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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 382 events
from July 26, 2016 to December 29, 2016
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Jul 27

Walking Meditation

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society.
Category: Education, Nature, Seniors
Free!

Jul 27

Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer, Food
Free!

Jul 27

It's My Park at Gateway Triangle

at Gateway Triangle, Brooklyn

9:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with League Education & Treatment Center to help care for Gateway Triangle through weeding, litter removal, and leaf raking.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Jul 27

Stories in the Garden: Seeds and Sprouts

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us this week for stories, movement, and song as we embody seeds’ growth cycles.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 27

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Enjoy this walk through the park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours.
Category: Nature, Tours

Jul 27

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

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

2:00 p.m.5:00 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!

Jul 27

Sunset Wednesdays Welcome Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Explore what makes the gardens so unique, and learn how to maximize your Wave Hill experience this summer.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Jul 27

Park Spotlight: Lichen and Moss

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join Brooklyn Bridge Park's gardener Kim Cass on a tour that showcases the Park’s biodiversity with an in depth look at lichen and moss.
Category: Nature, Tours

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Jul 28

It's My Park at New Dorp Beach

at Superstorm Sandy Memorial Garden (in Great Kills Park), Staten Island

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Kivlehan to do general weeding and cleaning on Our Lady of Lourdes Property, and the September 11 Memorial.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park, Waterfront
Free!

Jul 28

It's My Park at McLaughlin Park

at Corner of Jay Street and Cathedral Place (in McLaughlin Park), Brooklyn

9:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Volunteers will pull weeds, remove waste, and may have the opportunity to plant in the garden. We look forward to beautifying McLaughlin Park with you!
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

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