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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 131–140 out of 400 events
from June 25, 2016 to November 27, 2016
in Nature (x) category

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Jul 13

Walking Meditation

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society.
Category: Education, Nature, Seniors
Free!

Jul 13

Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer, Food
Free!

Jul 13

Stories in the Garden: Flowers and Falling Leaves

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This week, take a journey through the seasons with stories and songs about animals and people discovering nature’s annual changes.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 13

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

Jul 13

Sunset Wednesdays Welcome Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
xplore what makes the gardens so unique, and learn how to maximize your Wave Hill experience this summer.
Category: Nature, Tours

Jul 13

The Awesome Oyster

at Pier 5 Playground (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
While investigating the oyster gardens, examine the various critters that live in the East River and the history of New York Harbor’s keystone species: the eastern oyster.
Category: Nature, Tours

Jul 13

Sunset Wednesdays Outdoor Music: The Four Bags

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Pop selections include tunes originated by Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys.
Category: Concerts, Nature
Free!

Jul 13

FrogWatch USA: Monthly Monitoring

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

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Hike to Buttonbush Swamp to listen for frogs.
Category: Nature
Free!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Jul 14

Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
For all the aspiring NYC gardeners! Learn about year-round plant care while beautifying Sherman Creek Park. New members must attend an Orientation Session to participate.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Jul 14

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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