674c8.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Ridgewood Street Tree Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/0429-ridgewood-street-tree-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/0429-ridgewood-street-tree-care Date: April 29, 2018

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183925232

Location: Benninger Playground

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Q038 Benninger Playground 2018-04-29 2018-04-29 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70707124010000000, -73.89827977140000000 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA['Fantastic Voyage' Workshop: Learn How to Make Pomegranate-Cherry Gummies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/fantastic-voyage-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/fantastic-voyage-workshop Date: April 29, 2018

This hands-on workshop will use the backdrop of the Fantastic Voyage exhibition to explore the history of the Green Revolution and the rise of industrial food production. We will take a closer look at how food has migrated from a source of health and wellness to a co-opted capitalist tool designed to create a dependency on (and some would say addiction to) processed foods and all of its sugar, salt and fat configurations.

Participants will learn how to make pomegranate-cherry gummies as an example of regaining a comprehensive understanding of food for sale versus the food we grow and/or prepare ourselves.

This workshop is offered as part of the Fantastic Voyage exhibition by artists Stefani Bardin and Assaf Tamir. The immersive installation at the Freshkills Park Studio + Gallery explores the role of food production in our personal health and the health of the environment.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5372

Location: Freshkills Park Studio + Gallery

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2018-04-29 2018-04-29 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.59276740000000000, -74.16370370000000000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Totally Trees Family Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/totally-trees-family-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/totally-trees-family-walk Date: April 29, 2018

Wave Hill boasts a collection of extraordinary, stately and old trees. Through observation and inquiry, discover how trees grow by looking at a tree’s parts and the role each part plays in a tree’s life cycle. With trees as your inspiration, venture across the grounds with Environmental Educator Olivia Kalin. Ages six and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-04-29 2018-04-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6df65f2684.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic Richmond Town's Sensory Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/hrts-sensory-sundays-sundays-in-april http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/hrts-sensory-sundays-sundays-in-april Date: April 29, 2018

This new program broadens the site's accessibility and enhances the visitor experience for people on the Autism Spectrum.

The Grace Foundation is partnering with HRT's historical interpreters as co-tour leaders for this special series of sensory tours.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2018-04-29 2018-04-29 1:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.57006212289800000, -74.14493775367700000 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 29, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Tour ends at the Dairy (mid-Park at 65th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: Moderate inclines and some stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-29 2018-04-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exploring the History and Landscape of Highland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/exploring-the-history-and-landscape-of-highland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/exploring-the-history-and-landscape-of-highland-park Date: April 29, 2018

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon walk wandering through Highland Park's picturesque views, historic landscape, architectural neighborhood gems, and the Ridgewood Reservoir. This restorative tour will feature the newly renovated and unique “Indian” granite stone bridge and its surroundings

Please note: Register by calling (718) 235-4462.

Led by Charles Monaco, Highland Park Community Advocates

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Jamaica Avenue and Highland Boulevard

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2018-04-29 2018-04-29 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.68537575829800000, -73.88238382339500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab55862aa71d.jpg Wed, 28 Mar 2018 13:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy: Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/astronomy-and-the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/29/astronomy-and-the-night-sky Date: April 29, 2018

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R172 Brookfield Park 2018-04-29 2018-04-29 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.56166747849400000, -74.15999635582000000 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:59:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: April 30, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-04-30 2018-04-30 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: April 30, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-04-30 2018-04-30 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: April 30, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-30 2018-04-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: April 30, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-04-30 2018-04-30 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Migration Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/01/spring-migration-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/01/spring-migration-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon Date: May 1, 2018

Join us for a bird walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery.

The walk will be led by Gabriel Willow, an educator from NYC Audubon. Gabriel is an experienced birder and naturalist, and is well-versed in the ecology and history of New York City. He has been leading walks for NYC Audubon for more than ten years, guiding new and experienced birders in all five boroughs and beyond.

