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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 21–30 out of 327 events
from February 18, 2018 to September 15, 2018
in Nature (x) category

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Feb21

Kids Week Staten Island: Tent Building

at Broadway and Wayne Street (in CPL. Thompson Park), Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn a simple and fun way to put up a tent, identify nearby wildlife, and get some tips on camping with the Urban Park Rangers.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb21

Sarah Raven: The Cutting Garden

at NY School of Interior Design, Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Teacher and award-winning author Sarah Raven gives a talk on how to prepare, plant, maintain and harvest buckets of flowers from your garden with her best sowing and growing techniques.
Category: Education, Nature, Talks

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Feb22

Kids Week Bronx: Urban Forest Exploration

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Explore the areas where Native American settlements existed centuries before our great city existed. Walk through one of the most bio-diverse forests in NYC, including the majestic 450 year old "Granny Oak".
Category: Education, Nature, History, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

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Event
Feb22

Kids Week Brooklyn: Build a Birdfeeder

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 build a birdfeeder for your own back yard.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb22

Kids Week Manhattan: Bald Eagles

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Winter is a spectacular season for observing bald eagles in New York City parks. See if you can spot any on this adventure with our Urban Park Rangers.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb22

Kids Week Queens: Wildlife Olympics

at Linden Park (in Park Of The Americas), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for this Wildlife Olympics Event replicating movements of native urban wildlife into fun activities and games.
Category: Nature, Games, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb22

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 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!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Feb23

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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

Feb23

Kids Week Bronx: Winter Scavenger Hunt

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Winter season is unpredictable, but animals and plants adapt to the changes. Let's find some of these adaptations on a scavenger hunt through the trails in the park.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb23

Kids Week Manhattan: All About Owls

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Mysterious and nocturnal, owls hold a special place in our hearts and our minds. Learn more about this special family of birds and the different types of owls.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids

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