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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.

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from May 3, 2016 to April 25, 2026

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May 4

Walking Meditation

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society.
Category: Education, Nature, Seniors
Free!

May 4

It's My Park at New Dorp Beach

at Ebbits Street & Cedar Grove Avenue (in Great Kills Park), Staten Island

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, please join the Friends of Kivlehan Park as they work to clean up and beautify the 9/11 memorial at the Cedar Grove beach parking lot.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park, Waterfront
Free!

May 4

Exhibition: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman showcases the work of two artists that use natural plant pigments in their artwork.
Category: Art, Seniors
Free!

May 4

Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.

Category: Art, Volunteer, Seniors
Free!

May 4

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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

May 4

Bryant Park Juggling

at Lawn (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.
Category: Accessible, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 4

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 4

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
May 4

3 to 6 Club

at Walker Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 4

GreenThumb Workshop: Vertical Gardening III - Converted Verticals

at Brooklyn Gardens Elementary School, Brooklyn

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
In this vertical gardening series you will learn how to create planters from recycled containers.
Category: Education, Seniors
Free!

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