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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

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sep 1

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

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

Sep 1

Garden Highlights Walk

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Free!

Sep 1

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

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

Sep 1

Wetlands Tour

at Northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sep 2

Wednesday Night Tours: Fall Landscape Drawing

at Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Explore the park, settle into beautiful vistas and sketch the atmosphere, people, and foliage.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Sep 3

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

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

Sep 3

Wildflower Meadow Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Come take a tour of Randall’s Island’s Wildflower Meadow! Stretching along the East River near the iconic Hell Gate bridge—just across the river from Astoria…
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 3

Garden Crew Training Session

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

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

Friday, September 4, 2015

Sep 4

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Sep 4

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.
Free!

Sep 4

Family Camping at Inwood Hill Park

at Inwood Hill Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on 8/26
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sep 5

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

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

Sep 5

Upper River Paddle

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

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

Must See
Event
Sep 5

Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors

at Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 5

Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues

at Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 5

Family Art Project: Mattiasdottir's Outdoor Painting

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Relish the last days of summer in our annual outdoor painting project.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 5

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

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

Best For
Kids
Sep 5

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

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

Sep 5

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

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

Sep 5

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

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

Sep 5

Seaside Wildlife Exploration

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers…
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 5

Freshkills Park Site Tour

at St. George Ferry Terminal , Staten Island

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 5

Astronomy

at Beach 116 (in Rockaway Beach) , Queens

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.
Free!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sep 6

Early Morning Bird Walk: Fall Migration

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

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Catch a glimpse of a variety of species as they pass through the park on their way south.
Free!

Sep 6

Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors

at Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 6

Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues

at Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 6

Family Art Project: Mattiasdottir's Outdoor Painting

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Relish the last days of summer in our annual outdoor painting project.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 6

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Sep 6

Saltwater Fishing

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Most programs are first-come, first-served
Free!

Sep 6

Family Performance Festival: Park Discovery! (Central Park Conservancy Environmental Educators)

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Explore Central Park's diverse plant and animal life through hands-on nature activities led by Central Park Conservancy environmental educators.
Free!

Best For
Kids
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!

Sep 6

Ranger's Choice: Hawk Watch

at Pelham Bay Park , Bronx

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Space is limited and registration is required. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Thursday, August 27th.
Free!

Sep 6

Garden Highlights Walk

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Free!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Sep 7

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.
Free!

Sep 7

Garden Highlights Walk

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights on this holiday Monday.
Free!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Sep 8

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

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

Sep 8

Garden Highlights Walk

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Free!

Sep 8

Wetlands Tour

at Northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Sep 9

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

at East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.
Free!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sep 10

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

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

Sep 10

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.

Sep 10

Waterfront Garden Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The garden offers year-round beauty, from spring blooming daffodils to winter blooming witchhazel.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 11, 2015

Sep 11

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Sep 11

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

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

Sep 11

Family Camping at Fort Totten Park

at Fort Totten Park , Queens

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Participants are selected by lottery, to enter visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register 9/1
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sep 12

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

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

Sep 12

Alley Pond Park Forest Trail Work

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

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

Sep 12

Birding

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.
Free!

Sep 12

Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors

at Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 12

Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues

at Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 12

Family Art Project: Palisades in Plaster

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Take a look at the rock formations that make up the magnificent cliffs of the Palisades that face Wave Hill.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 12

Full River Paddle

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Canoe through the Bronx River Forest, the NY Botanical Garden, the Bronx Zoo, River Park, Starlight Park & Concrete Plant Park. Registration required.

Must See
Event
Sep 12

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

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

Best For
Kids
Sep 12

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

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

Sep 12

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

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

Sep 12

GreenThumb Annual Harvest Fair

at Diamante Garden (in ) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join GreenThumb for our annual celebration that honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City for their work during the season.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 12

Workshop: Seasonal Ferments

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
In this workshop we’ll explore and craft two delicious types of ferments that are easily made at home without any special ingredients or equipment: a sauerkraut and sour cream.
Free!

Sep 12

Nature Hike

at Wild and Melvin Avenues (in Schmul Park) , Staten Island

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for a September nature hike through Freshkills Park!
Free!

