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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

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Dec 27

Family Art Project: Create Your Year - Hello 2015!

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn from gardeners, who plant according to the phases of the moon. What might your year look like if it was designed according to the lunar calendar? Capture your vision of seasonal…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 27

Primitive Survival Skills

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

1:00 p.m.
If you were in the wilderness with nothing but the clothes on your back, could you make a fire, build a shelter, or gather clean drinking water?
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 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 on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights.
Free!

Dec 27

The Night Sky

at Passarelle Ramp at David Dinkins Circle (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

6:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Dec 28

Seal Exploration

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

10:00 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 28

Family Art Project: Create Your Year - Hello 2015!

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn from gardeners, who plant according to the phases of the moon. What might your year look like if it was designed according to the lunar calendar? Capture your vision of seasonal…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 28

Garden and Conservatory 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!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Dec 29

Heart of the Park Walking Tour

at West 72nd and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Let the Urban Park Rangers guide you through the Heart of Central Park. Starting at Strawberry Fields, visit iconic locations like Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge while…
Free!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Dec 30

Heart of the Park Walking Tour

at West 72nd and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Let the Urban Park Rangers guide you through the Heart of Central Park. Starting at Strawberry Fields, visit iconic locations like Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge while…
Free!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Dec 31

Heart of the Park Walking Tour

at West 72nd and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Let the Urban Park Rangers guide you through the Heart of Central Park. Starting at Strawberry Fields, visit iconic locations like Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge while…
Free!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Jan 1

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Jan 4

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Learn about the park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality.

Jan 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!

Jan 4

Nature Exploration

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just…
Free!

Jan 4

Herbal Remedies for Winter Maladies

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The dreaded head cold, sniffles, sore throats,and other winter maladies are no match for these easy, natural, and homemade remedies! Learn how to fortify yourself to ward off a…

Jan 4

Astonomy: Quadrantids Meteor Shower

at Cunningham Park Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and…
Free!

Must See
Event

Monday, January 5, 2015

Jan 5

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and onto the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, January 9, 2015

Jan 9

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Learn about the park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality.

Must See
Event

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Jan 10

Birding: Eagles

at Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

9:00 a.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs…
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan 10

Nature's Endurance: Talk and Walk

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Plants and animals are resilient creatures, even in harsh winter temperatures. Join naturalist Gabriel Willow on a combined indoor and outdoor program to learn how plants and animals…
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan 10

MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Conference House Park

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015! MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to…
Free!

Jan 10

MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Travers Park

at 34th Avenue between 77th and 78th Streets (in Travers Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015! MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to…
Free!

Jan 10

MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Astoria Park

at 19th Avenue & Hoyt Avenue (in Astoria Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015! MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to…
Free!

Jan 10

MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Washington Square Park

at 5th Avenue and Washington Square North (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015! MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to…
Free!

Jan 10

MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Tompkins Square Park

at Old Bandshell Lawn (in Tompkins Square Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015! MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to…
Free!

Jan 10

MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Prospect Park

at Prospect Park West & Third Street (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015! MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to…
Free!

Jan 10

MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at McCarren Park

at Driggs Avenue and Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015! MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to…
Free!

Jan 10

MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Fort Greene Park

at Fort Greene Park at Willoughby Avenue (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015! MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to…
Free!

Jan 10

MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Brook Park

at Brook Park (in ) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015! MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to…
Free!

Jan 10

Light Hike: Winter Tree ID

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

11:00 a.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just…
Free!

Jan 10

Grow to Learn Workshop: Permaculture

at Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Interested in permaculture, companion planting, spiral gardens and the like, but don’t know where to start?
Free!

Jan 10

Nature's Workshop: Medicinal Plants

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

1:00 p.m.
This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on…
Free!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Jan 11

Seal Exploration

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

10:00 a.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Exploration Series focuses on…
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan 11

North Manhattan Parks Super Hike

at Inwood Hill Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.
Each season we feature some of the Rangers' favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. Discover the hidden gems found in the parks of northern Manhattan. Hikers will see…
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan 11

Fitness Hike (vigorous)

at Parking Area (in High Rock Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just…
Free!

