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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

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sep 22

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sep 23

Soundview Park Caring for Natural Areas

at Leland and O'Brien Avenues (in Soundview Park) , Bronx

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Soundview Park to install fencing, mulch in trees and remove debris. This work will help to maintain the restoration of…
Free!

Sep 23

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Sep 23

Garden Highlights Tour

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!

Sep 23

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Central Park Perimeter Wall , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Sep 23

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sep 24

Arden Woods Tree Guard Installation

at Muldoon Avenue and Arthur Kill Road (in Arden Woods) , Staten Island

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Arden Woods to help protect young trees from deer and rabbit browse. Volunteers will be trained in proper fitting and installation of…
Free!

Sep 24

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Sep 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.
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
Sep 24

The Forest Beneath Our Feet

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

3:30 p.m.
We will take a short walk on the trail in search of invertebrates and examine them more closely.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sep 25

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Sep 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 the…

Best For
Kids
Sep 25

Volunteer with the 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.
Free!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Sep 26

Farmer's Market Fridays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Farmer's Market Fridays Every Friday, June 21 through November 22 from 8:30am to 4pm Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 26

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Sep 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, September 27, 2014

Sep 27

Bird Walk

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

8:00 a.m.
NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns. Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy…
Free!

Sep 27

Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Sep 27

Birding: Brooklyn Road Trip

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

10:00 a.m.
Take a trip in search of early fall migrants with our Rangers.
Free!

Sep 27

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Sep 27

Family Art Project: Nature Becomes a Greek God

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Tammy Nguyen, a visual artist whose work is on view in Glyndor Gallery’s Sunroom Project Space this fall, takes us on a mythological journey to transform found materials in…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 27

MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in Manhattan

at Lexington Avenue and East 117 Street , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join us to help care for new street trees in East Harlem!
Free!

Sep 27

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Conservatory Garden (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park.
Free!

Sep 27

Get Hooked!

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

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Randall’s Island Park Alliance for the 3rd annual “Get Hooked” fishing event!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 27

Hike the Greenbelt (vigorous)

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

11:00 a.m.
On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest.
Free!

Sep 27

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the Park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan.
Free!

Sep 27

Breukelen Country Fair

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join the Wyckoff Farmhouse museum for a day long extravaganza of crafting, creating and hands on fun!
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 27

Birding at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

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

3:30 p.m.
Join naturalist and photographer Debbie Becker on a trail walk as the great fall migration gets under way with hawks, eagles, warblers, and hummingbirds returning to their winter…

Sep 27

Night Hike (light)

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

7:00 p.m.
Our Night Hikes allow participants to see parks in a different light, and are great for families.
Free!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sep 28

Birding 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 the coming of fall in Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 28

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Sep 28

Family Art Project: Nature Becomes a Greek God

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Tammy Nguyen, a visual artist whose work is on view in Glyndor Gallery’s Sunroom Project Space this fall, takes us on a mythological journey to transform found materials in…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 28

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. As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and…
Free!

Sep 28

Sneak 'Peak' at Freshkills Park

at Freshkills Park Parking Lot , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us to celebrate the potential of the future of Freshkills Park at our annual festival with activities like kayaking, biking, birding, art and more on Staten Island!
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 28

Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's design, history, and ecology, and how the park came to life.
Free!

Sep 28

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Central Park Perimeter Wall , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Sep 28

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!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Sep 29

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Sep 29

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the Park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan.
Free!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sep 30

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Sep 30

Wave Hill Garden Highlights Tour

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!

Sep 30

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 30

Street Tree Care Days with LES Ecology Center

at Tompkins Square Park at 9th St. and Avenue B (in Tompkins Square Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join us to help beautify these new tree beds by planting ground cover plants and flowering bulbs.
Free!

Sep 30

MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Care Captain Training

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Sign up to become a TreeLC Care Captain and lead your own tree care workshops and events! Care Captain trainings empower enthusiastic tree stewards to offer tree care…
Free!

