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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 321 events
from February 9, 2016 to November 22, 2016
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Feb 16

Mid-Winter Recess Workshops: Celebrate Black History Month—George Washington Carver Workshop

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Students will follow in Dr. Carver’s steps, using plants to paint and to create a healing lotion to take home.
Category: Education, Nature, Art, Kids, Black History Month, School Break

Best For
Kids
Feb 16

Kids Week Bronx: Coastal Animal Exploration

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn to recognize difference between invertebrates, fish, birds, and much more.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 16

Kids Week Brooklyn: Shelter Building

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On this program you will learn how to use items found in nature to create survival situation shelters.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 16

Kids Week Brooklyn: Revolutionary History and Colonial Games

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Today step back in time and play some colonial games. The history of Fort Greene Park provides the perfect backdrop as we experience what Colonial-era kids played during their free time.
Category: Nature, Games, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 16

Kids Week Queens: Reptiles and Amphibians

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
How do turtles survive the winter? Discover the answer to this question while learning all about the reptiles you may find in NYC's parks.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 16

Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Hike Journal

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe how wildlife and plants are thriving in the winter. Get inspired and collect your observations in your very own nature journal.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 16

Kids Week Manhattan: Reptiles

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
How do turtles survive the winter? Discover the answer to this question while learning all about the reptiles you may find in NYC's parks.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 16

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Kids, School Break
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Feb 17

Kids Week Bronx: Nature Hike

at Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe how wildlife and plants are thriving in the winter.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 17

Kids Week Queens: Native Americans

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Discover the culture and history of the true "native" New Yorker through fun games and activities.
Category: Nature, Games, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids

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