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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 159 events
from January 19, 2018 to September 15, 2018
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Jan20

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

at 155th Street and Baisley Boulevard (in Baisley Pond Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. All skill levels are welcome.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan20

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Jan21

St. George Street Tree Care

at 78 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island

9:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Come work with NYC Parks Stewardship to care for local street trees!
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Jan21

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

at Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. All skill levels are welcomed.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

Jan21

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

Jan21

Nature's Workshop: Jewelry Making

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Rangers and learn how to make jewelry using materials from nature. Basic materials provided.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature
Free!

Jan21

Finding Your Way: Maps and Compasses

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Use provided maps and compasses to locate hidden markers in the park.
Category: Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

Jan21

Nature's Workshop: Nature Illustrations

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity.
Category: Nature, Art
Free!

Jan21

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the southwestern corner of Central Park. Tour includes the Maine Monument, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan21

Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Category: Nature, Tours

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