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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 211–220 out of 457 events
from May 28, 2016 to November 27, 2016
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Jun 25

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
Jun 25

Ranger's Choice: Camp Food and Campfire Cooking

at Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Participants will learn fire making skills and how to cook on an open flame. The Urban Park Rangers will also share expert ways to pack food and cooking gear for a backwoods trip.
Category: Nature
Free!

Jun 25

Community Rowing

at Hunts Point Riverside Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.
Category: Nature, Tours, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Jun 25

Buzz on Bees

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take a tour of Queens Botanical Garden’s Bee Garden, learn about these amazing insects, sample local honey, and make a beeswax candle to take home.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Jun 25

Family Camping: Staten Island

at Blue Heron Park Preserve (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 15.
Category: Nature, Family Camping
Free!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Jun 26

Nature Exploration

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 26

Freshwater Fishing

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp or chain pickerel. This program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 26

Festival de las Flores

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
See and take pictures with completed floral creations, enjoy bilingual storytime and crafts, and sample delicious Colombian foods.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Concerts, Nature, Art, Festivals, Food

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Jun 26

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
Jun 26

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

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