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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 51–60 out of 295 events
from August 29, 2016 to December 29, 2016
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Friday, September 9, 2016

Sep 9

Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours

Sep 9

Special Screening: 'Saving Jamaica Bay'

at Picnic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
"Saving Jamaica Bay" tells the story of how one community fought the government and overcame Hurricane Sandy to clean up and restore the largest open space in New York City.
Category: Nature, Film

Sep 9

Family Camping: Queens

at Fort Totten Park, Queens

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Space is limited, participants are selected via lottery. Participants are chosen by a lottery.
Category: Nature, Family Camping
Free!

Sep 9

Bat Bonanza Night Hike

at Willowbrook Park, Staten Island

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Back by popular demand! Join us for an end-of-summer stroll around Willowbrook Park in search of flying nocturnal mosquito-eaters—bats!
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Sep10

Upper River Paddle and Pick Up

at 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard, Bronx

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us on a paddling adventure and help us clean the freshwater sections of the Bronx River of floatables!
Category: Nature, Tours, Volunteer, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront

Sep10

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Category: Volunteer, Waterfront
Free!

Sep10

Discovery Club for Families

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Adults and children alike will take part in an immersive woodland adventure, exploring how people, plants, and wildlife thrive in an urban park.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Sep10

Having Fun with Our Food: Creative Composting at the RIPA Urban Farm

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

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come visit this unique learning farm on the south end of Randall's Island.
Category: Education, Nature, Talks, Seniors
Free!

Sep10

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

Sep10

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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