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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 81–90 out of 614 events
from May 1, 2016 to January 28, 2017
in Education (x) category

Thursday, May 12, 2016

May 12

City Chicken Institute: Spring Chicks Special - Hatching and Rearing Chicks

at Imani Community Garden, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
This workshop will go over the joys and risks of hatching your own eggs and how to care for the cute fuzzy little things that follow.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

May 12

Beginner Chess Social

at 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Learn to setup a chess board and map out your next move with assistance from our Chess host.
Category: Education, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, May 13, 2016

May 13

Nature Exploration

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 13

Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.
Category: Education, History, Tours

May 13

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

May 13

Teen PASS

at Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park), Staten Island, Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents…
Category: Education, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 14, 2016

May 14

Summer on the Hudson: The Art of Birding A Walk through Forever Wild Bird Sanctuary

at Riverside Park Bird Sanctuary (in Riverside Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Join Jeff Nulle, long-time volunteer park tender and past president of the Linnaean Society of New York, on National Migratory Bird Day.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Festivals, Tours
Free!

May 14

Compost Tea and Cookies

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This advanced composting class will show participants how to make a batch of compost tea—an aerated brew of finished compost in water.
Category: Education, Nature

May 14

Butterfly Project NYC Native Plant Share

at Grove Hill Learning Garden, Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn about the connections between native plants and pollinators and how to encourage them in urban landscapes.
Category: Education, Nature, Wildflower Week
Free!

May 14

Learn to Ride: Kids

at Juniper Boulevard South and 80th Street (in Juniper Valley Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Category: Education, Best for Kids, Learn To Ride
Free!

Best For
Kids

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