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 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 04:46:59 GMT <![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/23/kids-week-queens-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/23/kids-week-queens-nature-exploration Date: February 23, 2018

The natural world is the best playground in New York City. Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike through the wonders of Forest Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-02-23 2018-02-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Rangers' Choice: Lantern Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/rangers-choice-lantern-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/rangers-choice-lantern-night-hike Date: February 24, 2018

Discover Central Park at night. The Urban Park Rangers will discuss history and nocturnal wildlife on this night hike ending at Belvedere Castle.

Please note: Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Wednesday, February 14.

Participants are chosen via lottery.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1444

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-24 2018-02-24 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Hunter Island Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/hunter-island-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/hunter-island-night-hike Date: March 4, 2018

Owls, deer, coyotes, and racoons are among the many animals that call Pelham Bay Park home.

Join our Urban Park Rangers for this rare winter night hike. Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on Wednesday, February 21. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-03-04 2018-03-04 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81f2c5c66eb.jpg Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Pouch Camp Easement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/trail-of-the-moth-pouch-camp-easement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/trail-of-the-moth-pouch-camp-easement Date: March 11, 2018

Discover Pouch Camp on this 4-5 mile winter hike.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Visitors Parking Lot, Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 11:00 am 1:30 pm 40.58276922606900000, -74.12242603302000000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/nocturnal-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/nocturnal-hike-light Date: March 11, 2018

What lurks around at night? Find out as the Urban Park Rangers lead a hike through Flushing Meadows Corona Park under the cover of darkness and discover the many animals that call this park home.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.72269821166992000, -73.82700347900390000 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:15:05 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Equinox Salamander Sleuth Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/spring-equinox-salamander-sleuth-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/spring-equinox-salamander-sleuth-hike Date: March 20, 2018

Discover the important role that salamanders play in an ecosystem. We will identify, track, and document the unique salamander species that call the Central Greenbelt home. Ages 8+.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Pelham Bay Super Hike (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/the-pelham-bay-super-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/the-pelham-bay-super-hike-vigorous Date: March 24, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate, to vigorous.

This challenging hike winds its way through many diverse forests and ecosystems in Pelham Bay Park.

Vigorous hikes feature long distances with hills and rugged terrain. Wear comfortable shoes or boots, pack a light snack and bring water.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a85ee9c00e21.jpg Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:44:56 EST
<![CDATA[Women's History Month: Anne Hutchinson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/25/womens-history-month-anne-hutchinson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/25/womens-history-month-anne-hutchinson Date: March 25, 2018

The Urban Park Rangers will lead the way on this hike to Split Rock, highlighting the life and death of Anne Hutchinson, a key figure in the development of religious freedom in the English American colonies.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Split Rock Golf House (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-03-25 2018-03-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.80860137939453000 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Scavenger Hunt Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/25/scavenger-hunt-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/25/scavenger-hunt-hike-light Date: March 25, 2018

Use all of your senses and explore the park, searching high and low for clues with the Urban Park Rangers as your guide.

Nature scavenger hunts are a great way to connect to the natural world and get moving outside.

Our hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate to vigorous. Our light hike is a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Clifton Place and Marcy Avenue (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2018-03-25 2018-03-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.68941827099700000, -73.94798326492300000 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Early Spring Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/25/early-spring-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/25/early-spring-hike-moderate Date: March 25, 2018

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.

Moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced walks on rugged terrain. For all hiking programs, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1444

Location: Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-03-25 2018-03-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86999893188476600, -73.92109680175781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a85f16e031e4.jpg Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Fun with Phenology Hike & Intro to iNaturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/25/fun-with-phenology-hike-intro-to-inaturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/25/fun-with-phenology-hike-intro-to-inaturalist Date: March 25, 2018

Buds are about to burst! Look at plants and trees at different stages of bloom on a short hike, and take photos of your findings. Learn how pheno photos are used for citizen science, such as the iNaturalist app. Ages 10+.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2018-03-25 2018-03-25 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f5971c6c99.jpg Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark - Hike and Paint]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/arts-culture-fun-make-your-markhike-and-paint http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/arts-culture-fun-make-your-markhike-and-paint Date: April 7, 2018

Take a short hike with a Ranger and collect natural objects of interest. Once we have our bounty we will meet with a trained artist in watercolors and we'll put those discoveries on paper turning nature into art. To register, visit the Ranger registration page at: https://www.nycgovparks.org/reg/rangers. Registration will begin March 28 and end March 31.

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Hike from the Blue Herron Nature Center along the Green Trail

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Watercolor painting class at the Blue Heron Nature Center

Art supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome.

Ashton Agbomenou is a freelance painter and filmmaker with a BFA degree from Rhode Island School of Design. Born and raised in Harlem, New York, he studied classical painting at the High School of Art & Design and the Art Students League of New York.


This event is offered in partnership with the Art Students League of New York.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2018-04-07 2018-04-07 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0c871363ccb.jpg Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:45:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/14/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/14/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees Date: April 14, 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). Tour ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills and stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, 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.

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: 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 2018-04-14 2018-04-14 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8204b215bb3.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:15:04 EST
<![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). Tour ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills and stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, 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.

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: 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 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees Date: May 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). Tour ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills and stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, 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.

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: 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 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8204b215bb3.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/28/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/28/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees1 Date: May 28, 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). Tour ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills and stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, 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.

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: 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 2018-05-28 2018-05-28 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8204b215bb3.jpg Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/28/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/28/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees Date: May 28, 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). Tour ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills and stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, 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.

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: 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 2018-05-28 2018-05-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8204b215bb3.jpg Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:00:05 EST