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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 181 events
from January 25, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Feb 1

Wildlife Viewing: City Squirrels

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
Ever wonder how squirrels are able to thrive in an urban environment? Learn about the basic biology and habits of these abundant and curious mammals.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 1

Nature's Workshop: Seed Germination

at Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.
Learn about native flowers and pollinators. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn more about gardening and start their own seeds to take home.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Feb 1

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.
Learn about the park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Feb 1

Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location, 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.
Category: Nature

Monday, February 2, 2015

Feb 2

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Feb 4

Midweek Bird Walk: Wolfe’s Pond Park and Lemon Creek

at Holten Ave. and Purdy Place (in Wolfe's Pond Park), Staten Island

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
After searching the beach, pond basin, and marsh for gulls and waterfowl, we will head down to Lemon Creek for more gulls and waterfowl and any hardy wintering songbirds.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, February 6, 2015

Feb 6

Astronomy: Jupiter at Opposition

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

6:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and…
Category: Nature, Astronomy
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 6

Astronomy: Jupiter at Opposition

at North Side of the Great Lawn (in Central Park), Manhattan

7:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and…
Category: Nature, Astronomy
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Feb 7

Family Birdwatching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Category: Birding, Nature, Kids, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 7

Family Art Project: Nature Mask Papermaking

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn from visiting artist Randy Brozen how to make beautiful, handmade paper masks from the natural fibers of cotton and abaca.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids

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Kids

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