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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 51–60 out of 320 events
from February 10, 2016 to November 22, 2016
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Feb 18

Kids Week Manhattan: Birding

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Did you know cardinals live year round in New York City, and many bald eagles visit in the winter?
Category: Birding, Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 18

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
Feb 18

Partnerships Academy: How to Start or Join a Community Park Group (Brooklyn)

at Dodge YMCA, Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
For decades, New Yorkers have been taking ownership of their local parks by starting park community groups. These groups bring programs and funding to parks, and advocate for political support.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park, Talks
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, February 19, 2016

Feb 19

Dinosaurs Rock

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about the creatures that roamed the earth millions of years ago, search for fossils and rocks, then create a colossal craft.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 19

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Feb 19

Kids Week Bronx: Orienteering

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On this program, participants will learn how to use a compass and tips for reading maps.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 19

Kids Week Brooklyn: Cordage and Knot Tying

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Bowline, square, and slips are just some of the knots you may learn how to tie.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 19

Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Bingo

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Get your walking shoes on and let's explore Blue Heron Park. This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe nature, while playing bingo at the same time.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 19

Kids Week Queens: Winter Wildlife Hike

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Get your hiking shoes on and let's explore the woods of Alley Pond Park. While searching for wildlife, learn all about their unique adaptations and how they survive the winter.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 19

Kids Week Manhattan: Animal Tracking Hike

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Looking for signs and tracks of animals is the best way to learn more about them, and maybe even observe them.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids

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