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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 479 events
from June 27, 2016 to December 29, 2016
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Jun 30

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Jun 30

Nature Exploration

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 30

Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
For all the aspiring NYC gardeners! Learn about year-round plant care while beautifying Sherman Creek Park. New members must attend an Orientation Session to participate.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Jun 30

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

3:00 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 more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 30

Pop Up Aquarium!

at Seth Low Playground (in Seth Low Playground/ Bealin Square), Brooklyn

3:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and the NY Aquarium for a Pop Up Aquarium experience in your neighborhood park!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Art, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, July 1, 2016

Jul 1

Compost Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents.
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer, Food
Free!

Jul 1

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Jul 1

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 1

Birds of Prey

at East 16th Road to East 18th Road on Cross Bay Boulevard (in Broad Channel Park), Queens

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Wildlife in need of Rescue and Rehabilitation will present birds' of prey demonstration.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Jul 1

Family Camping: Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

at Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

7:00 p.m.8:00 a.m.
The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family to Pelham Bay Park. Registration has been extended to Saturday June 25.
Category: Nature, Family Camping
Free!

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