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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 11–20 out of 333 events
from August 23, 2014 to December 20, 2014
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Aug24

Basic Canoeing

at Van Cortlandt South and Major Deegan Expressway (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays.
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

Aug24

Nature Hike (moderate)

at Cunningham Park Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.
On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest.
Category: Nature
Free!

Aug24

Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's design, history, and ecology, and how the park came to life.
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

Aug24

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Aug24

Family Performance Festival: Story Laurie

at Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Groove in the glade as Story Laurie weaves wondrous tales and sings witty songs.
Category: Concerts, Nature, Kids, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug24

Free Kayaking

at South Beach Boardwalk at Ocean Avenue (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for our last event this season -- 15-minute trial paddle off shoreline. Equipment and tips provided. Experienced volunteers on water for assistance. …
Category: Nature, Sports, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Aug24

Nature on the Go!

at The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Enjoy catch-and-release fishing in this popular summer program. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. Open to children…
Category: Nature, Kids, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug24

Summer Fishing Clinics

at White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
The Prospect Park Alliance introduces Pop-Up Audubon II, an aquatically themed expansion of our popular nature education programs.
Category: Nature, Kids, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug24

CANCELLED: Nature Discovery for Kids: What's Under a Log?

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:30 p.m.2:15 p.m.
During these hands-on programs, kids will learn about the critters and plants of their park in a light-hearted and playful atmosphere.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug24

CANCELLED: Nature Discovery for Kids: What's Under a Log?

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:30 p.m.2:15 p.m.
During these hands-on programs, kids will learn about the critters and plants of their park in a light-hearted and playful atmosphere.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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