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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 31–40 out of 425 events
from April 2, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Monday, April 6, 2015

Apr 6

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Apr 6

Kids Week Bronx: Orienteering for Kids

at Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

1:00 p.m.
Today's topic is orienteering for kids. Practice your map reading skills and prepare to explore the park.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 6

Kids Week Brooklyn: All About Bugs

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
Today's topic is all about bugs. Among many fascinating facts, you will learn why all insects are bugs, but not all bugs are insects.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 6

Kids Week Queens: Birding for Kids

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced birdwatcher, spring migration is an exciting time to be out in the park. Bring your own binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 6

Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Crafts

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
Have fun today making arts and crafts with items collected and found in the park.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 6

Kids Week Manhattan: All About Birds

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.
Today is all about birds. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced bird watcher, spring migration is an exciting time to explore the park.
Category: Birding, Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Apr 7

The Orchid Show: Chandeliers

at The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.
Category: Nature

Apr 7

Kids Week Manhattan: Rocks and Geology

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.
Today is all about rocks and geology. Let's explore, examine, and climb a rock or two. Be prepared to get your hands dirty and become geologists for the day.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 7

Outdoor Adventures: Snug Harbor

at Building H (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Explore Staten Island's Snug Harbor, a cultural center and botanical garden, on this nature hike.
Category: Birding, Nature, Kids, Talks
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 7

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

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