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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 131–140 out of 309 events
from February 12, 2016 to November 22, 2016
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Mar 19

Living with Urban Coyotes

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.This program will focus on an oft-misunderstood newcomer to the New York City area: coyotes
Category: Nature
Free!

Must See
Event
Mar 19

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
Mar 19

The Night Sky

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn 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
Mar 19

Nocturnal Hike

at Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Participants are chosen by lottery. Register on Wednesday, March 9th.
Category: Nature
Free!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Mar 20

Prospect Park Orienteering Course

at Prospect Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Use provided maps and compasses to learn navigational skills in unfamiliar terrain. Participants chosen by lottery--visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on 03/09/2015 to register.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar 20

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
Mar 20

Night Sky: Spring Equinox

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to make observations.
Category: Nature, Astronomy
Free!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Mar 22

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 24, 2016

Mar 24

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 24

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

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