Sep 12

Family Camping at Pelham Bay Park

at Pelham Bay Park , Bronx

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on September 2
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 12

The Night Sky

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

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.
Free!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sep 13

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 bird species and their behaviors on these captivating walks.
Free!

Sep 13

Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors

at Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 13

Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues

at Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 13

Family Art Project: Palisades in Plaster

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Take a look at the rock formations that make up the magnificent cliffs of the Palisades that face Wave Hill.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 13

Seining

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of…
Free!

Sep 13

Thomas Jefferson Park to Randall's Island Hike

at First Avenue at 112th Street (in Thomas Jefferson Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Enjoy the urban wildlife and landscaping of Thomas Jefferson Park. Then journey along the greenway to Randall's Island to explore the salt marshes and waterside views of the city.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 13

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.
Free!

Sep 13

Kayak Freshkills Park

at Freshkills Park , Staten Island

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Freshkills Park Team and Kayak Staten Island for a kayaking experience like no other! Kayak along the Fresh Kill and see the site from a different perspective.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 13

Freshwater Fishing

at 164th Street and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Most programs are first-come, first-served.
Free!

Sep 13

Family Nature Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 13

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 14, 2015

Sep 14

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sep 15

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

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

Sep 15

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!

Sep 15

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

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

Sep 15

Wetlands Tour

at Northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sep 16

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

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

Sep 16

Wednesday Night Tours: The Oyster: An Edible History

at Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Learn about the extraordinary history, ecology, and design of the park with New York's finest scholars.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Sep 17

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

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

Sep 17

Wildflower Meadow Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Come take a tour of Randall’s Island’s Wildflower Meadow! Stretching along the East River near the iconic Hell Gate bridge—just across the river from Astoria…
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, September 18, 2015

Sep 18

Annual Plant Sale

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners.
Free!

Sep 18

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Sep 18

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

at East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.
Free!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sep 19

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

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

Sep 19

The Buzz About Bees

at Castle Clinton (in The Battery) , Manhattan

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

Best For
Kids
Sep 19

Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors

at Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 19

Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues

at Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 19

Family Art Project: Caterpillar Sock Puppets

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Legend has it that the size of the colored sections of the woolly bear caterpillar can help forecast the coming winter weather. Adorn a sock puppet with fur, yarn, hair and button eyes.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 19

Annual Plant Sale

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners.
Free!

Sep 19

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

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

Best For
Kids
Sep 19

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

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

Sep 19

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

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

Sep 19

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

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

Sep 19

Bronx River Ramble

at Rosedale and Lacombe Avenue (in Soundview Park) , Bronx

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River's volunteer historians as they explore three of the borough's waterways: the Bronx River, Pugsley Creek, and Westchester Creek.
Free!

Sep 19

Nature Exploration Hike: John Muir Trail

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Vigorous hikes are long distance with hills and rugged terrain.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 19

Nature Presentation: Wonderful Woolly Bears

at Ecology Building (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Can the brown bands on their bodies really predict the severity of the winter? Join us to find out!

Best For
Kids
Sep 19

Family Camping at Prospect Park

at Prospect Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
To enter visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, September 9.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 19

The Night Sky: Constellation Stories

at West 173 Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, highlighting the science, history and folklore of the season's constellations.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 19

Nocturnal Wildlife

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

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers…
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sep 20

Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors

at Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 20

Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues

at Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 20

Family Art Project: Caterpillar Sock Puppets

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Legend has it that the size of the colored sections of the woolly bear caterpillar can help forecast the coming winter weather. Adorn a sock puppet with fur, yarn, hair and button eyes.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 20

Annual Plant Sale

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners.
Free!

Sep 20

GreenThumb Workshop: Marvelous Mushrooms

at Smiling Hogshead Ranch , Queens

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Fungi can be helpful in your garden and delicious in the kitchen. This class offers a peek into the fungi kingdom at large and addresses DIY indoor growing and cultivation methods with…
Free!

Sep 20

Basic Canoeing

at Golden Pond In Crocheron Park (in Crocheron Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Basic canoe programs are great for all skill levels. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.
Free!

