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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 21–30 out of 474 events
from July 31, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Aug 1

Idlewild Birding by Canoe Excursion (Advanced)

at Idlewild Park, Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Prior canoe experience is required. Participants are chosen by lottery, register at nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 22
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Aug 1

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome! You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 1

TreesCount! 2015 Training Session

at Webster Ave and E 233rd Street

11:00 a.m.4:00 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!

Aug 1

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Aug 1

Sunny Shadows

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Kids ages 2-4 can explore the natural areas of the Greenbelt through arts and crafts, wading pool fishing, and sprinkler fun.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
Aug 1

Workshop: Soap Making

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park), Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Participants in this outdoor soap-making workshop will create their own soaps using a combination of ingredients, including essential oils and a variety of herbs and flowers.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature
Free!

Aug 1

Compost Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Every Saturday, the Compost Crew processes food scraps collected at the Inwood Greenmarket and organic waste recovered from NYRP's landscaping operations. Learn about the process…
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Aug 1

TreesCount! 2015 Training Session

at Throop Avenue and Madison Street

1:00 p.m.4:00 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!

Aug 1

TreesCount! 2015 Training Session

at Greene Avenue and Franklin Avenue

1:00 p.m.4:00 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!

Aug 1

TreesCount! 2015 Training Session

at Franklin Avenue and Madison Street

1:00 p.m.4:00 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!

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