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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 274 events
from August 24, 2016 to November 27, 2016
in Nature (x) category

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Aug24

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

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

2:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

Aug24

World Premiere Screening of Nat Geo WILD's 'Mission Critical'

at Washington Square Park, Manhattan

7:45 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The must-see evening includes a first look at the first two Mission Critical specials, Panda Babies and Operation Sumatran Rhino, before the monthly series kicks off on Nat Geo WILD.
Category: Nature, Film
Free!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Aug25

PokéFit!

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Kids bring their smartphones using the game app, Pokémon GO, and we go out, exercise, and look for wild Pokémon together around the neighborhood!
Category: Nature, Fitness, Games, Best for Kids, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug25

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

at 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours

Aug25

Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
For all the aspiring NYC gardeners! Learn about year-round plant care while beautifying Sherman Creek Park. New members must attend an Orientation Session to participate.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Aug25

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 26, 2016

Aug26

Compost Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents.
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer, Food
Free!

Aug26

PokéFit!

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Kids bring their smartphones using the game app, Pokémon GO, and we go out, exercise, and look for wild Pokémon together around the neighborhood!
Category: Nature, Fitness, Games, Best for Kids, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug26

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.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Aug26

Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours

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