Jan 11

Who's Awake? Family Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
After the Family Art Project, continue exploring the theme on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. Many insects and other animals struggle to survive during…
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan 11

Build a Birdfeeder

at Marine Park at E. 36th Street (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
This winter, join the Urban Park Rangers for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jan 11

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 on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Jan 16

Seasonal Explorers: Winter Wonders

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

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Warm up this winter season by joining the Greenbelt staff for some fun-filled activities, crafts, stories, and hikes (weather permitting).

Best For
Kids

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Jan 17

Finding Your Way: Maps and Compasses

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

1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world,…
Free!

Jan 17

Nature Exploration: Hunter Island

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

1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just…
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Jan 18

Finding Your Way

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world,…
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan 18

Birding: Winter BIrds

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

11:00 a.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs…
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan 18

Natural History Hike to Moses Mountain

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Greenbelt Educators and a National Park Service ranger on a peaceful hike to the top of Moses Mountain to see a spectacular view of the Greenbelt and beyond. Birds…
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan 18

Nature's Workshop: Indoor Composting Workshop

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

1:00 p.m.
This winter, join the Urban Park Rangers for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a…
Free!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Jan 19

Martin Luther King Day Idlewild Park Wetland Cleanup

at 230th Place and 149th Avenue (in Idlewild Park) , Queens

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Idlewild Park to removal floatable debris washed up from Hurricane Sandy. This work will help protect and maintain the wetlands of…
Free!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Jan 20

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and onto the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Jan 22

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Learn about the park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Jan 23

Seasonal Explorers: Winter Wonders

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

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Warm up this winter season by joining the Greenbelt staff for some fun-filled activities, crafts, stories, and hikes (weather permitting).

Best For
Kids

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Jan 24

Citizen Science Birdfeeder Workshop

at Fort Totten Park , Queens

11:00 a.m.
This winter, join the Urban Park Rangers for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jan 24

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and onto the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Jan 24

Ranger's Choice: Pioneering Skills Building with Ropes and Wood

at Van Cortlandt Park , Bronx

1:00 p.m.
Each season we feature some of the Ranger's favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. Many plants can produce natural cordage, which our ancestors used to construct many…
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan 24

Nature Exploration: Salt Marsh Nature Trail

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

1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just…
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Jan 25

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

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

11:00 a.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs…
Free!

Jan 25

Urban Park Ranger Hike: Historic New York

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.
Join an Urban Park Ranger on a hike that explores the legacies of the Pells, Anne Hutchinson, the Siwanoy, and the great city of New York, as well as a massive glacial erratic saved…
Free!

Must See
Event

Monday, January 26, 2015

Jan 26

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Learn about the park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Jan 31

Owl Prowl

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Join naturalist and photographer Debbie Becker to look for nature's most exclusive and elusive avian creatures—owls. While we can't promise they’ll be found,…
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan 31

Astronomy

at Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park) , Staten Island

6:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and…
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Feb 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!

Feb 1

Nature's Workshop: Seed Germination

at Inwood Hill Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in–park community center for public education, recreational activities, and…
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, February 6, 2015

Feb 6

Astronomy: Jupiter at Opposition

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

6:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and…
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 6

Astronomy: Jupiter at Opposition

at North Side of the Great Lawn (in Central Park) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and…
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Feb 7

Nature Exploration Hike

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

11:00 a.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just…
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 7

Winter Tree ID Hike

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

11:00 a.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just…
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 7

Shelter Building Workshop

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

1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world,…
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Feb 8

Nature's Workshop: Weather Exploration and Monitoring

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

1:00 p.m.
Winter is the best time to learn about weather, weather anomalies, and our changing climate through some fun weather experiments and outdoor exploration.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Feb 14

Great Backyard Bird Count

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Great Backyard Bird Count Saturday, February 14, 11am to 1pm Join QBG for the 18th annual bird counting event. Our results will be added to those submitted from around the world. Meet…
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 14

Nature's Workshop: Winter Journal Writing

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

1:00 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in–park community center for public education, recreational activities, and…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Feb 15

Nature Exploration Hike

at Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just…
Free!