Sep 30

Arts, Culture & Fun: A Night Under the Stars and Planets

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

7:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Ever wonder what you’re looking at when you look up at the beautiful night sky? Often, some of the brightest objects in our night sky aren’t stars at all, but planets. Come…
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Oct 1

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Oct 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.
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, October 2, 2014

Oct 2

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Oct 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 the…

Best For
Kids
Oct 2

Volunteer with the 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.
Free!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Oct 3

Farmer's Market Fridays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Farmer's Market Fridays Every Friday, June 21 through November 22 from 8:30am to 4pm Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 3

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Oct 4

Bird Walk

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

8:00 a.m.
NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns. Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy…
Free!

Oct 4

Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Oct 4

Highbridge Hawk Watch

at West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Bring the whole family and roam the winter woods in search of hawks with expert naturalist Mike Feller.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 4

MillionTreesNYC Planting Event at Soundview Park

at Leland and O'Brien Avenues (in Soundview Park) , Bronx

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join us during our fall volunteer planting events in natural areas of parks and help create healthy new forests!
Free!

Oct 4

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Oct 4

NYC Compost Project: Composting in the City

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: Composting in the City Saturday, October 4, 10am to 1pm Fee: $5 per person Join the NYC Compost Project to learn how to reduce…

Oct 4

Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help us make the grounds of Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum look as beautiful as they can be. Long sleeves, pants, and sturdy footwear strongly recommended.
Free!

Oct 4

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Conservatory Garden (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park.
Free!

Oct 4

Nature Exploration Hike: Butterflies (Light)

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

11:00 a.m.
Early fall is a great time of year to find butterflies, like the migrating monarch, feasting on wildflower nectar.
Free!

Oct 4

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at 6th Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
Take a break to enjoy this walk through the Park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours April through October.

Must See
Event
Oct 4

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 the Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.
Free!

Oct 4

Explore NYC's Natural Side: Pelham Bay Park's Rocky Coast and Salt Marsh

at Split Rock Golf Course (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
If you are interested in learning about the ecology and the rich diversity of NYC parks, please join us for this walk in our series, Explore NYC's Natural Side! This event will be…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 4

Queens Botanical Garden Children's Garden Fall Sessions: All About Honeybees

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Young gardeners in weekend sessions plant cool-season vegetables, explore Queens Botanical Garden's Herb Garden and Bee Garden, and cook with just-harvested produce.

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Oct 5

Birding: Fall Migration

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

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

Must See
Event
Oct 5

Birding 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 the coming of fall in Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 5

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Oct 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. As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and…
Free!

Oct 5

Harvest Festival

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
There will be face painting, pumpkin hunts, Urban Farm tours, apple cider, rice cake demos, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 5

Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's design, history, and ecology, and how the park came to life.
Free!

Oct 5

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.

Oct 5

Raptor Fest

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Experience the thrill of viewing New York's premier predators, live and up close with the Urban Park Rangers and the Prospect Park Audubon Center.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 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!

Oct 5

Volunteer to Help Park Reforestation Efforts in Highbridge Park

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

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
As part of our effort to reestablish a native forest in Highbridge Park we will be planting native trees, shrubs and perennials, and removing non-native invasive plants.
Free!

Oct 5

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!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Oct 6

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Oct 6

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Central Park Perimeter Wall , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Oct 7

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Oct 7

Wave Hill Garden Highlights Tour

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!

Oct 7

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the Park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan.
Free!

Oct 7

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Oct 8

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Oct 9

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Oct 9

Volunteer with the 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.
Free!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Oct 10

Farmer's Market Fridays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Farmer's Market Fridays Every Friday, June 21 through November 22 from 8:30am to 4pm Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 10

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Oct 11

Bird Walk

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

8:00 a.m.
NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns. Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy…
Free!

Oct 11

Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Oct 11

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Oct 11

Astronomy: Sun Spotting

at B.86th Street & Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk) , Queens

11:00 a.m.
The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to explore the sky. Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 11

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Conservatory Garden (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park.
Free!

Oct 11

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 at the 22nd Little Red Lighthouse Festival! Including tours of the lighthouse with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 11

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the Park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan.
Free!

Oct 11

NYC Compost Project: Compost 101

at West Brighton Community Garden , Staten Island

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Want to learn how to make compost? Join the NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden for a composting workshop. Topics include what to compost,…
Free!

Oct 11

Bats at Belvedere

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Learn about bats that live in Central Park and beyond at an educational interactive presentation with live bats.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Oct 12

Fall Birding

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these captivating walks through the gardens and woodlands. Wave Hill’s…
Free!