Sep 20

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!

Sep 20

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

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

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

Must See
Event

Monday, September 21, 2015

Sep 21

Annual Plant Sale

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners.
Free!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sep 22

Little Bay Park Invasive Removal & Tree Stewardship

at Totten Avenue, South of Duane Road (in Little Bay Park) , Queens

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers will be introduced to forest ecology, and trained in invasive plant identification, and removal techniques
Free!

Sep 22

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

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

Sep 22

Annual Plant Sale

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners.
Free!

Sep 22

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!

Sep 22

Wetlands Tour

at Northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Sep 23

Annual Plant Sale

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners.
Free!

Sep 23

Discovery Walk: First Day of Fall in the North Woods

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Bring your family for a special weekday guided walk in the park and take part in hands-on exploration, in celebration of the first day of fall.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 23

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.

Sep 23

Discovery Walk: First Day of Fall in the North Woods

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Bring your family for a special weekday guided walk in the park and take part in hands-on exploration, in celebration of the first day of fall.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sep 24

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

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

Sep 24

Annual Plant Sale

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners.
Free!

Sep 24

Waterfront Garden Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The garden offers year-round beauty, from spring blooming daffodils to winter blooming witchhazel.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 25, 2015

Sep 25

Annual Plant Sale

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners.
Free!

Sep 25

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Sep 25

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

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

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sep 26

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

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

Sep 26

Birding: Fall Migrants

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

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.
Free!

Sep 26

Community Paddle

at Concrete Plant Park , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Calling all novice paddlers: come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River and experience the beauty of estuary!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 26

Birding: Brooklyn Road Trip

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

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Rangers are taking you on a road trip in search of early fall migrants.
Free!

Sep 26

Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors

at Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 26

Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues

at Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 26

Annual Plant Sale

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners.
Free!

Sep 26

Family Art Project: Field Notes–An Edible Plant Insurrection

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Follow the lead of exhibiting artist Matthew Friday on a hunt for dandelion, curly dock, wood sorrel, plantain and clover plants among the grasses of Wave Hill. Sketch these plants in your very own field book
Free!

Sep 26

Tai Chi Chuan

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature.

Sep 26

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

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

Best For
Kids
Sep 26

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

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

Sep 26

Nature Photography Hike

at School Road and Bay Street (in Von Briesen Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest and have your camera ready.
Free!

Sep 26

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.
Free!

Sep 26

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

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

Sep 26

Summer on the Hudson: Little Red Lighthouse Festival

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

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

Must See
Event
Sep 26

Composting in Sherman Creek

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

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for a tour of our compost project. Learn how the project processes tons of landscaping debris with the food scraps collected at the Inwood Greenmarket.
Free!

Sep 26

Breukelen Country Fair

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

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Bring the whole family for a day-long extravaganza of games, crafts, local food, music, demonstrations, and family-friendly workshops led by Brooklyn-based partners.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 26

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Sep 26

Night Hike (light)

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

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sep 27

Pugsley Creek/Clason Point Historic Walking Tour

at End of Castle Hill Avenue , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The tour will include history on ancient estates, amusement parks, views of the Long Island Sound, and the beautiful Pugsley Creek Park.

Sep 27

Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors

at Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 27

Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues

at Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 27

Annual Plant Sale

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners.
Free!

Sep 27

Birding Basics for Families

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience Central Park as a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Central Park Conservancy staff and the NYC Audubon Society.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 27

Family Art Project: Field Notes–An Edible Plant Insurrection

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Follow the lead of exhibiting artist Matthew Friday on a hunt for dandelion, curly dock, wood sorrel, plantain and clover plants among the grasses of Wave Hill. Sketch these plants in your very own field book.

Sep 27

Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

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

Sep 27

Ranger's Choice: Lunar Eclipse

at Fort Totten Park , Queens

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
The full moon will put on a rare show tonight as a total lunareclipse will occur.
Free!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Sep 28

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

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

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sep 29

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

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

Sep 29

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

at East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.
Free!

