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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 1–10 out of 196 events
from October 5, 2015 to January 8, 2016
in Nature (x) category

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Oct 6

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.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids, Tours, Fall Foliage, Seniors

Best For
Oct 6

Food Scrap Drop-Off

at Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
We want to use your food scraps to make compost and grow veggies at the Van Cortlandt Park Garden and Compost Site. This site will be operated by the NYC Compost Project hosted by The…
Category: Nature

Oct 6

Wetlands Tour

at Northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island! Participants can enjoy viewing beautiful wildflowers, birds and other native wildlife while…
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Tours, Waterfront, Seniors

Oct 6

Exhibition Opening - Swampland: Photoraphs by Ruth Wetzel

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks for the opening reception of the Arsenal Gallery's new exhibition Swampland: Photographs by Ruth Wetzel.
Category: Nature, Art, Seniors

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Oct 7

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

at East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to the park's northernmost highlights: Conservatory Garden, the Harlem Meer, and the North Woods.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours

Oct 7

Free Kids Gardening Classes

at South Brooklyn Childrens Garden, Brooklyn

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Join the South Brooklyn Children's Garden for a weekly free class that runs every Wednesday at 4 p.m. through October 14. The class is for 2 to 5 year olds.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids

Best For
Oct 7

Wednesday Night Tours: Composition & Lighting in Brooklyn Bridge Park: Fall

at Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Learn about the extraordinary history, ecology, and design of the park with New York's finest scholars. The tour will be led by Brooklyn Bridge Park photographer Alexa Hoyer.
Category: Nature, Tours

Oct 7

Arts, Culture & Fun Presents: Dark Nights, Bright Lights

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, Manhattan

7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The Moon & Saturn Join AC&F for a lecture by Jaclyn Avidon of the Amateur Astronomers Association Following the lecture we will step onto the rooftop for Skygazing (weather…
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, History, Talks, Seniors, Astronomy

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Oct 8

Waterfront 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.
The garden offers year-round beauty, from spring blooming daffodils to winter blooming witchhazel.
Category: Nature, Kids, Tours, Waterfront, Seniors

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Oct 9

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

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