Oct 12

Birding 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 the coming of fall in Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 12

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Oct 12

Discovery Walks for Families: Ramble Woodland

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 around the Ramble and take part in hands-on exploration.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 12

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. As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and…
Free!

Oct 12

Birding: Raptor Migration

at Parking Area (in High Rock 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 New York City. Birding programs are appropriate…
Free!

Oct 12

Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's design, history, and ecology, and how the park came to life.
Free!

Oct 12

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Central Park Perimeter Wall , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Oct 12

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!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Oct 13

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Oct 13

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.

Oct 13

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 this special holiday Monday.
Free!

Oct 13

Workshop: Winterizing your Garden

at Chestnut Street Garden , Brooklyn

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Learn basic gardening tips on prepping your garden for the winter.
Free!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Oct 14

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Oct 14

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!

Oct 14

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Explore the park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.
Free!

Oct 14

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Oct 15

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Oct 16

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Oct 16

Volunteer with the 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.
Free!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Oct 17

Farmer's Market Fridays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Farmer's Market Fridays Every Friday, June 21 through November 22 from 8:30am to 4pm Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 17

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Oct 18

Bird Walk

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

8:00 a.m.
NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns. Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy…
Free!

Oct 18

Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Oct 18

MillionTreesNYC Planting Event at Great Kills Park

at End of Buffalo Street, Crooke's Point (in Great Kills Park) , Staten Island

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join us during our fall volunteer planting events in natural areas of parks and help create healthy new forests!
Free!

Oct 18

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Oct 18

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Conservatory Garden (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park.
Free!

Oct 18

Fantastic Fall

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Experience the magical transformation of the autumn forest through a hike.

Best For
Kids
Oct 18

Fall Harvest Festival

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park) , Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the fall harvest at King Manor with an historic cooking demonstration, apple cider pressing, butter churning, and autumn-themed crafts!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 18

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the Park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan.
Free!

Oct 18

Birding at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

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

3:30 p.m.
The fall migration continues with warblers, sparrows, scarlet tanagers, rose-breasted grosbeaks, red-headed woodpeckers, and more visiting Pelham Bay Park. Naturalist and photographer…

Oct 18

Nocturnal Wildlife

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

6:00 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spot…
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 18

Urban Starfest in Central Park

at Sheep Meadow (in Central Park) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Urban Park Rangers and Amateur Astronomers Association invite you to enjoy the wonders of the universe at this annual event.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Oct 19

Birding 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 the coming of fall in Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 19

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Oct 19

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. As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and…
Free!

Oct 19

Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
There will be music, nature and garden walks, composting demos, food, crafts, and beer.

Best For
Kids
Oct 19

Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's design, history, and ecology, and how the park came to life.
Free!

Oct 19

Wilderness Survival

at 10th Avenue and Prospect Park Southwest (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.
What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 19

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!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Oct 20

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Oct 20

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Oct 21

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Oct 21

Nature Photography: Back to Basics

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Let Wave Hill’s serene grounds inspire you to slow down and return to the fundamental elements of photography. Focusing on the autumnal landscape, explore the basics, such as…

Oct 21

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!

Oct 21

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Oct 22

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Oct 22

NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: Teacher Wormshop

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Discover the benefits of composting with a worm bin in your classroom.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Oct 23

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Oct 23

Volunteer with the 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.
Free!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Oct 24

Farmer's Market Fridays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Farmer's Market Fridays Every Friday, June 21 through November 22 from 8:30am to 4pm Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 24

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Oct 25

Bird Walk

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

8:00 a.m.
NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns. Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy…
Free!

Oct 25

Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Oct 25

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Oct 25

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Conservatory Garden (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park.
Free!

Oct 25

Fall Foliage Walk: Ft Greene Tree Trail

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.
Get inspired by the beauty of fall colors and enjoy the outdoors on this light hike. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to some common trees found in New York…
Free!

Oct 25

Honey Tasting and Honey Harvest Demonstration

at UCC Youth Farm , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Taste honey from around the neighborhood and the world!
Free!

Oct 25

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.

Oct 25

Falconry Presentation: Skyhunters in Flight

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Watch hawks, falcons and owls sharpen their hunting skills during an exciting outdoor flight demonstration with master falconer Brian Bradley of New Paltz, New York. Hear about the…
Free!

