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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 61–70 out of 340 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

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

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Saturday, September 10, 2016


Cabrini Woods Bird Migration Walk

at Cabrini Woods, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join Mike Feller, expert naturalist, to learn about birds that visit Fort Tryon.
Category: Birding, Nature, Tours


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


It's My Park at McCarren Park

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

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to do general clean up at McCarren Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park


It's My Park at Crescent Beach Park

at Armstrong Avenue and Tennyson Drive (in Crescent Beach Park), Staten Island

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Natural Resources Protective Association to clean the shoreline at Crescent Beach Park of washed-up debris and garbage.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park


International Coastal Cleanup Day: Conferenece House Park Edition

at Joline Avenue beach (in Conference House Park), Staten Island

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Participate in a local beach cleanup at Conference House Park while being part of larger global international coastal initiative to clean up and protect our oceans.
Category: Volunteer, Waterfront


It's My Park at Buffalo Street

at Buffalo Street Garden, Staten Island

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Bay Terrace Beautification Association to clean and beautify the garden at the beginning of the Greenbelt White Trail.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park

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