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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 177 events
from January 21, 2017 to August 26, 2017
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Jan21

Richmond Hill Green Neighborhood: Forest Restoration

at Lane S at Myrtle Avenue (in Forest Park), Queens

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help protect the young forest in Forest Park!
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan21

Owls and Pellets

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover what makes owls fierce, nocturnal predators and dissect a real owl pellet.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jan21

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!

Jan21

Squirrel Appreciation Day at Madison Square Park

at Madison Square Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn about the WildlifeNYC campaign and the NYC Parks Wildlife Unit, learn more about how squirrels live in our parks, and how to keep your furry neighbors healthy and safe!
Category: Nature
Free!

Jan21

Squirrel Appreciation Day at Washington Square Park

at Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Come by to learn about the WildlifeNYC campaign and NYC Parks Wildlife Unit, discover more about how squirrels live in our parks, and how to keep your furry neighbors healthy and safe!
Category: Nature
Free!

Jan21

Hibernators Walk and Talk

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow to discover survival techniques used by Wave Hill’s plants and animals during the chilly winter months. F
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jan21

Pioneering Skills: Building with Ropes and Wood

at Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
You'll learn basic knots and employ those skills for building a variety of simple, useful objects that can be enjoyed in the woods and at home.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Jan21

Nature Illustrations Basics Workshop

at Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Find your muse in nature. This workshop will inspire you to illustrate the landscapes, woodlands, and wildlife of Inwood Hill Park.
Category: Nature, Art, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jan21

CANCELLED: A Billion Year Odyssey: Geology of Northern Manhattan

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Sid Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, for a PowerPoint presentation and take a deeper look into northern Manhattan Park’s exposed bedrock.
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, History, Talks
Free!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Jan22

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

at Forest Avenue and Silver Lake Park Road (in Silver Lake Park), Staten Island

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
This program will focus on the different species of waterfowl that reside in our parks during the colder winter months.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

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