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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 61–70 out of 263 events
from August 27, 2016 to November 27, 2016
in Nature (x) category

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Sep 7

Walking Meditation

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society.
Category: Education, Nature, Seniors
Free!

Sep 7

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Sep 8

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 8

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
Sep 8

Public Art through Gardening: Open Garden Workshop

at Myrtle Avenue Plaza (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Participants will tend to the garden plants, learn about plant origins and care, and discuss how the installation addresses issues of immigration.
Category: Education, Nature, Art, Seniors
Free!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Sep 9

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 9

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 9

Special Screening: 'Saving Jamaica Bay'

at Picnic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
"Saving Jamaica Bay" tells the story of how one community fought the government and overcame Hurricane Sandy to clean up and restore the largest open space in New York City.
Category: Nature, Film

Sep 9

Family Camping: Queens

at Fort Totten Park, Queens

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, participants are selected via lottery. Participants are chosen by a lottery.
Category: Nature, Family Camping
Free!

Sep 9

Bat Bonanza Night Hike

at Willowbrook Park, Staten Island

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Back by popular demand! Join us for an end-of-summer stroll around Willowbrook Park in search of flying nocturnal mosquito-eaters—bats!
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids

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