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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 616 events
from April 30, 2016 to November 27, 2016
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Apr 30

Queens Parks Trails Club - Trail Maintenance 101

at Alley Pond Park Environmental Center, Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Be a part of the first Queens Parks Trails Club and help with maintenance and restoration projects on select hiking trails in Queens Parks.
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer, Hiking
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr 30

Pelham Bay Park Tree Planting

at City Island Circle (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the forest in Pelham Bay Park!
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Apr 30

Queens Greenhouse Open House

at Queens Greenhouse & Nursery (in Forest Park), Queens

9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Take advantage of this rare opportunity to see where NYC Parks' flowers come from.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr 30

Spring Walk

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Spring is a vibrant time for nature. Join us as we explore budding flowers, migrating birds, butterflies, emerging mushrooms, and more.
Category: Nature, Tours, Hiking
Free!

Apr 30

Spring Soil Health

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We’ll discuss soil testing, cover crops, compost application, and growing season planning tips.
Category: Education, Nature

Apr 30

Bike Tour: Great Trees of Inwood and Riverdale

at Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join us on a leisurely cycling tour to view some of the great trees of Inwood and Riverdale.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Tours, Bike Month NYC, Earth Day & Arbor Day, School Break, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr 30

Family Art Project: Buds, Buds, Buds

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Make your own free-standing, fully budding sculptural tree using one of Wave Hill's many budding trees as a guide.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Earth Day & Arbor Day, School Break

Best For
Kids
Apr 30

Sakura Matsuri 2016 - Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cherry Blossom Festival

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of Sakura Matsuri, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual cherry blossom festival.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Concerts, Dance, Nature, Art, Festivals, Games, Cherry Blossom Festivals

Must See
Event
Apr 30

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Apr 30

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.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

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