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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 381–390 out of 513 events
from June 2, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Aug15

DIY Mini Hanging Planters

at Castle Clinton (in The Battery), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn how to make your own mini hanging planter using tiny jars, egg shells, and other surprising materials.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature
Free!

Aug15

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!

Aug15

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
Aug15

Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC Kite Flying Festival

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come and fly a kite at this fun festival for all ages! Kite-making kits will be provided for children.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Concerts, Festivals, Kids, Volunteer, Free Summer Concerts, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug15

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!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Aug16

Help the Garden Day

at Highland Park Children's Garden (in ), Brooklyn

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Help pitch in and volunteer with seasonal garden maintenance projects.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Aug18

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!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Aug19

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:15 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!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Aug20

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!

Aug20

Wildflower Garden Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join an experienced member of the Alliance's Horticulture Department for a walk and talk about our favorite subject… flowers!
Category: Nature, Kids, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids

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