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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 121–130 out of 309 events
from February 12, 2016 to November 22, 2016
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Mar 12

The Night Sky

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

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Explore the science, history, and folklore of the universe with the Urban Park Rangers,using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.
Category: Nature, Astronomy
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Mar 13

Nature Photography: Winter Wonderland

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Bring your camera and get inspired by the powerful images of nature in winter. Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 2nd.
Category: Nature, Art
Free!

Mar 13

Camp Cooking 101

at Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn basic camp etiquette, campfire building, and how to make a meal with a Dutch Oven. Participant chosen by lottery--to enter, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on 03/02/15.
Category: Nature, Food
Free!

Mar 13

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, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Mar 15

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

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Mar 17

Tree Tots (3-4 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series

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

9:30 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, observations, games and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
Mar 17

Peepers (2 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series

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

10:45 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.
Category: Education, Nature, Games, Kids, School Break

Best For
Kids
Mar 17

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

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Mar 19

Hot Compost

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn to make and manage a “thermophilic” batch of compost—a pile that will heat up to kill weed seeds and pathogens.
Category: Education, Nature

Mar 19

Animal Eggs

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 animals that lay eggs, then join us for some games and an animal egg craft to take home.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Kids, Easter

Best For
Kids

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