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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 282 events
from July 27, 2016 to November 27, 2016
in Nature (x) category

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sep 18

Discovery Day

at Freshkills Park Event Entrance, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
At Freshkills Park's Discovery Day, 700 acres and eight miles of trails in the otherwise closed site will open for you to explore and learn about the landfill-to-park project.
Category: Nature, Tours, Volunteer, Hiking
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 18

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!

Sep 18

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

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sep 20

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

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sep 21

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!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Sep 22

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!

Sep 22

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

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Sep 24

Birding: Fall Migrants

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

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
The early bird catches the worm! Join the Urban Park Rangers on this morning birding tour as we look for Fall migrants.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Sep 24

Community Paddle

at Concrete Plant Park, Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Canoe opportunity for beginners and families within Estuary of the Bronx River.
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 24

Get Hooked: Children's Wildlife Education

at Southern waterfront just across the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
At Get Hooked, children have the opportunity to learn about the wildlife living in the waters surrounding Randall’s Island.
Category: Nature, Games, Best for Kids, Waterfront, Fishing
Free!

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