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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 291–300 out of 455 events
from May 26, 2018 to October 31, 2018
in Nature (x) category

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Jul 1

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallet's Cove, Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Jul 3

Stargazing

at On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:45 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.
Category: Accessible, Nature, Astronomy
Free!

Jul 3

FrogWatch USA in the Greenbelt: Monthly Monitoring Sessions

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

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
We will hike within the Greenbelt to listen for frogs, and record data as part of a national citizen science initiative.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Wildlife
Free!

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Jul 4

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Jul 4

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Jul 5

Tour The Battery

at Netherland Monument (in The Battery), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens, and more!
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

Friday, July 6, 2018

Jul 6

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers

at Beach 94th Street, off Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach), Queens

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
NYC Parks and the City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music!
Category: Accessible, Concerts, Dance, Nature, Festivals, History, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Jul 7

Wildlife Tour: High Line as Habitat

at The High Line, Manhattan

8:00 a.m.9:15 a.m.
Tour the High Line with horticulturist and resident wildlife expert, Maryanne Stubbs.
Category: Nature, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

Jul 7

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 7

Plover Day Festival

at Beach 86th Street and Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk), Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us to celebrate nesting shorebirds! Enjoy educational activities and crafts at this family friendly event that raises awareness about the piping plover.
Category: Birding, Nature, Festivals, Wildlife
Free!

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