Bronx-Events

Birding: Hawk Watch

Pelham Bay Park
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Date: September 26, 2020

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.

This hike will take us through the Bronx-Pelham Landfill in search of birds of prey and other wildlife along the way.

Please bring your own binoculars.

Registration is required. To register for this program, please visit the Urban Park Ranger Program Registration Page. Registation closes at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday September 26. Participants may be placed on a waitlist.

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) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

2020-09-26
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It's My Park at Vidalia Park

Vidalia Park Comfort Station (in Vidalia Park)

Date: September 27, 2020

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Teddy Bear Project to pick up litter and spread mulch at Vidalia Park.

Space is limited, so please reach out to the project contact to confirm your attendance.

We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 347-366-5601

Location: Vidalia Park Comfort Station (in Vidalia Park)

2020-09-27
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Nature Hike and Craft

Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

Date: September 27, 2020

Join the Rangers for a light hike, collecting natural materials along the way to create your own crafts.

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: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

2020-09-27
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Silver Shoes Dance Club: Social Dance Class for Seniors

Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park),Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)
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Date: September 29, 2020

The Silver Shoes Dance Club is a social dance program for Senior Citizens who are looking to stay healthy and fit during a socially distant time.

Come out to the park and learn dances like the Foxtrot, Salsa, Hustle, and more! This program is offered completely free of charge to adults over 65. No partner or experience necessary.

We'll be learning to dance together while maintaining a safe distance. Beginning September 15, we'll dance every Tuesday at Classic Playground and every Thursday at Woodlawn Playground.

You may pre-register online at silvershoesdancelcub.com.

See you soon!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (917) 957-1086

Location: Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park),Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2020-09-29
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Silver Shoes Dance Club: Social Dance Class for Seniors

Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park),Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)
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Date: October 1, 2020

The Silver Shoes Dance Club is a social dance program for Senior Citizens who are looking to stay healthy and fit during a socially distant time.

Come out to the park and learn dances like the Foxtrot, Salsa, Hustle, and more! This program is offered completely free of charge to adults over 65. No partner or experience necessary.

We'll be learning to dance together while maintaining a safe distance. Beginning September 15, we'll dance every Tuesday at Classic Playground and every Thursday at Woodlawn Playground.

You may pre-register online at silvershoesdancelcub.com.

See you soon!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (917) 957-1086

Location: Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park),Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2020-10-01
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Urban Park Ranger Volunteer Litter Cleanup

Metcalf Avenue and Seward Avenue (in Soundview Park)

Date: October 3, 2020

This It's My Park season, please join the Urban Park Rangers to clean and beautify Soundview Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

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: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Metcalf Avenue and Seward Avenue (in Soundview Park)

2020-10-03
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It's My Park at Loreto Playground

Loreto Playground

Date: October 4, 2020

This It’s My Park season, join the Friends of Loreto Playground to remove invasive weeds from the children's play area and pick up litter from our beloved park at Loreto Playground.

Space is limited, so please reach out to the project contact to confirm your attendance.

We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Loreto Playground

2020-10-04
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Accessible Birding Exploration

Ben Abrams Playground (in Bronx Park)

Date: October 4, 2020

Bring your own binoculars as the Urban Park Rangers lead you down a paved and accessible path, in search of Fall migrants along the Bronx River.

Please bring your own binoculars.

Registration is required. To register for this program please visit the Urban Park Ranger Program Registration Page. Registation closes at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 4. Participants may be placed on a waitlist.

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) 319-7258

Location: Ben Abrams Playground (in Bronx Park)

2020-10-04
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Silver Shoes Dance Club: Social Dance Class for Seniors

Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park),Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)
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Date: October 6, 2020

The Silver Shoes Dance Club is a social dance program for Senior Citizens who are looking to stay healthy and fit during a socially distant time.

Come out to the park and learn dances like the Foxtrot, Salsa, Hustle, and more! This program is offered completely free of charge to adults over 65. No partner or experience necessary.

We'll be learning to dance together while maintaining a safe distance. Beginning September 15, we'll dance every Tuesday at Classic Playground and every Thursday at Woodlawn Playground.