Sep 29

Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

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

Sep 29

Wetlands Tour

at Northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sep 30

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Sep 30

Wednesday Night Tours: Fall Birds of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Learn about the extraordinary history, ecology, and design of the park with New York's finest scholars.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Oct 1

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

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

Oct 1

Wildflower Meadow Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Come take a tour of Randall’s Island’s Wildflower Meadow! Stretching along the East River near the iconic Hell Gate bridge—just across the river from Astoria…
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 1

Garden Crew Training Session

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

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

Friday, October 2, 2015

Oct 2

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Oct 2

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.
Free!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Oct 3

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

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

Oct 3

Upper River Paddle

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

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

Must See
Event
Oct 3

Pop-Up Audubon: Fantastic Foliage

at Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Brooklyn's last-remaining forest becomes a real-world laboratory for hands-on discovery.
Free!

Oct 3

Pop-Up Audubon II: Changing Seasons

at Between Eastwood & Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the park’s aquatic habitats. In October, explore how seasonal shifts affect wildlife.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 3

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

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

Oct 3

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.

Must See
Event
Oct 3

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

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

Oct 3

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

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

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Oct 4

Pop-Up Audubon II: Changing Seasons

at Between Eastwood & Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the park’s aquatic habitats. In October, explore how seasonal shifts affect wildlife.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 4

Birding Basics for Families

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience Central Park as a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Central Park Conservancy staff and the NYC Audubon Society.
Free!

Must See
Event
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!

Oct 4

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.
Free!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Oct 5

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Oct 6

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

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

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Oct 7

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

at East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to the park's northernmost highlights: Conservatory Garden, the Harlem Meer, and the North Woods.
Free!

Oct 7

Wednesday Night Tours: Composition & Lighting in Brooklyn Bridge Park: Fall

at Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Learn about the extraordinary history, ecology, and design of the park with New York's finest scholars. The tour will be led by Brooklyn Bridge Park photographer Alexa Hoyer.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Oct 8

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

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

Oct 8

Waterfront Garden Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The garden offers year-round beauty, from spring blooming daffodils to winter blooming witchhazel.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, October 9, 2015

Oct 9

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Oct 10

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

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

Oct 10

Community Paddle

at Concrete Plant Park , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Calling all novice paddlers: come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River and experience the beauty of estuary!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 10

Bronx River Ramble: Starlight Park

at West Farms #2 Train Station , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Discover the park's pre-history that includes a replica of Henry Hudson's Half Moon and no less than three unsuccessful attempts to hold a world's fair by the Bronx River.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 10

Pop-Up Audubon: Fantastic Foliage

at Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Brooklyn's last-remaining forest becomes a real-world laboratory for hands-on discovery.
Free!

Oct 10

Pop-Up Audubon II: Changing Seasons

at Between Eastwood & Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the park’s aquatic habitats. In October, explore how seasonal shifts affect wildlife.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 10

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

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

Oct 10

It's My Park Day at Schmul Park

at Schmul Park , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn how to identify the native and invasive plants in Schmul Park while helping to beautify the landscape.
Free!

Oct 10

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

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

Oct 10

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.
Free!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Oct 11

Pop-Up Audubon II: Changing Seasons

at Between Eastwood & Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the park’s aquatic habitats. In October, explore how seasonal shifts affect wildlife.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 11

Birding Basics for Families

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience Central Park as a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Central Park Conservancy staff and the NYC Audubon Society.
Free!

Must See
Event

Monday, October 12, 2015

Oct 12

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.
Free!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Oct 13

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

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

Oct 13

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

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

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Oct 14

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Oct 15

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

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

Friday, October 16, 2015

Oct 16

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Oct 16

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

at East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.
Free!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Oct 17

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

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

Oct 17

Upper River Paddle

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

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

Oct 17

Pop-Up Audubon: Fantastic Foliage

at Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Brooklyn's last-remaining forest becomes a real-world laboratory for hands-on discovery.
Free!

