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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 21–30 out of 261 events
from September 1, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sep 5

Seaside Wildlife Exploration

at Remsen Avenue and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park), Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers…
Category: Nature, Kids
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 5

Freshkills Park Site Tour

at St. George Ferry Terminal, Staten Island

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 5

Astronomy

at Beach 116 (in Rockaway Beach), Queens

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.
Category: Nature, Astronomy
Free!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sep 6

Early Morning Bird Walk: Fall Migration

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

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Catch a glimpse of a variety of species as they pass through the park on their way south.
Category: Birding, Nature, Tours
Free!

Sep 6

Family Art Project: Mattiasdottir's Outdoor Painting

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Relish the last days of summer in our annual outdoor painting project.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 6

Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors

at Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 6

Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues

at Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 6

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

Sep 6

Family Performance Festival: Park Discovery! (Central Park Conservancy Environmental Educators)

at The Great Hill (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Explore Central Park's diverse plant and animal life through hands-on nature activities led by Central Park Conservancy environmental educators.
Category: Concerts, Nature, Festivals, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 6

Saltwater Fishing

at West Harlem Piers Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Most programs are first-come, first-served
Category: Nature, Fishing
Free!

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