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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 11–20 out of 322 events
from February 8, 2016 to November 22, 2016
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Feb 13

Seeding for Spring

at Snug Harbor, Staten Island

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn what’s going on in the soil beneath our feet and how compost can help remediate some common soil problems. Visit our website for more information at www.snug-harbor.org.
Category: Education, Nature

Feb 13

Nature's Workshop: Weather Exploration and Monitoring

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Learn about weather, anomalies, and our changing climate through fun weather experiments.
Category: Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 13

Historic New York: Foundations of Inwood

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Let the Urban Park Rangers tell you the story of the early residents and history of Inwood Hill Park. Program includes both and indoor and outdoor portion.
Category: Nature, History, Hiking
Free!

Feb 13

Winter Journal Writing

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join us this winter for the Nature's Workshop series. Record your observations on a nature exploration hike with the Rangers.
Category: Nature, Kids, Hiking
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 13

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, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Feb 14

Winter Birding at Wave Hill

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
The Hudson River valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species, even during the winter months. Explore Wave Hill’s tranquil gardens and woodlands with naturalistGabriel…
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids, Valentine's Day, Seniors

Best For
Kids
Feb 14

Family Art Project: Heart Papermaking

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Visit the colorful blooms in the Tropical House and breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers. Keep a special eye out for heart-shaped leaves! Then, with the help of visiting…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids, Valentine's Day
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 14

Winter Tree ID

at Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. This hike will strengthen your winter tree ID skills
Category: Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 14

Nature Exploration Hike: John Muir Trail (vigorous)

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
On Urban Park Ranger hikes explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests. Vigorous hikes may include long distances, with hills and rugged terrain.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Hiking
Free!

Feb 14

Family Nature Walk

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 on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Free with admission…
Category: Nature, Kids, Valentine's Day, Seniors

Best For
Kids

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