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Wild NYC is at the other end of your doorstep! Explore New York's urban forests, streams, and wildlife with these fun outdoor activities.

Nature Events

Friday, May 22, 2015

May 22

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

May 22

Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Mariella Bisson’s large scale, mixed media paintings of waterfalls are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity.
Free!

May 22

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

May 22

Night Lights at Wave Hill

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Wave Hill’s 50th anniversary festivities reach a crescendo this spring with a month-long celebration, when, for the first time in Wave Hill’s history, visitors will be…

Saturday, May 23, 2015

May 23

Bird Watching Around Strack Pond

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by Jean Loscalzo of the Queens County Bird Club.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 23

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

May 23

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

May 23

HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the bee garden, and more.

Best For
Kids
May 23

Bryant Park Fly Fishing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging.
Free!

May 23

Seasonal Explorers: Sensational Spring

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

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Get to know the outdoors this spring season by joining the Greenbelt staff for some fun-filled activities, crafts, stories and hikes (weather permitting). This mini-series will consist…

Best For
Kids
May 23

GreenThumb Workshop: Beneficial Insects

at Tranquility Garden , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Want to attract native bees, butterflies and other pollinators? Come and learn how to do so.
Free!

May 23

It's My Park Under the Urban Tree Canopy

at Frederick Douglass Circle (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to help plant, mulch, and support an ongoing Street Tree Stewardship service project.
Free!

May 23

Upper River Paddle

at 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Canoe through the Bronx River Forest, New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo.

Must See
Event
May 23

Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers

at Eastwood (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 23

Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 23

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Enjoy this walk through the park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours.

Must See
Event
May 23

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

May 23

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

May 23

Ranger's Choice: Medicinal Plants

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn how to identify and utilize some of the plants that have been used for generations to treat and cure different ailments.
Free!

May 23

Ranger's Choice: Hidden New York: Calvert Vaux Discovery Hike

at Calvert Vaux Park , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
This beautifully restored parkland holds remnants of sunken barges that have been taken over by nature and a wide variety of birds on water and land.
Free!

May 23

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

May 23

Nocturnal Wildlife

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

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Central Park comes alive at night with the activity of its nocturnal residents.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, May 24, 2015

May 24

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

May 24

Birding: Hawk Watch

at High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park) , Staten Island

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 24

Birding Basics for Families

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 24

Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers

at Eastwood (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 24

Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 24

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

May 24

Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

May 24

Night Lights at Wave Hill

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Wave Hill’s 50th anniversary festivities reach a crescendo this spring with a month-long celebration, when, for the first time in Wave Hill’s history, visitors will be…

Monday, May 25, 2015

May 25

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

May 25

Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Mariella Bisson’s large scale, mixed media paintings of waterfalls are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity.
Free!

May 25

Central Park Tour: Memorial Walk

at Maine Monument (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Walk through Central Park and see how generations of New Yorkers have used the Park as a place to remember their veterans.
Free!

Must See
Event
May 25

Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights on this special holiday Monday. Free with admission to the grounds.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

May 26

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

May 26

Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Mariella Bisson’s large scale, mixed media paintings of waterfalls are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity.
Free!

May 26

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

May 26

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

May 26

Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

May 27

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

May 27

Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Mariella Bisson’s large scale, mixed media paintings of waterfalls are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity.
Free!

May 27

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for this tour of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

May 27

City Chicken Institute: How to Build an Auto Waterer

at Paradise on Earth , Bronx

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Visit a live chicken coop and learn about the benefits of raising your own flock in an urban setting. This workshop will focus on how to build a Auto Waterer for your flock.
Free!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

May 28

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

May 28

Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Mariella Bisson’s large scale, mixed media paintings of waterfalls are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity.
Free!

May 28

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

May 28

Garden Crew

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant…
Free!

Friday, May 29, 2015

May 29

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

May 29

Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Mariella Bisson’s large scale, mixed media paintings of waterfalls are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity.
Free!

