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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 111 events
from December 2, 2016 to January 8, 2017
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Saturday, December 3, 2016

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!

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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!

Dec 4

It's My Park at Virginia Park

at Entrance at Virginia Avenue (in Virginia Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with G.I.V.E. to help rake the leaves and plant daffodil bulbs at Virginia Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Dec 4

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, History, Tours

Dec 4

Outdoor Skills: Shelter Building

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Dec 4

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 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!

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