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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 21–30 out of 337 events
from August 30, 2016 to December 29, 2016
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Sep 3

Sherman Creek Stewards: Orientation Session

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan

10:30 a.m.3:30 p.m.
Interested in joining one of our weekly volunteer opportunities? Come to an orientation session to learn how to get involved with NYRP’s Northern Manhattan parks. Come prepared to work!
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Sep 3

Wildlife Viewing: Raptor Watch

at Schmul Park, Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers in their search for raptors—predators of the sky.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Sep 3

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Sep 3

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Sep 3

It's My Park at Brower Park

at Park House (in Brower Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Volunteers may assist with caring for tree beds and garden beds, or general park cleanup. We look forward to caring for the park with you.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Sep 3

Seaside Wildlife Exploration

at Canarsie Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Remsen Avenue and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park), Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots for seaside creatures.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 3

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, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 3

Community Rowing

at Hunts Point Riverside Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.
Category: Nature, Tours, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Sep 3

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
See sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Sep 3

Neptune at Opposition

at Boardwalk at Beach 116th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk), Queens

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.
Category: Nature, Astronomy
Free!

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