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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 3,289 events
from April 29, 2016 to April 25, 2026

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Apr 30

Paper Arts & Crafts

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Participants of all ages will have fun creating paper arts & crafts items to take home. Projects may include origami, decoupage, kirigami, collage, paper cutting, and more.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Free!

Apr 30

Spring Sprouts

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil, and plant an herb seed to take home.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 30

Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens

at Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one…
Category: Art, History, Women's History Month

Apr 30

Special Interactive Tour for Families: A Child's View of Life in 19th-Century New York

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

3:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
ome tour the house and learn what life was like for children (and adults) in the 1850s, from schoolwork and chores to games and play.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Art, Games, History, Best for Kids, Tours, Talks

Best For
Kids

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May 1

Early Morning Bird Walk: Marvelous Migrants

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

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to search for some of the dazzling birds that visit the park before flying to northern breeding grounds.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

May 1

Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park), Manhattan

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.
Category: Festivals, Fitness, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

May 1

Birdwatching at the Ridgewood Reservoir

at Ridgewood Reservoir, Queens This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Start your day off with an early morning bird-watching walk around the Ridgewood Reservoir.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 1

It's My Park at St. Nicholas Park

at St. Nicholas Park Dog Run (in St. Nicholas Park), Manhattan

8:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Volunteers will be spreading woodchips and tidying up the area.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May 1

New York Junior League’s Playground Improvement Project Day in Marcus Garvey Park

at Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan

8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Volunteers will help with gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this well-loved park.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

May 1

NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park

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

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

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