After the walk, we hope you will linger to enjoy the nation's largest perennial garden open 365 days free to the public! Learn more about The Battery at thebattery.org.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3495

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-05-01 2018-05-01 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a440aefc3eb9.jpg Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/01/communication-and-soacialization http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/01/communication-and-soacialization Date: May 1, 2018

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-01 2018-05-01 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:59:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 1, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-01 2018-05-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/01/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/01/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 1, 2018

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

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

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.
Terrain: A few hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-01 2018-05-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[American Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/02/american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/02/american-sign-language Date: May 2, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-02 2018-05-02 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 2, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-02 2018-05-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/02/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/02/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: May 2, 2018

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the Park's three woodland landscapes. Closed to the public in 1934, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained mostly untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up a more comprehensive program of restoration and maintenance. Now, visitors can use the rustic trail to view native plantings that attract birds and other wildlife. Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, one of the most magical places in the Park.

Details

Meet: Tour starts at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: Wood-chipped trails and some hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10) To purchase tickets, please click here
Restrictions: Dogs are not permitted in the Hallett.

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-02 2018-05-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820ad44a031.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/02/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/02/farm-open-hours Date: May 2, 2018

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-02 2018-05-02 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c48f601150.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Sharing our Farm Traditions: Growing Korean Crops at Evergreen Community Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/02/sharing-our-farm-traditions-growing-korean-crops-at-evergreen-community-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/02/sharing-our-farm-traditions-growing-korean-crops-at-evergreen-community-garden Date: May 2, 2018

Evergreen Community Garden is a five-acre community garden in a predominantly Korean neighborhood in Flushing, Queens, with nearly 300 garden plots. Join us for a tour of the garden, and hear from garden members about their traditional crops and growing methods.

This workshop will be offered with Korean translation.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Evergreen Community Garden (in Kissena Corridor Park)

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Q300 Kissena Corridor Park 2018-05-02 2018-05-02 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.74869918823200000, -73.82140350341800000 Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:59:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/greenbelt-peepers Date: May 3, 2018

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, 2-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9965153d7e2.png Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds Date: May 3, 2018

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Please note: Space is limited; registration is requested. To register, please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9966ab1f109.png Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 3, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: May 3, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 3, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Tour ends at the Dairy (mid-Park at 65th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: Moderate inclines and some stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:14:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Mekong Group Music Class - Dan Tranh]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/mekong-group-music-class-da-tranh http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/mekong-group-music-class-da-tranh Date: May 3, 2018

Mekong Arts and Music (MAM) will be teaching a beginner's course of Dan Tranh, a 16-string Vietnamese zither. Instructed by Ngo Thanh Nhan and Anh Thu Phan for children and adults.

Recital scheduled for May 17.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:14:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 4, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-04 2018-05-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: May 4, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-04 2018-05-04 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Excursion: Birding up the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/excursion-birding-up-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/excursion-birding-up-the-hudson Date: May 5, 2018

Join Gabriel Willow for bird-watching and scenic hiking along the Hudson River near Bear Mountain, one of the most majestic spots in the Hudson Valley. Stops include Perkins Tower, Iona Island, and Constitution Marsh.

This trip includes extended periods of hiking along rocky trails with steep inclines: sturdy shoes required!

Transportation will be provided. Lunch is additional locally.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd5b021b54.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Confetti Nests for Bluebirds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/family-art-project-confetti-nests-for-bluebirds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/family-art-project-confetti-nests-for-bluebirds Date: May 5, 2018

At the time of year when little nestlings appear, papermaker Randy Brozen returns to show us how to sculpt little bluebirds and vibrant nests from paper pulp and colorful, shredded confetti. Add raffia, pine needles and sticks and build a nest to keep little birds cozy. Make one bird or make a brood.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd653e5d9e.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:59:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 5, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour Date: May 5, 2018

Staff pick! Celebrate spring with a staff-led tour of Central Park’s only formal garden. Admire thousands of colorful tulips, two picturesque allées of blooming crabapple trees, and a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894. Conservatory Garden looks unlike anything else in Central Park — learn about its history, design, and blooms from the people who know it best.