May 29

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

May 30

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

May 30

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

May 30

HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the bee garden, and more.

Best For
Kids
May 30

Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!

Best For
Kids
May 30

Birding: Hawk Watch

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 30

Bryant Park Fly Fishing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging.
Free!

May 30

Family Art Project: Telling Nature and Family Stories

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Led by visiting artist and performance artist Jesus Benavente and Family Art Project storyteller Rama Mandel, we celebrate storytelling at the Family Art Project and in our own lives.…
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 30

Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers

at Eastwood (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 30

Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 30

NatureFest 2015

at Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Naturefest is a family celebration of environmental awareness and local natural history.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 30

Freshwater Fishing

at Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.
Free!

May 30

Summer on the Hudson: Great New York City Fish Count

at 172nd Beach (in Fort Washington Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
How many and what species fish will we collect as we pull our nets through the Hudson? How will our site differ from others? Join us for this fun waterside event! Part of the…
Free!

Must See
Event
May 30

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Free!

May 30

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

May 30

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

May 30

Community Paddle

at Concrete Plant Park , Bronx

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Come enjoy free short canoe trips for beginners and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 30

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

May 30

Family Camping: Bronx

at Van Cortlandt Park , Bronx

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.
Free!

Must See
Event
May 30

Ranger's Choice: Twilight Canoe

at Central Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy an evening canoeing as the twilight turns into evening. Register at www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 20th.
Free!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

May 31

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

May 31

Birding Basics for Families

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 31

Natural Areas Exploration Day and Audubon Spring Migration Walk

at Randalls Island Natural Areas (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Come explore Randall’s Island’s wetlands and other natural areas. All ages are welcome. Learn from natural areas experts and explore the island’s diverse plant and animal communities.
Free!

Must See
Event
May 31

Family Art Project: Telling Nature and Family Stories

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Led by visiting artist and performance artist Jesus Benavente and Family Art Project storyteller Rama Mandel, we celebrate storytelling at the Family Art Project and in our own lives.…
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 31

Garden Buds: For 2s and 3s

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Each class will focus on a different theme and allow your toddler to get a hands-on and fun experience with plants and gardening!

Best For
Kids
May 31

Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers

at Eastwood (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 31

Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 31

Birding: Hawk Watch

at Pelham Bay Park , Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The old Pelham Bay landfill remains closed to the public, making it a great place to watch migrating birds of prey.
Free!

Must See
Event
May 31

Marine Ecology: Seining and the Shore

at American Ballfields , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 31

Horseshoe Crabs

at Plumb Beach , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
May through June is mating and egg-laying season; this will be your best opportunity to view them up close.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 31

Basic Orienteering (light)

at Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park) , Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
On orienteering hikes you will learn to strengthen your map reading and compass using skills.
Free!

May 31

Greenbelt Garden Club: Natural Pest and Weed Control

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Everyone loves fresh fruits and vegetables… including our six- legged friends. Learn natural and safe ways to keep insects and other hungry backyard inhabitants from feasting on…

May 31

Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Jun 1

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 1

Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Mariella Bisson’s large scale, mixed media paintings of waterfalls are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity.
Free!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Jun 2

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 2

Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Mariella Bisson’s large scale, mixed media paintings of waterfalls are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity.
Free!

Jun 2

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Jun 2

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Jun 3

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 3

Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Mariella Bisson’s large scale, mixed media paintings of waterfalls are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity.
Free!

Jun 3

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.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Jun 4

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 4

Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Mariella Bisson’s large scale, mixed media paintings of waterfalls are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity.
Free!

Jun 4

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Jun 4

Fledglings: Early Childhood Program

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

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
The program will include opportunities for mini nature-walks, animal encounters, nature play, and story time.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 4

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for this tour of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Jun 4

Waterfront Garden Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join an experienced member of our Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers that are growing on the island along the waterside.
Free!

