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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 271–280 out of 480 events
from July 24, 2014 to December 20, 2014
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Aug30

Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Category: Nature, Volunteer, It's My Park Day
Free!

Aug30

The Street Trees of New York City

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Learn about the complex relationship between trees, animals, and humans with Leslie Day, author of "Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City" and "Field Guide to the Natural World" of New York City.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Aug30

Weird, Wild & Wonderful

at The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.
The New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on unusual plants.
Category: Nature, Art

Aug30

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

at Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
Aug30

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 Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden. Turn colorful paper bags into fantastic 3-D fish that can swim through the…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug30

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Conservatory Garden (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Aug30

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.
Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids, Talks
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug30

Community Paddle

at Starlight Park, Bronx

12:30 p.m.
Enjoy short canoe trips, for beginners and families, along the Bronx River.
Category: Accessible, Nature, Kids, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug30

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
Learn about the park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Aug30

Family Camping in Fort Totten Park

at Fort Totten Park, Queens

6:00 p.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the divesions of everyday life…
Category: Nature
Free!

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