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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 466 events
from May 23, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, May 30, 2015

May30

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

May30

Community Paddle

at Concrete Plant Park, Bronx

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Come enjoy free short canoe trips for beginners and families.
Category: Nature, Kids, Tours, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
May30

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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

May30

Family Camping: Bronx

at Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

6:00 p.m.7:00 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, Kids, Family Camping
Free!

Must See
Event
May30

Ranger's Choice: Twilight Canoe

at Central Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy an evening canoeing as the twilight turns into evening. Register at www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 20th.
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

May31

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

May31

Birding Basics 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 Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
May31

Natural Areas Exploration Day and Audubon Spring Migration Walk

at Randalls Island Natural Areas (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Come explore Randall’s Island’s wetlands and other natural areas. All ages are welcome. Learn from natural areas experts and explore the island’s diverse plant and animal communities.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
May31

Family Art Project: Telling Nature and Family Stories

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Led by visiting artist and performance artist Jesus Benavente and Family Art Project storyteller Rama Mandel, we celebrate storytelling at the Family Art Project and in our own lives.…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May31

Garden Buds: For 2s and 3s

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Each class will focus on a different theme and allow your toddler to get a hands-on and fun experience with plants and gardening!
Category: Education, Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids

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