Oct 25

Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)

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

1:00 p.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Our Urban Park…
Free!

Oct 25

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.
Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

Oct 25

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, October 26, 2014

Oct 26

Birding 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 the coming of fall in Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 26

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Oct 26

It's My Park Day: Spring Planting

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust in Celebrating Its' My Park Day!
Free!

Oct 26

Family Art Project: Hawks Take Flight

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Look for migrating hawks soaring, circling and gliding above the Hudson River. Stretch your arms and sail across the grassy lawns. Then fashion a sailing hawk glider or feathery…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 26

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. As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and…
Free!

Oct 26

Fall Photography Scavenger Hunt

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.
This guided walk will challenge you to capture through photography a list of natural items and themes along the way.
Free!

Oct 26

Fishing

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

11:00 a.m.
Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 26

Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's design, history, and ecology, and how the park came to life.
Free!

Oct 26

Fall Foilage Hike

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

1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to some common trees found in New York City along the way.
Free!

Oct 26

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!

Oct 26

Queens Botanical Garden Children's Garden Fall Sessions: Vegetable Beds

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Young gardeners in weekend sessions plant cool-season vegetables, explore Queens Botanical Garden's Herb Garden and Bee Garden, and cook with just-harvested produce.

Best For
Kids
Oct 26

Under the Microscope: Autumn Leaves and Fascinating Fungi

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Take a short walk to collect samples of fine foliage and search for magnificent mushrooms.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, October 27, 2014

Oct 27

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Oct 27

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Explore the park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.
Free!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Oct 28

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Oct 28

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!

Oct 28

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Oct 29

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Oct 29

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Conservatory Garden (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park.
Free!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Oct 30

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Oct 30

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

Oct 30

Volunteer with the 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.
Free!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Oct 31

Farmer's Market Fridays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Farmer's Market Fridays Every Friday, June 21 through November 22 from 8:30am to 4pm Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 31

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Oct 31

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Central Park Perimeter Wall , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Nov 1

Bird Walk

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

8:00 a.m.
NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns. Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy…
Free!

Nov 1

Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Nov 1

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Nov 1

Fall Harvest and Garden Maintenance

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

12:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Help us get our gardens ready for winter with various fall maintenance projects.
Free!

Nov 1

Heart of the Park: Central Park

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

1:00 p.m.
Let the Urban Park Rangers take you down to Strawberry Fields, visit the Angel of Bethesda Terrace, and experience the tranquility of Conservatory Water.
Free!

Nov 1

Wilderness Survival

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

1:00 p.m.
What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 1

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the Park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan.
Free!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Nov 2

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.

Best For
Kids
Nov 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. As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and…
Free!

Nov 2

Fall Foliage Walk: Cornucopia of Trees!

at Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.
Get inspired by the beauty of fall colors and enjoy the outdoors on this light hike. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to some common trees found in New York…
Free!

Nov 2

High Rock History Hike

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Go back in time with Greenbelt educators to learn about some of the natural and cultural history of High Rock and the surrounding area during this moderate one-hour hike.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 2

Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's design, history, and ecology, and how the park came to life.
Free!

Nov 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!

Nov 2

Historic New York: Native Americans

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

1:00 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Historic New York Programs focus on the…
Free!

Nov 2

Nocturnal Wildlife

at Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, November 3, 2014

Nov 3

Nature at Night Hike

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

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Get out and about in the Greenbelt to see which forest flora and fauna “go bump in the night” on this hour-long hike.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Nov 4

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Nov 6

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the Park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan.
Free!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Nov 7

Farmer's Market Fridays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Farmer's Market Fridays Every Friday, June 21 through November 22 from 8:30am to 4pm Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 7

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, November 8, 2014

Nov 8

Bird Walk

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

8:00 a.m.
NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns. Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy…
Free!

Nov 8

Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Nov 8

Seasonal Explorers

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

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

Best For
Kids
Nov 8

Van Cortlandt Super Hike (vigorous)

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

10:00 a.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Our Urban Park…
Free!

