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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 699 events
from May 5, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May 6

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

May 6

Frank White Memorial Garden: Annual Planting Week

at Frank White Memorial Garden (in ), Manhattan

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Groups and individuals will work together on turning soil in raised beds, empty compost bins into raised beds, create smaller innovative garden plots, and plant annuals and perennials.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

May 7

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

May 7

Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Mariella Bisson’s large scale, mixed media paintings of waterfalls are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity.
Category: Nature, Art, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Seniors
Free!

May 7

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May 7

It's My Park at McLaughlin Park

at McLaughlin Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, the GreenWorks Team will be caring for the McLaughlin Park garden beds. Please note that volunteer registration for this site is full.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May 7

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

May 7

Garden Crew

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant…
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May 7

Frank White Memorial Garden: Annual Planting Week

at Frank White Memorial Garden (in ), Manhattan

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Groups and individuals will work together on turning soil in raised beds, empty compost bins into raised beds, create smaller innovative garden plots, and plant annuals and perennials.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

May 7

Birding Tours of Bryant Park

at Bryant Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Discover the birds that call Bryant Park home, as well as those that may stop by during migration.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

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