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820742d7d6e.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tour Date: May 5, 2018

Join us to explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of NYC.

The Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park is a 50+ acre natural oasis that straddles the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Built in 1859 to supply the once independent City of Brooklyn with high quality water, it became obsolete with the addition of new reservoirs in the Catskills in the 1950s and was decommissioned in the 1980s. Since then, nature took its course in a perfect case study of ecological succession. A lush and dense forest has grown in its two outside basins while a freshwater pond with waterfowl sits in the middle basin.

Please note: Registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 656-2984

Location: Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.68619918823200000, -73.88980102539100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab29740cb65f.jpg Fri, 06 Apr 2018 16:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Jane's Walk: History and Mysteries of Snug Harbor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/history-mysteries-of-snug-harbor-janes-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/history-mysteries-of-snug-harbor-janes-walk Date: May 5, 2018

Learn about hidden time capsules, statues, ghost sightings, and more at Snug Harbor!

Join us for a free tour through Snug Harbor’s 83-acre campus. You'll learn about the history of the 19th-century campus alongside tales of strange occurrences and mysteries on our grounds.

Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Registration
Registration is requested.

About Jane's Walk
Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. Jane’s Walks encourage people to share stories about their neighborhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities, and use walking as a way to connect with their neighbors.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3512

Location: Carl Grillo Glasshouse (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac27ed1133dc.jpg Fri, 06 Apr 2018 16:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: May 5, 2018

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000; 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a567c140c0a5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:44 EST
<![CDATA[Urban Wildlife Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/urban-wildlife-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/urban-wildlife-festival Date: May 5, 2018

Join us for an opportunity to get up close and personal with NYC’s wild residents. Learn about squirrels, raccoons, coyotes, skunks, deer, and more. Find out the best places in New York City and New York State to watch wildlife. There will be live animals with educational speakers, kid’s activities, and musical performances. Everyone is welcomed.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.84230041503906000, -73.93499755859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa69eff9f1c8.jpg Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:44:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: May 5, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees Date: May 5, 2018

Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park woodland community.

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

Details

Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills and stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8204b215bb3.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tour1 Date: May 5, 2018

NYC H2O is offering free tours of the Ridgewood Reservoir.

The Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park is a 50+ acre natural oasis that straddles the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Built in 1859 to supply the once independent City of Brooklyn with high quality water, it became obsolete with the addition of new reservoirs in the Catskills in the 1950’s and was decommissioned in the 1980’s. Since then, nature took its course in a perfect case study of ecological succession. A lush and dense forest has grown in its two outside basins while a freshwater pond with waterfowl sits in the middle basin.

Join us to explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of NYC. Please register here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 656-2984

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2018-05-05 2018-05-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aac19cb8508f.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:44:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands On History: Make a Scented Sachet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/hands-on-history-make-a-scented-sachet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/hands-on-history-make-a-scented-sachet Date: May 5, 2018

Come make a floral scented sachet like the ones worn and used 200 years ago! We’ll also learn about perfume lockets and popular scents of the time, including what George Washington put in his cologne! Then visit the rest of the museum and learn about Rufus King - Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement.

Recommended for ages 3 and up, adults also welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 5, 2018

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

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

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.
Terrain: A few hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Flushing Cemetery Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/flushing-cemetery-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/flushing-cemetery-walking-tour Date: May 5, 2018

Local historian James Driscoll and horticultural specialists Fred Gerber and Chuck Wade lead an informative tour highlighting key figures and features of this park-like burial ground.

Established in 1853, the cemetery is a testament to Flushing’s arboreal and horticultural heritage. As Flushing was a center for horticultural nurseries through the 19th century, the grounds offer a notable array of spring-flowering trees and shrubbery. The walking tour is co-sponsored with The Voelker Orth Museum. The tour group meets at 1:45 p.m. near the door to the Flushing Cemetery Chapel, inside the main gate.

