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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 311–320 out of 659 events
from April 29, 2017 to April 15, 2018
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Sunday, May 28, 2017

May28

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Food, Talks, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
May28

Free Boatbuilding at Pier 40

at Pier 40, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Boatbuilding of traditional Whitehall gigs: larger wooden rowboats for four rowers and a coxswain (captain).
Category: Volunteer, Waterfront
Free!

May28

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).
Category: Nature, Fitness, Sports, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Must See
Event
May28

Basic Orienteering

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On an orienteering program, you will learn the skills to navigate using a map and compass.
Category: Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

May28

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green-collar field are strongly encouraged to volunteer!
Category: Volunteer
Free!

May28

Wildlife Viewing: Nocturnal Wildlife

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

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Education, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

May28

Outdoor Movie Night: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

at Field 81 (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

8:30 p.m.10:45 p.m.
In celebration of our 25th anniversary, many of this summer's featured films will take us back to the year 1992!
Category: Nature, Film, Best for Kids, Free Summer Movies, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event

Monday, May 29, 2017

May29

Central Park Tour: Memorial Walk

at Maine Monument (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Walk through Central Park and see how generations of New Yorkers have used the Park as a place to remember their veterans.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

May30

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

May30

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

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