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New York is one of the greatest harbor cities in the world. Enjoy this great archipelago with events along the water ranging from paddling and fishing to traversing our greenways by bicycle, to exercise classes, concerts, and more with a beautiful river or ocean backdrop.

Waterfront Events

Friday, March 27, 2015

Mar 27

Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces” featuring local Staten Island artists that will…
Free!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Apr 1

Midweek Bird Walk: Conference House Park

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for a walk in New York City’s southernmost park, as we search for newly arrived migrants.
Free!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Apr 12

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Apr 18

Ride to Floyd Bennett Field: Jamaica Bay Greenway Guided Bike Tour

at Emmons Avenue and Sheepshead Bay Road , Brooklyn

9:15 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Ride with the NYC DOT, the Regional Plan Association, and the National Park Service to Floyd Bennett Field!
Free!

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Event

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Apr 19

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Apr 19

Kids Beach Exploration

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

1:00 p.m.
Indulge your curiosity of marine life and get your hands dirty while exploring the beaches of Orchard Beach.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Apr 26

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Apr 26

Saltwater Fishing

at World's Fair Marina, Pier 1 (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

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

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 2, 2015

May 2

Elements Art Expo NYC

at Conference House Park , Staten Island

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The art scholar and novice alike will delight in finding art along the trails, by the shore and on the open green of the park, in the large tent as well as the Conference House.
Free!

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Event
May 2

Earth Day Rockaway

at Beach 59th Street Playground (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk) , Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This 9th annual celebration lets kids and families take part in free environmental activities along the waterfront. Sponsored by the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance in partnership with…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, May 3, 2015

May 3

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

May 9

Bronx Week: Marvelous Mott Haven Historic Walking Tour

at East 138th Street and Lincoln Avenue , Bronx

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The southernmost section of our borough, Mott Haven was one of the first communities to be urbanized across the Harlem River.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

May 10

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

May 10

Seining

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

1:00 p.m.
Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, May 17, 2015

May 17

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

May 24

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

May 31

Marine Ecology: Seining and the Shore

at American Ballfields , Queens

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

Best For
Kids
May 31

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Jun 6

Horseschoe Crabs

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

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

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Event

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Jun 7

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Jun 13

Saltwater Fishing

at Bay Ridge Avenue and Shore Road , Brooklyn

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

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Jun 14

Seining

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

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

Best For
Kids
Jun 14

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Jun 21

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Jun 21

Tide Pool Exploration

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

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

Must See
Event
Jun 21

Saltwater Fishing

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

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

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Jun 27

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

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

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

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Jun 28

Saltwater Fishing

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

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

Best For
Kids
Jun 28

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Jul 5

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Jul 12

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Jul 19

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Jul 26

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Aug 2

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Aug 9

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Aug 14

Water Festival

at Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
There will be water inflatables, bounce houses, cotton candy, popcorn, and giveaways.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Aug 16

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Aug 23

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Aug 30

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sep 6

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sep 13

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sep 20

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sep 27

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Oct 4

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Oct 11

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Oct 18

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Oct 25

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Nov 1

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Nov 8

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Free!

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