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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 451–460 out of 543 events
from May 21, 2018 to December 8, 2018
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Aug18

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Aug19

Fort Tryon Park Beautification Day

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Activities will include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Aug19

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug19

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallet's Cove, Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Aug21

Stargazing

at On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:45 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.
Category: Accessible, Nature, Astronomy
Free!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Aug22

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Aug22

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Aug22

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers

at Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
NYC Parks and the City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music.
Category: Accessible, Concerts, Dance, Nature, Festivals, History, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Aug23

Tour The Battery

at Netherland Monument (in The Battery), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens, and more!
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Aug25

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

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