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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 11–20 out of 291 events
from August 28, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Aug29

Community Paddle

at Concrete Plant Park, Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Calling all novice paddlers: come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River and experience the beauty of estuary!
Category: Nature, Fitness, Kids, Tours, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug29

Randall's Island Salt Marsh Canoe Excursion

at Randall's Island Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Prior canoe experience is required. To register visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 19th
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Aug29

Family Art Project: Fishy Fun

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Focus on friends with fins, especially those popular goldfish swimming in the Aquatic Garden. Turn colorful paper bags into fantastic 3-D fish.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug29

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
Free!

Aug29

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Aug29

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome! You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug29

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Aug29

Workshop: Canning and Pickling

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park), Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Workshop participants will practice canning techniques and prepare a simple fruit preserve and a freezer pickle from seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Food
Free!

Aug29

Family Camping at Alley Pond Park

at Alley Pond Park, Queens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Participants are selected by lottery. To enter visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on August 19th.
Category: Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Aug30

Volunteer for BioBlitz at Freshkills Park

at Freshkills Park, Staten Island

9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Help Freshkills Park and CUNY Macaulay Honors College during BioBlitz. Additional Shifts Available!
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer
Free!

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