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NYC Parks Events Calendar

Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

Viewing 1–10 out of 1,170 events
from October 20, 2019 to September 10, 2022

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Oct20

Riverdale Park Tree Planting

at Spaulding Lane Parking Lot (in Riverdale Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in Riverdale Park!
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct20

It's My Park at MacArthur Park

at Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park (in MacArthur Playground)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Friends of 49th Street Playground for a general playground cleanup including raking leaves, planting bulbs, and spreading mulch.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Oct20

Audubon Bird Walk

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds— like water, shelter, and insects to eat.
Category: Accessible, Birding, Nature, Best for Kids, Seniors, Wildlife

Best For
Kids
Oct20

Animal Care Trainee

at Alley Pond Environmental CenterQueens

9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
This program introduces children to the unique responsibility of being an animal caretaker.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Wildlife

Best For
Kids
Oct20

I Want to be a Vet

at Alley Pond Environmental CenterQueens

9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Enjoy pretend play examining animals, look at animal x-rays, groom the rabbits, listen to a critter’s heartbeat, and help take care of the turtles.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Wildlife

Best For
Kids
Oct20

Moses Mountain Hike

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

9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for a hike to Moses Mountain to experience the forest in its full fall glory. Enjoy the 360-degree panoramic view and look for birds of prey.
Category: Nature, Fall Foliage, Hiking
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct20

Birding: Raptor Watch

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

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

Oct20

Birding: Fall Migration

at Rose and Oak Avenues (in Kissena Park)Queens

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best viewing spots in New York City to see fall migratory birds. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels.
Category: Birding, Wildlife
Free!

Oct20

Scavengers & Decomposers Weekend

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Hooray for decay! Get your hands dirty—literally—as you explore the process of decomposition at Wave Hill.
Category: Education, Nature, Wildlife

Oct20

Open House New York: Walking Tours of Morningside Park

at Down to Earth Farmers MarketManhattan

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn about the fascinating history of the park's design, significant events in its history, and the cultural significance of its surrounding communities.
Category: History, Tours, Open House New York

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