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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 409 events
from August 21, 2017 to December 16, 2017
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Aug22

Fitness Walk

at Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park), Queens

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles).
Category: Nature, Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

Aug22

Crew Camp (Manhattan)

at Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse, Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
During our novice Crew Camp, your child will have the totally unique experience of learning to row on the Harlem River in Manhattan.
Category: Nature, Waterfront

Aug22

Bi-weekly Gardening Club

at Stuyvesant Square, Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone.
Category: Nature, Volunteer, Seniors
Free!

Aug22

It's My Park at McLaughlin Park

at Park House (in McLaughlin Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey to garden and beautify at McLaughlin Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Aug22

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Aug22

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!

Aug22

Garden Kitchen Lab: Youth Tech Workshop

at St. Johns Recreation Center, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Kids use cameras and learn about nutrition and agriculture, and eat yummy Brooklyn-grown snacks in this two-day workshop!
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, Art, Best for Kids, Food, Youth Tech Workshops
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug22

Chef Master: Youth Tech Workshop

at Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Participants will learn about the science of healthy and delicious eating, alongside the art of cooking and digital photography!
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, Art, Best for Kids, Food, Youth Tech Workshops
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug22

The Buzz about Bees

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
A local beekeeper and educator from Beezy Bees Honey visits to show a demonstration hive and beekeeping equipment, teach about different types of pollinators, and offer advice about how to attract pollinators to outdoor spaces.
Category: Education, Nature, Seniors, Wildlife
Free!

Aug22

Painting Nature with the Art Student's League

at Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Bring your child for a fun afternoon of painting the scenery around them, with Art Student's League's Pedro Rodriguez.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Art
Free!

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