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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 299 events
from July 30, 2016 to November 27, 2016
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Jul 30

Ed Center Open Hours

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

1:00 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 much more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids

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Jul 30

Community Rowing

at Hunts Point Riverside Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.
Category: Nature, Tours, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront

Jul 30

Ashford Learning Garden Getting it Together

at Ashford Learning Center, Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join Ashford Learning Garden for a day of enjoyment and learning about the garden. It will be a fun-filled day for all with face painting, arts and crafts, singing, and music.
Category: Nature

Jul 30

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 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.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours

Jul 30

National Moth Week Lecture and Light Trapping

at Pleasant Village Community Garden (in ), Manhattan

7:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Learn about moths and butterflies and why they are important to our environment.
Category: Education, Nature, Talks, Seniors

Jul 30


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

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.
Category: Nature, Astronomy

Jul 30

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights

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

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folkloreof the universe. Join us to explore the evening sky at Pelham Bay P…
Category: Accessible, Birding, Education, Nature, Festivals, History, Talks, Seniors

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Jul 31


at Ecology Building (in Wave Hill), Bronx

10:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Reduce stress, increase your energy, and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice that makes use of props, including blocks and straps.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Outdoor Fitness

Jul 31

Highbridge Park History

at 165th Street and Edgecombe Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Named after New York City’s oldest bridge, Highbridge Park is home to an unusual geologic makeup and an early engineering marvel that greet visitors who stroll the pathways north and south.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

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Jul 31

Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Billy B, the Science and Dance Man

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
What is biodiversity? How is it fostered within Central Park? Learn this and more through song, dance, audience participation, and a changing backdrop.
Category: Education, Concerts, Nature, Festivals, Best for Kids

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