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NYC Parks Events Calendar

Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

Viewing 1–10 out of 575 events
from May 24, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Sunday, May 24, 2015

May24

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.
Category: Education, Nature, Art

May24

Birding: Hawk Watch

at High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Birding, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May24

CANCELLED: It's My Park at Socrates Sculpture Park

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Volunteers will fertilize and seed the grounds, plant in the herb and vegetable gardens, spread mulch around the parks trees, and help plant.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May24

Birding Basics for Families

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
May24

It's My Park at Lt. Lia Playground

at Lt Lia Playground (in Lt. Lia Playground), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with the H.E.A.L.T.H for Youths to help clear garbage and weeds, and rake the grounds of Lt. Lia Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May24

TreesCount!2015 Training 5/24 Sunset Park

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join a TreesCount! Training class to learn the techniques you need to help us map, count, and care for every street tree in New York City.
Category: Volunteer, TreesCount! 2015
Free!

May24

Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers

at Eastwood (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids, Tours, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
May24

Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May24

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

May24

Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.
Category: Nature, Tours

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