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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 8 events
from August 30, 2016 to October 2, 2016
in Talks (x) category

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


NY Liberty Female Empowerment Speaker Series

at Grandview Playground (in The Big Park), Staten Island

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join NY Liberty, Chase, and NYC Parks on Staten Island for an afternoon empowerment session. Shoot some hoops and enjoy great giveaways from the NY Liberty!
Category: Sports, Talks

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Sep 3

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights: Neptune at Opposition

at Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 116th St (in Rockaway Beach), Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join us for an Astronomy evening: Neptune at Opposition at Beach 116th Street at the Boardwalk NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the s…
Category: Birding, Nature, Talks, Seniors, Astronomy

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sep 4

Nature Program: Monarch Migration

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
It’s monarch migration season! Learn about their natural history, the reasons for their decline, and how planting a patch of milkweed can help monarchs survive.
Category: Nature, Tours, Talks

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Sep 6

Bryant Park Poetry Featuring Marsh Hawk Press

at Reading Room (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join Bryant Park Corp. under the London Plane trees for an evening of poetry, featuring Phillip Lopate, Sandy McIntosh, Paul Pines, and Paolo Javier.
Category: Art, Talks

Saturday, September 10, 2016


Having Fun with Our Food: Creative Composting at the RIPA Urban Farm

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come visit this unique learning farm on the south end of Randall's Island.
Category: Education, Nature, Talks, Seniors

Saturday, September 17, 2016


GreenThumb Harvest Fair

at Diamante Garden (in ), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join GreenThumb for our annual celebration that honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Education, Concerts, Dance, Nature, Festivals, Fitness, Games, Best for Kids, Volunteer, Food, Talks, Seniors

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Sunday, September 25, 2016


Living with White-Tailed Deer

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Come learn about white-tailed deer with the Urban Park Rangers.
Category: Education, Nature, Talks

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Oct 2

Heather Garden Design Tour with Public Garden Designer Ronda M. Brands

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join public garden designer Ronda M. Brands for a behind-the-scenes look at the design and planting scheme of the three-acre Heather Garden.
Category: Nature, Tours, Talks

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