Flushing Cemetery is a picturesque non-sectarian cemetery on over 75 countryside acres. The cemetery was first established on the 20 acre farmland of John Purchase, when Queens’ population was 20,000 and expanded in 1875. It is the final resting place of many Bayside Quaker families and such notables as Louis Armstrong, Bernard Baruch, Dr. Adam Clayton Powell, Sr., Vincent Sardi Sr., and Dizzy Gillespie. The Voelker-Orth family who endowed the museum in Flushing are also buried in Flushing Cemetery.

Rain Date: Sunday, May 6 at 2:00 p.m.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Flushing Cemetery

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2018-05-05 2018-05-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75328826904297000, -73.80328369140625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ace3ffbc77d3.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:44:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Watching at Strack Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/bird-watching-at-strack-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/bird-watching-at-strack-pond Date: May 6, 2018

Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by Jean Loscalzo of the Queens County Bird Club.

Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 718-235-4462

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 8:00 am 11:00 am 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Green Neighborhood: Bayside - Tree ID Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/0505-bayside-green-neighborhoodtree-id-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/0505-bayside-green-neighborhoodtree-id-walk Date: May 6, 2018

Join the NYC Parks Stewardship Team's monthly Green Neighborhood event! This May, we will be on the leafy streets of Bayside, Queens to talk about the unsung heroes that clean, shade,and enliven our public spaces: trees!

Start the morning with a Tree Identification walk around the neighborhood, followed by a street-tree care workshop, where you’ll learn the basics of keeping trees healthy and vibrant.

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: 39th Avenue and Bell Boulevard

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2018-05-06 2018-05-06 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75855690000000000, -73.76543670000000000 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:44:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Birding Basics: The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/central-park-birding-basics-the-north-woods-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/central-park-birding-basics-the-north-woods-tour Date: May 6, 2018

Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park. Along with beautiful arches and peaceful waterfalls, the North Woods provides 40 acres of rare habitat in the middle of New York City, making it an important stopover for birds during spring migration. How many can you spot on this tour? Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from our tour guides.

Details

Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (Inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free; registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ welcome; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 10 minutes before the start to allow time for check in.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a844903e9e23.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Introducing... The Bug Club: The Greenbelt Amateur Entomologist Society - Entomology for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/introducing-the-bug-club-the-greenbelt-amateur-entomologist-society http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/introducing-the-bug-club-the-greenbelt-amateur-entomologist-society Date: May 6, 2018

Learn what it takes to be an Amateur Entomologist by exploring the world of insects!

The Bug Club: Entomology for Kids!
Have you ever chased Greenbelt Nature Center butterflies, collected fireflies or rolled a log to see what dwelled beneath it? Insects are the largest group of animals on earth with nearly one million different kinds. And, this first meeting will explore what makes a Bug-A-Bug!

The Bug Club is an educational mini-series that explores the anatomy, life-cycles, and natural history of bugs through engaging activities, bug excursions in the Greenbelt, and live insect demos.

Ages 5+. All Bug Club sessions take place at the Greenbelt Nature Center unless otherwise stated. Donations are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aaac98447af4.png Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Confetti Nests for Bluebirds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/family-art-project-confetti-nests-for-bluebirds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/family-art-project-confetti-nests-for-bluebirds Date: May 6, 2018

At the time of year when little nestlings appear, papermaker Randy Brozen returns to show us how to sculpt little bluebirds and vibrant nests from paper pulp and colorful, shredded confetti. Add raffia, pine needles and sticks and build a nest to keep little birds cozy. Make one bird or make a brood.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd6bd9a874.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:44:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields1 Date: May 6, 2018

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

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

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.
Terrain: A few hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: May 6, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tours1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tours1 Date: May 6, 2018

NYC H2O is offering free tours of the Ridgewood Reservoir.

The Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park is a 50+ acre natural oasis that straddles the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Built in 1859 to supply the once independent City of Brooklyn with high quality water, it became obsolete with the addition of new reservoirs in the Catskills in the 1950’s and was decommissioned in the 1980’s. Since then, nature took its course in a perfect case study of ecological succession. A lush and dense forest has grown in its two outside basins while a freshwater pond with waterfowl sits in the middle basin.

