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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 41–50 out of 268 events
from August 25, 2016 to November 27, 2016
in Nature (x) category

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sep 1

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 1

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!

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Kids

Friday, September 2, 2016

Sep 2

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

Sep 2

Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours

Sep 2

Family Camping: Manhattan

at Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Space is limited and participants are selected through lottery. Pre-registration is required.
Category: Nature, Family Camping
Free!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Sep 3

Sherman Creek Stewards: Orientation Session

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan

10:30 a.m.3:30 p.m.
Interested in joining one of our weekly volunteer opportunities? Come to an orientation session to learn how to get involved with NYRP’s Northern Manhattan parks. Come prepared to work!
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Sep 3

Wildlife Viewing: Raptor Watch

at Schmul Park, Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers in their search for raptors—predators of the sky.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Sep 3

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Sep 3

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Sep 3

Seaside Wildlife Exploration

at Canarsie Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Remsen Avenue and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park), Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots for seaside creatures.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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