Jun 4

Seeds Under the Spotlight

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park) , Staten Island

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Seeds are amazing little packages that move by rolling on the ground, flying through the air, floating in water or "hitching" a ride on passerby’s. We will take a hike…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 4

Children's Summer Series Kick Off

at Dry Harbor Playground (in Forest Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us as we kick off our children's summer events with fun activities for the whole family. TD Bank will be hosting workshops and bringing their eco-friendly "Mobile…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 4

Garden Crew

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant…
Free!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Jun 5

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 5

Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Mariella Bisson’s large scale, mixed media paintings of waterfalls are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity.
Free!

Jun 5

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jun 5

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Jun 6

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 6

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

Jun 6

Horseshoe Crabs

at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
May through June is mating and egg-laying season; this will be your best opportunity to view them up close.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 6

HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the bee garden, and more.

Best For
Kids
Jun 6

Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!

Best For
Kids
Jun 6

Bryant Park Fly Fishing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging.
Free!

Jun 6

Hike the Heights

at Sunken Playground (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Hike the Heights is an annual community hike and celebration in northern Manhattan parks that promotes the use of the Giraffe Path...
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 6

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome! You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 6

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

Jun 6

Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates

at Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 6

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Jun 6

Go Greenpoint! Greenpoint Festival

at McCarren Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The event includes education with schools, community groups, and companies displaying research or art projects that will enhance our appreciation and understanding of our environment.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 6

Annual Bronx River Festival: Hello Herring

at 180th Street & Boston Road (in Bronx Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This festival will include an animal show, music, free community paddles, a ramble tour, live performances, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 6

Heather Garden Design Tour with Public Garden Designer Ronda M. Brands

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the design and planting scheme of the three-acre Heather Garden.
Free!

Jun 6

Plants We Eat: Tour & Activity

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the Garden and explore plant parts, identify their functions, and discover which of these parts we eat.

Best For
Kids
Jun 6

Ranger's Choice: Gather Around the Campfire

at Alley Pond Park , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us around our roaring campfire for an evening of s'mores, games, and storytelling. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 27th.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 6

Family Camping: Brooklyn

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Jun 7

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 7

Bird Watching at the Ridgewood Reservoir

at Ridgewood Reservoir , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by Steve and Heidi Nanz of the Brooklyn Bird Club.
Free!

Jun 7

Garden Buds: For 2s and 3s

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Each class will focus on a different theme and allow your toddler to get a hands-on and fun experience with plants and gardening!

Best For
Kids
Jun 7

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.
Free!

Jun 7

Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates

at Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 7

Discovery Day

at Freshkills Park Event Entrance , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to Freshkills Park for an opportunity to discover the trails and hills of the landfill-to-park project!
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 7

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Jun 7

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for this tour of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Jun 8

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 8

Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Mariella Bisson’s large scale, mixed media paintings of waterfalls are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity.
Free!

Jun 8

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Jun 9

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 9

Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Mariella Bisson’s large scale, mixed media paintings of waterfalls are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity.
Free!

Jun 9

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Jun 9

Tree Care Tuesday with Human Impacts Institute

at 90 Kent Avenue and North 8th Street

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the Human Impacts Institute to help care for local trees and greenspace and help with their local oyster monitoring project too!
Free!

Jun 9

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Free!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Jun 10

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 10

Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Mariella Bisson’s large scale, mixed media paintings of waterfalls are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity.
Free!

Jun 10

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Jun 10

Final Workshops for the Jamaica Bay Implementation Plan

at PS 272 , Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Share your thoughts, reactions, and input to the plan for the future of this 28-mile network of bicycle and pedestrian paths connecting parks, wetlands, and beaches surrounding Jamaica Bay.
Free!

