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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 191 events
from February 23, 2017 to June 28, 2017
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Feb25

Natural Fiber Workshop

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn how to extract fiber and dyes from natural plants and try your hand at tying and weaving techniques using cordage made from plant fiber. Registration Required.
Category: Education, Nature, Art, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb25

Storefront Science: Who Knows What Owls Eat?

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Did you know that this park is called home by the great-horned owl? Eastern screech owls also nest in the vicinity. Find out how these animals survive in our parks and what they eat!
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Feb26

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

at 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Black History Month

Feb26

Birding: Owls

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers will take you out and guide you on your quest to spot winter owls. Registration Required.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature
Free!

Feb26

Winter Tree ID (light)

at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn how to ID a tree by the bark, buds, and other distinctive characteristics. Enjoy the subtle beauty of trees in winter.
Category: Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

Feb26

Historic New York: Goodhue Park

at Clinton Avenue and Prospect Avenue (in Goodhue Park), Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
NYC Parks acquired this small parcel of land and saved it from future development. Explore the trails and delve further into its history.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event

Monday, February 27, 2017

Feb27

A Billion Year Odyssey: Geology of Northern Manhattan

at Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join Sid Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, for a PowerPoint presentation and take a deeper look into northern Manhattan Park’s exposed bedrock.
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, History, Talks
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Mar 1

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Mar 1

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!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Mar 2

Greenbelt Peepers

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

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids

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