You may pre-register online at silvershoesdancelcub.com.

See you soon!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (917) 957-1086

Location: Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park),Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2020-10-06
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Silver Shoes Dance Club: Social Dance Class for Seniors

Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park),Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)
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Date: October 8, 2020

The Silver Shoes Dance Club is a social dance program for Senior Citizens who are looking to stay healthy and fit during a socially distant time.

Come out to the park and learn dances like the Foxtrot, Salsa, Hustle, and more! This program is offered completely free of charge to adults over 65. No partner or experience necessary.

We'll be learning to dance together while maintaining a safe distance. Beginning September 15, we'll dance every Tuesday at Classic Playground and every Thursday at Woodlawn Playground.

You may pre-register online at silvershoesdancelcub.com.

See you soon!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (917) 957-1086

Location: Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park),Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2020-10-08
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Historic New York: The High Bridge

West 170th Street and University Avenue (in Highbridge Park)
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Date: October 10, 2020

Urban Park Rangers specialize in the interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks.

Water is life! 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 disease and fire. Hike across the High Bridge with the Urban Park Rangers and learn how New York City's oldest standing bridge actually brought water from the Bronx to Manhattan and allowed our city to grow into the 20th century.

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 pm

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

2020-10-10
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Van Cortlandt Super Hike

Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)
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Date: October 11, 2020

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 eight-mile hike winds its way through most of Van Cortlandt Park's many diverse forests and ecosystems. Vigorous hikes feature long distances with hills and rugged terrain.

Registration is required for this program. To register, visit the Urban Park Ranger's 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: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

2020-10-11
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Silver Shoes Dance Club: Social Dance Class for Seniors

Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park),Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)
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Date: October 13, 2020

The Silver Shoes Dance Club is a social dance program for Senior Citizens who are looking to stay healthy and fit during a socially distant time.

Come out to the park and learn dances like the Foxtrot, Salsa, Hustle, and more! This program is offered completely free of charge to adults over 65. No partner or experience necessary.

We'll be learning to dance together while maintaining a safe distance. Beginning September 15, we'll dance every Tuesday at Classic Playground and every Thursday at Woodlawn Playground.

You may pre-register online at silvershoesdancelcub.com.

See you soon!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (917) 957-1086

Location: Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park),Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2020-10-13
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Silver Shoes Dance Club: Social Dance Class for Seniors

Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park),Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)
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Date: October 15, 2020

The Silver Shoes Dance Club is a social dance program for Senior Citizens who are looking to stay healthy and fit during a socially distant time.

Come out to the park and learn dances like the Foxtrot, Salsa, Hustle, and more! This program is offered completely free of charge to adults over 65. No partner or experience necessary.

We'll be learning to dance together while maintaining a safe distance. Beginning September 15, we'll dance every Tuesday at Classic Playground and every Thursday at Woodlawn Playground.

You may pre-register online at silvershoesdancelcub.com.

See you soon!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (917) 957-1086

Location: Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park),Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2020-10-15
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It's My Park at Seton Falls Park

Seton Falls Park

Date: October 17, 2020

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Seton Falls Park Preservation Coalition to remove litter and plant crocus bulbs at Seton Falls Park.

Space is limited, so please reach out to the project contact to confirm your attendance.

We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Seton Falls Park

2020-10-17
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Nature Exploration: Hunter Island

Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)
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Date: October 17, 2020

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Join our hikes and explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Moderate intensity hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain.

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: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

2020-10-17
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Urban Park Ranger Volunteer Litter Clean Up

East 174th Street and West Farms Road (in Starlight Park)

Date: October 18, 2020

This It's My Park season, please join the Urban Park Rangers to clean and beautify Starlight Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

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: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: East 174th Street and West Farms Road (in Starlight Park)

2020-10-18
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Fall Foliage Hike: Cornucopia of Trees!

Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)
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Date: October 24, 2020

With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping. Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests. Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.

When you share your photos on social media, use the hashtag #FallforNYC; we're sharing our favorites!

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: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

2020-10-24
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