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Black History Month: The Birthplace of Hip-Hop

Cedar Playground

Date: February 27, 2021

Urban Park Rangers specialize in the interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and manmade, in our city’s long history.

Celebrate Black History Month in Parks with the Urban Park Rangers. On August 11, 1973, hip hop was born in The Bronx at a recreational room party. The party was so popular and crowded it had to move the party over to what is now known as Cedar Playground. Join us as we highlight the site that birthed hip-hop.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-7070

Location: Cedar Playground

2021-02-27
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Outdoor Skills: Fire Building

Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

Date: February 28, 2021

Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. All programs are family-friendly but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-7070

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

2021-02-28
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Winter Work Days at the Foodway

Concrete Plant Park
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Date: March 6, 2021

Shake the wintertime blues and lend a hand this winter at the Bronx River Foodway! Help us lay mulch, prune plants, and more as we prepare the Foodway for its 2021 spring revival! This event will respect the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines outlined by the NYC Mayoral office. Extra masks will be available onsite.

All ages and skill levels are welcome.

To register, please RSVP online or email concretefriends@gmail.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 560-9805

Location: Concrete Plant Park

2021-03-06
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Van Cortlandt Park East to West Hike

242nd Street and Van Cortlandt Park East (in Van Cortlandt Park)

Date: March 6, 2021

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. Join the Rangers on a journey along the only trail that crosses west-east in the park. This is a one-way hike that will end on the west side of the park, near Broadway.

Registration is required for this program. To register, visit the Urban Park Ranger's registration page. Registration begins on Wednesday, February 24.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: 242nd Street and Van Cortlandt Park East (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2021-03-06
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Deer Exploration Hike

Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)
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Date: March 7, 2021

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots as we explore the park in search of one of white-tailed deer!

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Participants may be designated an alternate estimated program start time due to capacity.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

2021-03-07
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The Pelham Bay Super Hike

Pelham Bay Park
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Date: March 13, 2021

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.

Participants are chosen by lottery. Lottery registration begins on Wednesday, March 3. To register, visit the Urban Park Rangers Registration page.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

2021-03-13
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Historic New York: Putnam Greenway Bike Tour

Van Cortlandt Park
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Date: March 14, 2021

Join the Rangers in a journey through time along the historic Putnam Greenway and learn about the history of this old train line. Hop on your bike and take a spin along this historic trail with the Rangers

Participants are chosen by lottery. Lottery registration begins on Wednesday, March 3. To register, visit the Urban Park Rangers Registration page.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

2021-03-14
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Nature Exploration: Seton Falls Park

East 233 Street and Baychester Avenue (in Seton Falls Park)

Date: March 20, 2021

Join our Urban Park Rangers on a nature exploration hike through the Grand Canyon of the Bronx! Our Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Participants may be designated an alternate estimated program start time due to capacity.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: East 233 Street and Baychester Avenue (in Seton Falls Park)

2021-03-20
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Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt

Crotona Park E & Charlotte Street (in Crotona Park)

Date: March 21, 2021

Stretch out the winter wearies with a hike through Crotona Park in search of buds, blooms, birds, and other signs of spring.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Participants may be designated an alternate estimated program start time due to capacity.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Crotona Park E & Charlotte Street (in Crotona Park)

2021-03-21
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Women's History Month: Anne Hutchinson

Pelham Bay Park
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Date: March 27, 2021

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.

Participants are chosen by lottery. Lottery registration begins on Wednesday, March 17. To register, visit the Urban Park Rangers Registration page.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

2021-03-27
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Birding: Birding 101

Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

Date: March 28, 2021

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.

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. In this program, learn the very basics of bird watching as a hobby.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Participants may be designated an alternate estimated program start time due to capacity.

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

2021-03-28
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