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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 61–70 out of 732 events
from May 5, 2016 to December 29, 2016
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Sunday, May 8, 2016

May 8

Spring Wildflower Hike (light)

at Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

May 8

It's My Park at McCarren Park

at McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to help care for McCarren Park.
Category: Fitness, Volunteer, It's My Park, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May 8

Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers

at Eastwood (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Learn about warblers through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 8

Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Prospect Park Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 8

Nature Exploration

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 8

Seining

at Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Get ready to get your hands wet, seining programs use nets to catch fish
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 8

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May 8

Ed Center Open Hours

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

1:00 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 much more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 8

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

May 8

Garden Walk: Nature's Mothers

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Celebrate Mother's Day at the Morris-Jumel Mansion by exploring the grounds and gardens in search of migratory birds and other wildlife with naturalist Gabriel Willow.
Category: Birding, Nature, Mother's Day

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