Feb 15

Animal Tracking

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

1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world,…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 15

Hunter Island Night Hike

at Pelham Bay Park , Bronx

6:00 p.m.
Owls, deer, coytoes, and raccoons are among the many animals that call Pelham Bay Park home. Join the Urban Park Rangers for this rare winter night hike.
Free!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Feb 17

Celebrate Black History Month: George Washington Carver Workshop

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn how plants played an important role in his early life and about his later achievements in botany, agriculture, chemurgy, botanical illustration, industrial engineering, and medicine.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Feb 19

NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: I Heart Worms for Families

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Did you know that worms have five pairs of hearts? This unique hands-on workshop introduces kids to the life of indoor composting (red wiggler) worms!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Feb 21

Birding: Eagles

at Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

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

Best For
Kids
Feb 21

Lunar New Year Celebration

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
After watching the Flushing Lunar New Year Parade, come to Queens Botanical Garden for children's craft activities and celebrate the Year of the Sheep!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 21

Nature's Workshop: Owls and Pellets

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

1:00 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in–park community center for public education, recreational activities, and…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 21

The Night Sky

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Feb 22

Knot Tying Workshop

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

1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world,…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 22

Nature's Workshop: Taste of Nature

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

1:00 p.m.
During this workshop, you will learn about the suprising origins of everday food. Discover how many familiar tastes are created with common plants.
Free!

Feb 22

The Night Sky

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

7:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Feb 25

NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: Teacher Wormshop

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Learn great facts about earthworms, how to set up a worm bin, and how to maintain the system effectively.

Best For
Kids

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Feb 28

Fire Making Skills

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

1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern…
Free!

Feb 28

Lantern Night Hike

at Central Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.
Discover Central Park and the Belvedere Castle at night.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mar 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!

Mar 1

Nature Exploration Hike

at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just…
Free!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mar 4

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.
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 the…

Best For
Kids

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Mar 5

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 the…

Best For
Kids

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Mar 7

Nature's Workshop: Nature's Music

at Inwood Hill Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.
Learn about what trees and natural materials are used to build modern day and tribal musical instruments.
Free!

Must See
Event
Mar 7

Nature Exploration Hike

at Remsen Avenue and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just…
Free!

Mar 7

The Night Sky

at Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

6:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Mar 8

Nature Exploration: John Muir Trail

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just…
Free!

Mar 8

Fire Making Skills

at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world,…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Mar 11

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.
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 the…

Best For
Kids

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Mar 12

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 the…

Best For
Kids

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Mar 14

Ranger's Choice Nature Photography Winter Woods

at High Rock Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.
Bring your camera and get inspired by the powerful images of nature in winter.
Free!

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Event
Mar 14

Fire Making Skills

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.
Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar 14

The Night Sky

at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Mar 15

Nature Exploration Hike

at Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just…
Free!

Mar 15

Ranger's Choice: Camp Cooking 101

at Van Cortlandt Park , Bronx

1:00 p.m.
Become a campfire foodie! Learn the basics of camp etiquette, how to set up a campfire, and make a meal with a Dutch Oven.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mar 18

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.
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 the…

Best For
Kids

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Mar 19

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 the…

Best For
Kids

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Mar 21

Ranger's Choice Nature Photography Urban Parks

at Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
Bring your camera and get inspired by the powerful images of urban parks in winter.
Free!

Mar 21

Fire Making Skills

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

1:00 p.m.
Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors.
Free!

Mar 21

The Night Sky

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

6:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Mar 25

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.
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 the…

Best For
Kids

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Mar 26

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 the…

Best For
Kids

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Mar 28

Fire Making Skills

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

11:00 a.m.
Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Apr 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!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

May 3

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!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

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!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

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!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

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!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

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!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

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!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

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!

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!

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