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Upcoming Weekend Activities

2011 September 29

Fall is definitely upon us, so why not get out and enjoy the crisp air during a hike, garden tour or bird watching outing? All the events below are free, though some may require registration.

Bird watching in Brooklyn: Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind? Learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home. Saturday, Oct. 1, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Bird watching in Van Cortland Park: The park’s bird walks celebrate the tradition set forth by great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics.  Saturday, Oct. 1, 8:00 a.m.

Compost in the City: Learn how to nourish your plants and cut down on household waste with urban composting. Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Fresh Kills Park Sneak Peak: The hills and creeks of the closed 2,200-acre Fresh Kills Landfill are beginning their transformation into the city’s biggest and most fascinating new park, on Staten Island’s west shore. Sunday, Oct. 2, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Garden tour of Conservatory Garden in Central Park: See 2,000 Korean chrysanthemums in full, multi-colored bloom and more with the Garden staff. Saturday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Garden tour in Fort Tyron Park: Take a tour of the “Park for All Seasons.”  Discover which plants are in bloom in each of the seasons, even in the dead of winter. Sunday, Oct. 1, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Hike in Van Cortland Park: Join the New York City Parks Department’s Urban Park Rangers for a light hike in Van Cortland Park. Saturday, Oct. 1, 1:00 p.m.

Kayaking on the Hudson River: Explore the Hudson River firsthand during a free instructional kayaking lesson at Riverside Park in Manhattan. Saturday, Oct. 1, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Raptor Fest in Prospect Park: Learn all about the majestic birds that are raptors. Hawks, falcons, owls and other birds of prey will be on hand for flight demonstrations and more! Sunday, Oct. 2, 12:00 to 3 p.m.

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