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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 51–60 out of 359 events
from June 27, 2016 to November 27, 2016
in Nature (x) category

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Jul 6

Whales in the Harbor

at Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Discover a new era when whales, dolphins, and seals have returned to New York Harbor in surprising numbers.
Category: Nature, Tours

Jul 6

Sunset Wednesdays Outdoor Music: Lumiere String Quartet

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Selections tonight include a classical suite, “Sunrise, Sunset” from Fiddler on the Roof and tunes by Celine Deon, Coldplay, The Police, and The Verve (“Bittersweet Symphony”).
Category: Concerts, Nature
Free!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Jul 7

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!

Jul 7

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!

Best For
Kids
Jul 7

Arts, Culture & Fun: Jazz Concert

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This summer, join us in the park for free jazz concerts, featuring talented young musicians from the world-renowned New School for Jazz.
Category: Education, Concerts, Dance, Nature, Art, Festivals, Free Summer Concerts, Seniors
Free!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Jul 8

Compost Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents.
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer, Food
Free!

Jul 8

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: Nature, History, Tours

Jul 8

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

Jul 8

Family Camping: Willowbrook Park, Staten Island

at Willowbrook Park, Staten Island

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family to Willowbrook Park. Registration opens from June 22 to June 29.
Category: Nature, Family Camping
Free!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Jul 9

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

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