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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 357 events
from September 17, 2014 to December 6, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sep20

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

Sep20

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!

Sep20

Workshop: Basic Canning

at UCC Youth Farm, Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Enjoy the bounty of the growing season and learn to preserve your harvest with Community Educator Jeanette Carter!
Category: Nature
Free!

Sep20

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Central Park Perimeter Wall, Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Sep20

Basic Canoeing

at Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.
Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays.
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Sep20

Nature Exploration: John Muir Trail (vigorous)

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

1:00 p.m.
On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest.
Category: Nature
Free!

Sep20

Central Park Tour: At Play in Central Park

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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

Sep20

Family Camping

at Prospect Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.
Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life, and to laugh and play with our families.
Category: Nature
Free!

Sep20

The Night Sky

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

8:00 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 21, 2014

Sep21

Birding for Families

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience the coming of fall in Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Category: Birding, Nature, Kids
Free!

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