Nov 8

Wilderness Survival

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

11:00 a.m.
What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 8

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Central Park Perimeter Wall , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Nov 8

Fourth Annual Perennial Plant Swap

at Jerry And The Senior Gents (in ) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Bring potted perennial plant(s) to exchange with others.
Free!

Nov 8

Wilderness Survival

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

1:00 p.m.
What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would…
Free!

Nov 8

Nocturnal Wildlife

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

6:00 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 8

Night Sky: The Moon and Taurid Meteor Shower

at Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.
The Taurid Meteor Shower produces 5-10 meteors per hour. In between, we will use telescopes to explore the bright Moon.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Nov 9

Birding 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 the coming of fall in Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 9

Discovery Walks for Families: Turtle Pond

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 around the Turtle Pound and take part in hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and Discovery Guides.
Free!

Nov 9

Fitness Hike (vigorous)

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

11:00 a.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.
Free!

Nov 9

Ranger's Choice: Long Island City Parks

at Broadway and Vernon Boulevard (in Socrates Sculpture Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.
This one-way 2.4 mile hike to Hunters Point South highlights little known parks along the way and their features.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov 9

Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's design, history, and ecology, and how the park came to life.
Free!

Nov 9

Wilderness Survival

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

1:00 p.m.
Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you.
Free!

Nov 9

Astronomy

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

Monday, November 10, 2014

Nov 10

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Explore the park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.
Free!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Nov 11

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!

Nov 11

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Nov 13

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Central Park Perimeter Wall , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Nov 14

Farmer's Market Fridays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Farmer's Market Fridays Every Friday, June 21 through November 22 from 8:30am to 4pm Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Nov 15

Bird Walk

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

8:00 a.m.
NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns. Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy…
Free!

Nov 15

Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Nov 15

Seasonal Explorers

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

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

Best For
Kids
Nov 15

Birding: Raptor Migration

at Gateway Drive and Erskine Street (in Spring Creek Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife-viewing spots in New York City.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov 15

Fall Foilage Hike: Cass Gallagher Trail (light)

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

11:00 a.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to some common trees found in New York City along the tree trail.
Free!

Nov 15

The Great Randall's Island Treasure Hunt

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Bring your families and friends on an island adventure as we look for treasure in our 2nd annual Great Randall’s Island Treasure Hunt!
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov 15

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.

Nov 15

Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)

at Ridgewood Reservoir , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
On Nature exploration hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest.
Free!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Nov 16

Birding

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

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

Nov 16

Birding 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 the coming of fall in Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 16

Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's design, history, and ecology, and how the park came to life.
Free!

Nov 16

Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)

at Prospect Park South West (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.
On Nature exploration hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest.
Free!

Nov 16

The Wolf Returns!

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Meet Atka, an arctic gray wolf, and learn about the important role wolves play in nature.

Must See
Event
Nov 16

Wilderness Survival

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

1:00 p.m.
Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you.
Free!

Nov 16

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at 6th Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
Take a break to enjoy this walk through the Park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours April through October.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Nov 17

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the Park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan.
Free!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Nov 18

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, November 21, 2014

Nov 21

Farmer's Market Fridays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Farmer's Market Fridays Every Friday, June 21 through November 22 from 8:30am to 4pm Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Nov 22

Bird Walk

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

8:00 a.m.
NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns. Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy…
Free!

Nov 22

Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Nov 22

Seasonal Explorers

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

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

Best For
Kids
Nov 22

Floral Arranging Workshop

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Try your hand at creating your own holiday centerpiece! Participants will be introduced to tips and techniques used by the pros.

Nov 22

Historic New York: Native Americans

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

1:00 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.
Free!

Nov 22

Wilderness Survival

at 116 Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.
Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you.
Free!

Nov 22

Astronomy: New Moon

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

6:00 p.m.
With no moonlight to interfere, this is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Nov 23

Birding 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 the coming of fall in Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 23

Discovery Walks for Families: 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.
Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk around the North Woods and take part in hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and Discovery Guides.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 23

Fitness Hike (vigorous)

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

11:00 a.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.
Free!

Nov 23

Birding: Owls

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

1:00 p.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 23

Fall Foliage Walk: Great Trees of Kissena (light)

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

1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to some common and exotic trees found in New York City.
Free!

Nov 23

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Central Park Perimeter Wall , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Nov 23

Healthful Harvest

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn about harvest traditions around the world, including a discussion on sustainable agriculture, and garden preparation

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Nov 25

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the Park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan.
Free!

