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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 31–40 out of 247 events
from February 21, 2017 to October 29, 2017
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Friday, February 24, 2017

Feb24

Winter Trees Workshop

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Explore and learn about our winter trees and their life cycle. Create a twig pendant to take home.
Category: Education, Nature, School Break

Feb24

Kids Week Bronx: Winter Scavenger Hunt

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Winter season is unpredictable, but animals and plants adapt to the changes. Let's find some of these adaptations on a scavenger hunt through the trails in the park.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb24

Kids Week Staten Island: Lenape Scavenger Hunt

at Prospect Avenue and Brentwood Avenue (in Allison Pond Park), Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
As the Rangers lead you through this diverse woodland, discover different animal tracks, plants, and natural wonders that the Native Americans would use in their everyday lives.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb24

Kids Week Queens: Gather Around the Campfire

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for an afternoon of fun and outdoor activities as we gather round the campfire and enjoy the outdoors.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb24

Living with White-Tailed Deer in NYC

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
At this family-friendly presentation, learn how NYC Parks and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation are working together to manage and protect the city's growing and diverse wildlife.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, School Break, Talks, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb24

Kids Week Manhattan: Owl Pellets and Animal Tracking

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a walk while looking for signs of owls and other winter animals.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Feb25

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Feb25

Canarsie Green Neighborhood: Forest Restoration

at Seaview Avenue and East 108th Street (in Fresh Creek Nature Preserve), Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers will be trained in tree care best practices as well as invasive vegetation identification and removal techniques.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb25

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Feb25

Whales: Then and Now

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Paul Sieswerda, former curator of the New England and New York Aquariums and founder and director of Gotham Whale, will discuss current preservation efforts and whales in theNY Harbor.
Category: Education, Nature, Talks
Free!

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