NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 16 Oct 2018 21:45:34 GMT <![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> Date: October 14, 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: Sparrows at Conference House Park]]> Date: October 14, 2017

October is prime time to learn to identify the different species of sparrows that visit Staten Island.

Sponsored by funding from NYC Council Member Joseph C. Borelli of the 51st District on Staten Island, as part of the Greenber NYC Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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<![CDATA[Bird Walks with New York City Audubon]]> Date: October 14, 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: Hawk Watch]]> Date: October 14, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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<![CDATA[Free Nature Walk at Washington Square Park]]> Date: October 14, 2017

Join NYC naturalist Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City, Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City, and Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City for a nature walk through Washington Square Park where she will talk about the botanical history of the trees and the diverse bird life of the park.

Free, RSVP suggested to

This event is co-sponsored by Washington Square Park Eco Projects.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

Location: Northwest Corner Seating Area (in Washington Square Park)

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<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> Date: October 15, 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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