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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 597 events
from May 22, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Saturday, May 23, 2015

May23

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
May23

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Enjoy this walk through the park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours.
Category: Nature, Tours

Must See
Event
May23

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

May23

It's My Park at Sherman Creek

at 203rd Street and 9th Avenue (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Sherman Creek to clean and beautify Sherman Creek Park. We look forward to a great work day!
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May23

Training 5/23

11:00 a.m.2:00 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!

May23

TreesCount!2015 Training 5/23 Northern Blvd

11:00 a.m.2:00 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!

May23

TreesCount!2015 Training 5/23 Lincoln Terrace Park

11:00 a.m.2:00 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!

May23

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!

May23

Locus Manor Garden Fundraiser BBQ

at Locust Manor Civic Association (in ), Queens

12:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Help us to beautify our neighborhood by restoring our community garden to its former glory.
Category: Volunteer, Food

May23

Ranger's Choice: Medicinal Plants

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn how to identify and utilize some of the plants that have been used for generations to treat and cure different ailments.
Category: Nature
Free!

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