Jun 10

FrogWatch Monthly Monitoring Sessions

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

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join us for monthly monitoring sessions where we listen for the calls of local frogs. FrogWatch USA is a nationwide program that monitors and tracks amphibian populations by collecting…
Free!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Jun 11

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 11

Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Mariella Bisson’s large scale, mixed media paintings of waterfalls are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity.
Free!

Jun 11

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Jun 11

Fledglings: Early Childhood Program

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

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
The program will include opportunities for mini nature-walks, animal encounters, nature play, and story time.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 11

Wildflower Garden Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join an experienced member of the Alliance's Horticulture Department for a walk and talk about our favorite subject… flowers!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 11

Garden Crew

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant…
Free!

Jun 11

GreenThumb Workshop: Double Raised Bed Building

at PS 53 Garden (in ) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
We will be learning how to raise beds higher to make them more accessible, especially for seniors and those with limited mobility.
Free!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Jun 12

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 12

Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Mariella Bisson’s large scale, mixed media paintings of waterfalls are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity.
Free!

Jun 12

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jun 12

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Jun 13

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 13

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

Jun 13

Marine Park Planting & Goose Fence Installation

at Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help NYC Parks restore salt marsh in Gerritsen Creek! Sections of the salt marsh were damaged by heavy ice sheets and burrowing geese over this past winter, leaving bare patches…
Free!

Jun 13

HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the bee garden, and more.

Best For
Kids
Jun 13

Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!

Best For
Kids
Jun 13

Bryant Park Fly Fishing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging.
Free!

Jun 13

Estuary Paddle

at Concrete Plant Park , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Encounter saltwater marshes and wildlife that thrive in the tides as you paddle the saltwater section of the Bronx River.

Jun 13

Get Active Hiking II

at Van Cortlandt Park Station: Last Stop on the #1 Train (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This is a great opportunity to learn about the ecology and the history of the Park.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 13

Kids Nature Hike (light)

at Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty on this hike, as we explore and get up close with nature.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 13

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome! You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 13

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

Jun 13

Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates

at Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 13

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Jun 13

GreenThumb Workshop: Freshkills Park Walking Tour

at St. George Ferry Terminal , Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Community Gardens in New York City are the result of hard work by the hands of many dedicated people who transform previously neglected spaces into spaces that are beautiful and life…
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 13

Gardening Workshop for Families: Tour & Vegetable Planting

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Tour vegetable gardens and learn techniques about urban gardening and farming.

Best For
Kids
Jun 13

Saltwater Fishing

at Bay Ridge Avenue and Shore Road , Brooklyn

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.
Free!

Jun 13

Family Camping: Manhattan

at Central Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Jun 14

Bird Watching at the Ridgewood Reservoir

at Ridgewood Reservoir , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by Jean Loscalzo of the Queens County Bird Club.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 14

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 14

Greenbelt Trail of the Month: Yellow Trail (North)

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park) , Staten Island

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Discover Reeds Basket Willow Swamp and Chapin Woods on this long-distance, fast-paced hike beginning at High Rock Park. This hike will be 3-4 hours depending on the size and pace…
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 14

Family Bird Watching

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Looking for a fun way to spend time with your family outdoors? Join the Prospect Park Alliance for its monthly family bird watching tours.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 14

Discovery Walks for Families: Ramble

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk through the Ramble and take part in hands-on exploration.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 14

Seining

at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 14

Freshwater Fishing

at Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.
Free!

Jun 14

Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates

at Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, June 15, 2015

Jun 15

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 15

Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Mariella Bisson’s large scale, mixed media paintings of waterfalls are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity.
Free!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Jun 16

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 16

Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Mariella Bisson’s large scale, mixed media paintings of waterfalls are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity.
Free!

Jun 16

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Jun 16

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Jun 17

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 17

Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Mariella Bisson’s large scale, mixed media paintings of waterfalls are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity.
Free!

Jun 17

Greenbelt Peepers

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

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Jun 17

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jun 17

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Jun 18

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 18

Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Mariella Bisson’s large scale, mixed media paintings of waterfalls are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity.
Free!

