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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.

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from December 2, 2016 to January 8, 2017
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Dec 3

The Greenbelt Gingerbread Man

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We will read his story together, make a craft to take home, and then go for a hike, keeping an eye out for any of the animals the Gingerbread Man met during his adventure.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Dec 3

Nature Exploration Hike (Light)

at Prospect Avenue and Brentwood Avenue (in Allison Pond Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Dec 3

Animal Tracking

at Union Turnpike Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Dec 3

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Dec 3

Walking Tour: Old Tales and Historic Facts of The Bronx River

at West Farms, Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Stephen DeVillo and Nilka Martel, NYC licensed tour guide and Bronx parks advocate, will lead a walking tour along the river, from West Farms Square to Hunts Point Riverside Park.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Dec 3

Orchard Beach Marine Life Talk and Seal Watch

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

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Join Educator Jim Paul who will give us the background on the marine life, water quality, and current issues of Long Island Sound.
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, Talks, Waterfront

Dec 3

Seal Exploration

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots.
Category: Nature
Free!

Dec 3

Kids Art: Conifers, Pine Cones, and Evergreens

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Discover various conifers and evergreens through art and create a collage of mixed media using recycled, natural, and other various materials.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 3

Birding: Owls

at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Dec 4

Riverdale Park Trail Maintenance

at Palisades Avenue and West 232nd Street (in Seton Park), Bronx

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Stewardship Team will be caring for the trails of Riverdale Park with a special maintenance project at the viewing platform that overlooks the Palisades.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

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