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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.

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from March 29, 2017 to October 29, 2017
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Apr 8

New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden Spring Flowering Tour

at Carl Grillo Glasshouse (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the glory of the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden and learn about the long-standing horticultural tradition that seeks to find beauty in all seasons.
Category: Nature, Tours

Must See
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Apr 8

Discovery Walks for Families: Woodland Wonderland

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the…
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Apr 8

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Apr 9

Pelham Bay Park Tree Planting

at Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the forest in Pelham Bay Park!
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Apr 9

Spring Birding at Wave Hill

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Welcome migratory birds back to Wave Hill this spring and explore the gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow.
Category: Birding, Nature, Tours

Apr 9

Birding for Beginners

at Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park), Staten Island

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Novice and experienced welcome!
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Apr 9

Family Art Project: Eels and Hudson River Theaters

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Hear about the relationship between eels and the health of the river and our role as good river stewards.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 9

Hike the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway (Moderate)

at 73rd Avenue and Hollis Hills Terrace (in Cunningham Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 a.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. For hiking, wear comfortable hiking shoes and pack water and a light snack.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Apr 9

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Apr 9

Birding: Hawk Watch

at Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

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