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 Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:58:13 GMT <![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/bird-walks Date: September 16, 2017

Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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<![CDATA[Greenbelt on the Go: Southbound Migration at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/greenbelt-on-the-go-southbound-migration-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/greenbelt-on-the-go-southbound-migration-at-conference-house-park Date: September 16, 2017

Join Greenbelt birder, Seth Wollney, for a walk around Staten Island’s southern tip! We will be looking for migrating warblers, Philadelphia vireos, indigo buntings, and many more in the woods, fields, and beaches of Conference House Park.

"This event is part of the Greenbelt on the Go series, which is made possible thanks to the generous funding from NYC Council Member, Joseph C. Borelli of the 51st District on Staten Island, as part of the Greener NYC Initiative."

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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<![CDATA[Bird Walks with New York City Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon Date: September 16, 2017

Register for one or all five free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon! Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds— like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Registration is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Cabrini Woods Migration Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/cabrini-woods-migration-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/cabrini-woods-migration-walk Date: September 16, 2017

Urban forests like Fort Tryon's Cabrini Woods are critical links for migratory birds during their arduous thousand-mile journey along the Atlantic Flyway.
Join Gabriel Willow, expert naturalist, to learn about birds that visit Fort Tryon—including the warblers, vireos, thrushes, and others, and why they stop here on their way back from breeding grounds in northern forests in Canada, Upstate New York, and New England.
Bring binoculars.

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

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

Photo by Beth Bergman

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Cabrini Woods (in Fort Tryon Park)

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<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-the-north-woods Date: September 16, 2017

Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification along the way!

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.

Pre-registration required as space is limited. 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.

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

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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<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: September 16, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance for a bird-watching walk and learn about Prospect Park's magnificent array of birds and how to identify them!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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<![CDATA[Raptor Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/raptor-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/raptor-fest Date: September 16, 2017

Experience the thrill of viewing New York's premier predators live and up close.

Join NYC Parks at Raptor Fest hosted by the Urban Park Rangers. The event is free to the public and will include live demonstrations, a raptor viewing area, and education/activity tables. Activities are provided by the Urban Park Rangers; and live birds of prey are provided by Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation.

This event is a great way for kids to learn about birds of prey, while getting up close and personal with them. There will be birds on display, including falcons, hawks, and owls.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Stadium Ball Fields (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders-hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: September 17, 2017

Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification along the way!

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.

Pre-registration required as space is limited. 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.

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

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 2017-09-17 2017-09-17 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59baca8418d84.jpg Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:15:05 EDT