Nov 25

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Nov 29

Bird Walk

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

8:00 a.m.
NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns. Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy…
Free!

Nov 29

Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Nov 29

Birding: Waterfowl

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

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

Nov 29

Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)

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

10:00 a.m.
On Nature exploration hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest.
Free!

Nov 29

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Explore the Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.
Free!

Nov 29

Fall Foliage Hike (light)

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 some amazing trees found in New York City.
Free!

Nov 29

Hunter Island Hike (moderate)

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.
Free!

Nov 29

Astronomy

at Wolfe's Pond Park House (in Wolfe's Pond 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

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Nov 30

Birding 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 the coming of fall in Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 30

Salt Marsh Exploration Hike (moderate)

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

11:00 a.m.
On Nature exploration hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest.
Free!

Nov 30

Modern Survival Skills

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

1:00 p.m.
Learn about modern tools and techniques that could help you survive in the wilderness.
Free!

Nov 30

Nocturnal Wildlife

at West 100 Street and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Dec 2

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Dec 6

Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Dec 6

Birding: Owls

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

5:00 p.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dec 7

Birding 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 the coming of fall in Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 7

Discovery Walks for Families: Harlem Meer

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 take part in hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and Discovery Guides.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 7

Nature Exploration Hike:John Muir Trail (Vigorous)

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

11:00 a.m.
On Nature exploration hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest.
Free!

Dec 7

Wilderness Survival

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

11:00 a.m.
Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 7

Fall Foliage Hike: Trees of McGolrick Park

at Driggs Avenue and N Henry Street (in Msgr. McGolrick Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to some amazing trees found in New York City.
Free!

Dec 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!

Dec 7

Space Travel: The Next Frontiers

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Wagner College astronomy professor and NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Harold Kozak, will explore the ways humans will not only travel in outer space, but also terraform other worlds.
Free!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Dec 9

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Dec 13

Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Dec 13

Winter Wildlife Viewing

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

9:00 a.m.
This time of year is perfect to spot migrating birds and waterfowl which will call our parks home for the winter.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 13

Signs of the Season Saunter

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Search for animal tracks, calling birds, evergreen trees and shrubs, and more as the trails reveal how merry and bright they can be this holiday season.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 13

Inwood Owl Prowl

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

4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Bring the whole family as you roam the winter woods in search of owls with expert naturalist Mike Feller.
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 13

Astronomy: The Geminids Meteor Shower

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

7:00 p.m.
The Geminids is one of the best meteor showers in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dec 14

Birding

at Ridgewood Reservoir , Queens  This is an Accessible location

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

Best For
Kids
Dec 14

Astronomy: The Geminids Meteor Shower

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

7:00 p.m.
The Geminids Meteor shower is one of the best in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak!
Free!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Dec 16

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Dec 20

Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Dec 20

Goodbye Fall, Hello Winter

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Celebrate the end of fall and look forward to the cozy winter days ahead.

Best For
Kids
Dec 20

Emergency Preparedness: Extreme Winter Weather

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

1:00 p.m.
On these fun, family-friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.
Free!

Dec 20

Ranger's Choice: Hunter Island Night Hike

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

5:00 p.m.
Owls, deer, coyotes and raccoons are among the many animals that call Pelham Bay Park home.
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 20

Astronomy

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

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, December 21, 2014

Dec 21

Winter Wonderland Hike (vigorous)

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.
On the shortest day of the year, join us for one of our longest hikes as we explore Central Park from top to bottom.
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 21

Animal Tracks

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

1:00 p.m.
Our Rangers will teach you the basics about wildlife tracking. By the end you will be skilled in recognizing differences between raccoon and common housecat tracks.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 21

The Science behind the Solstice

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn myths and legends surrounding the season’s shortest day, as well as the science behind the shorter days and the snow to come.

Best For
Kids
Dec 21

Winter Solstice Celebration

at Van Cortlandt Golf House & Lower Putnam Trail (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.
Enjoy hearthside stories, hot cider, and a candle light walk on the Putnam Trail with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 27, 2014

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!

Best For
Kids
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!

Best For
Kids

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

Sunday, January 4, 2015

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!

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!

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!

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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