Jun 18

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Jun 18

Fledglings: Early Childhood Program

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

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
The program will include opportunities for mini nature-walks, animal encounters, nature play, and story time.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 18

Greenbelt Tree Tots

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

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with…

Best For
Kids
Jun 18

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Free!

Jun 18

Waterfront Garden Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join an experienced member of our Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers that are growing on the island along the waterside.
Free!

Jun 18

Garden Crew

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant…
Free!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Jun 19

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 19

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Jun 20

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 20

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

Jun 20

HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the bee garden, and more.

Best For
Kids
Jun 20

Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!

Best For
Kids
Jun 20

Natural Areas Exploration Day

at Randalls Island Natural Areas (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Come explore Randall’s Island’s wetlands and other natural areas. Learn from natural areas experts and explore the island’s diverse plant and animal communities.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 20

Bryant Park Fly Fishing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging.
Free!

Jun 20

Upper River Paddle

at 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Canoe through the Bronx River Forest, New York Botanical Garden, and Bronx Zoo.

Jun 20

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome! You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 20

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for this tour of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Jun 20

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

Jun 20

Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates

at Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 20

GreenThumb Workshop: Birdhouse Building

at Clayton Williams Memorial Garden , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn how to build a beautiful home for our feathered friends.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 20

GreenThumb Workshop: Composting 101

at Westervelt Community Garden , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This workshop will teach you everything you need to know to successfully use compost in your garden.
Free!

Jun 20

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Jun 20

Waterfall Hike (light)

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
This will be a light exploration through Prospect Park to see the natural areas and waterfalls.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 20

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
Enjoy this walk through the park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours.

Jun 20

Family Camping: Queens

at Alley Pond Park , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Jun 21

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 21

Intermediate Canoeing

at Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
For Intermediate programs some prior canoe experience is preferred.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 21

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Jun 21

Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates

at Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 21

Tide Pool Exploration

at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Indulge your curiosity and expand your knowledge of marine life as you explore the tide pools of Orchard Beach.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 21

Saltwater Fishing

at 10th Street Walking Bridge (in John V. Lindsay East River Park ) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 21

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Jun 22

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Jun 23

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 23

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Jun 23

Washington Square Music Festival

at Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join us in Washington Square Park for the 57th season of the Washington Square Music Festival with free al fresco concerts in the Square! Tuesday, June 23, 8pm André Caplet:…
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Jun 24

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 24

Greenbelt Peepers

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

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Jun 25

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 25

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Jun 25

Fledglings: Early Childhood Program

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

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
The program will include opportunities for mini nature-walks, animal encounters, nature play, and story time.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 25

Greenbelt Tree Tots

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

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with…

Best For
Kids
Jun 25

Wildflower Garden Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join an experienced member of the Alliance's Horticulture Department for a walk and talk about our favorite subject… flowers!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 25

Garden Crew

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant…
Free!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Jun 26

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 26

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jun 26

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join this tour of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Jun 26

Family Camping: Manhattan

at Inwood Hill Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Jun 27

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 27

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

Jun 27

Bronx Forest Trail Work & Forest Clean Up

at Burke Avenue and Bronx Park East

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help NYC Parks restore forest in Bronx Park! Trails provide access to the forest, but too many trails can confuse visitors and disrupt the ecology of the forest. Volunteers will drag…
Free!

Jun 27

Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!

Best For
Kids
Jun 27

Bryant Park Fly Fishing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging.
Free!

Jun 27

Freshwater Fishing

at Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.
Free!

Jun 27

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome! You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 27

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.
Join a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Jun 27

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

Jun 27

Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates

at Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 27

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Jun 27

Ranger's Choice: White Island Birding by Canoe (Advanced)

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Explore the waters of Gerritsen Creek and paddle by a delicate island where only wildflowers and wild birds reside.
Free!

