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 Mon, 20 Aug 2018 03:48:51 GMT <![CDATA[Greenbelt on the Go: Bat Hike!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/24/greenbelt-on-the-go-bat-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/24/greenbelt-on-the-go-bat-hike Date: August 24, 2018

Meet at the Martling Avenue bridge, then walk around Clove Lake Park in search of bats. Learn what they eat, how they catch prey, and understand more about these creatures of the night. This program is for children age 7+.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-08-24 2018-08-24 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 24 Jul 2018 13:14:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/25/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/25/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-ramble Date: August 25, 2018

Take a hike through the Ramble 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, hand lenses, and and complementary Discovery Journal.

Details

Meet: Meet: Loeb Boathouse Express Café (East Drive and 75th Street). Map of start location.
Terrain: A few inclines, some stairs, and wood-chipped trails; 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..

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: Loeb Boathouse (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-08-25 2018-08-25 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77508104309300000, -73.96854019165000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b3279392fdba.jpg Wed, 27 Jun 2018 15:29:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/25/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-ramble1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/25/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-ramble1 Date: August 25, 2018

Take a hike through the Ramble 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, hand lenses, and and complementary Discovery Journal.

Details

Meet: Meet: Loeb Boathouse Express Café (East Drive and 75th Street). Map of start location.
Terrain: A few inclines, some stairs, and wood-chipped trails; 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..

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: Loeb Boathouse (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-08-25 2018-08-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.77508104309300000, -73.96854019165000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b3279392fdba.jpg Wed, 27 Jun 2018 15:29:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Old Croton Aqueduct]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/09/historic-new-york-old-croton-aqueduct http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/09/historic-new-york-old-croton-aqueduct Date: September 9, 2018

During New York's early years, clean water was paramount to the success of our great metropolis. The Croton Aqueduct brought the water we needed to combat the cholera epidemic of the 1830s.

Hike across the High Bridge with the Urban Park Rangers and learn how New York City’s oldest standing bridge (completed in 1848) brought water from the Bronx to Manhattan, and allowed our city to grow into the Twentieth Century.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: West 170th Street and University Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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X120 Highbridge Park 2018-09-09 2018-09-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.84209823608400000, -73.92630004882800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5989dfee68bd1.jpg Tue, 07 Aug 2018 15:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree ID Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/09/tree-id-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/09/tree-id-hike Date: September 9, 2018

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head. This hike is of light intensity, featuring a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths and an introduction to tree identification.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: School Road and Bay Street (in Von Briesen Park)

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R059 Von Briesen Park 2018-09-09 2018-09-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.60721163657700000, -74.06095886230500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b68aa26a3b75.jpg Tue, 07 Aug 2018 15:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Art and Literature of the Brooklyn Bridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/09/arts-and-literature-of-brooklyn-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/09/arts-and-literature-of-brooklyn-bridge Date: September 9, 2018

The iconic Brooklyn Bridge, from the time when it was first built to the present day, lends itself to many literary and artistic works. Our Urban Park Rangers lead the way on this hike through Brooklyn Bridge Park discussing some of the great short stories, poems, novels, paintings and other works inspired by the Great East River Bridge. Can you create your own inspired work?

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Corner of Furman and Old Fulton Streets (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2018-09-09 2018-09-09 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70291421044900000, -73.99477791786200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59ef9c9616ecf.jpg Tue, 07 Aug 2018 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/10/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/10/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-north-woods Date: September 10, 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: 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 2018-09-10 2018-09-10 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b29d5675251b.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/11/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/11/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-north-woods Date: September 11, 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: 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 2018-09-11 2018-09-11 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b29d5675251b.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/19/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/19/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-north-woods Date: September 19, 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: 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 2018-09-19 2018-09-19 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b29d5675251b.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: September 22, 2018

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

Through an Urban Park Ranger-led hike, you will learn about the impacts and signs of deer on Staten Island, and maybe even see these majestic animals.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R172 Brookfield Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.56166747849400000, -74.15999635582000000 Fri, 10 Aug 2018 14:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/night-hike Date: September 22, 2018

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks.

What lurks around at night? Find out as the Urban Park Rangers lead a hike through Van Cortlandt Park under the cover of darkness. Discover the many animals that call this park home!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 10 Aug 2018 15:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike: Bugs and Butterflies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/nature-exploration-hike-bugs-and-butterflies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/nature-exploration-hike-bugs-and-butterflies Date: September 22, 2018

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate (longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain).

Start time: 11:00 pm

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 11:00 pm 12:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ef0ca230bfa.JPG Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Hike to Hamilton Grange]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/historic-new-york-hike-to-hamilton-grange http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/historic-new-york-hike-to-hamilton-grange Date: September 23, 2018

Hike through history with the Urban Park Rangers!

This hike will take you through Morningside Heights and Hamilton Heights enroute to Hamilton Grange at St. Nicholas Park, where Alexander Hamilton lived the last two years of his life. This is a one-way hike.

Registration is required. To register, visit the Urban Park Rangers Registration Page on Wednesday, September 12.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Morningside Park

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M056 Morningside Park 2018-09-23 2018-09-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.80505172637400000, -73.95910859108000000 Fri, 10 Aug 2018 15:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Paddle and Hike Orchard Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/rangers-choice-paddle-and-hike-orchard-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/rangers-choice-paddle-and-hike-orchard-beach Date: September 29, 2018

Join us for a paddle across the lagoon as we explore the salt marsh and the rich biodiversity found within. We will then land on the shores of the Hunter Island Nature Preserve and embark on a moderate hike.

Some prior canoeing or kayaking experience preferred. Recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Registration
Participants are chosen via a lottery. To register, visit our Urban Park Rangers' registration page Registration opens on Wednesday, September 19.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5989efe96272d.jpg Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:59:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset and S'mores]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/30/sunset-and-smores http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/30/sunset-and-smores Date: September 30, 2018

Urban Park Rangers lead you on this sunset hike through Van Cortlandt Park. Afterward, participants will be treated to s'mores over an open fire.

Please note: Registration is required. To register, visit the Urban Park Rangers Registration Page on Wednesday September 19.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-09-30 2018-09-30 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b68b2509cd87.JPG Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/08/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/08/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees-the-north-woods Date: October 8, 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: 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 2018-10-08 2018-10-08 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b29d5675251b.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:44:55 EDT