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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 424 events
from May 31, 2016 to November 27, 2016
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Jun 4

Family Camping: Brooklyn

at Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park), Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.8:00 a.m.
To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 25.
Category: Nature, Family Camping
Free!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Jun 5

Birding: Hawk Watch

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Jun 5

Basic Canoeing

at Van Cortlandt Golf House and Lower Putnam Trail (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget.
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

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Jun 5

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 5

Alpine Garden Walking Tour of Fort Tryon Park with Expert Horticulturist John Kelly

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
As part of Garden Days at Fort Tryon Park, take a guided tour of the Alpine and Heather Gardens which were part of the original Olmsted Brother's design.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Jun 5

Science in the Park

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for free, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park.
Category: Nature
Free!

Jun 5

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!

Jun 5

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 5

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 5

Arts, Culture & Fun: Wildlife of New York

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

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join artist Giada Crispiels as she leads an art workshop at the Salt Marsh Nature Center, in Marine Park, with her new book, Wildlife of New York, a Five-Borough Coloring…
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Birding, Education, Nature, Art, Talks, Seniors
Free!

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