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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 353 events
from July 25, 2016 to December 29, 2016
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Jul 30

Family Camping: Blue Heron Park, Staten Island

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens from July 12 to July 19.
Category: Nature, Family Camping
Free!

Jul 30

Astronomy

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

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.
Category: Nature, Astronomy
Free!

Jul 30

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights

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

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folkloreof the universe. Join us to explore the evening sky at Pelham Bay P…
Category: Accessible, Birding, Education, Nature, Festivals, History, Talks, Seniors
Free!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Jul 31

It's My Park at McCarren Park

at McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn, McCarren Park Track Bayard Street and Union Avenue Entrance (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
When you go exercise in the park, borrow a pair of reusable work gloves from Good.Clean.Fun to pick up some of the trash you may encounter along the way.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Jul 31

Yoga

at Ecology Building (in Wave Hill), Bronx

10:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Reduce stress, increase your energy, and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice that makes use of props, including blocks and straps.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Outdoor Fitness

Jul 31

Highbridge Park History

at 165th Street and Edgecombe Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Named after New York City’s oldest bridge, Highbridge Park is home to an unusual geologic makeup and an early engineering marvel that greet visitors who stroll the pathways north and south.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

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Jul 31

It's My Park at Brower Park

at Park House (in Brower Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Volunteers may assist with caring for tree beds and garden beds, or general park clean up.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Jul 31

Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Billy B, the Science and Dance Man

at The Great Hill (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
What is biodiversity? How is it fostered within Central Park? Learn this and more through song, dance, audience participation, and a changing backdrop.
Category: Education, Concerts, Nature, Festivals, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 31

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Jul 31

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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