Join us to explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of NYC.

Please register here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 917 656-2984

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2018-05-06 2018-05-06 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aac2b1b8e225.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Claudia Sanchez: Editor and Publisher of Edible Queens - Queens Cuisines]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/claudia-sanchez-editor-publisher-of-edible-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/claudia-sanchez-editor-publisher-of-edible-queens Date: May 6, 2018

Queens has a lot to offer as one of the most multicultural cities in the world, especially when it comes to food! Edible Queens, is a magazine that showcases unique local food, restaurants, bars and even recipes in Queens.

Claudia Sanchesz, editor and publisher of Edible Queens, will be our guest at the Queens Historical Society to talk about her magazine and experiences related to the diverse cuisines in Queens.

Sanchez’s contributions to Edible Queens includes several articles such as: “Street to Kitchen: From Cartagena to Cafe Boulud,” “A Taste of Hanoi,” and “Ten Countries in One Hour,” just to name a few. So for all the Queens foodies out there, don’t miss this exciting event featuring Claudia Sanchez!

*Refreshments will be served!

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acb90c9db52b.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:59:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/07/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/07/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: May 7, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-05-07 2018-05-07 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/07/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/07/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: May 7, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-05-07 2018-05-07 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 7, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-07 2018-05-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/07/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/07/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: May 7, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-07 2018-05-07 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/07/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/07/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: May 7, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-05-07 2018-05-07 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Migration Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/08/spring-migration-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/08/spring-migration-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon Date: May 8, 2018

Join us for a bird walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery.

The walk will be led by Gabriel Willow, an educator from NYC Audubon. Gabriel is an experienced birder and naturalist, and is well-versed in the ecology and history of New York City. He has been leading walks for NYC Audubon for more than ten years, guiding new and experienced birders in all five boroughs and beyond.

After the walk, we hope you will linger to enjoy the nation's largest perennial garden open 365 days free to the public! Learn more about The Battery at thebattery.org.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3495

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-05-08 2018-05-08 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a440aefc3eb9.jpg Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/08/communication-and-soacialization http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/08/communication-and-soacialization Date: May 8, 2018

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-08 2018-05-08 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:59:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 8, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-08 2018-05-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/08/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/08/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 8, 2018

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

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

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.
Terrain: A few hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-08 2018-05-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Cocktail & Craft: Indigo Shibori Handkerchiefs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/08/evening-cocktail-craft-indigo-shibori-handkerchiefs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/08/evening-cocktail-craft-indigo-shibori-handkerchiefs Date: May 8, 2018

Learn the elements necessary to create an indigo vat and we’ll make one together as a group. Enjoy a blue cocktail while learning about indigo history, techniques, and more from Jess Brey of Dyed in Queens. Each participant will test out shibori techniques on handkerchiefs (provided) before dyeing them blue and taking them home!

Adults 21+ only.

This event has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 8; it was previously scheduled for Wednesday, May 9. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-08 2018-05-08 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c57907b5ef.JPG Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:59:48 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA in the Greenbelt: Monthly Monitoring Sessions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/08/frogwatch-usa-in-the-greenbelt-monthly-monitoring-sessions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/08/frogwatch-usa-in-the-greenbelt-monthly-monitoring-sessions Date: May 8, 2018

We will hike within the Greenbelt to listen for frogs, and record data as part of a national citizen science initiative. Please bring a headlamp or flashlight.

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

This program is suitable for ages 8+.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2018-05-08 2018-05-08 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.60414505004883000, -74.16001892089844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa012f95f154.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:59:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Birding Basics: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/09/central-park-birding-basics-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/09/central-park-birding-basics-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: May 9, 2018

Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the Pond and the Hallett Nature Sanctuary. Preserved for decades as a bird sanctuary, the Hallett provides habitat for a diverse wildlife population while serving as a peaceful haven for visitors. How many birds can you spot on this tour? Don't forget to bring your own binoculars.

Details

Meet: Chess & Checkers House (Mid-Park at 64th Street) Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free; registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ welcome; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 10 minutes before the start to allow time for check in.
Restrictions: Dogs are not permitted in the Hallett.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-09 2018-05-09 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a844b2c23d07.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[American Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/09/american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/09/american-sign-language Date: May 9, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-09 2018-05-09 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 9, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-09 2018-05-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/09/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/09/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour Date: May 9, 2018

Staff Pick! Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one! From a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff take you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park.

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-09 2018-05-09 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820742d7d6e.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 9, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Tour ends at the Dairy (mid-Park at 65th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: Moderate inclines and some stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-09 2018-05-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/09/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/09/farm-open-hours Date: May 9, 2018

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-09 2018-05-09 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c48f601150.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/greenbelt-peepers Date: May 10, 2018

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, 2-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-05-10 2018-05-10 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9965153d7e2.png Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Birding Basics: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/central-park-birding-basics-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/central-park-birding-basics-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: May 10, 2018

Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the Pond and the Hallett Nature Sanctuary. Preserved for decades as a bird sanctuary, the Hallett provides habitat for a diverse wildlife population while serving as a peaceful haven for visitors. How many birds can you spot on this tour? Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from our tour guides.

Details

Meet: Chess & Checkers House (Mid-Park at 64th Street) Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free; registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ welcome; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 10 minutes before the start to allow time for check in.
Restrictions: Dogs are not permitted in the Hallett.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-10 2018-05-10 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a844b3cb5264.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds Date: May 10, 2018

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Please note: Space is limited; registration is requested. To register, please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-05-10 2018-05-10 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9966ab1f109.png Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 10, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-10 2018-05-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century1 Date: May 10, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-10 2018-05-10 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: May 10, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-10 2018-05-10 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Mekong Group Music Class - Dan Tranh]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/mekong-group-music-class-da-tranh http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/mekong-group-music-class-da-tranh Date: May 10, 2018

Mekong Arts and Music (MAM) will be teaching a beginner's course of Dan Tranh, a 16-string Vietnamese zither. Instructed by Ngo Thanh Nhan and Anh Thu Phan for children and adults.

Recital scheduled for May 17.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-10 2018-05-10 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:14:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 11, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-11 2018-05-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: May 11, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-11 2018-05-11 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 11, 2018

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

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

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.
Terrain: A few hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-11 2018-05-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Birding Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/summer-on-the-hudson-birding-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/summer-on-the-hudson-birding-walks Date: May 11, 2018

Meet at 120th Street and Riverside Drive and explore Riverside Park on a family-friendly bird walk. Who knows what birds we'll discover while taking in views of the Hudson River!

No registration necessary.

In partnership with New York City Audubon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 120th Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2018-05-11 2018-05-11 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81145694649100000, -73.96427392959600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da2aa502db.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 15:44:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Neighborhood: Bayside]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/512-bayside-green-neighborhood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/512-bayside-green-neighborhood Date: May 12, 2018

Join NYC Parks Stewardship's monthly Green Neighborhood event to protect natural areas and street trees in Bayside, Queens! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove garlic mustard, as well as seed native plants in order to create a healthier ecosystem.

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

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required. Volunteers younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Aarya Parking Lot (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74045405601200000, -73.74797821045000000 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:59:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Statues and Monuments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families-statues-and-monuments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families-statues-and-monuments Date: May 12, 2018

Join us on a kid-friendly adventure as we discover the secrets and mysteries of Central Park’s most beloved children’s sculptures! Central Park Conservancy Guides will lead this wintery exploration, featuring some of the Park’s most popular statues for children. Highlights of this guided walk include Balto, Alice in Wonderland, and Hans Christian Andersen.

Details

Meet: In front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with inclines and stairs; may not be suitable for strollers
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park),East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77220153808594000, -73.96759796142578000; 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a82034d737db.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST