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.
Sunday, April 29, 2018
at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park), Manhattan
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors
at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn
10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sakura Matsuri, the annual cherry blossom festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, offers over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.
Category: Education, Dance, Nature, Art, Festivals, Best for Kids, Cherry Blossom Festivals
at Dairy Visitor Center & 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: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors
at Wave Hill, Bronx
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Learn about the healing power of alternative remedies made from tree parts—bark, berries, roots and more—and go home with samples, recipes, and resources for creating your own.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours, Earth Day & Arbor Day
at Wave Hill, Bronx
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Through observation and inquiry, discover how trees grow by looking at a tree’s parts and the role each part plays in a tree’s life cycle.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Earth Day & Arbor Day
at American Veterans Memorial Pier, Brooklyn
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Rangers will lead the way along the scenic Brooklyn shoreline on bicycle while enjoying the sights and sounds of spring. Participants should bring their own bicycle and helmet.
Category: Nature, Fitness
at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours