NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 24 Oct 2018 03:29:26 GMT <![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> Date: September 30, 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: Wonderful Birds of Wolfe’s Pond Park]]> Date: September 30, 2017

Wolfe’s Pond Park offers habitats ranging from beaches to woodlands which attract a good variety of migrating birds. Participants will see a sampling of warblers, sparrow, shorebirds and maybe even some early arriving waterfowl.

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: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - The North Woods]]> Date: September 30, 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]]> Date: September 30, 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[Bird Walks with New York City Audubon]]> Date: October 1, 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[Birding: Fall Migration]]> Date: October 1, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year and our Exploration Series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a park ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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<![CDATA[Discovery Day at Freshkills Park]]> Date: October 1, 2017

This free event is a chance to explore normally closed areas of Freshkills Park and enjoy the unique landscape and spectacular views the landfill-to-park project has to offer! Over 700 acres and eight miles of trails will be open for a day of photography, bicycling, activities, and tours.

The event will include:

  • Guided tours
  • Bicycling on five miles of paved paths. Bring your own bike or rent one for free at the park!
  • Self-guided hiking and photography across eight miles of trails
  • Kite-flying and other family-friendly activities led by NYC Parks
  • Shuttles to and from the event area: one at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, one at parking lots near 350 Wild Avenue, and another at one of the park’s scenic hills.

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park is almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park to be developed in New York City in over 100 years. It also has a significant history as the site of the Fresh Kills Landfill, which was the largest landfill in the world before closing in 2001. Since then, the landfill has been covered with layers of soil and infrastructure, and the site has become a place for wildlife, recreation, science, education, and art. As the park is built in phases, free tours and events provide early access for learning and exploration opportunities.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5372

Location: Freshkills Park Event Entrance

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