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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 51–60 out of 369 events
from June 30, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Jul 9

Summer in the Square: ArtFarm Animals

at South Plaza (in Union Square Park), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Kids will get the unique opportunity to meet and learn about animals in a fun and interactive way.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 9

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Jul 9

Greenbelt Tree Tots

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with…
Category: Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
Jul 9

Wildflower 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.
Join an experienced member of the Alliance's Horticulture Department for a walk and talk about our favorite subject… flowers!
Category: Nature, Kids, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 9

Central Park Tour: An Evening Stroll in Central Park

at Doris Freedman Plaza (in Central Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us after work for An Evening Stroll in Central Park. Central Park Conservancy guides lead you on a casual walk from the southeast corner of the Park to Bethesda Terrace. Learn…
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Jul 9

Creatures of the Night

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

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Explore Prospect Park after dark with expert Naturalist Paul Keim.
Category: Nature, Tours

Friday, July 10, 2015

Jul10

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.
Category: Education, Nature, Art

Jul10

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

Jul10

Family Camping in High Rock Park

at High Rock Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the summer. Families are chosen by lottery. To register visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 1st.
Category: Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Jul11

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!

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