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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 71–80 out of 481 events
from July 24, 2014 to December 20, 2014
in Nature (x) category

Friday, August 1, 2014

Aug 1

Six-Legged Wonders

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

2:00 p.m.
First, we will learn what makes an insect and insect. Next, we will go outside on a short walk in search of insects. Finally, we will create our very own insect to take home.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
Aug 1

Family Camping in Inwood Hill Park

at Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life…
Category: Nature
Free!

Aug 1

Qualia Gardens: Art Installation and Dance Performances

at Gil Hodges Community Garden, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Explore qualia—your personal sense of experience—with Brooklyn-based arts collective LEIMAY. Art installation on display July 15 - Aug 13. Dance performances Aug 1 and Aug 9.
Category: Dance, Nature, Art
Free!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Aug 2

Bird Walk

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

8:00 a.m.
NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns. Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy…
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Aug 2

Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Category: Nature, Volunteer, It's My Park Day
Free!

Aug 2

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

Aug 2

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

at Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

Third Annual Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count

at The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join naturalists from the Hudson River Estuary Program for this free family program as participants help collect a variety of wriggly and fascinating creatures usually hidden below the surface of the water.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids, Waterfront, Fishing
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 2

MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in the Manhattan

at Osgood Ave. and Gordon St.

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join us to help care for new street trees in Stapleton!
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Aug 2

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!

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