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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 1–10 out of 368 events
from August 20, 2017 to December 16, 2017
in Nature (x) category

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Aug20

Taiwan: A World of Orchids

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Enjoy a stunning display of orchids and a day filled with art and culture, in partnership with the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in New York (TECONY).
Category: Nature, Art

Aug20

Sunday Tai Chi

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Enjoy the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Waterfront
Free!

Aug20

Mysterious Plants Hike (Light)

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the park rangers on a leisurely stroll in Prospect Park and discover the curious and dark side of the plant kingdom.
Category: Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

Aug20

Weekend Nature Exploration

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Prospect Park Alliance for fun nature activities in the park!
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug20

Bees and Beekeeping Information Station

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Chat with beekeepers, try on beekeeping gear, peek inside a hive, and learn fascinating facts about honeybees.
Category: Education, Nature, Wildlife

Aug20

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Food, Talks, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug20

Honey Extraction Demonstration

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Drop in and see the sticky process of extracting honey from the comb with our resident bee experts.
Category: Education, Nature, Wildlife

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Aug20

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Please note: You must arrive at noon. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Sports, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Aug20

Nature Exploration Hike (Light)

at Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Aug20

Living with Deer

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Hear about deer and their behaviors, learn five tips to coexist with these animals, play a Deer Survival Game, and hike to find signs of deer in the park.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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