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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 41–50 out of 261 events
from September 1, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sep10

Waterfront Garden Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The garden offers year-round beauty, from spring blooming daffodils to winter blooming witchhazel.
Category: Nature, Kids, Tours, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep10

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Friday, September 11, 2015

Sep11

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

Sep11

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Sep11

Family Camping at Fort Totten Park

at Fort Totten Park, Queens

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Participants are selected by lottery, to enter visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register 9/1
Category: Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sep12

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature
Free!

Sep12

Alley Pond Park Forest Trail Work

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help NYC Parks restore forest in Alley Pond Park! Trails provide access to the forest, but too many trails can confuse visitors and disrupt the ecology of the forest. Volunteers will…
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Sep12

Birding

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Sep12

Family Art Project: Palisades in Plaster

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Take a look at the rock formations that make up the magnificent cliffs of the Palisades that face Wave Hill.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep12

Full River Paddle

at 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Canoe through the Bronx River Forest, the NY Botanical Garden, the Bronx Zoo, River Park, Starlight Park & Concrete Plant Park. Registration required.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Kayaking and Canoeing, Talks, Waterfront

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