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.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature
at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park), Bronx
at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.
at Concrete Plant Park, Bronx
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Calling all novice paddlers: come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River and experience the beauty of estuary!
Category: Nature, Kids, Tours, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
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
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
at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
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
at Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park), Manhattan
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with Urban Park Ranger-led tours, readings of eponymous children’s book, fishing clinics, and more.
Category: Concerts, Nature, Festivals, History, Kids, Markets, Tours, Food, Waterfront, Fishing
Sunday, September 27, 2015
at End of Castle Hill Avenue, Bronx
10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
The tour will include history on ancient estates, amusement parks, views of the Long Island Sound, and the beautiful Pugsley Creek Park.
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, History, Tours, Waterfront, Hiking