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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 416 events
from May 22, 2017 to November 12, 2017
in Nature (x) category

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

May23

Fitness Walk

at Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park), Queens

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles).
Category: Nature, Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

May23

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

May23

Central Park Tour: North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Step out of the bustling city and see the part of Central Park that most resembles the Adirondack Mountains.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

May23

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring

at West 33rd Street and Bayview Avenue (in Kaiser Park), Brooklyn

5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join the Stewardship Team for an evening of horseshoe crab monitoring! Since 2013, NYC Parks has been monitoring horseshoe crab spawning activity along the restored sandy beach at…
Category: Nature, Volunteer, Waterfront, Wildlife
Free!

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May23

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).
Category: Nature, Fitness, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

May23

Learn-to-Row 2

at Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse, Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Learn to Row in New York City!
Category: Nature, Fitness, Waterfront

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May24

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy 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

May24

Boro-Linc Staten Island: Telling Stories of Our Neighborhood and Borough (Unit 2)

at Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Free arts workshops for the whole family! Songwriting, art-making, storytelling, poetry, movement and puppetry collide in this series of hands-on workshops for kids and adults.
Category: Education, Nature, Art, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May24

Boro-Linc Staten Island: Telling Stories of Our Neighborhood and Borough (Unit 2)

at Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Enjoy free arts workshops for the whole family! Songwriting, art-making, storytelling, poetry, movement and puppetry collide in this series of hands-on workshops for kids and adults alike.
Category: Education, Nature, Art, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May24

Evening Group Hike and Trail Run

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one!
Category: Nature, Fitness, Hiking
Free!

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