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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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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Aug17

Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park Conservancy Volunteer Opportunities

at Terrace Promenade North (in Riverside Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Chip in for park improvement projects.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Aug17

New York City’s Threatened and Endangered Shore Birds

at Beach 50th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk), Queens

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks…
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Waterfront
Free!

Aug17

Family Art Project-Flutter with the Butterflies at Wave Hill

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Flutter with the Butterflies. See them and sketch them, flying and sipping at their favorite flowers, then make a butterfly hat to wear as you sail across the landscape.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
Aug17

Catch & Release Fishing

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must…
Category: Nature, Kids, Waterfront, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug17

Kayaking

at Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Get out on the water for kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse.
Category: Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Aug17

Festival De Las Flores

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Come see the Colombian floral artisans who are coming to New York for the Festival de las Flores as they assemble their unique creations.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Art, Kids

Must See
Event
Aug17

Back to the Beach

at Midland Playground (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island

10:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.

Category: Arts & Crafts, Games, Kids, Seniors
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug17

North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
A tour designed to showcase the work of Olmsted and Vaux.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Aug17

Wave Hill History Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:00 a.m.
Discover the fascinating history of the gardens, buildings and the people who once called Wave Hill their home, with historian and Wave Hill Garden Guide Deirdre LaPorte.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Talks, Waterfront
Free!

Aug17

Wildlife of Central Park

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks…
Category: Birding, Education, Nature
Free!

Must See
Event

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