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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 61–70 out of 328 events
from August 1, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Aug 8

Storefront Science: Explore Nature in Fort Tryon Park

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Dr. A of Storefront Science for an afternoon of investigation in Fort Tryon Park!
Category: Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 8

Familty Camping at Pelham Bay Park

at Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on 7/29
Category: Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 8

Family Camping at High Rock Park

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond. Participants are selected by lottery to enter, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on 7/29
Category: Nature
Free!

Aug 8

Perseid Meteor Shower

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

9:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City Parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky. Our Urban Park Rangers will be your…
Category: Nature, Astronomy
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Aug 9

Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for kids in this registration-required summer program.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

Summer Birding

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these captivating walks through the gardens and woodlands.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Tours

Aug 9

Seining

at Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn about the remarkable creatures of the East River as our scientists use a seining net to humanely catch and release these unique critters.
Category: Nature, Fishing
Free!

Aug 9

Family Art Project: Sounds of Nature

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Make a simple drum to experience the force of sound, or a wind chime to test out breezes, and get in tune as we join Bronx based musical troupe ¡Retumba!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature

Aug 9

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

at East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

Aug 9

Trail of the Month: Pink Trail (William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge)

at Native Plant Center, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Peruse the Pink Trail on this slower-paced, interpretative hike through the northwestern portion of the Greenbelt which borders Freshkills Park.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

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