Jun 27

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Free!

Jun 27

Family Camping: Staten Island

at Blue Heron Park Preserve (in Blue Heron Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Jun 28

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 28

Birding: Shore and Wading Birds

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 28

Discovery Walks for Families: North Woods

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk around the Harlem Meer and through the North Woods and take part in hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 28

Intermediate Canoeing

at Beach 35th Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on a range of canoe adventures.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 28

Saltwater Fishing

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 28

Summer on the Hudson: RiverFish Celebration

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
SOH and NYC Urban Park Rangers connect you to the life living within the Hudson River. Come for the fishing, stay for the Arm of the Sea puppet theatre and the river-related arts…
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 28

Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates

at Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 28

Freshwater Fishing

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 28

Soundview 'Devil's Belt' Ramble

at Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn about the ecology, geology, and history of the river, its delta, and its estuary.
Free!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Jun 29

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 29

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join a tour of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Jun 30

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jun 30

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Jun 30

Washington Square Music Festival

at Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join us in Washington Square Park for the 57th season of the Washington Square Music Festival, with free al fresco concerts in the square!
Free!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Jul 1

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jul 1

Greenbelt Peepers

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

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Jul 2

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jul 2

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Jul 2

Greenbelt Tree Tots

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

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with…

Best For
Kids
Jul 2

Waterfront Garden Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join an experienced member of our Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers that are growing on the island along the waterside.
Free!

Jul 2

Garden Crew

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant…
Free!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Jul 3

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Jul 4

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jul 4

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

Jul 4

CANCELLED: Bryant Park Fly Fishing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging.
Free!

Jul 4

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome! You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 4

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

Jul 4

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Jul 5

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jul 5

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.
Free!

Jul 5

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Jul 6

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Jul 7

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jul 7

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Jul 7

Washington Square Music Festival

at Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join us in Washington Square Park for the 57th season of the Washington Square Music Festival.
Free!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Jul 8

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jul 8

Greenbelt Peepers

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

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Jul 9

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jul 9

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Jul 9

Greenbelt Tree Tots

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

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with…

Best For
Kids
Jul 9

Wildflower Garden Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join an experienced member of the Alliance's Horticulture Department for a walk and talk about our favorite subject… flowers!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 9

Garden Crew

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant…
Free!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Jul 10

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Jul 11

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jul 11

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

Jul 11

Bryant Park Fly Fishing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging.
Free!

Jul 11

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome! You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 11

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

Jul 11

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Jul 12

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Jul 13

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Jul 14

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jul 14

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Jul 15

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jul 15

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Jul 16

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jul 16

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Jul 16

Waterfront Garden Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join an experienced member of our Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers that are growing on the island along the waterside.
Free!

Jul 16

Garden Crew

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant…
Free!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Jul 17

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Jul 18

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Jul 18

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

Jul 18

Making Salad at Battery Urban Farm

at Castle Clinton (in The Battery) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Tour the vegetable farm and the new Forest Farm and harvest all the ingredients we’ll need for a delicious salad. Learn how to make an easy salad dressing and then, of course,…
Free!

Jul 18

Natural Areas Exploration Day

at Randalls Island Natural Areas (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Come explore Randall’s Island’s wetlands and other natural areas.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 18

Bryant Park Fly Fishing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging.
Free!

Jul 18

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome! You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 18

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

Jul 18

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Jul 19

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Jul 21

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Jul 23

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Jul 23

Wildflower Garden Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join an experienced member of the Alliance's Horticulture Department for a walk and talk about our favorite subject… flowers!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 23

Garden Crew

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant…
Free!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Jul 25

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

Jul 25

Bryant Park Fly Fishing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging.
Free!

Jul 25

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome! You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 25

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

Jul 25

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Jul 28

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Jul 30

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Jul 30

Waterfront Garden Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join an experienced member of our Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers that are growing on the island along the waterside.
Free!