Oct 17

Pop-Up Audubon II: Changing Seasons

at Between Eastwood & Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the park’s aquatic habitats. In October, explore how seasonal shifts affect wildlife.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 17

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

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

Oct 17

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

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

Oct 17

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

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

Oct 17

Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage & The Heather Garden

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The 1908 cottage was originally the gatehouse of the G.K. Billings Estate. The Heather Garden boasts over 500 varieties of plants, trees, and breathtaking views of the Palisades.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Oct 18

Pop-Up Audubon II: Changing Seasons

at Between Eastwood & Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the park’s aquatic habitats. In October, explore how seasonal shifts affect wildlife.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 18

Birding Basics for Families

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience Central Park as a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Central Park Conservancy staff and the NYC Audubon Society.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 18

Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage & The Heather Garden

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The 1908 cottage was originally the gatehouse of the G.K. Billings Estate. The Heather Garden boasts over 500 varieties of plants, trees, and breathtaking views of the Palisades.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 18

Park Reforestation

at Highbridge Park , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
We will be planting native trees, shrubs and perennials and removing non-native invasive plants.
Free!

Oct 18

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Oct 19

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

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

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Oct 20

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

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

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Oct 22

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

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

Friday, October 23, 2015

Oct 23

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Oct 23

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.
Free!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Oct 24

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

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

Oct 24

Community Paddle

at Concrete Plant Park , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Calling all novice paddlers: come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River and experience the beauty of estuary!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 24

Pop-Up Audubon: Fantastic Foliage

at Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Brooklyn's last-remaining forest becomes a real-world laboratory for hands-on discovery.
Free!

Oct 24

Pop-Up Audubon II: Changing Seasons

at Between Eastwood & Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the park’s aquatic habitats. In October, explore how seasonal shifts affect wildlife.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 24

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

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

Oct 24

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Oct 24

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

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

Oct 24

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.
Learn about sustainable gardening while applying a compost top-dressing to our garden beds and lawns.
Free!

Oct 24

Nature Hike in Freshkills Park

at Schmul Park , Staten Island

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an October guided hike through Freshkills Park.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 24

?Creepy Crawly Halloween

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

1:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Take a second look at the creatures that give you the creeps, you may find you like them! Participate in fun activities and experiments that will make your spine tingle!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Oct 25

Pop-Up Audubon II: Changing Seasons

at Between Eastwood & Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the park’s aquatic habitats. In October, explore how seasonal shifts affect wildlife.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 25

Birding Basics for Families

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience Central Park as a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Central Park Conservancy staff and the NYC Audubon Society.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 25

?Creepy Crawly Halloween

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

1:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Take a second look at the creatures that give you the creeps, you may find you like them! Participate in fun activities and experiments that will make your spine tingle!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, October 26, 2015

Oct 26

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

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

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Oct 27

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

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

Oct 27

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

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

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Oct 28

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Oct 28

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

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

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Oct 29

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery) , Manhattan

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

Friday, October 30, 2015

Oct 30

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Oct 31

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

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

Oct 31

Pop-Up Audubon: Fantastic Foliage

at Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Brooklyn's last-remaining forest becomes a real-world laboratory for hands-on discovery.
Free!

Oct 31

Pop-Up Audubon II: Changing Seasons

at Between Eastwood & Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the park’s aquatic habitats. In October, explore how seasonal shifts affect wildlife.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 31

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

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

Oct 31

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.

Must See
Event
Oct 31

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

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

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Nov 1

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

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

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

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Nov 7

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

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

Nov 7

Freshkills Park Site Tour

at St. George Ferry Terminal , Staten Island

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Site tours are approximately an hour and a half long, and tell the story of the past, present, and future of Freshkills Park development via a guided bus ride through the site.
Free!

Nov 7

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

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

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Nov 11

Veterans Day

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for Veterans Day programming at Lefferts Historic House and the Audubon Center.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Nov 14

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

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

Nov 14

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

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

Nov 14

Nature Hike

at Wild and Melvin Avenues (in Schmul Park) , Staten Island

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for a November nature hike!
Free!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Nov 21

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

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

Nov 21

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

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

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Nov 28

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

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

Nov 28

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

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

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Dec 5

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

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

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Dec 6

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

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

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

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Dec 12

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

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

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Dec 19

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

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

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Dec 26

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

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

Dec 26

Christmas and New Year's Holiday

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for educational programming to ring in the new year.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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