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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 11–20 out of 446 events
from September 30, 2016 to June 30, 2017
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Oct 1

CANCELLED: Harvest Festival

at Field 62 - 63 (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy live music, face painting, self-guided tours of the Urban Farm, and more fun fall activities!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Dance, Nature, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Fall Festivals
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 1

Garden Centennial Exhibition

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is pleased to present an exhibition of outdoor sculpture celebrating one hundred years of its formal garden designed by Delano & Aldrich in 1916.
Category: Nature, Seniors
Free!

Oct 1

Fall Foliage Walk: Great Trees of Kissena Park

at Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping. Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.
Category: Nature, Fall Foliage
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 1

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
Oct 1

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Oct 2

Birding Basics for Families: North Woods

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience Central Park as a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Central Park Conservancy staff and NYC Audubon Society.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Oct 2

Birding: Fall Migration

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Oct 2

Discovery Club for Families

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Adults and children alike will take part in an immersive woodland adventure, exploring how people, plants, and wildlife thrive in an urban park.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Oct 2

Family Art Project: Be a Bee

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Outfit yourself with wings, antennae, a pollen cup and a kazoo to hum with.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Oct 2

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover the Park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours

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