Jul 30

Garden Crew

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant…
Free!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Aug 1

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

Aug 1

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome! You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 1

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

Aug 1

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Aug 2

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.
Free!

Aug 2

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Aug 4

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Aug 6

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Aug 6

Wildflower Garden Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join an experienced member of the Alliance's Horticulture Department for a walk and talk about our favorite subject… flowers!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 6

Garden Crew

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant…
Free!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Aug 8

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

Aug 8

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome! You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 8

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

Aug 8

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Aug 11

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Aug 13

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Aug 13

Waterfront Garden Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join an experienced member of our Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers that are growing on the island along the waterside.
Free!

Aug 13

Garden Crew

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant…
Free!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Aug 15

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

Aug 15

DIY Mini Hanging Planters

at Castle Clinton (in The Battery) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn how to make your own mini hanging planter using tiny jars, egg shells, and other surprising materials.
Free!

Aug 15

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome! You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 15

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

Aug 15

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Aug 18

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Aug 19

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Aug 20

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Aug 20

Wildflower Garden Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join an experienced member of the Alliance's Horticulture Department for a walk and talk about our favorite subject… flowers!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 20

Garden Crew

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant…
Free!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Aug 22

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

Aug 22

Natural Areas Exploration Day

at Randalls Island Natural Areas (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Come explore Randall’s Island’s wetlands and other natural areas- all ages are welcome at this free event!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 22

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome! You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 22

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

Aug 22

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Aug 25

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Aug 27

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Aug 27

Waterfront Garden Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join an experienced member of our Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers that are growing on the island along the waterside.
Free!

Aug 27

Garden Crew

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant…
Free!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Aug 29

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

Aug 29

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome! You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 29

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

Aug 29

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sep 1

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Sep 3

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Sep 3

Garden Crew

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant…
Free!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sep 5

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

Sep 5

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome! You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 5

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

Sep 5

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sep 6

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.
Free!

Sep 6

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Sep 8

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sep 10

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Sep 10

Garden Crew

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant…
Free!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sep 12

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

Sep 12

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome! You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 12

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

Sep 12

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sep 15

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sep 16

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Sep 17

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Sep 17

Garden Crew

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant…
Free!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sep 19

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

Sep 19

The Buzz About Bees

at Castle Clinton (in The Battery) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Visit the beehives in The Battery and learn about the ways in which bees live, work, and play.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 19

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome! You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 19

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

Sep 19

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sep 22

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sep 24

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Sep 24

Garden Crew

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant…
Free!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sep 26

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

Sep 26

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome! You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 26

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

Sep 26

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Sep 26

Summer on the Hudson: Little Red Lighthouse Festival

at Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with Urban Park Ranger-led tours, readings of eponymous children’s book, fishing clinics, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sep 29

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Oct 1

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Oct 1

Garden Crew

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant…
Free!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Oct 3

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

Oct 3

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

Oct 3

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Oct 4

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.
Free!

Oct 4

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Oct 6

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Oct 8

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Oct 8

Garden Crew

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant…
Free!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Oct 10

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

Oct 10

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

Oct 10

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Oct 13

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Oct 15

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Oct 15

Garden Crew

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant…
Free!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Oct 17

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

Oct 17

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

Oct 17

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Oct 20

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Oct 22

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Oct 22

Garden Crew

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant…
Free!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Oct 24

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

Oct 24

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

Oct 24

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Oct 27

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Oct 28

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Oct 29

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Oct 29

Garden Crew

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant…
Free!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Oct 31

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

Oct 31

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Free!

Oct 31

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Nov 1

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.
Free!

Nov 1

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Nov 7

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

Nov 7

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Nov 14

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

Nov 14

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Nov 21

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

Nov 21

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Nov 28

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

Nov 28

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Dec 5

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Dec 6

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Dec 12

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Dec 19

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Dec 26

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

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